Walking and active holidays in Corsica

Mini Contrasts of South Corsica

Self guided walking 5 days / 4 nights

Level 1 2 3 4

Point to Point - 3 days walking
Comfortable 3* Hotels, & Lighthouse
Starting from 495 €
  • Stay the night in Senetosa lighthouse
  • Wild coastlines of the Valinco Sartenais
  • A really magical adventure
  • Porto Pollo, Campomoro, Senetosa

New for 2023 - A mini walking holiday that fits in some of the finest coastal paths in the Valinco Sartenais, this walking holiday offers a delightful mix of both mountains and sea along the beautiful South West Coast of Corsica, an area steeped in history.  From Porto Pollo, around the Valinco Golf to Campomoro and the lighthouse at Senetosa, the walk takes in woodland, hilltops and wild remote coastlines. You can expect some out of the way and unique accommodation, including the beautifully restored working lighthouse at Senetosa, on Corsica’s most remote stretch of coastline, a real highlight of the trip and a favourite of ours.

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Day 1 - Porto Pollo

Take the bus or a taxi transfer to Porto Pollo at the northern tip of the Valinco Golfe. If you arrive early you can take the trail that runs along the coast to Capanelle tower, before returning back to the delightful seaside village at Porto-Pollo, your night stop for tonight. Stay in 3* Hotel in Porto Pollo, B&B basis.

Day 2 - Porto Pollo to Propriano

Today you leave the Taravo 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 3 – Campomoro to Senetosa Lighthouse

A short boat transfer takes you to the trailhead at Campomoro (subject to sea conditions - a taxi may be used). 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 4 –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 back to Propriano, where you stay in a 3* hotel on B&B.

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

Day 5 - Propriano

End of holiday after breakfast in Propriano, extra nights and transfers to Figari and buses to Ajaccio and Bonifacio available, please ask for details.

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 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 : €495pp (May, June, September & October) €560pp (July & August)    

Price includes

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

Price does not include

Reservation fee of €5pp, travel insurance, drinks, site visits and transfers not included in the program, transfer by bus to Porto Pollo, transfer by bus from Propriano to Ajaccio, travel to Corsica.

Starts

At your first hotel in Porto Pollo

Ends

At your hotel in Propriano, after breakfast.

Access

Ajaccio airport or Figari airport. Bus available from Ajaccio to Porto Pollo, please ask for details of transport connections.

Accommodation
  • Hotel *** in a twin /double bedded room Please request at time of reservation. NB. Simple twin room at Senetosa lighthouse with shared facilities and composting toilets.
  • 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.

Level

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.

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. Luggage is transported by vehicle, point to point. NB. no luggage at Senetosa - you need to carry in overnight gear and food for 2 days.