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Mountains & Villages of Corsica
One of the Mediterranean’s quietest islands, Corsica is beautifully untouched in many ways. Using a small village in the heart of the island as your base, travel out by rail and explore the quiet trails with your expert guide.
- Style: Guided Small Group Walking Tour
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- Starts in: Ajaccio
Guide Price £899
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Day 1 Bocognano
Arrive in Ajaccio and transfer by rail to Bocognano, where you’ll stay in a family run hotel for the week. Upon arrival, embark on a walking tour with your fellow travellers.
Day 2 Tavera
Take a short local train ride to Tavera, before walking through ﬁelds and woodland to the ancient menhir monument. Continue to the ruins of a medieval fort overlooking the Gravona Valley for wonderful views, before walking back to Bocognano past peaceful woodland streams.
Day 3 Vivario
Today you’ll take the train to Vivario. Upon arrival, enjoy a walk around one of the earliest known settlements in Corsica, Abri Southwell. Later, return by train to Bocognano.
Day 4 Corte
Take the train to Corte. Enjoy a gentle walk admiring views of the Tavignano Gorge, taking time at leisure to explore Corte at your own pace, before returning to Bocognano.
Day 5 Bocognano
You’re free today to explore as you wish. The beaches of Ajaccio aren’t too far away, or you might wish to revisit Corte with its cobbled streets, fountains and chapels.
Day 6 Vizzavona
Travel to Vizzavona and walk a section of the GR20 trail to Bocca Palmente. This part of the trail includes sections through pine and beech forests, and wonderful views out to Monte D’Oro and the east coast.
Day 7 Gravona River
Start walking north, straight from your hotel, along quiet country lanes to Gravona River. Cross the river and travel the small, well-trodden path to the Gorge of Richjusa, offering excellent views across Bocagnano and giving a taste of the wilder climbs on the island. There may be time to swim in the river before making your way back to Bocagnano.
Day 8 Bocognano
Your tour ends with a transfer back to Ajaccio for your ﬂight home.
Departs:Selected departures Aug-Sep 2020.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Return airport transfers in France
- 7 nights simple accommodation
- 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners
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