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Walking on Corsica

25 mountain and coastal day walks

Guidebook describing 25 day walks on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. The graded routes, which cover both the coast and the mountainous inland, showcase Corsica's beautiful landscapes, visiting cliffs, inlets, forests, river gorges, waterfalls, maquis shrubland, peaks and historic sites. With information about history, plants and wildlife.


Coastal routes suitable for year-round walking, with April-June best for wildflowers. Due to snow, inland mountain routes are suitable for walking between late June and September.


Macinaggio and St-Florent on Cap Corse in the far north; Calvi, Porto and Piana along the northwest coast; Col de Vergio and Corte in the mountainous centre; Ajaccio and Porto Pollo on the southwest coast; Quenza and Zonza in the south; and Bonifacio in the far south.


Walks are graded for difficulty and range from: 1 - easy going on mostly level ground; 2 - average difficulty, with some ups and downs; 3 - for experienced walkers as can be challenging with rocky terrain and occasional exposure.

Must See

Corsican watchtowers, Girolata fishing village, white cliffs of Bonifacio, beautiful sandy beaches of Cupabia and St Antoine, Fango river valley, the Aïtone forest, the Calanche, glacial lakes of Lac Nino Lac de Melo, peaks of Paglia Orba and Capu Tafunatu, Piscia di Gallo waterfall, Capu Rossu headland, Genoese bridge of Ponte Vechju
15 Nov 2021
18 Mar 2024
17.20 x 11.60 x .80cm

A guidebook to 25 day walks on the island of Corsica. Exploring the diverse scenery of this French Mediterranean island, the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike.

Walks range from 4 to 19km (2–12 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–7 hours. Walks have been graded from 1 to 3 allowing you to choose routes suitable for your ability.

  • 1:50,000 maps are included for each walk
  • GPX files available to download
  • Detailed information about facilities, public transport and accommodation
  • Highlights include Cap Corse coastline and Bonifacio white cliffs

Table of Contents
Gillian Price Cicerone author PRICE

By Gillian Price

Gillian Price has trekked throughout Asia and the Himalayas, but now lives in Venice. Gillian has steadily explored the mountain ranges of Italy, and Corsica, and brought them to life for visitors in a series of outstanding guides for Cicerone. She is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and Mountain Wilderness.

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