The Mare e Monti North lets you enjoy all the contrasts and colours 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.
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!
Calenzana, the Northern starting point, is located close to Calvi that
is reachable by ferry
from France or by air to Calvi's
Sainte Catherine 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, 13b)
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
MARE ET MONTI NORD CORSICA
PROGRAM 13 days walk (Calvi-Galeria-Porto-Cargese and transfer to
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
Corsica selfguided and independent walking holidays
For all details of our walking and hiking trips in Corsica surf
on the links below.