Discover Corsica

Mare e Monti

Self-guided tour. 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.

Mare e Monti

Program of your self-guided hike in Corsica

Day 1: Piana and the Calanche
Meeting at the bus station in Ajaccio. The bus is leaving at noon, transfer to Evisa.
You go down the Gorges of the Spelunca by an old rocky path and arrive in the village of Ota.
Night at the lodge of Ota.

Duration: 3 hours 30min | Up: +180m | Down: -680m

Day 2: Above the gulf of Porto
You walk up the ravine of Vitrone, where funny shaped walls stand out with the Mediterranean Sea in the background. After crossing the Bocca San Petru, you begin your descent to the village of Serriera.
Night at the lodge of Serriera.

Duration: 6 hours | Up: +730m | Down: -980m

Day 3: Serriera - Gradelle / Curzu
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: 6 hours| Up: +920m | Down: -810m

Day 4: 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: +200m | Down: -400m

Day 5: 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: +790m | Down: -780m

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

Practical information

Medium. Average walk between 5 and 7 hours, with a daily ascent of 600-800m.


Every Saturday
In July and August: +50€ / person, departure every day
In April, May, June, September and October: +50€ / person for a departure on another day than Saturday (except Sunday).
You cannot start or end your trek on a Sunday or a public holiday as transfer is by car. Regular bus services do not work on Sunday and public holiday. Attention: time tables are likely to change depending on the week days or seasons.


820€ / person

This price includes:
- Transfers
- Full board including snacks during the walk
- Luggage transfers between the accommodations
- Roadbook and extracts of IGN maps

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