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.
SeasonsCoastal 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.
CentresMacinaggio 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.
DifficultyWalks 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 SeeCorsican 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
With stunning coastlines and impressive craggy mountains, Corsica is an island with diverse landscapes for day walkers of all abilities to enjoy. Across 25 day walks, this guidebook explores sandy beaches, forested river valleys, and waterfalls, as well as high mountain passes to lookouts and glacial lakes. This guidebook is a brilliant introduction to walking on Corsica, and offers plenty of information on food, plant life, and history. Bases include coastal towns of Bastia, Bonifacio, Porto Vecchio, and Ajaccio, as well as mountain villages of Corte, Evisa and Zonza.
Each walk features detailed mapping alongside comprehensive route description. All the walks are graded for difficulty and range from easy-going low-level walks on good tracks or paths, to challenging and exposed high-level routes for experienced walkers. The guidebook also includes lots of practical information including a list of useful contacts, accommodation listing, and a glossary of French/Corsican terms.
Whether you choose a coastal stroll to enjoy wildflowers and a swim in the Mediterranean Sea, or a mountain walk with dizzying views across craggy peaks, this guidebook offers something for walkers of all abilities looking to discover the many delights of Corsica.
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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.View author profile
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