Walking and active holidays in Corsica

Southern Kayak - Ajaccio to Bonifacio

Multi activity 7 days / 6 nights

Level 1 2 3 4

Point to Point - 6 days kayak
Wild Camping
Starting from 550 €
  • Hidden coves along beautiful coastline
  • Wild camping under the stars - a real adventure!
  • A great introduction to Southern Corsica
  • Ajaccio, Porto Pollo, Campomoro, Roccapina

A wonderful kayak trip for Adventurers along the south west coast of Corsica. Through this trip you will discover the hidden coves and beautiful unspoilt coastline of Corsica - The Mediterranean “ Isle of Beauty”. From Ajaccio towards Bonifacio, you will follow the west coast, kayking South. This is an authentic paradise for kayakers, where you will discover a pink-tinted rocky coast and unspoilt white-sandy coves. There you will have the opportunity to swim and explore surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. 

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Day 1 - Ajaccio to Portigliolo

Meeting at 2.30 pm at the Ajaccio train station, then transfer to the Gulf of Ajaccio south peak. Learn the navigation basics around the rocks of the Castagna peninsula. Then, dinner and night in bivouac on the beach of Portigliolo.

Day 2 - Portigliolo to Cala d'Orzu

Departure early in the morning to go to the Valinco bay. We will discover a first Genovese tower and will reach a little “cala” of sand, in the heart of the rocky cathedral of Capo di Muro. After a short swim in the turquoise sea, we will carry on our way between rocks and little coves of sweet sand until the end the day, taken away by a calm stream, and we will spend the night in bivouac on the famous beach of Cala d'Orzu.

Day 3 - Cala d'Orzu to Porto Pollo

We will alternate dark basalt rocky capes and turquoise sea lined with white sand. A lot of contrasts for a unique sailing! After lunch in the shade of the pines in the Cupabia bay, we will sail towards the lovely fishing village of Porto Pollo where we will spend the night in bivouac on one of its beautiful beaches.

Day 4 - Porto Pollo to Cala d'Agulia

We will sail further South and discover a coast increasingly wild. On that day we will cross the Gulf of Valinco, during an amazing sailing between rocks and tafonis. We will take a break on the Campomoro beach and visit its Genovese tower. Before reaching the beach, we will pass through the marvellous granite blocks. Bivouac on the beach near Cala d'Agulia.

Day 5 - Cala d'Agulia to Herbaju

Today we will head towards Bonifacio. Obviously, we will have a break on the famous Cala di Conca beach to take some photos, like the ones we can see on postcards. Then, the landscapes will radically change while approaching the Capu di Senetosa: beautiful particular erosion scenes and figures await us. Sailing towards Tizzano, lost haven between rocks, and its small fort. Then, we will stop on the beautiful Herbaju beach. Bivouac on one of the coves, famous for its crystalline waters.

Day 6 - Herbaju to Fornello

In the morning, we will discover an amazing series of rocks, and among them onewhich looks like a lying lion, the famous lion of Roccapina, as well as its wonderful bay. Then we will sail towards the Olmeto Tower and the Fornello cove for the last night on the beach under the stars. Bivouac on the beach at Fornello.

Day 7 - Fornello to Bonifacio

After a last mornings kayak, we will reach the minibus in Bonifacio that will take us to Ajaccio in the afternoon.

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.

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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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, extra transfers, drinks

Starts

Sunday at 14h30 Ajaccio station or 15h00 at the base.

Ends

Saturday around 16h30 Ajaccio station.

Access

Ajaccio Airport or Port. Air tickets and boat reservations available, please ask for a quotation.

Accommodation
  • Bivouac under the stars (tents provided in times of bad weather).
  • Continental breakfast, picnics and hot evening meals prepared together in the evening.

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.

Number of participants

Groups of 6 participants. NB. You must be able to swim at least 25m and be able to put your head under water to undertake this trip.

Level

You must be able to swim at least 25m and be able to put your head under water to undertake this trip. Participants from 14 years of age, sea kayaking stages of 3 to 5 hours per day.

Guiding

Fully Qualified French Sea Kayak instructor (English Speaking). Participants from 14 years of age, sea kayaking stages of 3 to 5 hours per day.

Luggage transfers

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

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Guide was fantastic in every way, he was amazing. Wonderful camping food.