Discover Corsica

From the mountains to the sea

Self-guided hike. From the highest peaks of Corsica to the Porto Gulf on the west coast, experience the splendid contrast between the mountains and the sea. On this hike, you will discover typical mountain villages, clear water rivers (enjoy a bath almost every day!), mountain lakes, sheepfolds, famous GR20 path, ancient genoese bridges, Mediterranean maquis and more... A very complete hike in Corsica with a wide range of landscapes and scents. 

LEVEL: Easy/Middle |  SEASON: Spring, Summer, Autumn | DURATION: 7 days / 6 nights |  PRICE: 860€ /person

Program of your self-guided hike in Corsica


Day 1: Corte - Tavignanu Gorge
Meeting in the morning in front of the train station in Ajaccio. Transfer to Corte by train. Hike along the Tavignanu (possible to bath during summer) and visit the historical capital of Corsica. Night in Corte. 

Day 2: Calacuccia - Vergio 
Transfer to Calacuccia in the morning.  Following the shores of the lake for brief moment, the path rapidly leaves the last houses to go up to the Vergio pass (1477m), the other gate of the Niolu valley. You will enjoy the view over the highest peaks of the island during your day. Night in Castel di Vergio. 

Day 3: Ninu lake - Radule waterfalls
You have the choice between two hikes on the GR20 today:
- In the north: at the heart of the volcanic massif of Paglia Orba, you go up to the Golu source and enter high mountain landscapes. Stop to the sheepfolds and bath in the Radule waterfalls. 
- In the south: you will discover Ninu Lake. Free horses spend the summer on the large lawn that surrounds the lake. 
Night in Castel di Vergio. 

Day 4: River pools of Aïtone
After you have reached the Vergio pass, you will leave the high mountains and start your long journey down towards the sea in the shadows of beeches and pines. Stop at the famous river pools of Aïtone and continue through the chestnut grove to the village of Evisa. Night in Evisa.

Day 5: The Speluca Gorge
On an old mule path, you walk down the wild Speluca Gorge to the village of Ota. The mountain vegetation slowly disappears and the wonderful smell of Mediterranean species take over. Night in Ota.

Day 6: Porto - Nature Reserve of Scandola
The trail you take this morning overlooks the sea and provides breathtaking views on the Gulf of Porto. There are only three colors: the red rocks, the blue sea and the green maquis. After a last steep slope you arrive at the beach of Porto, the final point of your journey. 
Visit of the Nature Reserve of Scandola, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop at the small fishing village of Girolata, inaccessible by road. Night in Porto.

Day 7: Return to Ajaccio.

Practical information


860€ per person

- From the 20th of April to the 30th of June, and from the 1st of September to the 15th of October: every day except for Monday
- From the 1st of July to the 31th of August: every day.

We organize departure for groups on request from 1st April to 15th October.

The price includes:
- Full board accommodation, including snacks during the walk
- Luggage transfers between the accommodations
- Transfers from and to Ajaccio
- A road book with IGN maps

The price does not include:
- Guiding by a local mountain guide
- Beverages and personal expenses
- Diner of day 6 and picnic of day 7
- Repatriation and cancellation insurance
- Return by bus from Porto to Ajaccio on day 7 (12€/person by regular bus to pay directly to the driver)
- All that is not written in "this price includes"