Explore-Share logo and link to home

Hiking in Corsica: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


(13 reviews)

Discover Corsica, the island of Beauty.

The island of Corsica is an ideal place to enjoy a hiking experience through its ancient paths of shepherds and goats, combined with nearly 1500 km of marked trails, with lodges and huts, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, which occupies more than 50% of the island. There are three great itineraries that join the two coasts and you can not miss if you are a real hiker: first, the spectacular GR20 route, which crosses high mountains, and is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, but also the hardest. Second, the route Mare e Monti, which goes from Calenzana to Cargèse along spectacular landscapes and magnificent panoramic views of the sea. And finally, the Mare a Mare route that crosses Corsica from east to west. Of course there are a wide variety of options for all levels and preferences. Discover them all in this selection of guided trips that we offer in Explore-Share.

Top hiking trips | Corsica

Contact usContact us

Need Assistance?

Our knowledgeable team is here to assist you at any moment throughout your adventure.

Trustpilot reviews
TrustScore 4.9 out of 5


We are rated Excellent on Trustpilot

FAQs: Hiking in Corsica

Why should I choose Corsica for my Hiking adventure?

Untouched natural beauties

Corsica has maintained its natural heritage away from the hand of man. Part of its conservation is due to its isolation, since it is accessible mainly by sea. In fact, it has a fabulous seabed with a great biodiversity. Here you will also find numerous animal and plant species, such as cormorants, wild goats, shearwaters, algae and corals.

A mythical trek

The famous GR20 is a long trail, which crosses the island from Calanzana to Conca, near Porto-Vecchio. It offers a different view of the Corsican geography, while you approach its peaks, only accessible for expert hikers. The route is usually divided into 16 stages with an average duration of 4 to 8 hours each. It crosses really magnificent and impressive wild landscapes at high altitude.

A granitic universe

At the southern end of the island, the rock formations offer a unique universe that reflects the extraordinary beauty of the Corsican mountain: Alta Rocca. This massif combines the roughness of its summits with forests of amazing pines. Alta Rocca is full of hiking trails, which connect almost all the villages in the area.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Corsica?

It is a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters near the coast. When you get away, it gets colder, with snowfall in the mountains.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Corsica region?


What currency is accepted around Corsica?


How can I get to Corsica?

You can go by plane or ferry. Flights to Corsica take off from most of France's major cities. In addition, in Corsica there are 4 airports (Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari). As for the ferry, you can take a boat in Marseille, Toulon or Nice. It is the most convenient way to get to Corsica: there are many frequent connections and you can even take your own car.

What's the country code for the Corsica region?


When is the best time to travel to Corsica for Hiking?

From May to September

What people are saying about Hiking | Corsica



AMAZING! This was a last minute decision and my first multi day trekking tour and it far exceeded my expectations. The communication and preparation was comprehensive and accurate. Our guide (Lindsay) was phenomenal. The route was the perfect mix of challenge and comfort. I will definitely be booking my next hiking trek thru Emma.



I had an excellent time on 6 days of the GR20 North. The logistics were all perfectly managed, our guide Anthony was excellent and managed the group extremely well and everything which was within the control of the guides/tour company was well organized. I will warn vegetarians that there are limited options in the refuges. Aside from that, it was an excellent trip.



je recommande couleur corse pour votre voyage. je suis heureuse d'être passée par eux, service impeccable et super prestations. un grand merci à Alice qui a bien compris nos attentes et qui nous a déniché des endroits plus que super



Le GR20 du Sud a été superbe et je suis revenu avec beaucoup de souvenirs grandioses. Je suis très heureux de mon séjour, de cette première approche du GR20 et de la découverte de la Corse « qui se mérite ». Je remercie Couleur Corse pour leur organisation et leur efficacité qui nous permettent de marcher sur un chemin mythique le GR20.



Travelling through the Corsican mountains with Xavier and Hendrix, his four legged friend, was a trip we will never forget. Xavier is a brilliant guide, easy to spend time and very knowledgable, we immediately felt relaxed in his company.  We worked hard, saw beautiful and remote spots, swam in rivers and enjoyed the delicious local, organic food and wine that Xavier kindly carried along for our journey. It was a unique experience and we really enjoyed sharing it with both Xavier and Hendrix. We are always thinking of when we can next go back!

Contact usContact us

Need Assistance?

Our knowledgeable team is here to assist you at any moment throughout your adventure.

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.