Low-carbon rail-based holidays


Every year, we strive to reduce the carbon impact of our hiking holidays in Corsica. To achieve this, we favour hiking trips that are close to the accommodation, which limits the length of vehicle journeys. For the last two years, we've also been developing holidays that use the train as the main means of transport.

U Trinichellu: a symbol of culture and tourism

History and description of the Little Train of Corsica

U Trinichellu, which means "the little train" in Corsican, is much more than just a means of transport. It is a cultural symbol and a major tourist attraction on the island of Corsica. This unique rail network, in operation since the late 19th century, plays a crucial role in connecting the island's main towns, while offering an exceptional view of Corsica's diverse landscapes, from rugged mountains to azure coasts.

Beyond its transport function, U Trinichellu embodies the spirit of Corsica, providing an essential link not only between geographical locations but also between communities. 

For the island's inhabitants, this train represents a vital link between remote regions and is a pillar of the local economy, particularly in the tourism sector. Its presence reinforces cultural identity and enriches the experience of visitors, who discover the island in a unique and authentic way.

A variety of routes and landscapes 

The train runs on two main lines: Bastia to Ajaccio and Bastia to Calvi, via Ponte-Leccia. This journey offers travellers an unforgettable experience, crossing valleys, bridges and tunnels, while offering spectacular views of the Mediterranean. 

An eco-friendly option 

As well as being a way of discovering Corsica in a unique way, the Trinichellu offers an eco-friendly alternative to the car, in line with a growing awareness of ecotourism and the preservation of the island's environment.

Hiking and Trinichellu, for picturesque trips

Our Trinichellu-based hikes offer an immersive experience of Corsican culture and landscapes, providing a unique and environmentally-friendly way to discover the island.

Hiking in an eco-responsible way: practices and advice

  • Waste management: when hiking, don't throw anything out into the open. Use biodegradable rubbish bags for non-biodegradable waste and bury biodegradable waste to protect flora and fauna.
  • Plogging and respecting paths: pick up any rubbish you come across and respect the marked paths to preserve ecosystems.
  • Eco-responsible equipment: wear sustainable clothing with eco-labels and choose hiking equipment that respects the environment.
  • Organic and local food: choose organic and local food to reduce your carbon footprint and support the local economy.