Hiking


There is no better place for hiking than Corsica. At every corner the landscape changes. Hike along old shepherd’s footpaths, mule tracks, transhumance paths and customs paths that are dotted here and there with fortified houses and dry-stone shelters. Whether you are a serious hiker or just want to enjoy family walks the paths will take you to the heart of the island, to the Corsica of Corsicans.

The Corsica Regional Nature Park has set up a network of 1500 km of mapped paths to allow people explore the contrasts and colours of the island, whatever the season. The GR20, a path of legend, also known as the most difficult hiking route, takes you from Calenzana to Conca over 15 days. This high mountain route is tough and should only be attempted by seasoned hikers.

It is a total of 200 km in length and the route takes you through heights that vary more than 10 000 metres. The route takes hikers close to the four most beautiful summits of Corsica, along mountain lakes with their crystal clear waters and through deep forests, with commanding panoramic views to enjoy along the way. The Mare e Monti: a path that rises sheer from the sea, from Calenzana to Cargèse, will take you through Bonifatu forest, the small fort at Girolata, a fishing village, the Spelunca gorges as well as the Gulfe de Porto.

The Mare e Monti South: takes you from Porticcio to Propriano, through the hamlet of Bisinao and the Coti Chiavari forest with views of the magnificent peaks of Capu Tafunatu, Paglia Orba, Monte Cintu…

The Mare a Mare North: crosses Upper Corsica from Moriani to Cargèse and Porto. The route passes through the Aïtone and Valdu Niellu forests with their giant Lariccio pine trees, and the fabulous Tavignanu gorges.

The Mare a Mare Centre: links Ghisonaccia and Porticcio. It crosses the most beautiful island paths through the Laparo Pass, Upper Taravu, and the St Georges Pass and comes out at the most famous of the bays, Ajaccio.

The Mare a Mare South, a shorter route: it is a very varied route from Propriano to Porto Vecchio that crosses one of the island’s best preserved regions: the Alta Rocca with the Ospédale forest, the Uomu di Cagna, the archaeological sites of Cucuruzzu and Capula, and the Bavella peaks, an imposing granite mountain that is unique to the island. Around these great routes, the Corsica Regional Nature Park has also developed a series of walking routes that can be done in a day in the following 8 micro regions: Castagniccia, Boziu, Ghjunsani, Alta Rocca, Niolu, Fium’Orbu, Taravu, and Venachese. If you prefer the seaside, you can walk along paths that are particularly pleasant in the spring and autumn months.

At these times of the year, the maquis or scrubland is in bloom and the intensity of its colours and rare perfume can be best appreciated: north of Cap Corse from Maccinaggio to Centuri, along the desert of the Agriates, from Saint-Florent to the beach of Ostriconi, and not far from Sartène from Campo Moro to Tizzanu.

 
  ADRESS - HIKING

A MONTAGNOLA
20122 QUENZA
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ASSOCIATION A P A R T
Maison commune
20117 TOLLA
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COULEUR CORSE
7 Domaine de Loretto
20090 AJACCIO
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MUNTAGNE CORSE
IN LIBERTA

Immeuble Le Rond Point
20000 AJACCIO
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OBJECTIF NATURE
3 rue Notre Dame de Lourdes
20200 BASTIA
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ASSOCIATION D’ANIMATIONS
SPORTIVES ET CULTURELLES
DU NIOLO

Route de Cuccia
20224 CALACUCCIA
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COMPAGNIE RÉGIONALE
DES GUIDES ET
ACCOMPAGNATEURS EN
MONTAGNE DE CORSE

Route de Cuccia
20224 CALACUCCIA
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CORS’AVENTURE
Corrib Bianchi – Route de Sartene
20117 ECCICA SUARELLA
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CORSICA TRECK
20141 MARIGNANA

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TRA I MONTI
BP 27
20113 OLMETO
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IN TERRA CORSA
La Gare – BP 39
20218 PONTE LECCIA
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CORSE ODYSSÉE
Quartier Pentanilla
20122 QUENZA
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ALTORE
Résidence Sainte Anne
20217 SAINT FLORENT
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CORSICA MADNESS
20124 ZONZA
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LA FERME AUX ANES
Ernella – RN 200
20270 GIUNCAGGIO
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ASINU DI CAMPITELLO
Route de Porto Pollo – D 157
20113 OLMETO
Tel.06 03 28 92 00 / 06 03 28 81 85

BALAGN’ÂNE
Lieu dit Campanella
20259 OLMI CAPPELLA
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