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Corsican wonders: sea and mountains in 3* hotels

7 days / 6 nights
Corsica - Independent walking
Without guide - Comfort - Mobile app

Last updated: 29/02/2024

price from 750 € per pers.

This trip is designed for you to discover the best of Corsica with the comfort of staying in only two different places, Corte and Calvi. Corte, the historic capital of the island has many possibilities for walkers in the mountains, whilst Calvi, with its chic port and beautiful coastline offers a completely different experience. Comfortable accommodation in 3*hotels.

Your day by day program

Corte, the historic capital of Corsica

Begin your holiday in Corte, a brooding university town at the foot of high mountains. Transfers or train possible from Bastia, Calvi or Ajaccio. Settle into your hotel in the afternoon and maybe explore the town.

The Tavignano Gorge and the natural pools

After breakfast, make your way to the citadel of Corte for the start of a stunning day's walk along the Tavignano Gorge. The walk takes you into the Tavignano Gorge, a shepherds route to the hills. Walking through a variety of landscapes your destination today is the river at a bridge over the Tavignano, under which you can swim in the beautiful clear waters and just enjoy your picnic. Return to Corte via the same route, with magnificent views down the valley.
Walking: 12km
About 4 hours
Altitude gain and loss: +450m, -450m

The Restonica Gorge

This magnificent Gorge is one of the most preserved sites in Corsica. Following storms in 2023, Melo and Capitello Lakes are not accessible, but there are new, once hidden paths that are bound to take your breath away. The views are marvelous and, the magnificent landscapes of the Restonica Valley will unravel before your very eyes, away from the crowds.

Night in a 3* hotel in town.

Walking: about 4h00.
Height gain: +500m.

From Corte to Calvi by train

You can take the train in the morning or enjoy some more time in Corte. The choice is yours. The train will cross some fantastic scenery before reaching Calvi, your home for the second half of your holiday. Calvi is a charming small town, with a lively centre during the summer. There is a Genoese citadel and a small port bordered with bars and restaurants, or you can spend some of your time relaxing on Calvi's beach and swimming in the sea or just chilling by the hotel pool.

La Revellata light house and the coast

After breakfast, you will begin your walk from the citadel and the monument to Christopher Colombus (who was apparently born in Calvi). Your walk will take you south along the coast and onto a peninsular. You can enjoy bathing at the various secluded little beaches on the peninsular before reaching the lighthouse called the Revellata. From here you can return to Calvi along a path on the top of the peninsular.

Walking: 14km
About 3 hours 30 minutes
Altitude gain and loss: +430m, -430m

The Notre Dame de la Serra above Calvi

Today you will leave the coast and take a path that takes you into the interior amongst the Corsican scrub (or maquis) until you reach the chapel of the Notre Dame de la Serra. From here the view back towards the gulf of Calvi, the citadel and the Revellata is superb. You can either return directly to Calvi from here, or continue on the path that takes you further up the mountainside.

Distance: 5km
About 2 - 4 hours, depending upon which option you choose.
Altitude gain and loss: +180m, -180m

Optional walk to the mountain peak: Capu di A Veta.
For experienced walkers, we include an optional walk to the local mountain peak, Capu di a Veta.
Distance: 10.8km
About 5 hours 10 minutes of walking
Altitude gain and loss: +675m, -665m

End of your holiday

Your holiday comes to an end after breakfast. Contact us if you need a transfer to the airport or elsewhere.

Departure board

From the beginning of April to the end of November.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • In Corte on day 1
  • In Calvi on day 7
  • In 3 star hotels with double or twin room.
Number of people
  • From 2 people
Level of difficulty
  • It's necessary to have a good physical condition and to have a regular practice of walking in the mountains. From 3h00 to 5h00 of walking per day.
  • You just need to carry your personal items for the day (camera, picnic, water etc).
  • Discount - per person - for a trip in 2-star hotels : -150€
  • July, August and September supplement : 110€
  • Single room : 390€
  • Breakfasts
  • Nights in a double or twin room
  • Local telephone assistance
  • Travel pack with maps and topo-guide on application with GPS tracks (a smartphone is required)
  • Return transfer for the hike to the lakes and the train between Corte and Calvi
Not included
  • Evening meals, picnics and drinks
  • Local taxes
  • Everything not included in the price


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