Corsica Walking Week
Corsica & France, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,210 (land only) - from $1,505 (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 hotel in Castel di Vergio.
Day 2: Today 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. Approx 500m ascent and descent, 4 to 5hrs walking.
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 hotel accommodation. Approx 320m ascent and descent, 4 to 5 hrs walking.
Day 4: Today we can do a gentle circular walk through the maquis to Tassu, a picturesque but abandoned hamlet. We spend a second night in Evisa. Approx 530m ascent and descent, 5hrs walking.
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 surrounded by rose hued sea cliffs. Overnight in a hotel in Porto. Approx 400m ascent, 1250m descent, 5hrs walking.
Day 6: Today we head off to the mountain village of Piana. Starting with a section of coast path, we take a trail that leads through Les Calanques and onto beautiful Piana, which UNESCO 'world beauty' status. Overnight in a hotel. Approx 750m ascent, 330 descent, 4 to 7hrs walking.
Day 7: A long descent with stunning coastal views, takes us to the beautiful cove of Ficajola, from where we walk 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. Approx 660m ascent and descent, 5hrs walking.
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.