This tour will take you to Corsica's most beautiful places, with the freedom to stop off as you please.

This original itinerary will take you to some of Corsica's most beautiful spots: the citadel of Corte, the Tavignano gorges, the Restonica with its Melo and Capitello lakes, the Scala di Santa Regina, the Niolu shepherds' valley, Lake Ninu, the GR 20 and the Radule sheepfolds, the natural pools of Aïtone, the village of Girolata, the Spelunca gorges, the Gulf of Porto and finally the calanques of Piana.


  • Corte, the Tavignano, the Restonica, the Golo
  • Private or hired vehicle
  • Point to point  - 6 days walking 
  • ** and *** Hotels 
  • Start in Corte and  end in Piana
7 days / 6 nights
Type of holidays
2 - Moderate
Without bags


Day 1

Start of stay in Corte

Arrival at your accommodation in Corte. We propose an educational trail through the narrow streets of the old town. You can then reach the belvedere, which offers a magnificent panoramic view of the region.

Night in Corte
Day 2

The Tavignano gorges

Hike through the Tavignanu gorges, a valley that for centuries was the communication route with the Niolu. Numerous earthworks still bear witness to the importance of this passageway in the heart of a beautiful valley. The Tavignanu is a perpetual invitation to swim, at the foot of the granite cliffs superbly sculpted by time, or in the shade of the Laricci pines.

12 km
Ascent / descent
+310 m / -310 m
Night in Corte
Day 3

The Restonica gorges or the Melo and Capitello lakes

A narrow road winds through the heart of the gorges, a splendid route that leads to a mountainous cirque where two glacial lakes nestle, easily accessible on foot. The first lake, named Melo, is reached by a gentle path in a mountain setting. A more strenuous effort is required to reach the Capitello lake, set in a deep rocky basin whose sides, in places, overhang the water. 

6 km
Ascent / descent
+560 m / -560 m
Night at Col de Vergio
Day 4

The GR 20 and Lac de Nino

The walk starts at the Col de Vergio ski station and follows the GR 20 to Lake Nino. Most of the route is crested, offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains, the highest on the island. As for Lac de Nino, it occupies a grassy plateau dotted with pools of water known as pozzines (wells in Corsican) where numerous animals such as horses and cows come to graze, creating a unique spectacle. 

14 km
Ascent / descent
+700 m / -700 m
Night at Col de Vergio
Day 5

The GR 20 and the Golo valley

Leaving the Col de Vergio along the GR 20, you'll pass the Radule sheepfolds, nestling in a granite rock setting. Shortly afterwards, the path reaches the Golo, which you will follow upstream to its source. The GR 20 changes banks twice, there are plenty of water holes, and it will be hard to resist a swim before climbing to the Ciuttulu di i Mori refuge (1990 m), the end of this stage. A ridge section before arriving at the refuge offers some very fine views of the west coast. Return to the Vergio pass.

16 km
Ascent / descent
+590 m / -590 m
Night in Porto
Day 6

The Spelunca gorges or the village of Girolata

We offer you a choice of several activities. You can discover Genoese bridges and a magnificent river in the Spelunca gorges, or walk to the fishing village of Girolata along a ledge above the sea. For those who wish, a boat trip to Scandola is available from Porto (around €40 per person). 

10 km
Ascent / descent
+650 m / -650 m
Night in Porto
Day 7

The calanques of Piana

We offer you a choice of several walks starting from Porto. Discover the Calanche de Piana massif, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This hike will be an opportunity to discover an incredible tangle of needles, peaks and ridges of red granite, sculpted and modelled by erosion. For the more athletic, you can climb Capo d'Ortu or Capo Rossu. Holiday ends after the hike.

11 km
Ascent / descent
+500 m / -500 m

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 early May to the end of 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 with breakfast in Corte and Porto, and on half board at Col de Vergio, travel dossier with A4 copies of IGN maps, walking notes and access to our guidance application.

Price does not include

Drinks, picnics, 5€ /person reservation fee , insurance, site visits and transfers not included in the program including travel to Corsica, car hire and guide.



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 hotel in Corte.


In Piana after your last hike.


Ajaccio, Bastia or Calvi ferry terminal or airport. Transfer during your stay: use your own vehicle.


  • Hotel in double/ twin rooms: 2 nights in ** Hotels (Col de Vergio) and 4 nights in *** Hotels (Corte and Porto).
  • Single room supplement to be requested at time of booking.


  • Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, butter, jam).
  • Evening meal often based on local specialties, including starter, main course and dessert. Dinner in Corte and Porto not included.

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 IGN map and Topoguide created by our team. During your hike our 24-hour assistance service will also be able to answer all your questions and, if necessary, bring you useful tips for the smooth running of your stay.

Luggage transfers

Only your personal belongings for the day and your picnic.

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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