Corsica Hiking from Corte to Calvi - 6 Nights

This trip lets you discover the natural wonders around two famous villages of Corsica, Corte and Calvi. Corte is the historical capital of the island with a strong cultural heritage, but also the gateway to an exceptional outdoor playground, offering many hiking possibilities that explore a paradise of sparkling waters and granite. Calvi is a remarkable site that overhangs the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The paths and panoramas around the famous citadel of Calvi will marvel you.

Price from : 760 €
Region : Corse
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Hiking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrival in Bastia and transfer to Corte

A guide will greet you at the airport or port of Bastia and transfer you to your first hotel in Corte. The guide will give you the information needed for your trip, explain how to use the GPS, and answer any questions that you might have. You can explore Corte, the historical capital of Corsica, and its museums.

Day 2 :   Hiking loop to the Gorges du Tavignano

Distance 1 : 7 Miles - 12 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 450 Meters 

From the citadel of Corte you will hike along the Gorges du Tavignano. Follow the river up the valley, among pine trees and granite boulders. Take advantage of « natural » swimming holes carved by rivers over time and filled with crystal clear waters running down from the mountain lakes. About 4h hiking.

Day 3 :   The Gorges of Restonica

Distance 1 : 2 Miles - 4,5 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 600 Meters 

Today we include a short transfer by van of 10min to drive you to the begining of the hike. This will save you some steep km at the beginning of the day. Discover another canyon valley, the Gorges of Restonica and its pristine mountain lakes for one of the most breathtaking views of the Corsica Mountains. We can indicate some spots off the beaten path or pass by the GR20 for some splendid panoramas. About 4h hiking.

Day 4 :   From Corte to Calvi with a touristic train

You will ride the « U trinighellu », a touristic train from Corte to join your next destination, Calvi. This train will follow the coastline and vast white sandy beaches. Superb views and a unique experience! You will have the time to explore Calvi today.

Day 5 :   Sea side hike to la Revellata

Distance 1 : 9 Miles - 14 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 430 Meters 

Today’s exploration starts from what seems to be the edge of the world. « La Revellata » is a sort of peninsula that reaches into the sea, almost creating an island. It’s a breathtaking hike along the coast and cliff paths over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 6 :   Notre Dame de la Serra and Gulf of Calvi

Option 1 : 3 Miles - 5 Km  Option 2 : 7 Miles - 11 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 180 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 675 Meters 

Today’s hike will leave you breathless, both from the climb to the sublime Notre Dame de la Serra and especially from the wonderful panorama of the Gulf of Calvi and its citadels. It’s well worth the effort! 2 to 4 hours hike depending on options.

Day 7 :   Leaving from Calvi

Departure from Calvi after breakfast.

Average / Day : Distance : 9.20 Km / 5.60 Miles - Elevation gain : 467.00 Meters

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Day : 1, 2, 3

Let’s imagine: you are in the hotel which inspirated the film: l’hotel du Nord of Marcel Carné in 1938! This hotel was built in a 1833 building and is located in the middle of Corte main street. This way, you are right in the heart of the historic capital of Corsica: few steps away from the museum of Corsica and the Citadelle. In two minutes you can reach all the shops and activities of the city.


Day : 4, 5, 6

Thanks to its location, the hotel is a good departure spot to discover Calvi and enjoy all the activities the city can offer.. Located on the seaside, only 30 meters from the huge sandy beach which is sheltered by the Calvi bay, the hotel is also close from the city center and the marina (about 500 meters).


Day : 1, 2, 3

The Duc de Padou hotel (formely named The Hotel de la Poste), welcomes you in a mid-19th Century building, fully restored in 2009 to offer you all the confort a modern hotel can afford. Located on the calmest place of Corte, the hôtel is a truly oasis of peace in the very heart of the city. In the city-center, you are close to the shopping zone and all the activities (museum, cafés, restaurants…) that you can reach in few minutes wallk.


Day : 4, 5, 6

The Revellata hotel is about 450 meters from Calvi harbour and you can go to the city center in few minutes and so discover the city and all its curiosities. Indeed, the cathedral and the beach can be both reached in about 10 minutes walk. The hotel offers a swimming pool, a fitness and wellness center, for you to get relax by the end of the day.


Day : 1, 2, 3

The Dominique Colonna hotel built along a river, is a truly peaceful and green haven, and is nestled in the rural and moutain Corsica, on the classified valley of Restonica. You can reach the old capital in few minutes only and then enjoy all the opportunities the Corte city can afford you. The hotel was fully restored in 2014 with many transformations to take into account every details for the hotel to be a confortable place wich offers you a unique experience.


Day : 4, 5, 6

The Abbaye Hotel welcomes you in a former church of the Franciscan convent, restored in a charming hôtel providing all the confor and quality performances for you to have a wonderful stay. This hotel is located in the mini-region of Balagne, between beaches and the city center of Calvi, the perfect spot to enjoy every single activity the region can offer.

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


INCLUDED

Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...

Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Welcome at the airport or port of Bastia
  • Private transfer to your first hotel (day 1)
  • Train tickets from Corte to Calvi and transfers from Corte to the station then from Calvi to the hotel
  • Transfer for to the beginning of the lakes hike (outbound & return)
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.
  • Other transfer

information

Arrival: Bastia Airport

The best way to get in Bastia is by plane to Bastia Airport or by one of the numerous ferries which deserve Bastia’s harbour: from Marseille, Nice and Toulon (France) and from Genoa and Vado Ligure (Liguria, Italy) and from Livorno and Portoferraio (Tuscany, Italy).

Departure: Calvi Airport

 

 

The only way to reach Calvi airport from the city center or your hotel is by taxi, there is no bus or train to go there. If you prefer so, you can leave Corsica by ferry from Calvi to Nice or Vado Ligure. You can go back to Basta by train by there are only 2 trains a day.

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Basic 760 € 290 €
Standard 870 € 290 €
Upgraded 1550 € 560 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included
Bot scann is mandatory