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Korsika Lac de Capitello

Corsica

Hiking on the island of beauty

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7 Days / 6 Nights
Mountain Hiking
Korsika Lac de Capitello

Corsica, the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean, is renowned for its imposing rock formations and rugged peaks. Brimming with Mediterranean charm and nestled between France and Italy, it provides an ideal setting for your hiking holiday. The island's mountainous interior offers fantastic trails, while its white sandy beaches invite relaxation by the sea. As you explore the charming old towns and savor the delectable Mediterranean cuisine in local restaurants, you'll come to appreciate that Corsica is truly a unique and extraordinary destination!

Upon your arrival in Calvi, your journey begins with a hiking route along the Sentier de Littoral. This coastal path provides numerous opportunities for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean. Day 3 promises splendid views as you hike to the "Notre Dame de Serra" church, overlooking the bay of Calvi, allowing you to plan your activities for the following day. On your hiking-free day, consider a boat tour or simply enjoy a leisurely day at the beach.

Two hiking routes near Corte in the island's interior are still ahead of you. First, you'll venture into the Tavignano Gorge, whose rugged landscape will leave you breathless. The final stage takes you from the Restonica Valley to the two mountain lakes, Melo and Capitello. The latter is situated at an impressive altitude of 1,930 meters, providing a scenic conclusion to your journey.

  • The Revellata lighthouse: On one side, the sea; on the other, the mountains - you'll be treated to a magnificent panoramic view at the "Pointe de la Revellata." The lighthouse and the surrounding Corsican coastline make for a fantastic photo opportunity.
  • The bathing pools in the Tavignano Gorge: At the end of the hike through the gorge along the Tavignano, you will reach a small bridge. Pack a bathing suit and a towel that you can spread out on the stones in the river as this is a wonderful spot for a swim!
  • Micheline la Corse: Parts of Corsica can also be explored by train, winding through tunnels and over viaducts. The views are enchanting, and the trains themselves are sometimes historic.

As an island, Corsica offers many opportunities for hikers - the route corresponds to our category of mountain hiking due to its mountainous character. In addition to your swimwear, pack appropriate hiking gear and prepare for rocky terrain. In return, you'll be rewarded with magnificent panoramas and unforgettable experiences. The length of each stage is manageable, as you'll cover between seven and 16 kilometers over the course of the four stages. One day is set aside for your leisure and personal exploration.

Few countries offer such diverse opportunities for hiking vacations: A hiking holiday in France can take you high up into the Alps, to the charming Brittany, to the wine regions of Burgundy, or indeed to a Mediterranean island - explore our tours to France!

Itinerary at a glance

Experience the beauty of Corsica: From Calvi's coast to Cortes' mountains. Enjoy Mediterranean flair, delicious cuisine and breathtaking nature.
Day
01
Arrival in Calvi

Your hiking tour takes you along the Sentier du Littoral along the rugged coastline. Discover the peninsula and its delightful beaches, which are perfect for swimming. From the lighthouse of Revellata, you can admire the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains. Your return to Calvi guides you along a path on the tip of the peninsula.

Today, an exciting hike with incredible panoramic views awaits you. You will leave the coast and hike to a mountain chapel from where you can enjoy the impressive view of the bay of Calvi.

You can spend this day as you wish: relaxing on the beach of Calvi, taking a boat trip to the Clanches de Piana or Girolata, or exploring the centre. No trip to Corsica would be complete without a train ride on the "Micheline" to Corte.

You leave the centre of Corte and find yourself in the midst of nature. The route follows the Mare a Mare path above the left bank of the Tavignano river. The further you go into the gorge, the more breathtaking the landscape around becomes. At the end of the hike, the path leads down to a footbridge that crosses the river. Here you can take a dip in a natural pool and relax.

After a short transfer to the Restonica Valley, your hike begins at an altitude of 1,380m. You will hike steadily on a rocky path up the valley to Lac de Melo. The descent is to Lac di Capitello. This route is a bit more challenging, but you will experience fantastic views along the way. A transfer will take you back to your hotel in Corte.

Day
07
Departure or extension

Route information

Mountain Hiking

You walk on beautiful trails along the coast and in the highlands. Often on rocky terrain where sure-footedness is required. Good basic fitness is required for up to 6 hours of hiking.

Prices & Dates

Category: 3***-hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer on day 6
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Private transfer Calvi – Corte EUR 235 per ride (Sundays and public holidays EUR 265).

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Ferry to Bastia from Savonna, Genoa, Livorno (IT) and Nice (FR) www.corsica-ferries.de; www.mobylines.de.
  • Train journey from Bastia via Ponte Leccia to Calvi.
  • Airport Calvi or Bastia.
  • Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces. Free public parking spaces near the hotel, no advance reservation possible.
  • Return journey: Train journey from Corte to Calvi or from Corte to Bastia.

Things to note

  • Micheline-train Calvi – Corte, approx. EUR 25 per ride (travel time approx. 2,5 hours).
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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