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Corsica – mare a mare (North)

€840 per person
Below only the classic tour version is given as itinerary and price. Get in touch with us to check for shorter/longer programs.

Corsica, the mountainous Mediterranean ”Island of Beauty” as once called by the Greeks, combines stylish coastal towns with dramatic sunsets, dense forests and saw-edged peaks. It is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea just southeast of continental France. The Mare a Mare North self-guided hiking tour gives a wonderful sketch of all the different faces of Corsica. You begin at the very heart of the island, enjoying the charming small villages of the Niolu region along the way to the remarkably beautiful Gulf of Porto. Your hiking route ends in stunningly beautiful Piana giving a rewarding finishing touch of your Corsica adventure.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    8 Days I Difficulty: 3 (of 5)
  • What is included
    Accommodation in 2/3* hotels (en-suite rooms), incl. breakfast, 3x dinners and 2x lunches/lunchpack; map and detailed route description in English; luggage transfers; emergency hotline
  • What is not included
    Other meals and drinks; people transfers; extra activities;
  • Best period
    May, June, July, August, September
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Day 1: Arrival at Corte
Your independent walking tour begins in the city of Corte, in the centre of Corsica. Corte is the fourth largest city on the island, after Ajaccio, Bastia, and Porto-Vecchio with a unique atmosphere to soak in. Don’t miss to explore the citadel, perched high upon a rocky crag, visit the Museu di a Corsica and wandering about the charming little streets in the city center.
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Day 2: Scala Santa Regina (12km; 4,30-5hrs; +850m/-500m)
A short transfer takes you to the trailhead of your first day’s hiking route. You begin walking from the heart of the Scala Santa Régina gorge contemplating the views from the cliffs overlooking the Golo river. You follow an old mule path to the breathtaking Calacuccia lake, the highlight of today’s trek.
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Day 3: Waterfall and shepherd house of Radule (18km; 6-7hrs; +900m/-550m)
You dedicate this day to a self-guided walk to the Verghio forest. Your worthwhile beautiful highlight is the Radule waterfall. There are countless natural pools along the way, playfully inviting you for a dip. You join the infamous GR20 path to your hotel.
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Day 4: The Aitone natural pools (11km; 3,30hrs; +400m/-850m)
You will be walking to the so-called chestnut capital of Corsica, Evisa through the Col de Verghio pass. The cheerful Aitone stream and its beautiful natural pools will accompany you along the way.
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Day 5: From Evisa to Porto through Ota (15km; 5,30hrs; +650m/-1450m)
In this section of the independent hiking tour, you will explore the heart of the Spelunca gorge and its outstanding Genoese bridges. The scenery will stun you with its incredible beauty. A great opportunity is t have a well-deserved rest in the Ota village before descending to the amazing turquoise waters of Porto.
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Day 6: Scandola reserve and the Calanches de Piana
Today is a rest day in Porto as there is much to explore for every mood and taste. You can choose to spend a lazy day at the beach and enjoy the beautiful view of the peculiar bright red rocks, take a boat trip or rent a bike. We recommend you explore the amazing Calanches de Piana, inscribed by France in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1983, and the Scandola nature reserve.
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Day 7: From Porto to Piana (11km; 4hrs; +870m/-700m)
On your last hiking day, you will submerge into the sea side of Corsica one last time from bird view from the Capu d'Ortu summit. When you are ready, you descend to the charming village of Piana there your last overnight will be.
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Day 8: Piana
Departure.

TOUR LOCATION

Price
840 Euro/person in twin/dbl room (supplement for July/August: 50 Euro)
Single room supplement
N/A
Group size
Min. 2 persons
Tips
The trip is available to start every day from the beginning of May through to the end of September; Corte is accessible by train and bus from Ajaccio and Bastia, the main airports. Please see the following site for information regarding trains: http://www.corsicabus.org/ From Piana, a bus can be taken directly to Ajaccio: http://www.corsicabus.org/
Accommodation
2**-3*** hotels with en-suite facilities; Meals: (Day 2-4: breakfast & dinner (+ lunch/lunchpack on Day 4); Day 5: breakfast & lunch/lunchpack; Day 6-8: breakfast);

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