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
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!
Calenzana, the Northern starting point, is located close to Calvi
that is reachable by
ferry from France or by air to Calvi's
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. and a bus from Calvi to Galeria and Porto.
Another bus line connects Ajaccio with Cargese at the end of the trail.
Walks Mare e Monti Scandola (From Galeria to Porto or to Cargese,
These shorter packages of about a week all start in Galeria, In the
9- and 10-days packages you will see every day the sea at the Golfe
de Galeria, Golfe de Girolata and the 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.
MARE ET MONTI NORD CORSICA
PROGRAM 13 days walk (Calvi-Galeria-Porto-Cargese and transfer to Ajaccio)
The standard** and the Plus**/*** variants differ a little bit around
Galeria and in the last part (Porto to Cargese)
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
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 Italie.
By Bus: Find all information at https://www.corsicabus.org/
Corsica selfguided and independent walking holidays
For all details of our walking and hiking trips in Corsica
surf on the links below.