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Guided Walking from Corsica's Mountains to the Mediterranean

Starts: Bastelicaccia, France
Finishes: Bastelicaccia, France

Visit: Bastelicaccia

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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This excellent, and fully guided, Corsican walking holiday showcases Corsica's rich natural treasures; from the mist-veiled mountainous terrain beneath the peak of Paglia Orba (2525m), down to the stunning natural stone towers and cool blue Mediterranean waters of the Gulf of Porto. We explore this rarely visited area from four unique and beautiful village bases, walking some of the best sections of Corsica's famous Mare a Mare (sea to sea) walking route. Our first two nights accommodation are at the beautiful seasonal ski station of Castel di Vergio and from here we walk in the rugged Golu Valley, following a straightforward section of the world famous GR20 route. Heading west, we then hike across the Col di Vergio to the famously picturesque village of Evisa and spend two nights there, with a day walk through the mediterranean maquis to the atmospheric abandoned hamlet of Tassu. We continue, hiking an age-old path that takes us down to the vibrant marina at Porto, with its rocky beach and photogenic pink granite coastal outcrops. We end our walking week exploring the coastal paths and herb-scented trails around the delightful village of Piana. Sea eagles, cormorants and gulls frequent the cliffs and the translucent water is home to rich marine life. With a coast line decorated with offshore islets, secluded coves and pink granite pillars emerging out of the cobalt blue waters, it is not hard to see why the area has been awarded 'World Beauty' status by UNESCO. We end our holiday on a high with an optional walk to the top of Capo d'Orto, the second highest summit of the Calenche de Piana. From the top we have a fantastic view out across the intriguing geological rock formations to the gulf beyond. This holiday is a real opportunity to explore a beautiful and seldom visited part of this Mediterranean gem.

Is this holiday for you?

This is a relaxing walking holiday, very different to our 2-week GR20 Corsica trekking holiday. Starting out in the mountains and making our way gradually down to the sea, this trip offers walks of only moderate length and difficulty. On average, we walk for just 4 or 5 hours each day on good trails and there are no really big climbs. On top of this, several of the walks are optional and you can choose to do them - or not. Adding to the relaxation factor, is our choice of comfortable hotels and guesthouses throughout.

Highlights

    • Day walks from stunning village bases, including Evisa and Porto
    • Two night stay in the charming cliff top village of Piana
    • Explore mist-veiled mountains and secluded Mediterranean coves
    • Option to hike to the rocky peak of Capo d`Ortu (1294m)

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 162309
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: english

Starts: Bastelicaccia, France
Finishes: Bastelicaccia, France
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Light

Includes

  • An experienced professional leader
  • Single timed group transfers from and to Ajaccio Airport
  • All road transfers detailed in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as described in the meal plan (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners)
  • Vehicle support and baggage transfer

Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers (other than group transfers)
  • Some meals as described in the meal plan
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,670 ($209/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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France Ajaccio, Castel Di Vergio, Golu Valley, Col Di Vergio, Evisa, Tassu, Marignana, Gulf Of Porto, Piana, Capu D'ortu
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Martin B 

I most enjoyed the scenery in Corsica. Our local guide, was particularly knowledgeable in many aspects and I learnt much from him. Also enjoyed meeting, and getting to know the other members on the trip.

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Nancy M 

Our local agent and guide was very efficient, knowledgeable, fit, energetic and fun. Can't say enough good about Sarah. We wanted to do more hiking than was outlined in the original plan, and she made it all happen. She did extras for us. She was strong and kept us 8 women in tow. It was like herding cats. She's 5 star. The trip exceeded my expectations, which were very high. I loved very aspect of the trip..every day was varied. Hiking terrain was diverse...mtns., forests, lakes, villages,the sea. Our accommodations were fine; the food good. Our days started fairly early, which was good. Sarah is intelligent, organized. loves what she does, where she is and it comes through in such a positive way. The people of the communities we passed through really responded to her and respected her. I organized the private trip; selected Corsica as a destination, and researched who went there. I have traveled with KE 5 times, and all of my trips have been great.

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KE Adventure Travel

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