Walking and Cycling tours in France Mysterious Corsica : walking from the Scala di Santa Regina to Piana

Mysterious Corsica : walking from the Scala di Santa Regina to Piana

Embark on a great walking adventure taking you from the heart of Corsica to the wonderful gulf of Porto. Hike through Calacuccia, Evisa, Ota and Porto to reach Piana, rated as the most beautiful village in France.

Luggage transfers are included along with a great selection of hotels.

Day 1

Corte Arrival in Corte. Night in a 2 star hotel.

Day 2

Scala di Santa Regina After a short taxi transfer, travel into the heart of the Scala di Santa Regina Gorge. Stunning views are to be seen from the cliffs overlooking the Golo River. You then walk along an old migration path, sculpted in granite rocks. The valley of the Niolu also offers great landscapes. Dinner and night in a 2 star hotel. Walking: 4h15. Altitude gain & loss: +850m, -500m.

Day 3

Waterfalls and mountain huts Today’s adventure takes you to the heart of the forest of Verghju, Genoese bridges and chestnut mills. The path follows the Golu River through a forest of Laricci pines. Dinner and night in a mountain hotel. Walking: 5h55. Altitude gain & loss: +900m, -554m.

Day 4

the Aïtone Walk to the western slopes of the island. Cross the famous Bocca di Verghju, th valley of Aïtone and its Laricci pine forest. The path overlooks the stream of Aïtone and leads to a couple of natural pools. You then reach Evisa, one of Corsica’s most popular chestnut towns. Dinner and night in a 2 star hotel. Walking: 3h40. Altitude gain & loss: +400m, -850m.

Day 5

Evisa, Ota & Porto Explore the Spelunca Gorge and its spectacular red rocks. Cross rivers over ancient Genoese bridges, surrounded by fragrant scrubland and walk along a superb trail with panoramic views. The splendid Gulf of Porto is your destination point. Night in a 2 star hotel. Walking: 5h35. Altitude gain & loss: +650m, -1450m.

Day 6

Free day in Porto Enjoy your day off by cruising around the Calanche de Piana and the Scandola Nature Reserve. You can also visit Girolata, a little village only accessible by boat. Night in the same hotel.

Day 7

From Porto to Piana Discover a coastline path, which winds up to the picturesque mountains of central Corsica. There are many splendid panoramic views over the Gulf of Porto. The path then descends to the enchanting village of Piana.

Day 8

End of your trip Your trip ends here after breakfast.

titre 1

Self guided WALKING
Level
Duration :
8 Days
From :
710 €

 Included (see the details in "Dates and Prices" section).

Accommodation in 2** hotels

Breakfasts on day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8.

Picnic lunch on day 4.

Evening meals on day 2, 3 & 4.

Luggage transfers.

Your information package (with printed maps and route notes).

Local assistance.

 

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Starts in :

Corte.

 

Ends in :

Piana.

 

Access : Bastia airport, Figari or  Ajaccio

 

Activity Level : 2

 Rolling terrain with some rocky trails with an occasional steep climb and/or descent. Walks average per day of 5 to 6 hours of walking. Depending upon the day elevation gains can vary with a maximum of +/- 500 to 750 meters.

 

 

 

 

Information : click on "ask for information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone : +33 558 48 71 65


 

Customize your stay : add or remove one night or more.

 

 

How to reserve ? see in Dates and Prices section

 

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Highlights

From Corte to Piana in 5 walking days

Awesome villages

Comfortable hotels