Walking and active holidays in Corsica

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Gites & Refuges

If you are looking for simple hiking accommodation, Gite and Refuge accommodation is a good choice on a budget. You can enjoy a hearty meal at the end of the day and take pleasure in talking to like minded walkers at the end of the day before settling in for the night in simple dormitories, or small rooms for 4. GR20 Refuges are basic and often use tent accommodation.

Le Cormoran, Girolata

With no road access, Girolata is a small, sleepy place once the boats trips stop for the day. The little harbour, surrounded by the red sea cliffs and nestled in the maquis, has a couple of simple accommodations, including the "Gite d'Etape" Le Cormoran. Caterring for about 20 people, in small six person dormitories, the gite is situated directly on the little pebble beach with the sea lapping below. You can expect mouth watering dishes, the soup and grilled fish are as fresh as can be.  This is the perfect halt 'au bord de la mer' for those looking to walk the Mare e Monti North.

Refuge de Manganu, GR20

The PNRC (Corsican National Park) manages a series of refuges that are placed at intervals along the GR20 trail.  Manganu, is situated right on the edge of the large plateau de Camputile, a favourite grazing area for animals. A series of plunge pools in the river beside the refuge, make it the ideal place to recharge your batteries at the end of a stage on the GR20. The guardian is extremely organised and will prepare your breakfasts, picnics and evening meals. There is also a well stocked little shop for snacks and hot drinks. As with most PNRC refuges on the GR20, due to the popularity of the trek, the refuges are too small for the volume of people now using the trail.  At Corsica Aventure we provide two man tents and matresses, stocked onsite for our walkers. There are cold showers and toilets.

Bergerie de Vaccaghja, GR20

Vaccaghja is the summer home to a working goatherd, Noel. The stone cabin is situated on a cross-roads of moutain paths and is a festive, social, hot spot for working corsican locals. Its common to see people arriving on horse back for the night. It's hard to say what makes this spot one of our favourite place on the island. We are lodged in tents dotted around the hillside, there is a hot shower and always a traditional hearty meal being prepared. This could be wild boar stew, or 'veau en sauce' that simmers slowly with olives and fragrant wild thyme.  All meals are taken outside in a open air restaurant, so you can take advantage of the view and the lingering rose light in the evenings.

Bergerie de Croci, GR20

The shepherds hut at Croci, on the Cuscione plateau, is a private gite with a camp area. Providing a good level of comfort in such a wild and remote setting on the GR, you are lodged in large, clean dormitories or tents, with toilets and showers on hand. Jean-Louis, a larger than life Corsican character, has has become known for his sense of hospitality, enthusiasm and his kindness.  Dinner is served in a large restaurant area with the emphasis on fresh produce using fruit and vegetables, home made charcuteries, local cheeses and jams.

Refuge du Phare de Senetosa

If you are looking for an idyllic and remote coastal setting, it doesn't get better than this! The Phare de Senetosa is still a working lighthouse, and offers welcoming refuge and room accommodation in a truly magical setting. The building has been sympathetically restored to offer a rest stop on this the most isolated part of the Corsican coast. Walk in from Tizzano or Campomoro on the wild paths, and enjoy the sumptuous sunset!