Enjoy every day the Breathtaking 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.
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
Small Group discount (pax 3 to 8 persons: 6
to 11%on basic rate p.p.)
Mare et Monti Scandola (from Galeria) Standard** H13b
Galeria - Porto - Cargese
5 days 5 nights
6 days 6 nights
7 days 7 nights
8 days 8 nights
9 days 9 nights
Last possible start from Galeria
Calvi (hotel BnB) option for an extra night
Galeria (roundwalk Vallée du Fango if you arrive early)
Girolata (Separate room in bungalow shared)
La Marine de Porto
Revinda E Case (Transfer naar Cargese)
Cargese (Transfer to Revinda)
End of package after breakfast.
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 2023 H13b-stnd** per person 2p sharing room
5 days € 572
6 days € 709
7 days € 833
8 days € 941
9 days € 1089
Supplement July - August
Supplement single room
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.
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 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.
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
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/
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.