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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 – Levie
Mid-sized mountain hile between the villages of the Alta Rocca. Formerly known as the “Land of the Lords”, this region offers numerous vestige of the past. Optional visit of the prehistoric site of Cucuruzzu.
Night in Levie.
Duration: 4 hours / Up: +360m / Down: -600m

Day 5: Levie - Cartalavonu
In the morning, you join the village of Carbini known for its Romanesque church dated from the 12th century. Then, after crossing the pass of Mela, you leave the Alta Rocca region for the forest of Ospedale. From Punta di Vacca Morta, you overlook the east and west coast but also Sardinia.
Night in Cartalavonu.
Duration: 5 hours 45 min / Up: +800m / Down: -440m

Day 6: Cartalavonu – Porto Vecchio 
This morning you leave the uplands for the coastal plain, Piaghja, with the gulf of Porto-Vecchio in the background.
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes / Up: +0m / Down: -880m

Practical information

Level: Easy/medium

In lodge
Possibility to have a private room 4 nights during the trek: +150€ / person

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

In May, June and September: every Monday and Friday
In July and August: every day


From 790€ per person

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

This price does not include:
- Picnic on day 1 and 5
- Guiding by a local mountain guide
- Beverages and personal expenses
- Repatriation and cancellation insurance
- All that is not written in "this price includes"