Day 1 - Ajaccio
Arriving at Ajaccio airport, it is just a short ride into the town. Time to settle into your central hotel before exploring Ajaccio, the capital of Southern Corsica. The town has a backdrop of hills with a lovely trail called the ‘Sentier des Crêtes’ a ridge walk that gives fantastic views of the bay and an aerial view of the town. The maquis at this altitude offers a host of plants,strawberry trees, wild myrtle, garlic, orchids, bright yellow broom and heather. Stay in comfortable 3* Hotel Ajaccio on B&B.
6km/11km, 2h00/4h00,+140m/+340m, -140m/-340m.
Day 2 - Coti Chiavari to Porto Pollo
After a small transfer the walk from Coti-Chiavari has some of the best views of the southern end of the Gulf of Ajaccio with its hidden coves and watchtowers. The view opens on the Gulf of Valinco and the mountains of the South East before dropping down to the beach at Cupabia. The trail runs along the beach made of fine sand and the water is pure and transparent so don’t forget your swimming gear. You then walk the coast to Capanelle tower, before arriving at the delightful seaside village at Porto- Pollo, your night stop for tonight. Stay in 3* Hotel in Porto Pollo, B&B basis.
10km, 4h00, +260m, -750m.
Day 3 - Porto Pollo to Propriano
Today you leave the Tavaro valley, we give you a lift to the trailhead before you climb along the ridge to the perched village of Olmeto. The maquis cloaked hills rise high above the Golfe of Valinco, past shepherds huts, watchtowers and olive groves and the views are superb. Olmeto is a very atmospheric village, with a great view over the Valinco. After visiting the village, drop down to Barracci beach at Propriano, before arriving at your comfortable 3* Hotel on a B&B basis.
15km, 5h30, +500m, -521m.
Day 4 – Campomoro to Senetosa Lighthouse
A short taxi ride takes you to the trailhead. You won’t see your luggage tonight and you will need to carry in provisions for meals. This is a real adventure, you are walking into the most remote lighthouse on Corsica, in an area of truly outstanding beauty. The walk in is over the ridge, with superb views over the coast, through the maquis to deserted coves at the Capu di Senetosa where you finally catch sight of the lighthouse, nestled in the rocks. A truly unique setting, night in a simple twin room at Senetosa lighthouse on B&B basis.
14km, 5h30, +450m, -450m.
Day 5 –Senetosa Lighthouse to Campomoro
Climb to the Genoese tower high above Senetosa lighthouse, with views over the southern Corsican mountains. Follow the ridge before dropping down to Cala di Conca bay, your coastal path takes you to all the bays on this remarkable coastline all the way to Campomoro. Rocks are shaped by the wind, and the sea very tempting for a quick dip. Arrive at Campomoro and the largest Genoese tower on the island After the adventure, a taxi takes you at the end of the day to Bonifacio, where you stay in a 3* hotel on B&B.
14km, 5h00, +245m, -245m.
Day 6 – La Trinité to Bonifacio
Bonifacio has a choice of walking, along the clifftops and the coast of this southernmost tip of Corsica. For a longer walk, a coastal path takes you towards La Trinité and Paraguan beach, before heading onto the cliffs near the Iles Fazzio and along towards la Madonette lighthouse. For an alternative take the trail towards Pertusatu, and Corsica's lands end. A great finale to your walking holiday. Stay in Bonifacio in a 3* hotel, on B&B.
10km, 3h00, +300m, -300m.
Day 7 – Bonifacio
End of holiday after breakfast in Bonifacio, extra nights and transfers to Figari and buses to Ajaccio available, please ask for details.
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