Corsica: Hiking Activity Holiday

A little slice of heaven (out of peak season)

Corsica Hiking Activity Holiday

Hiking is one of the main attractions of the island Corsica. For serious hikers the GR20 is a must. This is possible from June to September. The hike crosses Corsica from northwest to southeast. It is 170 kilometres long with an average altitude of between 1000m and 2000m. The hike starts in Calenzana in the Balagne region and finishes in Conca near Porto Vecchio. The path follows the mountain ridge that cuts across Corsica and attracts around 10,000 hiking enthusiasts every year. This renowned trail has a route through a diverse array of landscape including forests, granite moonscapes, interesting craters, glacial lakes, torrents, peat bogs, maquis and snow-capped peaks. For hikers this experience is not to be missed.

However, people of all fitness levels can njoy the stunning scenery of Corsica and there are numerous shorter options available all across the island. Whether you wish to make your own tracks and go at your own pace, or go as part of a group, there are plenty of hiking companies that can assist with your plans. Corsica can be greatly appreciated on foot and there is plenty of variety to suit walkers and hikers of all levels. There are many footpaths that have been created to start from the sea and head to the mountains and those that travel coast to coast. The main walking season is between mid-May and early July and in September. Corsica’s landscape is varied and beautiful. Much of Corsica's forests have a whole host of fauna and flora, mountainous surroundings and wild coast are made more accessible courtesy of way marked trails, maintained by the Parc Regional. Some trails only take an hour, while others take several days so depending on your enthusiasm and fitness there are so many options. There are also plenty of comfortable dormitory accommodations exclusively to walkers. Walking maps are available in newsagents and local tourist offices.