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Around Cap Corse

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.

Holiday Summary

  • Total distance: 85km / 53 miles
  • Nearest airport: Bastia
  • Duration: 7 nights, 6 walking days
  • Sunday - Sunday (any day departure supplement)
  • Prices from £987pp mixed board basis (excluding flights)

Features

  • Discover Cap Corse
  • The lively seaside town of St Florent
  • Agriates coastline
  • Charming accommodations
  • Dates available 01/05 - 31/10

Included in the price

  • Return airport transfers from Bastia airport
  • 7 nights in simple auberge style accommodation with mixed board basis
  • Evening meal on day 3 & 4
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Dossier containing your maps and route notes
  • All internal transfers
  • Baggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Telephone assistance

Not Included in the price

  • Return flights
  • Admission to museums and archaeological sites
  • Local taxes (approx €2 per day)
  • Travel insurance
  • Unscheduled transfers
  • Drinks, picnics, personal expenses and souvenirs etc

Itinerary

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.

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Altitude gain: +250m
  • Descent: -250m

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.

  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Altitude gain: +45m
  • Descent: -450m

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.

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Altitude gain: +600m
  • Descent: -600m

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.

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Altitude gain: +900m
  • Descent: -500m

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.

  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Altitude gain: +900m
  • Descent: -750m

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.

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Altitude gain: +750m
  • Descent: -750m

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.

  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Altitude gain: +150m
  • Descent: -150m

Day 8: Departure day
After breakfast, transfer to your chosen airport.

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