Mare e Monti

From Porto’s gulf to the natural reserve of Scandola… There, you discover the true meaning of “Corsica, a mountain in the sea”
A trek in an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hiking in Corsica has never been so beautiful.

Level: Middle | Season: Spring, Autumn | Duration: 6 days / 5 nights | Price: 750€ / person

 

Day 1: Sunday: Piana and the Calanche

Meeting in the morning at the train station in Ajaccio. Transfer to the charming village of Piana. From there you will take the trail of the famous hike of the "Calanques de Piana", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Between tafoni sculpted rocks, maquis and pines, you will enjoy a beautiful view over the sea.
Transfer in the late afternoon to Ota. Night in Ota.

Duration: 4 hours | Up: +520m | Down: -490m


Day 2: Monday: Above the gulf of Porto

We leave the small village of Ota following the orange marks of the Tra Mare e Monti. Following the trail which overlooks Porto and its gulf, we join the beautiful beach of Bussaglia situated at the foot of impressive red granite cliffs. We continue our way to Serriera in the late afternoon. Night in Serriera.

Duration: 5 hours | Up: +360m | Down: -680m

Day 3: Tuesday: From beaches to coves

The path goes at the heart of the maquis to the villages of Partinello and Curzu. Then, on the edge of the Linu ridge, you overlook Porto's Gulf and the small fishing village of Girolata.
Night in Gradelle or Curzu.

Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes | Up: +670m | Down: -760m


Day 4: Wednesday: Gradelle - Girolata 

A day of resting after the long stages of the previous days. This easy hike allows you to join Girolata, enjoying the sea in exceptional setting. This village, only accessible by boat or by foot, is also the only safe anchorage for marines between Carghjese and Calvi !
Optional sea cruise in the Nature Reserve of Scandola
Night at the lodge of Girolata.

Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes | Up: +580m | Down: -580m


Day 5: Thursday: Girolata - Galeria

You cross on the wildest place in Corsica, with only the maquis, granite and the sea on your way along this stage. This path, mostly on the edge of a ridge, offers you every type of landscapes you could see in Corsica.
Night in Galeria.

Duration: 6 hours | Up: +880m | Down: -860m


Day 6: Friday: Panoramic view over the Gulf of Galeria

Last hike above Galeria, towards the Punta Muvrareccia to enjoy a 360° panoramic view. Transfer to Calvi in the late afternoon. 

Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes | Up: +455m | Down: -455m

 


ACCOMMODATION:
Lodge or hotel (you can choose)


DEPARTURE DATES:
From Sunday 16th to Friday 21st of May 2021
From Sunday 13th to Friday 18th of June 2021
From Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd of May 2021
From Sunday 19th to Friday 24th of September 2021


PRICE:
750€ / person in lodge

This price includes:
- Transfers
- Full board including snacks during the walk
- Luggage transfers between the accommodations
- Guiding by a local mountain guide

This price does not include:
- Beverages and personal expenses
- Repatriation and cancellation insurances
- All that is not written in "this price includes"

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20000 Ajaccio
France