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Calvi - Galeria - Porto - Cargese 7 - 13 days (May-15th - October-15th)

Corsica: Mare e Monti North walking holiday

From Calvi to Galeria, Porto and Cargese (standard**)
(For the Plus**/*** version H13-plus you click here)

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The Mare e Monti North lets you enjoy all the contrasts and colors of the island. It is one of the five classic walks in Corsica that snakes around the foot of the massifs, which leads through some lovely forests and villages.

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Setting off from the Balagne you will head inland towards the high summits, enticing views of sweeping bays, rocky creeks and glistening waters are forever present.

This holiday would appeal to anyone used to walking regularly and in good shape. With eleven days of easy to moderate walking you will discover the richness of Corsica and one of the most beautiful corners of the island.

Numerous pleasures are waiting to be discovered, from the high airy mountain peaks of Bonifatu, the trail leads past the reserve of Scandola an area protected by Unesco and classed as a site of world beauty.

In the Gulf of Girolata you stay in a bungalow park in the unique little fishing village of Girolata which is accessible only by boat or foot. Good place for and extra night and start of a boat trip!

The Tra Mare et Monti Nord starts in Calenzana, 12 km South of Calvi (by the D151) and ends in Cargese, at about 50 km North-Western of Ajaccio. The whole trail can be divided in three parts:(Porto being a nice seaside resort at the Golfe dePorto

H13-standard**From Calvi to Galeria, Porto and Cargese (This page)
(For the Plus**/*** version H13-plus you click here)

Chambre d'Hôtes and hotels, (1 Gîte=dormitory)
Selfguided walking trip 13 days = 12 nights = 11 days of walking

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Mare et Monti North (from Calvi)
standard** packages 2023

Calvi - Galeria - Porto - Cargese

8 days
6 nights
9 days
8 nights
10 days
9 nights
12 days
11 nights
13 days
12 nights
Calvi (hotel BnB) d1 d1 d1 d1 d1
Bonifatu (start with a transfer to Calenzana) d2 d2 d2 d2 d2
Montestremo or Tuarelli d3 d3 d3 d3 d3
Galeria. (Beach and roundwalk
Vallée du Fango)
d4 d4 d4 d4 d4
Girolata d5 d5 d5 d5 d5
Curzu d6 d6 d6 d6 d6
Serriera   d7 d7 d7 d7
Porto d7 d8     d8
Ota     d8 d8 d9
Evisa     d9 d9 d10
Revinda (night Cargese)       d10 d11
Cargese       d11 d12
End of package after breakfast. d8
Bus to Ajaccio on last day

Bus to Ajaccio is not included. There is no bus on Sundays.
Bus starts at 08h00 in Ota and at 08h10 in Porto. Taxi-transfer from Evisa (10 days package) to Ota not included


Price per person 2p sharing room,
standard** packages **
8 days
€ 967
9 days
€ 1098
10 days
€ 1252
12 days
€ 1591
13 days
€ 1674
Overnights and breakfasts included 7 8 9 11 12
Dinners included 4 5 6 8 8
Supplement July - August € 0 € 0 € 0 € 0 € 0
Supplement single room € 339 € 384 € 439 € 551 € 597
Extra nights in Ajaccio or Calvi, at the start or at the end of the walk.
Hotel** BnB - double room.
€66-€88 €66-€88 €66-€88 €66-€88 €66-€88
  • Lunches take away not included (To order from the hotelkeeper at arrival for the next morning).

  • All bags transfers (2 pieces per person and a maximum of 10 pieces of each max 15kg) included in the basic rates. For more than 10 bags and bags more than 15kg you'll have to negotiate by yourself with the taxi drivers and transporters on the spot.

  • All transfers of personen up to 4 personen are included in the basic rates. For transfers of personen of pax of 5 and more personen a supplement may be added.

  • Last day: end of package after breakfast.

  • Bus to Ajaccio or Calvi Not included. No Busses on Sunday.

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Discount on basic rate p.p. for small groups and families.
See terms and conditions for group discounts
H13 stnd packages 7 - 13 days

Parties van 3 personen :    8 % p.p.
Parties van 4 personen :  12 % p.p.
Parties van 5 personen :  14 % p.p.
Parties van 6 personen :  12 % p.p.
Parties van 7 personen :  14 % p.p.
Parties van 8 personen :  15 % p.p.

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The whole of the Mare e Monti North trail can be done in 11 to 13 days and starts in Calvi. On first walking day you will get a transfer to Calenzana for the start of the walk to Tuarelli. Arrived at Tuarelli you will get a transfer to Galeria or Montestremo.

We offer this trail in standard ** and **/***plus packages of 6 to 13 days.
Extra nights at arrival in Calvi or Galeria or at departure from Ajaccio are not included and can be added.


The following itinerary divides it into 10 daily stages:

From To Highest point Ascent Descent Distance
Calenzana (190 m) Bonifatu (718 m) 581 m 590 m 287 m 11 km
Bonifatu (718 m) Montestremo (276 m) 1,200 m 620 m 1,050 m 15 km
Tuarelli (276 m) Galeria (40 m) 180 m 221 m 271 m 10 km
Galeria (40 m) Girolata (0 m) 874 m 754 m 784 m 12 km
Girolata (0 m) Curzu (318 m) 852 m 675 m 1,135 m 13 km
Curzu (318 m) Serriera (289 m) 360 m 364 m 604 m 8 km
Serriera (289 m) Ota (675 m) 914 m 880 m 570 m 10 km
Ota (675 m) Marignana (1,072 m) 830 m 636 m 260 m 11 km
Evisa (1,072 m) Revinda - E Case (735 m) 1,102 m 610 m 720 m 20 km
Revinda - E Case (735 m) Cargese (95 m) 650 m 380 m 910 m 11 km
Getting there and leaving Corsica:
Calenzana, the Northern starting point, is located close to Calvi that is reachable by ferry from France or by air to Calvi's Sainte Catherine Aeroport . Going from Bastia, you can get to Calvi either by bus (one connection a day except Sundays, duration 2 hours), or by train (two or three connections a day, duration 2h44). There is a bus route Calvi - Calenzana. Another bus line connects Ajaccio with Cargese at the end of the trail, but not on Sundays and Holy days.

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PROGRAM 13 days walk H13-stnd** (Calvi-Cargese) and 9 days walk (Calvi-Porto)

Extra day:

Day 14 : Ajaccio

Choice of 2 walks along the 'Sentier des Crètes’, a trail that overlooks the gulf of Ajaccio with magnificent views out to sea, over the town and the surrounding mountains. There is also the possibility of visiting the Iles Sanguinaires by boat’.

Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary exactly as detailed above, it may be necessary to make changes as a result of factors beyond our control. As a consequence, the itinerary or night stops may be modified and we reserve the right to make changes when/if necessary. Abnormal conditions can prevail in any Moderate holiday; be prepared to be flexible when necessary.


You walk on walking trails with good footpaths and tracks. You need to be used to walking and take regular exercise to enjoy this holiday. There is between 5h00 and 6h00 effective walking each day. The ascents and descents are constant. There will be between 400m and 900m ascension per day. The effective walking time is an indication of how long it will take you, though walking speed varies enormously. The estimations do not take into account time for route finding and stops along the way.

you will have to carry a day sack only, with your water bottle, camera, picnic and gortex jacket.
Our bag-moving service means you can travel light. There are two night stops that are not accessible by vehicle and you will have to carry a minimum of personal gear for the night. This applies to Girolata and sometimes to Revinda which are two spots of wild, natural beauty.
Your main luggage - will be transported by vehicle between the different hotels. We ask you to please limit your main luggage to between 10 and 15kg to facilitate the transportation and carrying for the taxis. It is also important to consider that it may be necessary to carry your bags short distances around at the start or end of your holiday, to and from the bus station for example.

We propose a self guided, independent walking formula. You choose your departure date (you can start any day of the week) and we will take care of all the rest. We transport your bags between the different night stops, provide the maps and good walking route notes. This is a way of enjoying complete flexibility, you dictate the walking pace and rhythm of your holiday.

By Air Direct charter flights during the season from Gatwick and Heathrow offered by Air France, British Midland. Contact Holiday Options or Sky Marketing. Scheduled services via Paris. You can also change at Montpellier or Nice for connecting flights.
By Boat A high speed service BGV, overnight ferries and semi-fast ferries offer a regular service to Ajaccio port. SNCM Ferries - 61 Boulevard des dames - 13005 Marseille. Departs from Marseille, Nice or Toulon. Corsica Ferries, Moby Lines, departs from Toulon, Nice and Italie.
By Bus: Find all information at

Corsica selfguided and independent walking holidays

For all details of our walking and hiking trips in Corsica surf on the links below.

Mare à Mare Sud H12 Porto Vecchio - Propiano 6 - 8 days
Mare e Monti North H13-stnd Whole trail from Calvi to Cargese stnd** 7, 9, 12, 13 days
Mare e Monti North H13-plus Whole trail from Calvi to Cargese **plus** 7, 9, 12, 13 days
Mare e Monti North Scandola H13b-stnd From Galeria, Scandola and Golfe de Portostnd** 6 - 10 days
Mare e Monti North Scandola H13b-plus From Galeria, Scandola and Golfe de Porto Plus**/*** 6 - 10 days

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