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Mountains & Villages of Corsica

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Trip Overview
Caught between France and Italy, yet with its own cuisine, culture and language, Corsica is a land of dramatic beauty. With the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean just 40km from the island’s pink granite peaks, Corsica offers a range of different terrain in a small and diverse island full of surprises. Based in the village of Bocognano, the quaint mountain railway gives easy access to some of the island’s best walking routes, covering mountain passes, rockpools and pine forests from the central highlands to the sea.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Bocognano.
Ends: End Bocognano.
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Walking
Trip Code: ETEB
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Corsica
What's Included


The trip includes all breakfasts, five picnic lunches and six evening meals


7 nights in a family-run hotel with en suite facilities 5 days centre-based walking; 1 free day


Trip Highlights

•    Diverse landscapes and impressive mountain scenery

•    Free day to explore the old capital Corte, or to relax on the beach at Ajaccio

•    Beautifully located family-run hotel

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 1st Sep 2019
Returning: 8th Sep 2019
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Returning: 22nd Sep 2019
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1 space
Departing: 24th May 2020
Returning: 31st May 2020
Availability: Good
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Returning: 14th Jun 2020
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Itinerary & Notes
Start at Hotel Beauséjour in Bocognano. If there is time (after the arrival of the airport transfer), we take an orientation walk of Bocognano, exploring this picturesque village as well as some of the surrounding forest.
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An excellent walking holiday. Recommended. Very good hotel. Interesting and unspoiled countryside. Travel by train to walks a very good part of the holiday.
A pleasant weeks walking on a mixture of forest and more open trails. Hotel is pleasant. The evening meals were better than the very bread heavy breakfasts and pack lunches.
The guide , the party and the walking was excellent. Very well pitched as a level 3. The hotel structure was fine but the food was the low point of the holiday. There was not even a bar in the hotel. Breakfast for all 7 days was a hard boiled egg, a slice of formed ham, a croissant and a decent supply of baguette...every day
Corsica was beautiful in the late summer sunshine. The hiking was as described in the trip notes and I felt appropriately prepared for the level of walking. Good central base and excellent use of the trains to allow a varied set of walks. The last two walks were outstanding, though there wasn’t a day I didn’t enjoy. Hotel was basic but adequate with welcoming hosts. I would definitely do a similar trip again.
Corsica is an absolute gem. The trip was exactly as described, and it just makes me want to go back!
Everything came together for this trip - Martin, our excellent leader, a group which gelled, wonderful scenery & walks that were just a bit of a challenge for someone used to walking in the Pennines! If the weather was hot, there was the option of a cooling dip in a mountain stream at the end of most walks. The free day allowed everyone to choose either to visit Ajaccio by train or just have a relaxing day in Bocognano. The hotel Beausejour was basic but provided everything needed after a day of trekking in the hills! Recommended!
My wife and I had an outstanding time on our hiking trip in Corsica. it was great fun getting on the train in the mornings and off to hike a different area of the island. Our guide Sabastian did an outstanding job of taking care of us and guiding us through his part of France. He took great pride in showing us the countryside and informing us of the local history. We also were impressed with his knowledge of the birds and vegetation of the area. The kikes were challenging and provided a great perspective of the terrain of the island.
Our guide Sebastian was outstanding. He was extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of Corsica as well as the history of the island. He has a great sense of humor which makes any trip more fun. The train is super convenient for the trip. Easy walk from the hotel and usually a short train trip to another village and then a hike. Excellent variety of terrain and views. Usually around 5 hours on the trail each day. Good hiking boots and poles were much appreciated. The accommodations and food are adequate and serve the purpose well.
First time in Corsica and was surprised by its beauty and the variety of walks along wooded valleys and mountain climbs in starker scenery above the tree line - not just the GR20. Enjoyed travelling on the scenic railway and we had a great group and guide. Modest accommodation more than made up for by the views from the hotel, friendly owner and the hearty food. Would recommend going in June when its still very green and lots of wild flowers on display.
Well balanced group and trip in good location for trains to hiking trails. The first days route was poor especially in comparison to the rest of the days.
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