Combine the discovery of Corsica by hiking, with the magnificient sites offered by the Corsican railway. You will discover three very different hiking sites, and you will be able to relax during your train transfers, an original way to explore the island's sceneries. The Trinichellu (little train in Corsican) slips between narrow gorges, passes near lost paths and climbs steep slopes. Let yourself be gratified by the beauty of the landscape...
Trip available with our digital road-book.
Your day by day program
Arrival in Bastia. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in the city centre, in a private vehicle. Overnight in Bastia. This is an opportunity to wander in Bastia's Citadel, on Saint Nicolas square, or around the old harbour, famous for its restaurants.
Night in Bastia.
You board the train to leave Bastia (trip duration 3 hours). You discover the Balagne area and its mountains, before reaching the western coast of the island, where mountains plunge dramatically into the azur sea. Between l'Ile Rousse and Calvi, you go alongside beautiful beaches, and through a few marinas. You final destination is Calvi, an atmospheric resort with fine sandy beaches and a charming port below the Citadelle. In summer,
trains depart at regular intervals from Calvi serving other resorts along the coast, including ile Rousse.
Night in Calvi.
After breakfast, you will begin your walk from the citadel and the Christopher Colombus monument. This famous explorer was allegedly born in Calvi. Your walk will lead you to walk southwards, along the coast and onto a peninsula. You will be able to enjoy swimming at the various secluded little beaches on the peninsula, before reaching a lighthouse called the Revellata. From here, you will return to Calvi along a path on the top of the peninsula.
Walking time : 3h30.
In hot weather: bring water and sunscreen, as there are very few shaded areas on the peninsula.
Night in Calvi.
You leave from Calvi station to reach the center of the island (2 hours trip), Corte, a town in the heart of the mountains, former capital of the Corsican nation (between 1755 and 1769). Here, in the mountains, you have the opportunity to explore a fascinating city and discover a generous and protected nature.
If you wish, you may also visit the Musée de la Corse, and stoll through the streets of the old town where you will not fail to notice the oldest grocery store in Europe.
After breakfast, you will make your way to the citadel of Corte and start a stunning day's walk along the Tavignano Gorge. Then, you will reach a bridge over the Tavignano. There, you will be able to swim in beautiful crystal-clear waters. Finally, you will return to Corte via the same route, with magnificent views down the valley.
Walking time : around 4 hours.
Night in Corte.
Taking the train from Corte to Ajaccio (2 hours), an experience that will live on in your memory forever as your eyes feast on an amazing array of landscapes during all your journey. You will ride on the bridge of Vecchio, built by Gustave Eiffel. You will see the summit of Monte d'Oro before reaching Ajaccio and its gulf.
Take the opportunity to visit the Fesch Museum, the maison Bonaparte Museum or simply stroll along the streets of the city centre.
Night in Ajaccio.
Today you have the choice of two different walks: Option one takes you on a cliff path up above Ajaccio, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. It's a great way to discover the huge variety of plants that cover the island of Corsica. Option two takes you to the Genoese tower of Parata that dominates the coastal landscape around "Les Iles Sanguinaires".
Option 1: 2-4 hours of walking (depending upon loop chosen), distance 5km-10km, Height gain, loss: Maximum +420m,-420m.
Option 2: 3.5 hours of walking, distance 12km. Height gain, loss: +113m -108m.
Night in 3-star hotel.
After breakfast, you will be transferred by private vehicle to Ajaccio airport.
Every day, all year round.
- Bastia airport
- Ajaccio airport
- Nights in 2 and 3-star hotels.
- A partir de 2 personnes.
- Medium - between 3 and 5 hours per walk.
- During this stay you take your luggage with you on the train and to reach the hotels (prefer the ones with wamll wheels). For more comfort we offer an option where we take care to transfer your luggage from one hotel to another.
- Single room : 300€
- July / August departures : 90€
- Luggages transfer between each stage : 140€
- 7 nights in 2 and 3-star hotels
- 7 breakfasts
- Train pass for the week
- Airport transfers (Arrival in Bastia - departure in Ajaccio)
- Route notes and maps for the hikes
- Local assistance
- Meals and beverages
- Extra transfers