Corsica is a mountain in
the Sea. There are four classic walks
in Corsica that snake around the foot of the massifs and lead through
forests and villages offering breath-taking views over the mountain
tops and out to sea. In all of them you will pass through a series of
villages as well as the stunning landscapes that are a joy to discover
a Mare South is a distinct favorite.
The lightest walk of all.
Starting from the gulf of Porto
Vecchio on the East coast, the trail rises up through the mountains
of the Alta Rocca region to arrive in Propriano on the West coast. This
holiday would appeal to anyone that is used to walking regularly and
is in good shape. With five days of easy to moderate walking you will
discover the richness of the extreme south.
The Mare e Monti North
lets you enjoy
all the contrasts and colors of the island.
It is one of the five classic walks in Corsica that snakes around the
foot of the massifs, which leads through some lovely forests and villages.
Setting off from the Balagne you
will head inland towards the high summits, enticing views of sweeping
bays, rocky creeks and glistening waters are forever present. This holiday
would appeal to anyone that is used to walking regularly and is in good
shape. With eleven days of easy to moderate walking you will discover
the richness of Corsica and one of the most beautiful corners of the
island. Numerous pleasures are waiting to be discovered, from the high
airy mountain peaks of Bonifatu, the trail leads past the reserve of
Scandola an area protected by Unesco and classed as a site of world
beauty. In the Gulf of Porto you stay in the unique little fishing village
of Girolata which is accessible only by boat or foot.
The MEM North is available as
a 13 days or as a 9 days trip, the 9 days trip available with dormitories
or with standard ** chambres d'Hôtes (one stay excepted). The 13 days
walk has more dormitories included.
General information about Corsica
How to Get to Porto
Vecchio: Bus from Ajaccio, via Propiano (10H15) to Porto Vecchio.
Bus ‘Eurocorse voyage’ tel: 04 95 21 06 30
Price: 26 euros pp.
Departure from Ajaccio to Porto Vecchio from 16/09 to 30/06 at 8h30
or 16h00 except Sunday and bank holidays.
From 1/07 to 15/09 at 8h00 or 15h00 during the week and 8h30 or 16h00
Sunday and bank holidays. The journey takes 3h30.
Bus from Propriano
Bus Eurocorse Voyage tel: 04 95 21 06 30 Price: 13
Depart from Propriano to Ajaccio from 16/09 to 30/06 : 8h10 or 16h15
except Sunday and bank holidays.
From 1/07 to 15/09 at 8h10 / 9h55 / 15h45 / 16h15 during the week and
10h00 or 16h10 Sundays and bank holiday.
Bus Autocars Ricci tel: 04 95 51 08 19 Price:
Depart from Propriano to Ajaccio from 1/01 to 31/12 : 7h15 except Sundays
and bank holidays. From 1/07 to the 15/09 : 9h15 daily
Busses from Propiano
back to Porto Vecchio; last bus leaves at 16:30, arrival in Porto Vecchio
These walking tours have a variety of accommodations: hotels, chambres
d'Hôtes and Gîtes with a few dormitories. See the description of the
different tours for the details.
In hotels you'll have bathroom en suite (budget
and standard package).
In chambres d'hotes you'll have private rooms and sometimes bathroom
en suite (standard package).
In Gîtes you will sleep in dormitories (4 - 7 beds), so sometimes together
with other walkers (budget package).
June and September
are the best months to walk on Corsica.