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New Year’s 8-day Hiking tour through southern Corsica

Join Julie, local mountain leader, on this exploration of magical south Corsica to discover breathtaking landscapes and natural phenomena, as well as a rich cultural heritage in its picturesque villages.

Mountain RangeCorsica-Sardinia massif
Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Experience the picturesque, typical villages of south Corsica

  • Sample local cuisine and olive oil/wine production

  • Discover an island full of cultural heritage

  • Enjoy a region full of breath-taking landscape

Description

On this 8- to 9-day tour through the splendour that is southern Corsica, the idea is to experience a taste of all the best things this magical island has to offer (and there’s a lot!). You’ll find this tour combining the very best of Corsica’s spectacular views, hidden-away island heritage and rare opportunities to immerse yourself in local culture and tradition.

Together we’ll explore the characteristic and picturesque southern Corsican villages, hike through grassy plateaus dotted with a thousand waterholes, take in the towering red granite spikes of Bavella and stroll on the fine, sandy beaches. There are many ways to experience this unique region and this is your opportunity to make the most of it.

We will visit characteristic, local points of interest and heritage sites such as old cathedrals and watermills to let the wonders of ancient island life soak in. Hiking through spectacular and ever-changing landscapes, we’ll pause to have delicious meals in typical, small restaurants and spend our nights in cozy B&Bs strewn along our route.

Whether our day is focused on discovering geological curiosities like the red rock granite spires, visiting well-kept archaeological sites like Cuccuruzzu, hiking wide pine forests or strolling in amazement through traditional, picturesque villages, we’ll be sure to sample local culture wherever we go – be it visiting old shepherd’s caves under waterfalls or sampling the fantastic olive oils of Sainte Lucie de Tallano.

Just when you thought the program was already packed with enough goodies, on New Year’s Eve we’ll arrange a delicious dinner and party at our B&B to celebrate the new year together.

Make your reservation now for an unforgettable New Year’s adventure to discover a taste of all the landscape, culture and heritage the magical region of southern Corsica has to offer.

 If you’re looking for a shorter guide focused on the Alta Rocca region, have a look at my 3-day Alta Rocca Hiking Tour. If picturesque villages are what you’re after, I also offer an 8-day village to village hiking tour.

Details

Accommodation

In dormitory or B&B including dinner and breakfast.

More info

Each participant needs to bring a 1-day backpack including water (1,5l minimum) and picnic, clothes to protect from the sun, rain, wind and cold.

Meeting point

Ajaccio airport at 6.30 pm on the 27th of December 2018. We will get back on the 4th of January 2018 in the early afternoon.


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