Get back to basics and immerse yourself in the magic of Corsica's high mountains for 3 days, in the company of a donkey.

This trip will allow you to discover an authentic inland island, by walking on some sections of the most famous trail, the GR20. In the Deux Sorru region, you'll explore the magnificent village of Soccia, meet local shepherds and immerse yourself in the heart of a sumptuous natural environment, with nights spent in bivouacs under the stars.


  • Lake Creno, Lake Nino
  • Easy walks and swimming
  • Self-guided holiday - Children aged 7 and over 
  • Bivouac near a sheepfold
  • Start and end in Soccia
3 days and 2 nights
Type of holidays
1 - Gentle
Without bags


Day 1

Soccia to Vaccaghja Bergerie

Drive to Soccia, high in the mountains of the Deux Sorru, in the west of Corsica. From the valley of Soru, you discover a really authentic Corsica. The area is brimming with picturesque villages of stone houses backed by high granite mountains and beautiful hidden lakes. This land was a land of bandits who hid in the maquis, of honour vendettas, and of transhumance trails that you take in the footsteps of the shepherds of yesteryear. You make your way out of the village of Soccia, at the foot of St Eliseo mountain. After a short time you pass the legendary lake at Creno, it is covered with lily pads, its pozzine and some rare specimens of Drosera (a Carnivorous plant) make it a unique place in Corsica. Creno is the only mountain lake in the heart of a forest so it makes it quite special. After passing the lake, you then climb to the refuge at Manganu and head onto the plateau to find the Bergerie de Vaccaghja. Stay in tent accommodation at the Bergerie de Vaccaghja. Full Board.

9 km
Ascent / descent
+710 m / -100 m
Night in Vaccaghja
Day 2

Le lac de Nino

You will discover the source of the Tavignano as well as the beautiful lake Lac de Nino, which gives you an authentic feeling of freedom. The former glacial lake, a pearl of the Corsican mountains, is surrounded by impressive pozzines and wild horses living freely. 

8 km
Ascent / descent
+150 m / -150 m
Night in Vaccaghja
Day 3

Bergeries de Vaccaghja to Soccia

You hike back over the Campotile plateau through the Zoicu gorge to Soccia and pass the Bergeries de l'Izzola and de L'Arate before reaching the Parking de la Croix car park and the village. Here you say goodbye to your donkey. Holiday ends after the hike in Soccia. 

9 km
Ascent / descent
+100 m / -710 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 on request every day from early June to mid-September. Registration possible for 2 people or more.

For safety reasons during the hikes, we cannot accept the registration of a single adult accompanied by one or more children (under 16) on this trip. Thank you for your understanding.

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, picnics (except on D1), donkey and pack hire, travel dossier with IGN maps, topo guide 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, transfer from and to Soccia, guide.


Discount for children under 12 years: 20€ / child


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. See insurance details.

Group discount

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

Technical informations


From the car park "Parking de la Croix" above the village of Soccia.


After your walk, ar park "Parking de la Croix" above the village of Soccia.


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


Simple bivouacs at shepherds cabins under the stars, this is wild camping, limited facilities (no toilets at Vaccaghja).


  • Simple Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, long life bread, butter, jam).
  • Picnic lunches for days 2 and  3.
  • Evening meals ( night 1 and 2) are often based on local and specialities and include a starter, main course and dessert.


Self-guided tour. We provide you with a travel pack with IGN maps and a complete topographical guide produced by our team. During your hike, our 24-hour assistance service will also be able to answer any questions you may have and, if necessary, give you advice on how to make the most of your stay.


Gentle - accessible to children aged 7 ( minimum) and over  and anyone in good health. See our level ratings. 

Number of participants

A minimum of 2 people is required to register. For safety reasons, we cannot accept single adults accompanied by one or more children (under 16) on this tour.

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 only if you choose the donkey hire. You will need to take your overnight gear for the 3 nights including sleeping bag.

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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