A discovery of the customs path from Macinaggio to Centuri, showing the wild coast, Genoese towers, Barcaggio and the natural and historical wealth of Corsica.

The Chemin des Douaniers or Customs Officers Path connects the port of Macinaggio with the port of Centuri, at the top of the Cap Corse. This is a wild coastline, a unique and exceptional natural environment, now part of the largest coastal reserve in France. The area is also rich in history with watchtowers and chapels.  You will discover the extreme northern point of Corsica, the tiny hamlet of Barcaggio, where you will spend the night. This path is a real gem and ideal for a short walking break, another Corsican trail that should be discovered without moderation.


  • Beautiful Coastal SceneryLuggage access
  • Point to point -   5 days walking 
  • ** and *** Hotels 
  • Start in Bastia and end in Bastia 
4 days / 3 nights
Type of holidays
2 - Moderate
Without bags


Day 1


Your stay begins in Bastia, a town focussed around the port. Bastia has a vibrant old town, its closeness to Italy highlights its distinct Genoese feel and you will discover a rich Baroque heritage. On its heights, the village of Cardo, invites you for a short hike upon arrival. 

12 km
Ascent / descent
+800 m / -800 m
Night in Bastia
Day 2

Bastia to Barcaggio

Transfer to the village of Macinaggio, starting point of your coastal hike on the customs officers' path. This trail will allow you to admire the reserve of the Finocchiarola Islands, the shattered Genoese tower of Santa Maria as well as many beaches, inhabitted by the odd roaming cow. The beaches are wild, enticing you for a swim, before reaching the northernmost village of Corsica, Barcaggio.

13 km
Ascent / descent
+220 m / -220 m
Night in Barcaggio
Day 3

Barcaggio to Centuri

Departing from Barcaggio, the trail runs alongside the cliffs that overhang the coastline, before heading off through the maquis. It is a wild and authentic landscape now protected by the Marine National Park and is the largest in France. Take a stop at the Tollare Tower and the Semaphore of Monte Grossu before reaching the sleepy harbour of Centuri. This fishing village, nestled in the heart of a small creek, offers a unique resting place. 

11 km
Ascent / descent
+500 m / -500 m
Night in Centuri
Day 4

Centuri to Bastia

In the morning transfer to Bastia. Holiday ends upon arrival in Bastia. Extra nights available, please ask for details.

Programs have been drawn up according to the latest information available at the time of writing: imponderables are always possible and situations beyond our control may alter the course of the program.

Dates and prices

Departure on request every day from April to mid October. 2 persons minimum.

Please select your departure date from the calendar below to find out the rate and begin your booking.

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Price includes

Accommodation on B&B basis, local internal transfers, luggage transfers, travel dossier with A4 copies of IGN maps, walking notes and access to our guidance application.

Price does not include

Reservation fee of 5€ / person, travel insurance, evening meals, drinks, picnics, site visits, travel to Corsica.



We offer comprehensive multi-risk insurance specifically adapted to our adventure trips (contract no. 7482 Assurinco). The rates are as follows: 4.00% of the price of the trip for French residents, 6% of the price of the trip for residents from the European Union (EU) outside France. For non-EU residents, the rate is €90 per person.

Group discount

Groups of 3 people or more can benefit from a discount. Please contact us for details.

Technical informations


At your first accommodation in Bastia from 2.pm.


In Bastia after your transfer.


Bastia Airport or Port. If you arrive into Calvi, please ask for details of transport connections. 


  • Hotel in double/ twin rooms: 2 nights in ** Hotels (Barcaggio and Centuri) and 1 night in *** Hotel (Bastia).
  • Single room supplement to be requested when booking.


Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam).

Luggage transfers

During this walk you will carry only a small day sack with a water bottle, camera, picnic, trailfood, sun and wet weather gear. Luggage is transported by vehicle, point to point.

Number of participants

Reservations for minimum of 2 participants.


Moderate,  trail with few technical difficulties. 


Self-Guided Walking. We provide you with a Travel Dossier complete with A4 copies of the IGN maps and a walking guide created by our team. During your hike our 24-hour assistance service will also be able to answer all your questions and, if necessary, assist you with the smooth running of your stay.

The digital roadbook

Once you have confirmed your holiday, you can download our application. It's easy to use and it offers a number of functionalities:

  • Precise route guidance with alerts in the event of deviations.
  • View your starting point, accommodation, current position, mileage.
  • Discover points of interest via interactive content with descriptions, photos and audio. 
  • In an emergency, send an SOS alert with your GPS coordinates. 
  • Contact function to share messages, photos and videos with our team during your stay.


Take advantage of a stay extension during your tour with Corsica Aventure.

If you'd like to discover Corsica before or after your holiday, our team can offer you ideas for accommodation and activities. If you prefer to arrive a few days earlier or extend your stay for a few days, we can book your extra nights on the island, depending on your arrival city.

Here are a few hotels we recommend for those of you who would rather organise their extra days themselves:  


  • Hôtel Le Dauphin 2* / Tél : 04 95 21 12 94.
  • Hôtel Kalliste 3* / Tél : 04 95 51 34 45.
  • Hôtel Albion 3* / Tél : 04 95 21 66 70.
  • Hôtel San Carlu 3* / Tél : 04 95 21 13 84.


  • Hôtel Bellevue / Tél : 04 95 76 01 86.
  • Gîte-hôtel U Fracintu / Tél : 04 95 76 15 05.


  • Hôtel Kallisté / Tél : 04 95 26 10 30.
  • Hôtel Le Belvédère / Tél : 04 95 26 12 01.
  • Hôtel Le Méditerranée / Tél : 04 95 26 10 27.


  • Hôtel Les Calanques / Tél : 04 95 27 82 08.
  • Hôtel Les Roches Rouges / Tél : 04 95 27 81 81.


  • Hôtel Belvédère 3* / Tél : 04 95 65 01 25.
  • Hôtel Les Arbousiers 2* / Tél : 04 95 65 04 47.
  • Hôtel Christophe Colomb 3* / Tél : 04 95 65 06 04.
  • Hôtel Balanea 3* / Tél : 04 95 65 94 94.


  • Best Western Montecristo Bastia / Tél : 04 95 55 05 10.


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