Discover Corsica

Mare e Monti

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 guided hike in Corsica

Day 1: Sunday: Morning arrival in Ajaccio. Transfer along the coastal roads. Hiking in the Gorges de la Spelunc, one of the "classic" hikes in Corsica. Passing by the Genoese Bridge of Zaglia before reaching the accommodation overlooking the Gulf of Porto. Night in Ota.
Duration: 4 hours | Up: +520m | Down: -490m

Day 2: Monday: Above the gulf of Porto
We leave the small village of Ota following the orange marks of the Tra Mare e Monti. Following the trail which overlooks Porto and its gulf, we join the beautiful beach of Bussaglia situated at the foot of impressive red granite cliffs. We continue our way to Serriera in the late afternoon. Night in Serriera or Bussaglia.
Duration: 5 hours | Up: +360m | Down: -680m

Day 3: Tuesday: 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: 4 hours 45 minutes | Up: +670m | Down: -760m

Day 4: Wednesday: 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: +580m | Down: -580m

Day 5: Thursday: 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: +880m | Down: -860m

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

September: From Sunday 1st to Friday 6th / From Sunday 15th to Friday 20th


From 990€ / person

This price includes:
- Transfers
- Full board including snacks during the walk
- Luggage transfers between the accommodations
- Guiding by a local mountain guide

This price does not include:
- Accommodation in private rooms 4 nights during the trek (based on 2/3 people room) : +150€ / person (according to availability)
- Beverages and personal expenses
- Repatriation and cancellation insurances
- All that is not written in "this price includes"



1.Posted by Dani on 12/16/2021 10:08 AM

We did the Mare e Monti from 6th to 11th of June, with Yvan as our guide.

This message is to thank you and tell you that we spent a wonderful week:
- Yvan our guide has been perfect all along
- Accommodations and dishes were good
- Hikes are well graduated

Dani & Antoine

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