7-Day Corsica Alta Strada ski touring trip

Take 7 amazing days to go on this skiing traverse across the island of Corsica, south to north. A great adventure with IFMGA-certified local guide, Cédric.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

Mar

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This ski touring Haute Route Corsica traverse goes across the island south to north. This 7-day route is known for its wilderness and technical difficulty. Join me as we discover this legendary hike and share my passion for “beauty island” with you.

    This tour is the most pleasant way to complete the famous Corsican Haute Route, in Alta Strada. And this particular route follows variations which give priority to an enjoyable descent.

    To begin this program, I will meet you in Ajaccio. After that, the adventure begins! Some of the highlights of this program include:

    • The ascent of Monte Renoso (2,357 m) – the highest peak in southern Corsica
    • A traverse to Punta di l’Oriente (2,112 m) to appreciate the spectacular view of the coast to the east and the west
    • Beautiful beech forests
    • A sealskins progression in the Agnone valley, at the foot of the majestic Monte d’Oro
    • Reaching the Bocca á e Porte (2,225 m) with the use of crampons
    • Crossing the Camputile plateau before our ascent of Punta Artica (2,327 m)

    Have a look at the detailed day-by-day itinerary below.

    This program includes some technical section which require storing the skies in the bag, and the use of crampons. To go on this guided trip, guests need to be autonomous mountaineers, have a good physical condition, a taste for effort, and ability to be at ease in uncomfortable situations.

    If you are interested in this 7-Day Corsica backcountry skiing in Alta Strada, request your booking! If you are interested in other skiing programs in Corsica, check out this 6-day Altissima ski tour in Corsica. If you are thinking of a rock climbing summer program instead, have a look at this Porto (Corsica) guided rock climbing day, or these Ajaccio (Corsica) guided rock climbing tours.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 3
    1490 EUR

    Group of 4
    1490 EUR

    Group of 5
    1490 EUR

    Group of 6
    1490 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Ajaccio, Corsica

    Accommodation

    Refuges, huts and occasionally, hotels

    More info

    Group size: 3 to 6 people

    Small group supplement for departures of 2 people: € 300 per person.

    The price includes the supervisor's professional liability insurance, but not cancellation and repatriation insurance.

    Level: This program is open to experienced hikers with good experience of ski touring. The slopes are often between 30° and 35°, and snow conditions vary, so it demands participants to be comfortable skiing in all snow conditions with a backpack. Experience in crampon walking is essential. The Alta Strada should be considered seriously, and a solid physical condition is mandatory.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Certified mountain guide UIAGM / IFMGA
    I work with Manu, a good friend of mine...
    We are both rock climbing instructors and certified mountain leaders. I shared with Manu happy and doubtful moments, building a professional future with a passionate focus on the mountain and the guide role. An open vision over the world, where our competences, knowledge and curiosity are at our client’s service for one day or for life.
    The agency we founded together is the natural outcome of our profound complicity. People think we are cousins or brothers. We are just friends, and lucky to be so, because our children are in love: as in love as you can be at 8 years old!
    We are both lucky to live in Corsica, this unknown mountain where climbers, mountaineers and skiers still feel like pioneers. This mountain is our playground and our office.
    Curious and open to the world, we also organize each year trips to faraway places to see what other mountains and people can give to us, and what we can learn from them.
    Ice in the Equator and Patagonia, Spanish, Jordanian or American rocks, snow in the Carpathians, Norway ot the Caucasus. We love the mountain in all its forms and every time we reach a summit we want to climb the neighbouring summit and find what is hiding behind it.

     
     
    FROM 1490 EURper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Cédric Specia

     

    The trip was great. We changed the destination to suit abilities. We climbed in the Restonica Valley which was beautiful. Cédric was excellent as a guide, highly recommended.
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    Jonathan Summers
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    Jeremy Derksen
    Cedric is a fantastic guide. He is helpful, friendly, very competent and caring. He made our time in Corsica very enjoyable and we would love to organise another trip with him in the future.
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    Ben Haigh-Smith
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