From the Gulf of Ajaccio to the Gulf of Valincu, this itinerary invites you to explore both the interior of Corsica and the enchanting shores of the west coast.

This balcony path above the sea is accessible to all and can be done practically all year round, with special moments in spring and autumn. From the bay of Cupabia to the beach at Porto-Pollo, each cove, dominated by its Genoese towers, offers unusual views of the mountain range and its high peaks, snow-capped until late spring.           


  • A classic Corsican hike
  • Luggage access 
  • Point to point - 5 days  walking 
  • ** and *** hotels
  • Start in Ajaccio and  end in Propriano
5 days/ 4 nights
Type of holidays
2 - Moderate
Without bags


Day 1

Porticcio to Bisinao

Meet at 9am at Ajaccio railway station. Transfer to the start of your walk, which begins in Porticcio, famous for its white sandy beach and relaxed atmosphere. You'll follow a pleasant old path through typical scrubland to the Punta di Frassu and its Genoese tower. The site offers magnificent views over the Gulf of Ajaccio. The path then passes close to the hamlet of Zizoli to join the road at Bocca di Catruscia. The route then becomes undulating through shady woods and abandoned fields. It follows the road for 3.5km to Bocca di u Grecu (469m). The day ends by crossing a stream and following abandoned terraces, before reaching Bisinao.

16 km
Ascent / descent
+1020 m / -400 m
Night in Bisinao
Day 2

Bisinao to Coti-Chiavari

The path runs alongside the Anghjone stream, which winds its way through old trees, creating a fresh, serene atmosphere. It then climbs to Pietrosella, a charming village at an altitude of 480m. Alternating between woods and open spaces, the walk becomes varied, passing through flowery scrubland and coniferous woods, before reaching Monte Tignoso (653 m). After a descent through clumps of lavender and tree heather, you reach the Bocca di Gradello pass. The route continues gently along ridges with magnificent views, through oak woods, down to Coti-Chiavari. This village, which marks the end of the walk, offers superb views and a peaceful atmosphere, ideal for relaxing.

15,5 km
Ascent / descent
+420 m / -530 m
Night in Coti-Chiavari
Day 3

Coti-Chiavari to Porto-Pollo

This stage is renowned for its beauty, offering breathtaking views across the gulf towards Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires. The path alternates between shady coniferous woods and flowering scrubland, descending until you reach Cupabia beach. You'll pass a memorial commemorating the arrival of three soldiers dropped off by a British submarine in 1942 to establish a network of Allied contacts during the Italian occupation of Corsica. The white sandy beach, with its cafés and restaurants, is the perfect place for a pleasant break. The path then joins Serra di Ferro. After passing fields of prickly pear and lentisque shrubs, you will reach the Porto-Pollo seafront.

11,5 km
Ascent / descent
+260 m / -750 m
Night in Porto Pollo
Day 4

Porto-Pollo to Olmeto

Departing from Porto Pollo, or Porti Poddu in Corsican, the route follows the tarmac road north-eastwards through the Tanchiccia nature reserve, a favourite with birdwatchers. The path winds through the lush agricultural valley of the Taravu river, accompanied by flowering rockroses and wild pigs. The route then takes you to the foot of Monte Barbatu, a historic site that was once an impressive fortified medieval settlement. The walk continues through vast olive groves to end at Olmeto, a picturesque village 363 metres above sea level. It offers spectacular views over the Baricci valley and Propriano and its gulf.

15,5 km
Ascent / descent
+500 m / -170 m
Nuit à Olmeto
Day 5

Olmeto to Burgo

The walk begins with a descent along an ancient staircase lined with stone walls and flanked by olive groves. This first section reveals a picturesque and peaceful landscape. The route then climbs around the Castellu di a Rocca hill. This part of the trail, once dotted with water mills used to extract olive oil, reveals an important part of the local history. Once past the Vera hut, you'll climb towards Bocca di u Vint'Unu (738 m), before reaching the hamlet of Burgu, marking the end of your Mare e Monti Sud. To make the return journey easier, a transfer is organised to Propriano, avoiding a long walk on the road.

11 km
Ascent / descent
+650 m / -770 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

Departures everyday from early April until the end of October. 

Please note that for a return journey to Ajaccio, there is no bus service on Sundays or public holidays outside July and August.

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

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Price includes

Half-board accommodation (except on D2), local internal transfers, luggage transfers, travel dossier with IGN maps, topo guide and access to our guidance application.

Price does not include

Drinks, picnics, evening meal in Porto-Pollo, reservation fee of 5€/ person, insurance, site visits and transfers not included in the programme, 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 Ajaccio train station at 9am. For an extra night in Ajaccio the night before, please contact us.


In Propriano after your transfer at around 3.30pm. Return to Ajaccio by public bus, please contact us.


Ajaccio Airport or port.


  • In double/ twin rooms: 1 night in B&B (Bisinao) 2 nights in ** Hotels (Coti-Chiavari and Olmeto) and 1 nights in *** Hotels(Porto Pollo).
  • Single room supplement to be requested when booking.


  • Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam).
  • Evening meals are often based on local specialities and include a starter, main course and dessert. Dinner in Porto Pollo is  not included. 

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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