Walking and active holidays in Corsica

Active Alta Rocca

Family 8 days / 7 nights

Level 1 2 3 4

Single centre - Multi-activity (age 8+)
3* Hotel with pool
Starting from 880 €
  • Around the Alta Rocca
  • Accrobranche, Canyoning, Donkey trekking
  • Historical site of Cucuruzzu
  • Zonza, Bavella, Ospedale Forest, Bonifacio

In the heart of the Alta Rocca, below the magnificent Bavella needles, is the location for this new family Corsica Adventure, the mountain village of Zonza. From your base in a 3* hotel with swimming pool, offering an exceptional view on the needles of Bavella, we offer a range of fun activities for young and old. You can dive, jump, and slide down one of the most beautiful canyons of Corsica. As a family, you will attack the tree top walks, dominating the lake of Ospédale and the coastal plain of Porto Vecchio. The younger members of the clan will discover the trails of the Alta Rocca in the company of a donkey, trekking with great views and finally we offer a number of walks you can do in the region.

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Day 1 – Arrive Zonza

Settle into the hotel, depending on your mood, discover the village, take a short hike at Bavella or simply just chill poolside « en famille ».

Day 2 – Accrobranche and a walk in the hills

In the morning, we propose an exciting Accrobranche, in the heart of the Alta Rocca: zip wires, Tarzan creepers, monkey bridges, and many other obstacles await you. After lunch, you can hike to the Piscia di Gallu, the tallest waterfall in Corsica! A fall of 70 meters down a pink granite wall. This 2 hour walk is interspersed by descriptive and educational panels that will allow you to discover parts of Corsican culture. The route winds through the forest along small streams and offers exceptional views of the coastal plain.

3km, 2h00, +180m, -180m.

Day 3 – Discover  Cucuruzzu & Capula

Meandering through a granitic chaos in an atmospheric enchanted forest you discover the site of Cucurruzzu and Capula, inhabited as early as 5000BC. Discover the fort, the pathways that wind beneath tafoni, mystically shaped by the wind. At the end of this guided tour, pass a warrior standing stone before climbing to a panoramic view over the Alta Rocca and the needles of Bavella.

11km, 4h00, +300m, -300m.

Day 4 - Canyoning in the Polischello

With a spectacular panorama on the Bavella needles, you will descend the Polischello ravine with a fun succession of slides, jumps, walking and swimming in natural plunge pools.

Day 5 – Donkey trek or Mountain biking

For the younger members of the family, what better than a donkey trek from the village of Serra di Scopamena, this village is typical of the area and has much heritage to discover. For the teenagers around 80km of tracks serpent through the forests of the Bavella mountain. Equipped with a mountain bike, helmet and protective gear, try the tracks of your level. In the afternoon, hike to the trou de la bombe, a very impressive rock face, pierced with a huge hole 8 m in diametre. It is a pleasant stroll under the Lariccio pines in this mountain forest, with magnificent views from the Bavella massif towards the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio.

4 km, 2h30, +200m, -200m.

Day 6 - Iles Lavezzi

Time to pack up in the mountains and head to the coast. After a short drive to your hotel in Bonifacio, you can spend the morning walking and discovering the Campu Rumanilu, a clifftop walk with views back to town. Take an afternoon boat trip to the Lavezzi islands (included). Time to relax and enjoy this natural site, explore on foot, take your snorkel gear to explore the flora and fauna.

Day 7 - Bonifacio

Bonifacio has a choice of walking, along the clifftops and the coast of this southernmost tip of Corsica. For a longer walk, along a coastal path to Paraguan beach, before heading onto the cliffs near the Iles Fazzio and along towards la Madonette lighthouse. With views over the old town and harbour, for a shorter walk, or try the walk on the Campu Rumanilu both are wonderful coastal walks and a great finale to your walking holiday. Stay in Bonifacio 3* hotel, on B&B.

15km, 5h30, +255m, -255m.

Day 8 - Bonifacio

End of holiday after Breakfast in Bonifacio.

This itinerary is an example of the itinerary we aim to adhere to, correct at time of publication. Should situations arise that are beyond our control, such as severe weather conditions, or other factors that could put your safety at risk, it may be possible for the itinerary to be modified.

Departure on request every day from May to mid October. 2 persons minimum.

Please select your departure date in the calender below to see the price and click on the button to the right to make a reservation.

Prices : €880pp (May, June, September & October) €930pp (July, August))

Supplements/Discounts

Child Reduction 7 to 16 years : €50 per child

Price includes

Accommodation on B&B basis, activities as stated in the program, canyoning with qualified instructors, travel dossier with IGN maps and topo guide.

Price does not include

Reservation fee of €5pp, travel insurance, drinks, picnics, transfer to and from Zonza and transfers between activities (car hire available), travel to Corsica.

Starts

At your hotel in Zonza.

Ends

After breakfast, at your hotel in Bonifacio.

Access

Figari, Bastia or Ajaccio Airports or Porto Vecchio, Propriano, Bastia or Ajaccio port. If you arrive into Calvi or L'Ile Rousse, please ask for details of transport connections.

Accommodation
  • Hotel 3* with pool in a twin/double rooms, please request at time of reservation.
  • Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam).

Should you have any food allergies, special requests or dietary requirements, please advise at time of booking.

Number of participants

Reservations for minimum of 2 participants. NB. For safety reasons we do not accept solo reservations on Self-Guided multi activity holidays?

Level

Gentle for all the family. 3-4 hours of effective walking with ascents. Accessible to occasional walkers and to anyone in good health, you don’t have to be a seasoned hiker to enjoy the walks. You should know how to swim 25m and be able to put your head under water for the canyoning. Children from 8 years old.

Guiding

A qualified canyoning monitor. Accrobranche, hiking and mountain bike outings are Self-Guided , we provide you with a Travel Dossier complete with IGN map and Topoguide created by our team. During your hike our 24-hour assistance service will also be able to answer all your questions and, if necessary, bring you useful tips for the smooth running of your stay.

Luggage transfers

During this holiday you will carry only a small day sack with a water bottle, camera, picnic, trailfood, sun and wet weather gear.