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Corsica: Mountains & Sea

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  • COVID-19protected
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Corsica, France
  • Ends Corsica, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Walking in the Scented Isle
  • The Mediterranean’s Most Mountainous Island
  • Historic Corte and Ajaccio
  • Descend the Spelunca Gorge
The "Corsica: Mountains & Sea" tour starts from and ends in Corsica. It is a walking tour that takes 8 days taking you through Sermano, Castel Di Vergio, Ajaccio and 5 other destinations in France. "Corsica: Mountains & Sea" is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Explore Corsica on foot from the mountains to the sea. In 1971 the French Regional Nature Park of Corsica was formed to protect a large area of the mountains, which make up the backbone of this rugged island. Since then a network of footpaths has been designed to keep the (otherwise delightfully scented!) "Maquis" at bay and to introduce walkers to the very best of the inland scenery in such a way that it remains unspoilt. Today the most well known of these walks is the "GR20" a high level ridge walk (described as the toughest GR in France) which follows the north-south watershed of the mountains. However much less well known and yet in many respects more interesting and varied are the long distance footpaths which cross the mountains from east to west, or from "Sea to Sea" – Mare a Mare; as they are called. Based on old mule tracks and ancient routes of transhumance, these routes traditionally connected mountain villages with each other and with high level pastures. Crossing intermediate ridges and following forested valleys, they take the walker into the heart of the mountains, past tumbling rivers, mixed woodland and through attractive villages entirely missed by those doing the high ridge walk. Of course these lower walks do as well tend to be much warmer. For our 8-day walk we have chosen the best section of the "Mare a Mare" North. Starting in Sermano (transferred from Corte) at 800m/2624ft and walking west via Corte and past the lake at Calacuccia, you reach the watershed at Col de Vergio 1,477m/4845ft. and from there, start your descent to the coast at Porto via the charming old chestnut town of Evisa. Each evening you are free to relax and reminisce on the day in a comfortable inn with time to enjoy the island’s distinctive cuisine and wine. A local vehicle will carry your baggage around from hotel to hotel so that you need carry only a light day sack throughout.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT WALKERS' BRITAIN
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 199 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 16 2019
4 - Very Good
Review for another Walkers' Britain tour
The organisation of our adventure was excellent. The selection of accomodation was superb. Movement of our luggage went well. We would recommend Sherpa to anyone considering this type of adventure.
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 19 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Walkers' Britain tour
The accommodation was superb. The documents and maps were excellent, timings were out on the route notes around 30 minutes but didn't impact on our days. Sherpa Expeditions far exceeded my expectations!
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Walkers' Britain tour
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Especially loved staying in Vilarinho. The hospitality, meals and company were fantastic. The Vintage House Hotel...unexpected luxury.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Ajaccio, transfer to Corte
  • Day 2 : Sermano to Corte 18km/11 miles, 6 hours
  • Day 3 : Corte to Calacuccia 26.5km/16.5 miles, 9 - 10 hours (can be shortened)
  • Day 4 : Ciatarinu to Calacuccia 13km /8 miles 4-5 hours
  • Day 5 : Col di Vergio to Evisa 9.5km/6 miles, 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 6 : Evisa to Porto 13km/8 miles, 4 - 5 hours
  • Day 7 : Porto to Ajaccio
  • Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights accommodation on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport
  • Transfer from Corte to Sermano, Col de Vergio to Calacuccia, and Calacuccia to Col de Vergio
Others
  • Luggage transfer from days 1 to 6 (not provided to Ajaccio)
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 4 dinners, all lunch & beverages
  • Travel between Ajaccio and Corte and Porto and Ajaccio
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Corsica: Mountains & Sea tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 29 July 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 July 2022, a deposit of 187 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Corsica: Mountains & Sea tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Corsica: Mountains & Sea tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit France?

    France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through to June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and the wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is France expensive to visit? Do I need travel insurance?

    France is not the cheapest of European destinations to visit. A combination of high accommodation costs and an amazing range of attractions means budgets often get stretched. Traveling outside of the summer will give a better value for money. Paris is by far the most expensive city in the country. By comparison, food is relatively cheap in neighborhood cafes and restaurants, so you certainly do not have to go hungry! Expect to spend somewhere in the region of USD 210 per person, per day on both food and accommodation.

    Travel insurance is an absolute must and needs to include a medical cover that can otherwise top hundreds of thousands of dollars in case of an accident.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

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