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This trek begins in Corte, located in the heart of Corsica, crossing the region of Niolu with its pretty villages. Your trail takes you through stunning scenery of Scala Santa Regina Gorge and the pine forest of Verghio.

  • Rewarding walks across the island
  • Impressive mountainscapes
  • Trek through historic valleys & forests
  • Peaceful hillside villages
  • Sparkling sea & rugged coastline

There are plenty of opportunities to stop on route and take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear rock pools and paddle in the mountain rivers and Radule Waterfall.

The trail passes through Spelunca Gorge and its famous Genoeses bridges as you head down to Porto and the marina. The following morning is free for you to explore Porto, or Calanches de Piana and Scandola Nature Reserve, where the stunning red sandstone plunges into the crystal clear waters and where dolphins can be spotted. Finally, follow the coastal trail inland to Piana.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Ajaccio

    Arrive into Ajaccio. Explore the city or take an optional walk on the Sentier des Cretes trail, a ridgewalk that over looks the bay and city below.

  2. Day 2: Travel through the valleys to Calacuccia

    After a picturesque train journey to Corte, you will be transfered to the start of today's walk through the Scala Santa Regina Gorge.

  3. Day 3: Calacuccio to Vergio

    From Calacuccia cross the village of Albertacce and follow the trail past an old chestnut mill which winds its way up through beautiful forest.

  4. Day 4: Cross the Col de Vergio to Evisa

    This morning you will cross the famous 'Col de Vergio', one of the highest mountain road passes on the island at 1,477 metres. The trail leads downhill into the majestic Aitone pine forest and the outskirts of Evisa village.

  5. Day 5: Travel through the Spelunca Gorge

    From Evisa you drop down through the Spelunca Gorge on the path as it zigzags back and forth. You follow the torrent to a Genoese bridge where you walk up towards the village of Ota. This afternoon, your route heads swiftly down to the coast, and the Gulf of Porto.

  6. Day 6: Porto to Piana

    Your hike takes the coastal trail leading you inland to Piana. The path you follow gives amazing views of the sea, as well as splendid views of the Gulf of Porto with its indented rugged coastline and many creeks.

  7. Day 7: Travel to Ajaccio, afternoon at leisure

    Take the bus to Ajaccio (payable locally) and spend your free time relaxing and exploring Ajaccio, the birth place of Napoleon. Wander through the Old Town and mingle with the locals in the market.

  8. Day 8: Depart Ajaccio

    Your trip finishes at your hotel.

Price and Other Information

  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 8 days from £849 per person
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 8 days from £1,149 per person
  • Single room supplement: From £599
  • Walking grade: Moderate to Demanding
  • Guiding: Self-Guided
  • Max alt: 1,477m
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  • Route map:
    Route map for <span>Corsica’s Mountains & Coast</span>
  • What’s included
    • Hotels x 7 nights
    • 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners

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Dates & Prices

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Self-Guided Dates and Prices
Year Daily Departures Price From (Exc. Flights) Options
All prices are per person. Daily departures subject to availability.
2019 From 1 Apr to 30 Jun £849 Book or Enquire
2019 From 1 Jul to 31 Aug £929 Book or Enquire
2019 From 1 Jul to 31 Aug £1,029 Book or Enquire
2019 From 1 Sep to 31 Oct £849 Book or Enquire

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