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Corsica Coastal 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 3
The sun sparkles over the deep blue sea and allows the cliffs to gleam in soft pink. In the back the high peaks of Corsica rise majestically. Few countries offer views as fascinating as the coastal landscape of the Gulf of Porto. Your daily walks take you past steep cliffs, to dreamy coastal towns and lonely sandy beaches. Also the hinterland of this region will fascinate you. While you explore the peaceful pine forests and craggy gorges on small rarely used hiking trails you are accompanied by a fantastic panorama of the rugged coastline. Hiking in Corsica is truly a feast for your senses!
7 overnight stays Charming hotels, breakfast included
Transfers according to program
Carefully elaborated route description
Detailed travel and tour documents
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.
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Individual arrival at Porto Ota
Circular Walk Girolata
Short transfer to the ‘Col de la Croix’ at the foot of Monte Senino. On an old mailing route you walk to Girolata. the red cliffs of the Scandola caves make a wonderful panorama. Make your way back along a long path 'Tra Mare e Monti' (between sea and mountains'. After lunch transfer back to Porto. Walking time: approx. 3 to 4 hours. Details: approx. 9 km, +530 m / -530 m
Circular Walk Capu San Petru
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. Walking time: approx. 5 to 6 hours. Details: approx. 9 km, +700 m / -1.030 m
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. Walking time: approx. 4 to 5 hours. Details: approx. 11 km, +510 m / -520 m
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. Walking time: approx. 5 to 6 hours. Details: approx. 14 km, +900 m / -900 m
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. Walking time: approx. 5 hours. Details: approx. 17 km, +430 m / -350 m
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. Walking time: approx. 4 to 5 hours. Details: approx. 16 km, +550 m / -550 m
Individual departure or extra days
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