The understated beauty of this wild region captivates visitors. This trip starts on the west coast in the busy harbour village of Maccinaggio, exploring seaside villages including Centuri, along coastal paths and through remote Mediterranean wildernesses before heading south to the lively seaside town of St Florent. Off the beaten track, the Cap Corse is a real undiscovered gem, and now a marine national park, it enchants visitors with timeless landscapes and is sure to inspire you.
Day 1: Maccinaggio (6km / 4 miles)
Arrive into Bastia and a transfer will take you to Maccinaggio, a delightful port to the north of Bastia. Take it easy by the pool or take the historical path to discover the village of Rogliano.
Day 2: Barcaggio - Maccanaggio (15km / 9 miles)
You follow the customs officers path 'chemin des douaniers' around the remote Cap Corse, you pass naturally preserved beaches and abandoned watchtowers witness to the battles that were faught for this island. The walking is captivating through a wild and natural landscape before taking the boat from Barcaggio and returning to Maccinaggio.
Day 3: Barcaggio - Centuri (11km / 7 miles)
A transfer will take you to Barcaggio at the top of Cap Corse. The path is more challenging from here on in, as you head around the coastal cliffs from Barcaggio. The west coast of the Cap Corse has high grey cliffs that plunge into the sea, the path hugs the relief and from here you can see the islets that offer natural reserves for rare wildlife. At the end of the day you arrive at the sleepy harbour of Centuri.
Day 4: Centuri - Seneque (14km / 8.5 miles)
The walk today takes in some of the more remote paths of the Cap Corse. You climb past the Moulin Mattei towards the wind farm on the ridge, following the ridge you will have fabulous views across the Cap, passing convents, age-old mines and chapels before reaching the Seneque tower.
Day 5: Seneque - Canari (12km / 7.5 miles)
From Seneque, the walk continues on this ridge, high above the villages that nestle along the coast. The views of this natural reserve are simply stunning and it is easy to see why people call this the island within the island. Passing menhirs that are testament of the age of this land, you descend to the village of Canari.
Day 6: Canari - Nonza (14km / 8.5 miles)
From Canari, we head further south, the scenery is dramatic and contrasting, crossing a Genoese bridge before we reach the hamlet of Ogliastro. From here the scenery changes to maquis, passing chapels before dropping down to Nonza, with its dark pebble beach and Pisan tower. The village is the perfect picture postcard and home to an Ecomuseum dedicated to the original lemon - the cedrat - cultivated in the Cap Corse.
Day 7: Agriates & Mortello tower (13km / 8 miles)
Take a short boat trip from the harbour in St Florent to the beautiful deserted beach at Lodu, or for a walk to Saleccia beach. The water is crystal turquoise and the beaches stunningly wild. From here for the longer walk, you are walking back along the remote Agriates coastline, past the shattered Mortello tower and lighthouse towards St Florent, crossing small creeks on the way, the views are simply stunning.
Day 8: Departure day
After breakfast, transfer to your chosen airport.
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