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.
Setting off from the Balagne you will head inland towards the high summits,
enticing views of sweeping bays, rocky creeks and glistening waters are
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.
Mare et Monti Scandola (from Galeria)
Galeria - Porto -
Last possible start from Galeria
Calvi (hotel B & B) 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)
End of package after breakfast.
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
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
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
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.
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/
These walking tours have a variety of hotels, chambres d'Hôtes and
Gîtes with dormitories. See the description of the different tours for the
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.