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Mare a Mare South

Self-guided hike. From the Aiguilles of Bavella to the Gulf of Valincu: you cross the Alta Rocca, the "land of the lords", a region full of history... and prehistory.

Mare a Mare South

Program of your self-guided hike in Corsica

Day 1: Transfer to Bavella 
Meeting in the afternoon in Ajaccio. Transfer to the pass of Bavella.
Night at the lodge in Bavella.

Day 2: Bavella - Quenza
You will enter the heart of the Aiguilles of Bavella through a steep itinerary. From the pass of Pargulu, you can catch a glimpse of the eastern coasts of the island with the Mediterranean Sea in the background.
Night at the lodge of Quenza.
(There is a shorter and easier alternative path for this stage if you want)

Duration: 6 hours and 45 minutes / Up: +610m / Down: -910m

Day 3: Quenza – Serra di Scopamène
A mid-sized mountain hike between the villages of the Alta Rocca. The panoramic view at the top of the Punta Cuciurpula summit is outstanding. Formerly known as the “Land of the Lords”, this region offers numerous vestige of the past.
Night at the lodge of Serra di Scopamena.

Duration: 4 hours / Up: +320m / Down: -410m

Day 4: Serra di Scopamène – Sainte Lucie de Tallano
This stage at the heart of the maquis and chestnut grove will guide you to Santa Lucia di Tallà; certainly one of the most picturesque village of the region, with its brick houses and its XV century convent.
Night at the lodge of Santa Luci di Tallà.

Duration: 5 hours / Up: +400m / Down: -800m

Day 5: Sainte Lucie de Tallano - Burgo
You leave the uplands for the coastal plain, Piaghja. On your way you cross the village of Fozzano, place of the novel Colomba by Prosper Mérimée, before joigning the hamlet of Burgo.
Night at the lodge of Burgo

Duration: 6 hours / Up: +680m / Down: -950m

Day 6: Burgo – Olmeto (cannot be a Sunday or public holiday in May, June, September and October)
In the shadows of one hundred year old oak tree, this path however offers very nice point of view over the Golfe of Valincu. Our trek ends in Olmeto. Transfer to Ajaccio.

Duration: 5 hours and 45 minutes / Up: +780m / Down: -610m


Practical information

Level: Easy/medium

Hotels: double/twin or triple room in small mountain hotels or lodges.

Baggage transfers between each accommodation. You only walk with a "daily" backpack.


Every Saturday from April to October

Departure on another day: +50€ / person

The tour cannot end on a Sunday or a bank holiday except in July and August.


800€ per person in rooms/hotels

This price includes:
- Full board from day 1 for lunch to 6 day after lunch
- Luggage transfers between the accommodations
- Transfers from and to Ajaccio
- A road book with IGN maps

This price does not include:
- Guiding by a local mountain guide
- Beverages and personal expenses
- Repatriation and cancellation insurance
- All that is not written in "this price includes"