Costal hike Corsica
The Gulf of Porto.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Individual arrival at Porto Ota
Circular Walk Girolata
Transfer to Col de la Croix. From here you follow an old poastal trail down the the well-known village Girolata. The red cliffs of nature reserve Scandola will guide you and make a lovely setting for todays walk. On your way back you follow one of Corsicas most famous trails: the long distance path Tra Mare et Monti. In the afternoon transfer back to Porto.
Transfer to the little village Ota, located inland. You follow the ‚Tra Mare e Monti’ along narrow trails through a little gorge until you reach the ridge of Capu San Petru. From here you enjoy a magnificent view onto the Gulf of Porto. After a steep descent you return to the little coastal village of Porto Ota.
Porto Ota - Piana
The route starts slightly outside of Porto Ota and you walk through the pine forests of Piana. The route continues along hillsides and lateron leads you via rocky paths downhill into a gentle valley. You walk past a picnic spot and finally reach Piana, which is justly considered one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Circular Walk Piana
From Piana you ascend to the Piazza Moninca. Summiteers have the option to dare a detour from here high up to the Capu d'Orto and enjoy an amazing panoramic view onto the hinterland. Afterwards the route continues along idyllic paths back to Piana.
Piana - Cargèse
Transfer to the Gulf of Topiti. You walk past ‚Punta di Orchinu’ and then from here to Chiuni beach. Afterwards your coastal walk leads you to the Gulf of Peru. During this day, little beach resorts alternate again and again with fabulous viewpoints on rocky cliffs. Again you pass by some ‚Genueser Tower’-ruins until you reach the charming harbour town Cargèse.
Circular Walk Cargèse
You now leave the town and head for the Punta di Cargèse. After a detour to this cape you walk across the harbour and up to the nearby Ravin de Sola-hillside. After that you return to the Gulf of Peru. From here it is only a stone’s throw back to Cargèse.
Individual departure or extra days
The coasts of Corsica are rocky and can be slippery, especially in wet conditions. Surefootedness and a good physical condition are therefore necessary for these walks. Some short stages are exposed. For these sections, you should be free from giddiness.
Category: charming 2**-and 3***-hotels (French classification)
- 7 overnight stays as mentioned, breakfast included
- Luggage transfer
- Transfers according to program
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents
- GPS-data available
- Airport Ajaccio or Calvi. By bus (www.corsicabus.org) to Porto Ota, duration approx. 2,5 hrs. Costs approx. EUR 17 per fare. Note: during low season there are only a few connections.
- Organized transfers: Ajaccio - Porto Ota EUR 190, Calvi - Porto Ota EUR 180, Cargèse - Ajaccio EUR 120, Cargèse – Calvi EUR 240, reservation necessary, payable in advance.
- Extra nights in Ajaccio upon request