Corsica - Mountains to the Sea
Corsica, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £945 (land only) - from €1,135 (land only) - from $1,555 (land only)
- Scenic trekking from the mountains to the sea
- Hiking in the Golo Valley
- Evisa, the jewel in Corsica`s crown
- Coastal trails of the Gulf of Porto
- Option to climb the rocky peak of Capu d`Ortu (1294m)
This excellent walking week shows off the great variety of trekking in Corsica, from the mountainous terrain beneath the peak of Paglia Orba (2525m), down to the stunning Gulf of Porto. Our first 2 nights accommodation are at the seasonal ski station of Castel di Vergio and from here we walk in the rugged Golo Valley with the opportunity to swim in welcoming river pools. Heading west, we then hike across the Col di Vergio to the famously pretty village of Evisa and spend 2 nights there, with a day-hike through the maquis to the abandoned hamlet of Tassu. We continue this walking holiday, hiking an age-old path which takes us down to the vibrant marina at Porto, with its rocky beach and pink granite coastal outcrops. Swimming in the sea and exploring the coastal paths and herb-scented trails around the traditional village of Piana provide a contrasting way to end this delightful Corsican walking holiday.
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. We have given this holiday the lowest of our MODERATE grades.