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Popolasca, Corsica, Guided Rock Climbing

Popolasca
Popolasca
Popolasca
Popolasca
Popolasca

Come and let IFMGA certified guide Cedric lead you on a fun rock climbing adventure at Popolasca on the French island of Corsica.

Private

1 Day

All year

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Do some great rock climbing on the Monte Bertonze.
  • Spend some time in the lovely town of Popolasca.
  • Venture out to the nearby town of Castiglione and city of Corte.

Description

On this full day rock climbing expedition, I would like to guide you on the jagged surface of the Monte Bertonze (1,600m). This beautiful peak is located near the town of Popolasca, on the French island of Corsica.

For the climb, we will be scaling approximately 600 meters of the 50 Splendid Soli section of the Monte Bertonze. The climb is TD grade, and will begin with an approximately one hour hiking approach, which will give you plenty of opportunity to gaze at the lovely landscape of the area.

Our meeting point will be Popolasca. This stunning and picturesque town is a great place to visit. It will also give you the chance to interact with the wonderful local people living there. It is also worth noting that not too far from the town is the amazing city of Corte, so if you are planning a longer vacation in Corsica, be sure to check that place out as well.

With approximately 600 meters of climbing on this trip, it is important that participants are in good physical condition. It is also advantageous if you have some prior rock climbing experience as well.

Rock climbing in Corsica is a great way to spend a day on the island. And one of the best spots is the Monte Bertonze near Popolasca. So if you would like to join me on this exciting trip, just send me a request and let’s start climbing!

Would you like to do some more rock climbing in the nearby Castiglione area? Then come and join me on this trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

Accommodation

There are comfortable accommodation options in the Popolasca area, as well as the nearby city of Corte that I would be happy to recommend to you.

More info

If for whatever reason I am unavailable for your trip date, my friend and colleague Manu, a local IFMGA guide, can guide you on your adventure.

Meeting point

Popolasca

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Corsica


What people are saying about Cédric Specia

Chantal Mercier Laporte

5.00

September, 2022

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Lori Axford

5.00

August, 2022

Thank you! We had a great time with Cedric. He’s an excellent guide.

Martin Huemer

5.00

August, 2022

Cedric is very professional mountain guide and a nice person to spend a day with in his home mountains.!!!

Julie Calhoun

5.00

August, 2020

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Andreas Ezinga

5.00

March, 2020

IMPORTANT COMMENT: the trip couldn't be made due to the weather. But both Cedric as the backoffice team has been extremely helpful in finding an alternative and solution. Finally we didn't go because of illness of 2 of the group. But definitely I will look for another trip next year.

Jonathan Summers

5.00

May, 2019

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.

Jeremy Derksen

5.00

April, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Ben Haigh-Smith

5.00

October, 2018

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.

Jacky Cheng

5.00

June, 2018

We've had the best time with Manu at the Suare crag in Calvi. His professionalism is absolutely top class and made us feel incredibly safe with his professional climbing skills. Most importantly we had a lot of fun. Explore Share is an amazing platform with various activities around the world and I can't believe I never knew about it until now! I've already share this platform with adventurous friends and I am sure I will definitely be using this service again. Well done guys for your efficiency! Love your work!

Andrew Tan

5.00

June, 2018

The climbing was great at an excellent spot with many routes. Everyone had a lot of fun. Would definitely come again if we had a chance. Many thanks, Andrew

Chris Austin

5.00

June, 2018

Manu, was a very friendly and professional guide. As I am fairly new to climbing he picked a good route suitable to my experience. As a result I really enjoyed the trip and felt that I learnt a lot. I would definitely do this trip again and would recommend it to others

Thomas W.

5.00

May, 2018

My 1 day of glorious granite sport multi pitching with Cedric! The only route (??) to start from the sea was a great adventure with some exposed pitched of enjoyable climbing. Cedric was great: full of energy and enthusiasm and really motivating. Obviously extremely professional and handing out advice both with climbing technique and rope / safety.

Laurent I.

5.00

March, 2018

Merci Manu pour nous avoir fait partager ta passion de la montagne et de la Corse. Bravo pour ton professionnalisme et pour la qualité de ton équipe.

Anaida

5.00

May, 2017

I had amazing 2 days climbing in Corsica with Cédric as my guide. Cédric introduced me to Corsican backcountry that he lovingly called his garden: massive towering mountain, emerald waters of roaring streams, beautiful wild flowers. I highly recommend Cédric to anyone looking for a guide be it Corsica or anywhere else. I miss this incredible place already and look forward to coming back!

Stéphanie

5.00

August, 2015

What a amazing experience ! Cedric is certainly the perfect guide to help you discover the most beautiful views in Corsica.

Marie

5.00

August, 2015

Trois jours de trek dans les montagnes, trois jours de canyoning. L’équilibre parfait pour découvrir la variété des paysages Corse. La région de Bavella est magnifique et les canyons tous les trois très différents. Le niveau n’est pas trop difficile, nous avons fait environ 12 heures de marche en deux jours sur les sentiers du GR20. Logement dans une ancienne bergerie, super authentique, Aline vous y attend et prépare des bons petits plats. Notre guide Cédric nous a accompagné durant toute la semaine, une perle qui nous a partagé sa passion pour les treks en haute montagne. Très pro, nous nous sommes senties en super sécurité à tout moment.


 

 

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