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9-day hiking tour through Alta Rocca and southern Corsica

Follow Julie, local mountain leader, on this 9-day hiking tour through Alta Rocca and southern Corsica and discover the magical nature of this Mediterranean Island!

Mountain RangeCorsica-Sardinia massif
Duration9 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Discover southern Corsica with the help of an expert local guide.

  • Walk along the Bavella peaks and the famous Cuscionu plateau.

  • Discover the amazing Bonifacio white cliffs.

Description

Explore the magical world of the island of Corsica with your own two feet by following me on this 9-day hiking adventure through Alta Rocca and southern Corsica! 

Trekking is one of the best ways to discover this breathtaking island. Located southeast of the French mainland and in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica is one of the 18 regions of France and offers one of the best places in Europe to go hiking, climbing and more!

During this 9-day program, my proposal is to explore the Alta Rocca region located in the south part of the island. Some of the highlights we’ll discover are the Cuscionu pleateau, the Bavella peaks, the beautiful beaches of Campomoro and Roccapina and don’t forget about Bonifacio and its white cliffs!

Furthermore, I encourage all enthusiast hikers and nature lovers to join me on this unique adventure. However, bear in mind that every day we’ll walk between 4 and 5 hours and that it’s important that all hikers have a good fitness level.

Ready for this 9-day hiking tour through Alta Rocca and southern Corsica? Then send your request now and prepare for an unforgettable trekking adventure. It’ll be my honor to lead you on this unique journey!

Looking for more hiking adventures in Corsica? Then you may also be interested in this 5-day village to village hiking tour in southern Corsica.

Accommodation

Bed and Breakfast (optional) In a tent (optional)

More info

Necessary equipment: - 1 backpack 20 to 30l + on rain bag for the backpack, jacket, waterproof trousers type, hat, gloves, warm clothing. - Small pharmacy kit + tissue paper - Survival blanket, headlamp, sunscreen. - 1 picnic and cereal bars / dried fruits / sugars + 1 plastic tupperware, 1 knife, 1 spoon, 1 fork, 1 glass or 1 cup + 1 hot water thermos if needed. - your vital card + check or cash. - Swimsuit if you intend to swim in the basins - 2 large trash bags - Trousers for the evening, a long-sleeved T-shirt , 1 pair of socks and underwear - 1 toothbrush + dentifrice - 1 extra bottle If participants desire to stay in camps they will need to bring a tent, a sleeping bag and a lighter.

Meeting point

Ajaccio airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Flight or ferry to Corsica

Reception at the Ajaccio airport at 18:30. From there, we’ll transfer to our accommodation.

We’ll spend the night in a B&B located in the charming Serra Di Scopamène village.

Day 2: Alta Rocca region

We’ll explore the Alta Rocca villages. We’ll learn about its history and marvel at its spectacular landscapes.

+ / – 300 to 700m: 5h, return

– Meal and overnight in a B&B

Day 3: Crossing the Cuscionu plateau

We’ll explore the Cuscionu plateau where we’ll enjoy a picnic immersed into this magical atmosphere.

We’ll transfer to the old Bucchinera cross-country ski stadium located at 1523 meters.

Meals and overnight in B&B.

Day 4: Geological curiosities and Bavella Arch

We’ll transfer to the Bavella Pass where we’ll discover the famous Bavella peaks. We’ll enjoy lunch Aiguilles refugee.

+/- 200 to 800m: 3 to 6h –

Meal at the restaurant from the village and overnight at the B&B.

Day 5: The Piscia di U Ghjaddu cascade and Lake Ospédale

Transfer to the Ospedale dam where we’ll enjoy a beautiful walk to the Piscia di U Ghjaddu waterfall (+/- 150m – 3h). Then, we’ll continue to the top of Punta di A Vacca Morta to marvel at the panoramic views of Sardinia, the lake and the high peaks of Corsica (+/- 450 to 600m – 4 to 5h – picnic in nature).

New Year’s Eve meal with drinks included and overnight stay in a guest room.

Day 6: Campumuru Beach or Porigliolo Beach

We’ll start walking from one of  these two beaches and from here we’ll discover the Genoese towers, climb to the Aghja and continue walking along the coast.

Day 7: Corsica's archeology and history

We’ll learn about Corsica’s archeology and history. We’ll visit the Cuccuruzzu archeological site and the Capula medieval site (+/- 200m – 3h).

After lunch we’ll explore the  Saint Lucia of Tallano village and relax in the sulphurous baths of Caldane.

Meals and overnight in a B&B.

Day 8: Bonifacio white cliffs

We’ll enjoy a beautiful walk through the Bonifacio Cliffs where we’ll have the Mediterranean Sea surrounding us. From here, we’ll enjoy panoramic views of Sardinia and the Lavezzi Islands.

+ / – 300m max – 3 to 5h –

Last meal and overnight in a B&B.

Day 9: Last day

We’ll explore the Ajaccio market and the Sanguinaires peninsula.

Take off at 14:05 from Ajaccio airport.


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, per day

Group of 1

EUR 1542 each

Group of 2

EUR 1542 each

Group of 3

EUR 1542 each

Group of 4

EUR 1542 each

Group of 5

EUR 1542 each

Group of 6

EUR 1542 each

Group of 7

EUR 1542 each

Group of 8

EUR 1542 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

Price details

• This is the price to join a group tour. Price also includes: picnic and meal during the first two days. Price does not include: *Transfer to the start of the trip *Drinks and personal expenses *Insurance cancellation *Hiking equipment


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