Walking and active holidays in Corsica

To the Lighthouse

Self guided walking 5 days / 4 nights

Level 1 2 3 4

Drive and Stroll - 3 days walking
Comfortable hotels, Lighthouse
Starting from 490 €
  • Stay in a remote lighthouse 
  • Beautiful Coastal Walking in South Corsica
  • Self Drive Walking Holiday
  • Campomoro, Senetosa, Bonifacio

A favourite with our return guests, this walking mini-break takes in the colours and landscapes of this most remote part of Corsica's coastline. Thanks to the protection of the Conservatoire du Littoral, this wild region is untouched. Have a real adventure and stay in the beautifully restored working lighthouse at Capu di Senetosa, surrounded by taffoni wind shaped rocks, fields of immortelle, and remote coves, all swept by the light from the Phare. The short break finishes in style in the cliff top fortress town of Bonfacio, with yet more coastal walking. A wonderful discovery of Corsica's South, ideal for all.

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Day 1 - Propriano

Arrive in Corsica, collect a hire car and drive to the coast of the Golfe of Valinco and the seaside town of Propriano. En route you could walk to the tower at Capu di Muro, discover the sublime beach at Cupabia or explore the neolithic sites at Filitosa or Cauria. Time to explore the town before choosing your restaurant on the harbour. Stay at 3* Hotel, Propriano on a B&B Basis.

Day 2 – Tizzano to Senetosa

Drive via the town of Sartene to its tiny port at Tizzano to arrive at 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 starts along a dirt track and soon hits the coast, you will have superb views over the coast, walking through the maquis to deserted coves at the Capu di Senetosa. The lighthouse offers wonderful sun sets, a unique setting, with night in a simple twin room at Senetosa lighthouse on B&B basis.

12km, 3h00, +/-125m.

Day 3 –Senetosa 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 and coves Cala d’Arana, Cala d’Agulia, Canusseddu, all the way to Campomoro. Rocks are shaped by the wind and the sea into some fantastic forms Taffoni, 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 back to your car at Tizzano, then drive at the end of the day to Bonifacio, where you stay in a superb Hotel Santateresa 3* hotel on B&B.

14km, 5h00, +245m, -245m.

Day 4 –Bonifacio

Bonifacio has a choice of walking, along the clifftops and the coast of this southernmost tip of Corsica. For a longer walk, we can take you to the Hermitage de la Trinité church, to the north of Bonifacio, from where you walk to the Capo di Feno, 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, try the walk on the Campu Rumanilu towards Pertusatu lighthous both are wonderful coastal walks and a great finale to your walking holiday. Stay in Bonifacio in a 3* hotel, on B&B.

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

Day 5 – Bonifacio

End of holiday in Bonifacio after breakfast, return your car hire to the airport or continue on elsewhere.

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.

Departure on request every day from mid April 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 : €490pp (April, May, June, September & October) €670pp (July & August) 

Price includes

Accommodation on B&B (days 1, 2, 3 & 4), travel dossier with A4 copies of IGN maps and walking notes.

Price does not include

Reservation fee of €5pp, car hire, travel insurance, drinks, site visits and transfers not included in the program including travel to Corsica.

Starts

At either Figari or Ajaccio Airports.

Ends

At either Figari or Ajaccio Airports.

Access

Ajaccio or Figari Airports.

Accommodation
  • Hotel *** in a twin /double bedded room & simple twin room in lighthouse with shared composting toilets. Please request at time of reservation.
  • Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam).

Should you have any food allergies, 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 hiker reservations on Self-Guided treks. Ideal for families.

Level

Gentle 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 these walks.

Moderate Involve longer walks, generally from 4-6 hours a day. The nature of the terrain presents little technical difficulty but some previous hill walking experience is useful. The ascents will vary from 400m to 800m altitude gain per day.

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Guiding

Self-Guided Walking. We provide you with a Travel Dossier complete with A4 copies of the IGN maps and a walking guide created by our team. During your hike our 24-hour assistance service will also be able to answer all your questions and, if necessary, assist you with the smooth running of your stay.

Luggage transfers

During this walk you will carry only a small day sack with a water bottle, camera, picnic, trailfood, sun and wet weather gear. You will need to carry overnight gear, dinner and two picnics into Senetosa.

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Brilliant walking. Loved the length and the challenge. We loved the Santa Teresa hotel - brilliant room with sea view, super clean, great breakfast and very friendly staff. The lighthouse was beyond amazing. Thank you so much!

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We had a fantastic time in Corsica! The hikes were beautiful and I loved all the accommodations you booked for us. Thanks for your help with organizing a wonderful holiday.

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We so wanted to thank you for the trip. We enjoyed it a lot and the walk to Sentosa with the family was so beautiful !!!