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Corsica walking holiday Mare e Monti Scandola



Corsica: Tra Mare e Monti Scandola    (standard** packages 6 to 9 days)

Walks Mare e Monti "Scandola and Golfe de Porto" From Galeria to Porto or Cargese
 


Fantastic views on the Gulfs of Galeria,  Girolata and Porto

Small Group discount (pax 3 to 8 persons, 6 to 15%)



 



Corsica: Tra Mare e Monti Scandola walking

From Galeria Walks Mare e Monti "Scandola and Golfe de Porto"
Short standard** packages (5 to 9 days)

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Enjoy every day the fantastic views on the Gulfs of Galeria, Girolata and Porto.

Coast to Mountains North, from Galeria to Cargese

The Mare e Monti North: the unforgettable mountains in the sea. One of 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 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!
 

To go to the start in Galeria you will have to go to Calvi first and take a bus or taxi ( € 100) for the transfer to Galeria. These transfers to the start are not part of our packages. We can help you finding a taxi.



Plus-version of H13b

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You can start this walk in Calvi if you want to do all of the Mare e Monti Nord.
 

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Mare et Monti Scandola (from Galeria)
 Standard** H13b

Galeria - Porto - Cargese

5 days

5 nights

6days

6 nights

7 days

7 nights

8 days

8 nights

9 days

9 nights

Last possible start from Galeria Oct 11th Oct 10th Oct 9th Oct 8th Oct 7th
Calvi (hotel B & B) option for an extra night d0 d0 d0 d0 d0
Galeria (roundwalk Vallée du Fango
if you arrive early)
d1 d1 d1 d1 d1
Girolata (Separate room in bungalow shared) d2 d2 d2 d2 d2
Curzu d3 d3 d3 d3 d3
Serriera   d4 d4 d4 d4
Ota   d5 d5 d5
Evisa   d6 d6
La Marine de Porto d4 d5 d6 d7  
Revinda E Case (Transfer naar Cargese)   d7
Cargese   d8
End of package after breakfast. d5 d6 d7 d8 d9
Not included: Bus (not on Sunday) from Porto back to Galeria or ahead to Ajaccio, extra nights in Calvi or Ajaccio.  After arriving in the morning by bus in Ajaccio, you can go by train to Calvi, but we recommend strongly you enjoy an extra day in Ajaccio!
Price hotel ***B&B in Ajaccio: €60 to €70 per person in hotel double room sharing p.p..
Prices 2022  H13b-stnd**
 per person 2p sharing room
5 days
€ 532
6 days
€ 654
7 days
€ 772
8 days
€ 872
9 days
€ 1013
Breakfasts included 4 5 6 7 8
Dinners included 3 4 5 5 5
Supplement July - August € 11 € 11 € 11 € 11 € 11
Supplement single room € 173 € 219 € 260 € 300 € 370
  • 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 persons up to 4 persons are included in the basic rates. For transfers of persons of pax of 5 and more persons a supplement may be added.

All prices are subject to availability

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Discount on basic rate p.p. for small groups and families.
See terms and conditions for group discounts
H13b stnd** packages 5 - 9 days

Parties of 3 persons :   6 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons :   9 % p.p.
Parties of 5 persons : 11 % p.p.
Parties of 6 persons :   9 % p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 11 % p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 12 % p.p.

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The following itinerary divides it into 7 daily stages:

From To Highest
point
Up Down Distance
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 (735 m) 1,102 m 610 m 720 m 20 km
Revinda (735 m) Cargese (95 m) 650 m 380 m 910 m 11 km













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MARE ET MONTI CORSICA


PROGRAM 10 days walk





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.


IMPORTANT PRECISIONS
LEVEL
The walks are on good footpaths and trails. 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.

CARRYING
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 somertimes to Revinda which are two spots of wild, natural beauty.
Your main luggage - will be transported by vehicle between the different s. We ask you to please limit your main luggage to between 10-15kg 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.


A mix of s, chambres d'Hôtes and Gîtes
MEALS: Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, bread, butter and jam) ; Evening meals in the Gîte restaurants, often local specialities consisting of a starter, main course, cheese or desert.

STARTING POINT and END
The starting point is at your in Calvi at 12h00 onwards. It is also possible to start your holiday from Ajaccio, please discuss with us at the time of your reservation. Consult with us for left luggage facilities.

ORGANIZATION
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.


DATES
Departures every Sunday from the start of April to the end of October.


HOW TO TRAVEL TO CORSICA
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 Italy.
By Bus: Find all information at https://www.corsicabus.org/


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More Corsica walking and hiking trips
Mare à Mare South H12 6 - 9 days
Mare e Monti Nord Calvi-Porto-Cargese H13 6 - 14 days
Mare a mare Nord Corte-Porto H17 7-8 days

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General information about Corsica


These walking tours have a variety of hotels, chambres d'Hôtes and Gîtes with dormitories. See the description of the different tours for the details.

In s you'll have bathroom en suite (budget and standard package).
In chambres d'hotes you'll have private rooms and bathroom en suite (standard package).
In Gîtes you will sleep in dormitories (4 - 7 beds), so sometimes together with other walkers (budget package).

Weather
June and September are the best months to walk on Corsica.


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