With the independence of travelling by car and with walks that take you off the beaten track, this is a fabulous trip which comes highly recommended. Discover the fascinating Corsican towns of Ajaccio, Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio, whilst also exploring some of the most stunning coastlines in the whole of Europe. This is the Isle of Beauty in all its charm.
Your day by day program
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".
Night in a 3 star hotel in Ajaccio.
Contact us if you would like us to book a night in Ajaccio before the start of the tour. We can also arrange your car hire.
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 5.3km. Height gain, loss: +113m -108m.
Today you will start your journey south with a beautiful drive along the coast to Capo di Muro. Off the beaten track, this is a superb walk that offers beautiful views over the bay of Cacao and the Gulf of Ajaccio, with the impressive Corsican mountains in the distance. You will complete the day by driving to Propriano, where you will stay for the next two nights. On the way, you will have the opportunity to stop at the magnificent (and often deserted) beach of Cupabia or you could visit the prehistoric site of Filitosa.
Night in a three star hotel in Propriano.
Distance: 4.5km or 8km. 1.5 hours or 3 hours of walking. Elevation gain/loss: +210m, -218m (or +142m, -76m).
A short drive south of Propriano will take you to a charming little hamlet next to the sea. From here the walk takes you around the point of Campomoro, first to the Genoese Tower (these are becoming a feature) before dropping you into a surreal landscape of wind and sea sculptured rocks (known in Corsican as "Tafoni"). The bright white of the curiously shaped rocks contrast dramatically against the azure blue seas and the clear blue skies. This is Corsica at it's best.
Night in a 3 star hotel in Propriano.
Distance: 8.78km. 3.5 hours of walking. Elevation: +113m.
You will drive south once more, this time passing through Sartene, "the most Corsican of villages". Every turn in the road brings you an amazing view as you make your way to the southernmost tip of the island. Perched on the chalk cliffs of southern Corsica, the beautiful Bonifacio dominates the sea. The old citadel can be explored with its maze of enchanting cobbled streets. There are two wonderful optional walks for this day , plus a potential option to take a boat and walk on the "Iles de Lavezzi". Don't hesitate to ask us (in advance) to extend your stay here!
Night in a 2 star hotel in Bonifacio.
Distance: 8km - 7.19km (depending upon the option), both options take around 3 hours 30 minutes to walk. Elevation gain/loss: +210m, -210m (or less for second option).
Today is a day for exploring the east coast of Corsica. We offer two very short walks, which take you to some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of Corsica. Take your time enjoying these stunning surroundings and perhaps enjoy a nice dip in the sea! There will also be time for you to explore the old town of Porto Vecchio.
Enjoy your evening here looking back on all of the fantactic places you have visited. This really is a superb tour for getting to know Corsica in all it's beauty.
Each walk is a couple of km maximum and 40 minutes in length maximum.
Your trip ends here after breakfast.
Speak to us about continuing your tour with further possibilities.
- Ajaccio, Porto Vecchio or Figari.
- Ajaccio, Porto Vecchio or Figari.
- Nights in 2 or 3 star hotels (double or twin bedrooms).
Nights in single bedrooms are not available on this particular trip.
If you require additional nights before the start of your trip or after the end of your trip, then our team can book this for you (subject to availability). Please notify us (on your booking form or by email) at the time of your booking. Payment for extra accommodation should be made to us one month before the start of your trip.
- No luggage transfers necessary.
- Supplement for July and August departures : 100€
- Breakfasts on day 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.
- Information package (printed maps and route notes).
- Local assistance.
- Transfers to the meeting point.
- Transfers from the ending point.
- Meals (lunches & dinners).
- Vehicle rental.
- Personal expenses.