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5-day village to village hiking tour in southern Corsica

Explore the hidden treasures of southern Corsica with Julie, local mountain leader, on this 8-day village to village hiking tour!

Mountain RangeCorsica-Sardinia massif
Duration5 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Improve your hiking skills on a beautiful Mediterranean island.

  • Get lost in Corsica's stunning landscapes with the help of a expert local guide.

  • Walk from village to village and discover this island's natural treasures.

Description

Corsica is a magical destination for hikers and outdoor lovers. Join me on this 8-day village to village hiking tour where we’ll discover southern Corsica and its many amazing hidden treasures!

Corsica is famous for its beautiful and spectacular landscapes that rise out of the crystal blue Mediterranean sea. As one of the 18 regions of France, it offers one of the best hiking trails in Europe where the walk can be either a gentle excursion or a challenging adventure, and always a pleasure.

I’ve planned the itinerary so that participants can discover some of the island’s most cherished treasures. We’ll dive deep into southern Corsica’s history, culture and natural environment as we go from Bavella’s geological curiosities to San Petru’s Chapel. During this trekking trip, I will guide you from village to village and I guarantee that you won’t find a single Corsican spot where history hasn’t left its mark!

Every morning, we’ll take on a new trekking adventure. And every afternoon, after a fun and exciting day, we’ll return to the different accommodations along the way. Furthermore, this program is open to all enthusiast hikers. However, bear in mind that every day we’ll walk between 4 and 5 hours and that it’s essential that all hikers have a good fitness level.

This 5-day village to village hiking tour is the ultimate trekking experience! So if you are interested, send me a request and get ready to explore the wonders of southern Corsica!

Looking for more unforgettable adventures in Corsica? Then you might also be interested in this 9-day Hiking tour through Alta Rocca and southern Corsica.

Accommodation

Hotel Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Disclaimer

The tour guide reserves the right to modify all or part of the itineraries for security reasons, depending on the weather conditions and the group level.

More info

6, 7 and 8-day group tours are also available. Please contact me for more information and pricing. If you would like to organize a private tour, please get in touch. Each participant will carry a 1- day backpack including water (1,5l minimum), food, clothes rain, wind and cold (have a look at our detailed 1-day backpack list)

Meeting point

8am in Ajaccio harbor or at 11am at the airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Ajaccio Harbour or airport

Transfer to Plateau d’Ese (about 1h/1h30).

Wonderful hike through a magical beech forest to the the famous pozzines of Corsica. We’ll come back along the Scaldasole Crest and the skiing resort.

+/-550m – 5hours .

Transfer to the Vizzavona’s pass or train station located in the middle of Corsica (about 2 hours).

Overnight in a hotel or B&B.

Day 2: The lost women trail

Great hiking day among the beech trees which are famous for their pulmonary effects.

We’ll ascend all the way up to the great stone statue called Madonuccia.

From there, we’ll descend to the cozy shepherds huts where we’ll enjoy a great panoramic view on Monte D’Oru.

We’ll continue through a path that will take us to the small and charming castle of Vizzavona before arriving to the Englishmen’s waterfall where we’ll finish our day.

+/- 700m – 5 hour walking

Overnight at the cottage

Day 3: San Petru's Chapel

We’ll transfer to San Petru’s Chapel above Zicavu village (about 1:30 hour walking).

We’ll explore the Cuscionu plateau and its shepherds huts. A summer paradise for goats, pigs and horses that can run free along nice rivers.

+/-300 a 700 m: 4 to 5 hour walking.

We will probably meet the goats’ shepherd François and finish the day in the hot waters of Guitera’s village before going to the charming Serra di Scopamène village.

Day 4: The Corsican Dolomites

We’ll explore the Bavella peak and Alcudina peak (2,134 m).

We will walk through several typical villages of this beautiful area called Alta Rocca so we can discover charming old houses, fountains, churches and chapels.

+/-300 à 700m ( 3 à 6h).

2nd night in the village.

Day 5: Discovering Bavella's geological curiosities

We’ll explore Bavella’s geological curiosities.

Also, we will get to a great pine forest until we reach an arch called U Compuleddu in Corsican language or  the bomb’hole  in French.

We can also keep going until we get to a great panoramic view of the south of Corsica : including different eastern coast bays and even the Italian island of Sardinia!

+/-300 à 600m : 4 à 5h .

Overnight in Bavella or Zonza’s village

Day 6: Archaeological site of Cucuruzzu

Optional.

We will visit the archeological site of Cucuruzzu and descend to the nice village of Sainte Lucie de Tallano, famous for its olive oil. Then we’ll continue to Fiumiccicoli’s wine domain and the  hot waters of Caldane.

Day 7: The Roccapina Lion

Optional.

Located in the area of Roccapina, we’ll discover a lion with a majestic mane, lying down on a rock overlooking at the Mediterranean sea. On top of his head, almost like a crown, one can distinguish the ruins of an ancient Genoese tower.

From there, we’ll descend to one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. We can also go to the Casa di Roccapina, a cultural beauty.

+/- 300m – 5h de marche .

We can either get back to our accommodation or get a boat to spend the night.

Day 8: Campomoro bay

Optional.

Hike at the Campomoro bay : from the beach to the Genoese tour and along the coast where we’ll enjoy a great panoramic view on Valincu’s bay .

+/- 150m – 3 à 5 h.

Transfer back to Ajaccio in the afternoon.


About the guide

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I am a mountain leader based in Quenza, Corsica. I am state-certified and offer hiking and snowshoeing tours around this beautiful island. And for your added safety, I'm also a firefighter and lifeguard. I enjoy the feeling of freedom I get when in the mountains and also the humbleness that they require. The mountain is wonderful when shared!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 664 each

Group of 2

EUR 664 each

Group of 3

EUR 664 each

Group of 4

EUR 664 each

Group of 5

EUR 664 each

Group of 6

EUR 664 each

Group of 7

EUR 664 each

Group of 8

EUR 664 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• This is the price to join my 5-day group tour and includes dormitory style accommodation. Price also includes: *Airport transfer from Ajaccio *Picnics in nature Price does not include:* Transfer to Corsica *Transfers to meeting points *Other drinks *Hiking equipment (backpack, shoes) *Travel insurance


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