• Trip duration
    6 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    1 person
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Description

I invite you to come and share the joys of winter in Corsica. During this trip we will go from the high snowy peaks to the Gulf of Porto, through wild and unusual itineraries.

Although Corsica is an unusual destination for the winter, it offers a fabulous playground for snowshoeing. In its wild massifs we often feel like the mountain is just for us! Also, the sea nearby, visible from every summit, accentuates the change of scenery!

In this journey full of contrasts we will discover wintery Corsica. From the snow to the sea, in the heart of the Gulf of Porto!

Below is the program I propose for 6 days:

Day 1: The Vizzavona forest
Welcoming the group at Ajaccio in the morning. Short transfer to the Vizzavona pass, setting of the equipment. Warm-up hike through the beech forest. Snowshoe ascent to the Ceppu pass and visit to the Tortettu sheepfolds.
Transfer to Corte in the late-afternoon. Checkin at the hotel. Overnight in the historic capital.

Day 2: A small Castagniccia tour
Ascent of the San Pedrone summit (1767 m), highest point of the Castagniccia massif. This is an isolated massif, and its soft relief is ideal for snowshoe hiking. Near the sea, it offers a unique perpective of the eastern plains and surrounding villages.
Overnight in the hotel at Corte.

Day 3: The Monte Rinosu
Morning transfer to the Ghisoni ski resort to climb the Monte Rinosu. Highest peak in Corsica, Rinosu offers incredible views of the whole island, from Cap Corse to Sardinia.
Overnight in the hotel at Corte.

Days 4 and 5: Two days on the GR 20
This is the opportunity to get deep into the heart of the island mountains, on the famous GR 20, and to discover the snowy Ninu lake.
Night 4 in a refuge, night 5 in a hotel at Porto.

Day 6: A belvedere over the Gulf of Porto and a sunset on Piana
This last day allows us to enjoy the winter tranquility to discover the most beautiful belvederes of the Gulf of Porto. After many days admiring the sea from the mountains, today we enjoy the views of the high snowy summits from the coast. Descending, we will be able to admire the lights of the setting sun on the calanches of Piana…
Transfer back to Ajaccio and end of the journey!

I invite you to contact me if you want to talk about it. We can plan this beautiful trip together. I would be glad to guide you around these breathtaking sceneries.

Price per person

Group of 6780EUR
Group of 7780EUR
Group of 8780EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Extras

Accommodation

In city hotels except for day 4, when we sleep in a mountain refuge.