Your stay begins in Corte, the historic capital of the Corsican Enlightenment. 

You can stroll through the narrow streets of the old town around the Citadel Museum, then head off to the Tavignano Gorges or the Restonica Gorges, starting point for the hike to Lakes Melo and Capitello. The train will take you to Calvi and its citadel for an intimate discovery of the region of Balagne. Take a walk to discover the Revellata or the peak of Capu di Veta, a magnificent panoramic viewpoint.

Highlights

  • The lakes, the Tavignano, the villages of Balagnes
  • A short break in the mountains and sea
  • Point to point  - 2 days walking 
  • *** Hotels
  • Start in Corte and  end in Calvi
Duration
4 days / 3 nights
Type of holidays
Hiking-Walking
Accesses
Ajaccio
Bastia
Calvi / Ile Rousse
Level
2 - Moderate
Carrying
Without bags

Itinerary

Day 1

Start of your stay in Corte

Check in to your hotel in the centre of the island in Corte, the historic capital of Corsica (accessible by train from Ajaccio, Bastia or Calvi). After settling in, explore the narrow streets and citadel along the heritage trail (1h30). You can complete your tour by visiting the citadel and its museum.

Night
Night in Corte
Day 2

The Tavignano gorges or the lakes

A choice of two walks departing from your hotel in Corte.  

The Tavignano gorges : The Tavignano gorges, a paved path that winds its way between immense granite walls in the heart of a beautiful forest, and up the Tavignano river. 
Melo and Capitello lakes : Nestling in a mountain cirque are two lakes of glacial origin that are only accessible on foot: Melo (1711 m) and Capitello (1930 m). 

Distance
12 km
Duration
5h00
Ascent / descent
+310 m / -310 m
Night
Night in Corte
Day 3

Corte to Calvi

The train winds its way through the mountains before reaching the seaside and the most beautiful beaches of Balagne. After settling in, you can explore the citadel and the town. We also offer a choice of two hikes:
The Capu di Veta summit : On the heights of the town, the chapel of Notre Dame de la Serra is a magnificent lookout point over the bay and mountains.
La Revellata : The Revellata peninsula is a natural seaside area, unique for its vegetation and views over the Bay of Calvi and the mountains.
 

Distance
12 km
Duration
4h00
Ascent / descent
+300 m / -300 m
Night
Night in Calvi
Day 4

Calvi

Holiday ends after breakfast in Calvi. Extra nights and transfers 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 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, local transfers bytrain , travel dossier with A4 copies of IGN maps, walking notes and access to our guidance application.

Price does not include

Drinks, picnics, evening meals, 5€ / person reservation fee, insurance, visits to sites and transfers not included in the programme, shuttle to and from  the Restonica ( hike on D2), guide.

Supplements/Discounts

Insurance

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

Starts

At your hotel in Corte from 2pm.

Ends

At your hotel in Calvi after breakfast.

Access

Calvi, Bastia or Ajaccio ferry station or airport.

Accommodation

  • *** Hotels in double room. 
  • Single room supplement to be requested when booking.

Meal

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

Number of participants

Reservations for minimum of 2 participants.

Level

Moderate, path with few technical difficulties.

Guiding

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.

Luggage transfers

Only your personal belongings for the day and your picnic. You must take your luggage with you when you travel by train on D3.

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.

Extensions

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:  

Ajaccio

  • 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.

Propriano

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

Porto

  • 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.

Piana

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

Calvi 

  • 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.

Bastia

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

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