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Mountains, Gulfs and Coast: walking from Galeria to Cargese

Corsica walking: Mare e Monti Scandola 6 - 10 days (May-15th October)

Chambre d'Hôtes and hotels, (1 Gîte=dormitory in standard packages)
Selfguided walking trip 10 days = 9 nights = 8 days of walking

All details  (H13b) Mare e Monti Scandola **/*** plus packages

All details (H13b) Mare e Monti Scandola ** standard packages

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Corsica: Mare e Monti Scandola walk

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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. The Scandola walk is a shortend version starting in Galeria.


Setting off Scandola 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.The Scandola 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!

This page concerns a Corsica walk with start from Galeria (Bus from Calvi to Galeria not on Sunday! Taxi 100)

You can Include an extra night in Calvi before the walk and/or a night in Ajaccio (after the walk). Mail us for more details on these options. Contact

Walks Mare e Monti "Scandola and Golfe de Porto"
Short packages (6 to 10 days)

These shorter packages of about a week all start in Galeria. You will see every day the sea at the Golfe de Galeria, Golfe de Girolata and Golfe de Porto.

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 with the taxi if you want.

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The following itinerary divides it into 7 daily stages:

From To Highest point Ascent Descent 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 - 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


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.


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 somertimes 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 10-15kg 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.

LODGING: A mix of hotels, 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.

The starting point is at your hotel 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.

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.

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

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.
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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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