This unique and plunging coastline favours an amazing sea safari. Through paddling, snorkelling and bivouacing on beaches, you will explore a wild Corsica that few others have the chance to see.

Unforgettable moments of discovery await you, on this unique trip reserved for the more adventurous traveller! The coastline, will allow you to discover a palette of intense colours, rare fauna and flora, and you will see this world heritage site from a really unique perspective. You will bivouac ‘under the stars’, explore and generally have an adventure holiday never to be forgotten.

Highlights

  • Girolata, Ficaghola, Arone, Cargèse
  • An itinerary at sea
  • Point to point Sea kayaking - 7 days kayak
  • Bivouac under the stars
  • Start and end in Ajaccio
Duration
7 jours / 6 nuits
Type of holidays
Sports & Adventure
Access
Ajaccio
Level
2 - Moderate
Carrying
Without bags

Itinerary

Day 1

Ajaccio to Bussaglia

Meet at 14h at Ajaccio Airport, or directly at the base, on the banks of the Prunelli. Welcome and presentation of the trip and preparation of kayaks for the journey. Leave by minibus for the Gulf of Porto, then a warm up 30-minute paddle to reach the beach at Bussaglia. Dinner and overnight in bivouac under the stars on the beach at Bussaglia.

Day 2

Bussaglia- Girolata

Discover the Gulf of Porto in its intimacy, with its sea caves, you follow this unspoilt coast of creeks and sea cliffs to the hamlet of Girolata. Only accessible by the sea or on foot, the hamlet has a sleepy feel once the boats leave for the evening. Dinner and overnight in a bivouac on the beach.

Day 3

Girolata - Scandola - Girolata

Today we discover the Scandola Natural reserve, navigating among the majestic walls of granite. The Scandola Marine Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, protected to preserve the flora and fauna. Dinner and overnight in bivouac on the beach.

Day 4

Girolata - Ficaghjola

We now kayak South, crossing the Gulf of Porto to join the famous beach of Ficaghjola nestled under the sea cliffs of Piana. After the picnic, we head around the coast in the direction of the beach at Arone passing by the majestic Capo Rosso with its high cliffs, an unforgettable journey in the middle of red granite cathedrals. Dinner and overnight in bivouac on the beach.

Day 5

Ficaghjola - Arone

We will travel to the beautiful beach at Arone through the majestic Capo Rosso and the sumptuous Calanques de Piana, an unforgettable journey between red granite cathedrals and caves. Dinner and night in bivouac on the beach of Arone.

Day 6

Arone - Stagnola

We leave the magnificent beach of Arone and follow a jagged coastline that takes us to the to the port of Cargèse, from where we climb up to discover this ancient town where Christian and Orthodox rites coexist. A short sail takes us to the beach, where we spend the night. Dinner and overnight in a bivouac on the beach.

Day 7

Stagnola - Sagone

This last day will take us to the harbour of Sagone for a last Lunch. Short  bus transfer to the base and then transfer to Ajaccio  airport around 16:30. Holiday ends  upon arrival in Ajaccio. 

This itinerary is correct at time of publication. Should situations arise that are beyond our control, such as severe weather conditions, or other such factors that could put your safety at risk, the itinerary may be modified.

Dates and prices

On our guided tours reservations are possible from a single person.

The OPEN departures indicate the dates of which the minimum number of participants is reached and on which there is still room! If a date is indicated as a CLOSED departure, the maximum number of participants is already reached. In this case, please contact us before making your reservation because places can be freed.

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23/06/202429/06/2024
850
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28/07/202403/08/2024
850
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11/08/202417/08/2024
850
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25/08/202431/08/2024
850
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Price includes

Full board in wild camps under the stars, local transfers by minibus, kayak guide, use of kayaking equipment. We will provide you with one-seater sea kayaks or two-seater sea kayaks.

Price does not include

Insurance, 5€/ person reservation fee, extra transfers, drinks.

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

Sunday at 14h00 at Ajaccio Airport  or 15h00 at the base.

Ends

Saturday around 16h30 Ajaccio Airport.

Access

Ajaccio Airport or Port.

Accommodation

Bivouac under the stars (tents provided in times of bad weather). 
Please note there are very limited facilities and the camping is wild, no showers or toilets on this route, you will need a salt water soap that you can find at ship chandlers.             

Meal

Continental breakfast, picnics and hot evening meals prepared together in the evening.

Number of participants

Solo travellers possible. Groups of 6 participants minimum.

Level

Moderate -  You must be able to swim at least 25m and be able to put your head under water to undertake this trip. This trip is not suitable for beginners. Participants from 14 years of age, sea kayaking stages of 3 to 5 hours per day. 

Guiding

Fully Qualified French Sea Kayak Guide (English speaking). We will do an average of 3 to 5 hours of kayaking a day, accompanied by possible walks to appreciate the area.

Luggage transfers

Your luggage is placed in a waterproof canyon bag and transported in your kayak, take only the bare minimum.

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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Reviews for West Coast Kayak - Ajaccio to Scandola

3 reviews
(4.3)

A very warm welcome and a well thought-out itinerary. Hearty and varied food. Well-balanced alternation of activities and rest....

July 11/09/2023West Coast Kayak - Ajaccio to Scandola

Great kayaking holiday, roaming and bivouacking....

Grace 09/08/2023West Coast Kayak - Ajaccio to Scandola

Our Guide Renaud was fantastic. He really put his clients first. He was also knowledgeable about the area.

Albert 17/07/2023West Coast Kayak - Ajaccio to Scandola
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