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A week of hiking In Corsica on a breathtaking section of an inspirational coast-to-coast trail

If you require any information, please contact us on 01799 513331 or email enquiries@colletts.co.uk

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Breathtaking walks in the world’s most beautiful mountains

If you require any information, please contact us on 01799 513331 or email enquiries@colletts.co.uk

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A week of hiking In Corsica on a breathtaking section of an inspirational coast-to-coast trail

  • Explore the mountains, coast and culture of stunningly beautiful Corsica
  • Your luggage is transferred daily – you trek in sensational landscapes carrying only a day sack
  • Handpicked 2* and 3* hotels throughout

Overview

Self-guided Point-to-Point from historic Corte to coastal Porto & Calvi

This point-to-point gem is a 7-night self-guided exploration of the mountains, coast and culture of Corsica. Take a scenic train ride to secluded Corte at the island’s heart where you will have a day to explore. Travel back in time as you hike along old mule tracks and ancient shepherds’ paths, criss-crossing rivers via medieval Genoese arched bridges and ultimately traversing the mountainous divide through a natural theatre of ever-changing drama before descending to Porto on the Mediterranean coast. Rest on the beach on your final day in charming Calvi or use the time to explore the surrounding area on foot.

After your first night in the historic mountain centre of Corte, your route starts in the isolated Scale de Santa Regina valley. Over the next week the trail will expose you to numerous awe-inspiring landscapes, from wild alpine splendour to expansive coastal panoramas. You will pass through chestnut groves and pristine native pine forests, stopping to swim in crystal clear mountain rivers and eventually in the Mediterranean Sea. 

Start any day between mid April and mid October. Your luggage will be moved for you each day between comfortable 2 and 3* hotels where you can enjoy traditional cuisine and Corsican wine. With our comprehensive route notes and area map, you will cover a rich variety of terrain.

Self-guided hut to hut route notes and guidance - Corsica

The Route
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Corsica – From the Mountains to the Med

Moderate to Moderate/Hard

This 7 night point-to-point route is available from mid April to mid October. We especially recommend May, early June and September being periods when the walks are generally quieter and the glorious weather is a bit cooler making the walking more comfortable than in the height of summer. The earlier you book, the easier it is for us to guarantee your accommodation and confirm your arrangements. For a day by day itinerary, please download the factsheet using the link below

Terrain Notes: Much of the walking in Corsica can be rough underfoot, requiring surefootedness but is not in itself technical. Previous hillwalking experience is useful, but not essential. The route generally follows clear footpaths and forest tracks with some short sections on road. The route is usually waymarked, but attention to your surroundings and the map may at times be necessary. Any exposure is mild and only very short (max. 5m) sections, usually avoidable by not taking a route extension. Ascents and descents tend to be well-graded and of reasonable length. The exception is the zig-zagging descent into the Spelunca Gorge on Day 4, which, although long, follows an ancient mule track and is not too steep.

If you are in any doubt whether this holiday is suitable for you, please call the office on 01799 513331 or email enquiries@colletts.co.uk and we will be happy to discuss the route in more detail with you.

Travel

Travel

This holiday is designed so that guests can arrive into both Bastia and Calvi airports.

Bastia Arrivals

Arguably the best served airport to fly into is Bastia – but it does result in a longer transfer back on your deaprture day, and hence the reason for the £100pp supplement. Easyjet, BA and Air Corsica fly here from various airports in the UK. From Bastia Airport, the closest train station is at Casamozza, just a short taxi ride away (budget €25 for 2-4 people) from where you can board a train to Corte (approx €10pp and 1 ½ hours). Alternatively, we can organise you a private taxi (for 2-4 people) to transfer you directly from Bastia Airport to your first hotel in Corte (£85 pp supplement based on 2 sharing). At the end of your holiday, a private transfer from Calvi to Bastia Airport (approx 2 hrs) can be booked at a £100pp supplement. For guests whose flight times mean they can make use of public transport to get back to Bastia airport, the £100 pp supplement will not be applied.

    Calvi Arrivals

    Calvi airport is served by Air Corsica (from London Stansted) and charter flights organised by Corsican Places  (from London Stansted and Manchester). From Calvi Airport, the main train station is just a short taxi ride away (budget €35 for 2-4 people) from where you can board a train to Corte (approx €15pp and 3 hours). Alternatively, we can organise you a private taxi (for 2-4 people) to transfer you directly from Calvi Airport to your first hotel in Corte (£85pp supplement based on 2 sharing). At the end of your holiday, a short taxi transfer (included) will take you from your hotel in Calvi back to Calvi Airport (approx. 15 mins).

    “Open Jaw” Flights with Corsican Places

    For those interested, Corsican Places can organise ‘open jaw’ flights on Sundays from London Stansted into Bastia but returning from Calvi by combining flights. This would save you the additional 2 hour transfer from Calvi back to Bastia at the end of your holiday (together with the £100 pp supplement). To check availability and indicative pricing visit the Corsican Places flight only search engine here and then contact Corsican Places directly for more details and to book, mentioning that you found their flights through Collett’s Mountain Holidays.

  • Factsheet – Self Guided Point to Point on the Corsican Coast to Coast – Moderate/Hard

2020 Prices & Info.

Further information & prices

Available from mid April to mid October
The best months to visit are May, early June & September

Low Season – April, May, June, September & October – £995 pp
High Season – July & August – £50 pp supplement
Transfer Supplement for Bastia Arrivals (if required) – £100 pp

You may start this itinerary any day (although Sunday coincides with most flights).
Prices are per person and based on two people sharing a twin or double room.
Please note that all bookings are subject to availability in the hotels.
Please do not make any travel arrangements until we have confirmed your accommodation dates.
The minimum party size is two (for reasons of safety no single travelers are permitted)

What’s Included

  • 7 nights B&B accommodation in handpicked 2 & 3* hotels 
  • 4 three course evening meals (on nights 1, 3, 4, and 5)
  • Luggage transfers each day from hotel to hotel
  • Detailed route cards (including IGN maps and route descriptions)
  • 24/7 Telephone support throughout your holiday
  • Taxi transfer to Calvi airport at the end of your holiday (Bastia also available at a supplement)

What’s Not Included

  • Flights & Travel Insurance
  • Transport from Calvi Airport or Bastia Airport to Corte on your arrival day (See Travel Section above for your options)
  • Dinners (on the two non-inclusive nights)
  • Packed Lunches (available daily, pay locally) 
  • Drinks and all "extras"

At Your Own Risk

Your self-guided "From the Mountains to the Med" holiday will be spent entirely at your own risk and it is important that you understand that whilst the route notes are accurate at the time of writing, the situation on the ground may change and this itinerary relies on your sound judgement and decision making throughout.

Our self-guided "From the Mountains to the Med" has been organised so that you might enjoy a route and associated accommodation you may not otherwise have discovered having organized the itinerary yourself. It represents nothing more than the opportunity to go out on a beautiful walk in a part of this wonderful walking area, with the support of knowing that many of the logistics have been arranged for you.

It is a fact that mountain and coastal walking can and is associated with personal injury and death. By coming to such areas, you are exposing yourself and your party to the possibility of personal injury or even death. In such an event, Collett’s Limited trading as Collett’s Mountain Holidays will not be held responsible for your interest in the outdoors and your involvement in mountain and coastal walking, which can occasionally have tragic consequences. It is important that you understand that this itinerary is essentially based on the recognised Mare a Mare (Northern Route).

The information provided uses only marked paths which are in use at the time of writing, however, it is your responsibility to continually assess the suitability and safety of the route throughout the walk and to undertake any action necessary to avoid any terrain which each or any member of the group is not comfortable with. The route choice also assumes an ability to read maps and navigate competently. It is the responsibility of each individual in the group to make an assessment of the information provided, and to make an informed decision about whether the itinerary is suitable for them.

Finally, during your holiday with Collett’s Mountain Holidays you act at your own risk on any ideas, information and opinions included in any material prepared by us to help you get the most from the area.