Day 1 - Macinaggio
Arrive into Bastia. After a taxi ride to Macinaggio (at a supplement) you settle into the hotel. Macinaggio is a delightful port to the north of Bastia and the harbour of Rogliano. Take it easy by the pool at the hotel or take the historical path to discover the village, before heading out to dinner in one of the delightful restaurants in this sleepy seaside village. Stay at a 3* Hotel, Macinaggio on a B&B basis. Choice of restaurants in Macinaggio.
6km, 2h30, +250m, -250m.
Day 2 - Barcaggio to Macinaggio
You follow the Customs Officers' path or Chemin des Douaniers around the remote Cap Corse, you pass naturally preserved beaches and abandoned watchtowers witness to the battles that were fought for this island. The walking is captivating through a wild and natural landscape, boat at end of the day to Macinaggio, your stop again for the night. Stay at a 3* Hotel, Macinaggio on a B&B basis.
13km, 3h30, +315m, -315m.
Day 3 - Barcaggio to Centuri
Transfer at the beginning of the day to Barcaggio at the top of the Cap Corse. The path is more challenging from here on in, as you head around the coastal cliffs from Barcaggio. The west coast of the Cap Corse has high grey cliffs that plunge into the sea, the path hugs the relief from here. At the end of the day you arrive at the sleepy harbourside hotel in Centuri, your nightstop on HB basis.
12km, 4h30, +585m, -585m.
Day 4 - Centuri to Seneque
The walk today takes in some of the more remote paths of the Cap Corse. You climb hamlet to hamlet, past chapels, churches and convents, all the way to the ridge at Notre Dame des Graces, following on from here along the ridge you will have views across the Cap Corse, before reaching Seneque, and your overnight stop. Stay at a Chambres d'hôtes, in Luri on a HB basis, picnic for tomorrow.
13km, 5h00, +900m, -500m.
Day 5 - Seneque to Canari
From Seneque, the walk continues on this ridge, high above the villages that nestle along the coast. The views are simply stunning, and it is easy to sea why people call this the island within the island. Passing menhirs and abandoned hamlets that are testament to the peoples of this land, you descend to the village of Canari, where you stay at a Chambres d'hôtes, in Canari on a B&B basis, dinner at a local restaurant.
14km, 5h00, +850m, -950m.
Day 6 - Canari to Nonza
From Canari, we head further south, the scenery is dramatic and contrasting, crossing a genoese bridge before we reach the hamlet of Ogliastro. From here the scenery changes as you drop down to the coast and the village of Nonza, with its dark pebble beach and Pisan tower. The village is the perfect picture postcard. Transfer to St Florent for your last night on a B&B basis.
13km, 5h30, +650m, -780m.
Day 7 - Agriates & Mortello tower
Take a short boat trip from the harbour in Saint Florent (included) to the beautiful deserted beach at Lodu, or for a walk to Saleccia beach. The water is crystal clear turquoise and the beaches stunningly wild. From here for the longer walk, you are walking back along the remote Agriates coastline, past the shattered Mortello tower and lighthouse towards Saint Florent, crossing small creeks on your way, the views are simply stunning. Night in Saint Florent on a B&B basis.
13km, 4h30, +150m, -150m.
Day 8 – St Florent
Your trip ends after breakfast at the hotel. Extra nights and transfers to Bastia available, please ask for details.
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