Welcome to l'île de Beauté!

  • Day1

    Ajaccio

    Meet group and your guide in Ajaccio, transfer south across the Alta Rocca to the village of Quenza (about 2 Hours drive). Overnight in a hotel after a briefing and visit of village.

  • Day2

    Lévie and Cucuruzzu

    (+ 600 m / - 600 m; 15km; 4 1/2 hours)

    Set at approximately 600m of altitude, Levie is a groupment of hamlets. Nearby are the prehistorical sites of Cucuruzzu and Capula. It has been established that hunters had their clans in this area around the Neolithic period and this pleasant day in the forest will be the occasion for you to walk and travel through time and Corsican history. On the way back, possible visit of the archaeological and ethnographical museum.

  • Day3

    Le plateau du Cuscione

    (+ 600 m / - 600 m; 14km 5 hours)

    This is, without a doubt, the most important place of transhumance of Corsica, its role in the region’s economy has always been crucial. Following the path of a small river, you will walk across the awesome Pian'd'Ornucciu Pozzine across an unspoilt landscape, untouched over time. During the summertime you will see herds of wild horses passing through this paradise, making it seem like a magical place. The plateau is situated at 1400-1500m altitude..

  • Day4

    Le Massif de Bavella

    (+ 300 m / - 300m; 08km; 4 hours)

    You will walk up to the pass and the impressive stack of rocky needles, a true paradise for the island climbers. It is an easy walk up, under a line of Laricio pines towards the Trou de la Bomb and the Velaco pass. From there you will have stunning views over the eastern coast and Solenzara and on a clear day you might also be able to distinguish the coast of Tuscany, across the water.

  • Day5

    La Tour de Campomoro

    (+ 450 m / - 450m; 08km; 4 hours)

    It’s between the 15th and 16th centuries,during Genoa’s domination, that a few hundred towers were built along the island's coastlines. Situated on a magnificent headland, Campomoro’s tower was intended to prevent the gulf of Valinco from being attacked by numerous invaders. Besides the cultural and historical appeal of the site, the hike along secluded creeks and beaches of rare beauty is an enticing invitation to bathe in the Mediterranean Sea...impossible to resist! Visit to Propriano on the way back.

  • Day6

    Bonifacio

    (+ 100 m/ -100 m, 6km; 2 hours)

    This fortified city in the extreme south of the island stands proud and tall before her Italian neighbour, the island of Sardinia. Stroll along the ramparts, perched at the top of limestone cliffs, diving straight down into the sea. Boat trip excursion to discover the incredible variety of marine heritage.
    Return to Ajaccio by late afternoon.


Highlights


  • Discover Corsica's astounding geographical diversity
  • Walk through the fortified city of Bonifacio
  • Le massif de Bavella a true paradise for walker
  • Close your eyes and smell the fragrance of the maquis, an exquisite collection of pungent wild thyme, rosemary, sage and mint,
  • Spectacular walk on the Coscione's plateau

In a Nutshell

  • Start location:

    Ajaccio

  • Finish Location:

    Ajaccio

  • Accomodation:

    Hotels: 5 nights

  • Type:

    Small group



What's included


  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 5 Nights accommodation
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Admission fees to sites visited

Cost

  • 06 Days:

    from

  • $2400.00 cad

    based on double occupancy

Next departures, 2016