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Corsica in the winter, 5-day snow sports tour

Come with Julie, local mountain leader, on this 5-day snow sports tour and discover the magical island of Corsica in winter!

Private

Corsica-Sardinia massif

5 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Fit

First Time


Highlights

  • Discover Corsica's magical winterscapes.
  • Ski, snowshoe and more with a local expert mountain guide.
  • Learn about the local stories and legends of Corsica.

Description

With breathtaking and surreal landscapes, the magical island of Corsica offers the ideal playground for a 5-day snow sports tour in the winter season!

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Italian island of Sardinia, Corsica is one of the 18 regions of France and is perfect for both hikers and skiers. Thanks to its different altitudes, this island’s climate is quite varied and in the mountains, winter can be cold and full of snow. 

My proposal is a fun and exciting 5-day snow sports tour where we’ll do some snowshoeing and ski touring through the most beautiful places in the island. Our meeting point will be in Ajaccio, Corsica’s main city. From there, we’ll transfer to the Alta Rocca region with a diversity of landscapes  of exceptional richness.

During the days to come, we’ll discover the famous Cuscionu plateau, the Bavella peaks and the Ese Ski Resort among others. From cozy bed & breakfasts to remote igloos located in the heart of the Cuscionu plateau, participants will sleep in the different places we’ll find along the way.

Snowshoeing and ski touring can be one of the most special and fun ways to discover Corsica. So if you are ready to join me on this  5-day snow sports tour, I will be more than happy to lead you on this unique journey. Send your request!

If you are looking for more winter adventures in Corsica, you may also follow me on this Snowshoeing in Corsica, 7 days around Vizzavona tour.

Itinerary

Day 1: Explore the Gravona Valley, Prunelli Valley and the land of the Lords

Meeting point at Ajaccio airport at 11am. From there, we’ll go to the Ajaccio market where we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch. After we finish eating, we’ll explore the Napoleonic city or walk to the Sanguinaires Peninsula.

In the afternoon we’ll transfer to the region of Alta Rocca and we’ll distribute the equipment to each participant (snow rackets, poles, shovel, etc).

Meal and overnight in a lodge or bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Cuscionu plateau

We’ll start at the foot of the Cuscionu plateau.

Surrounded by the highest peaks in Corsica, by the Mediterranean Sea and even Sardinia, we’ll walk from the sheepfolds of Biturgia or Funtana Bianca  to Punta Funtana di Spartuta.

Overnight in a cabin or in an igloo located in the heart of the plateau (possibility of overnight stay in the cottage or the bed and breakfast).

+/- 400 to 700m / 4 to 6h

Day 3: Punta Tuzzaredda, Ghjavinghjola or Alcudina ascent

Depending on weather conditions we’ll choose which peak to ascend.

+/- 700 to 1000m / 5 to 8h.

Overnight stay in bed and breakfast.

Day 4: Bavella peaks

Depending on weather conditions we may hike at the foot of the Bavella peaks.

We’ll walk through the Vaccia Pass and discover the plateau located on the North side. We’ll walk through the beautiful beech forest and the sheepfolds of Upper Taravu.

 

Day 5: Ese Ski Resort

Early in the morning, we’ll transfer to the Ese Ski Resort located in the Bastelica village. There, we’ll marvel at the views of the Gulf of Ajaccio.

We’ll enjoy a picnic near the cabin of Foce d’Astre and go back through the valley or up on the ridge.

+/- 500m / 4h.

Transfer from Ajaccio airport around 15:30.

 

Details

Accommodation

In a lodge or in a bed and breakfast (extra charge).

Meeting point

11am at Ajaccio Airport

About the guide

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!

Residence

Corsica | Reunion


What people are saying about Julie Michel

Marc Segal

5.00

October, 2021

Julien is an outstanding guide who has a true passion for mountains I will gladly recommend him Hike was very challenging but well worth the effort. A true family memory for my daughter and I. A little difficult communication with Explore Share arranging the trip


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 4182 Each

Group of 2

EUR 2091 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1394 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1046 Each

Group of 5

EUR 908 Each

Group of 6

EUR 751 Each

Group of 7

EUR 746 Each

Group of 8

EUR 696 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Prices will vary depending on the accommodation. The price above is to join my 5-day group tour that includes dormitory style accommodation.

For groups of 8 to 14 people that want to sleep in a bed and breakfast the prices are 746 euros.

For groups of 7 that want to sleep in guest rooms the prices are 877 euros. For groups of 6: 974 euros. For groups of 5: 1122 euros. For groups of 4: 1122 euros.

Price does not include: * Hiking and snow equipment * Beverages and personal expenses *Insurance cancellation / repatriation *Transport to the starting point and to the point of departure




 

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