Corsica - Mountains to the Sea
Corsica, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £945 (land only) - from €1,135 (land only) - from $1,555 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at Ajaccio Airport. KE Land Only package services begin with a group transfer to the group hotel in Castel di Vergio (2 hours). After check in we can relax on the terrace or have a stroll in the woods. Ovenight in Castel di Vergio.
Day 2: As a warm up for the Monti a Mare, we have a walk along a section of the famous GR20 into the heart of the volcanic massif of the Paglia Orba, following the Golu River upstream to some excellent swimming holes. We return to overnight at Castel di Vergio.
Day 3: Today's walk takes us up and over the mountain pass Col de Verghu, as we cross to the western side of the island. Descending at first through pine forest, we soon reach chestnut woodland and the pretty village of Evisa, where we check in at our comfortable accommodation.
Day 4: Today we can do a circular walk through the maquis to Tassu, an abandoned hamlet. As an alternative, you might simply choose to relax by the pool, go on a bike ride, or explore the village and taste a few of its chestnut specialities. We spend a second night in Evisa.
Day 5: An age old stone path descends down through the Spelunca Gorge to the neighbouring village of Ota. The mountain vegetation gives way to a profusion of hazy fragrant Mediterranean flowers and herbs. We continue to Porto a vibrant marina where the beach is made up of large pebbles, bordered by eucalyptus trees and rose hued sea cliffs. Overnight in a hotel in Porto.
Day 6: In the morning we can enjoy the beach, have a swim or go snorkelling. In the afternoon we head off to the mountain village of Piana. Starting with a section of coast path we take a trail that lead through Les Calanques and onto Piana. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 7: A long descent with stunning coastal views, takes us to the beautiful cove of Ficajola, from where we transfer back to Piana. Alternatively, anyone looking for a more challenging hike will have the option of making an ascent of Capu d'Ortu (1294m.). We spend a second night in Piana.
Day 8: After breakfast we have a group transfer (2 hours) to the airport at Ajaccio where KE Land Only package service end.
GPS Trip Data
Click on the link below for detailed stats for this holiday via Garmin Connect. Tracked using a Garmin etrex20 you can see detailed mapping of the route, daily distances travelled, the total ascent and descent each day and maximum altitude.