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North Corsican Wonders Between Coast and Mountains

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $2599per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2022  
  • Departures
    Departures on Saturdays from 2 Jul '22 to 24 Sep '22
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All Breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers
  • Boat crossing from St Florent to Lotu Beach and Train journey from St Florent to Ile Rousse
  • Train transfer from Calvi to Bastia
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, coastal routes, island exploring
      from 5 reviews

Mrs Rees says...
Crete is a beautiful island, everybody was very friendly, and the walking was challenging. We were very impressed with the transportation of luggage - it ...
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France: Corsica

North Corsican Wonders Between Coast and Mountains

  • The Island of Beauty boasts an incredible palette of scenery: coastal landscapes, stunning shorelines, breath-taking mountains,
  • Magical places where crystal-clear water, deserted creeks and wild cliffs stand side-by-side.
  • Fragrance of aromatic plants, citrus, eucalyptus and lavender along your walks
  • Based on our popular night,

Corsica is not called the Island of Beauty for nothing. From Bastia to Calvi, discover the north coast with stunning landscapes, paradise beaches, heritage and rich tradition.

Enjoy the fragrance of the maquis (scrubland), carried on the wind from the mountains to the coast. This heady mix of plants includes eucalyptus, juniper, rosemary, heather, myrtle, sage, mint, thyme and lavender. The yellow immortelle has the most distinctive aroma and is one of the most celebrated plants.

Taste the Corsican unique flavours with its charcuterie: richly-marbled coppa, lonzu, prisuttu and figatellu. Fish and seafood are accented with local herbs including oregano, marjoram and mint. Honey and chestnuts are other staple island products. Other delights that should not be missed are the aromatic wines with their own strong identity from L'Ile-Rousse and Calvi.

Through the enchanting landscapes, this walking tour will introduce you to the scent and taste of Corsica.



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Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1 : Arrive in Bastia

Transfer from Bastia airport to your hotel (included). Explore the old port, citadel and steep streets overlooking the azure Tyrrhenian sea.

Bastia owes its name to this 'bastille', built on a promontory in the 14th century by Genoese governors. In the shelter of its ramparts, it's a village within the city. Each alleyway leads to a monument.
You stay at Hotel Le Bastia*** (Breakfast included)

Day 2: At Bastia 6 km / 3.7 MI / 4.5 Hours

Transfer to Cardo, a quaint village. This place opens a splendid door to the wild, preserved Cap Corse, punctuated with Genoese towers and maquis scrublands, secret rivers and unexpected forests. Along your walk, discover beautiful views of Bastia and St Florent.

In the afternoon, enjoy a walk in Bastia. This is a lively town, an impression that is intensified as you stroll through Place Saint Nicolas, a popular meeting-place for locals, or the Place du Marche, which is always colourful and bustling.
You stay at Hotel Le Bastia*** (Breakfast and picnic lunch included)

Day 3: Bastia - St Florent 15 km / 9 MI / 4 Hours

After a transfer, walk on the coastal path to Punta Vecchiaia. Enjoy wonderful sceneries over the Gulf of St Florent. Possibility to stop at a wine estate in St Florent.

Wander through the old town, discovering the citadel, an extraordinary monument from the Genoese period, then make a short visit to the attractive Romanesque church of Santa Maria Assunta, before enjoying a well-earned aperitif along the marina, which is the best place to admire the sunset on the natural bay while having a drink on a terrace.
You stay at Hotel Le Tettola*** (Breakfast included)

Day 4 : At St Florent 12 km / 7 MI / 2.5 Hours

Explore the Agriates Desert, a fascinating rugged territory of unspoilt landscapes, rich fauna, and paradisical beaches. Walk through this protected natural site and reach a quiet, undisturbed realm of nature at the Lotu beach, one of the hidden gems of Corsica. Then continue along magnificent coastal path with small creeks and crystal water.
You stay at Hotel Le Tettola*** (Breakfast included)

Day 5 : St Florent - Ile Rousse - Calvi 14 km / 8.5 MI / 3.5 Hours

Transfer to Ile Rousse. Built on one of the most beautiful bays of the Balagne, the Ile-Rousse owes its name to the presence of a small islet of red porphyry. Enjoy the enchanting scenery of maquis scrublands and granite rocks. Then follow the coast on board of the famous Trinighellu train with superb panorama. Walk to unspoilt beaches before reaching the light house Revellata.
You stay at Hotel Le Revellata*** (Breakfast included)

Day 6 : At Calvi 5 or 10 km / 3 or 6 MI / 3 or 5 Hours

Explore the mountains and enjoy fragrance of aromatics herbs and wonderful landscapes overlooking Calvi. Then, wander in Calvi (Birthplace of Christopher Columbus) a Genoese citadel set on the sea and surrounded by rocky mountains that cast their shadow on the waters. This place offers a labyrinth of picturesque streets and a pretty port with bars and restaurants for a fabulous dining experience.
You stay at Hotel Le Revellata*** (Breakfast included)

Day 7 : Calvi - Bastia

Transfer from Calvi to Bastia. Calvi to Bastia. Transfer by train longing the coast with stunning views. Then enjoy the lively seaside resort of Bastia between small yachts and polychrome fishing boats, which invites you to stroll around at any time.
You stay at Hotel A Storia*** (Breakfast included)

Day 8 : Leave Bastia

Transfer from your hotel to the airport (included)

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Hotel Le Bastia, Bastia

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Located on the hill of Bastia and overlooking the city, the hotel has a panoramic view and nearby shops and offers a fitness area and a swimming pool..


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Hotel Le Tettola, Saint Florent

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This hotel offers a private beach area, a heated seasonal swimming pool in its garden and a bar. Sea or mountain views from the rooms.


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Hotel Le Revellata, Calvi

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Warm and bright, Hotel Revellata and its team welcomes you to Calvi in Corsica for a relaxing stay with its outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, its indoor swimming corridor, its wellness area and its fitness room


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Hotel A Storia, Bastia

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In the heart of Bastia, in a walking distance from the train station, this hotel is ideally located to enjoy the vibrant life of this colourful town.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mrs Rees, 02/10/2013

Crete is a beautiful island, everybody was very friendly, and the walking was challenging. We were very impressed with the transportation of luggage - it was always there before we arrived at our destinations. With the exception of the Samaria Gorge if you do not want to walk you can always get a boat!


Mrs Withey, 28/09/2013

The walking level combined with the heat was very challenging, especially in the Samaria gorge. I have done many Headwater holidays but on this occasion I was not prepared for the level of walking from the information provided.


Mrs Oliver, 21/09/2013

An excellent holiday.


Mr Robertson, 21/09/2013

Excellent, well organised holiday, which we were fortunate to share with like-minded people, while retaining our independence


Mrs Riddaway, 04/06/2013

We had a very enjoyable holiday in a beautiful place. However we did not get any briefing from the local rep even though it was promised in the notes and he did not even attempt to contact us by phone. We did eventually phone him to find out what was happening about the transport of our luggage as the boats were unable to dock because of high winds. He collected us from Sfakion and was very informative then but all a bit wasted when we were about to go home.

We stayed in beautiful villages but your brochure statement that every visitor is still a novelty is absurd as hundreds of people walk through and stay in all the villages every day. The description of the Pension Faragi is also misleading : No beards in evidence and no sight of jolly fisherman or any sheep for that matter -just a kindly beardless man with a computer running a very busy restaurant!

We also thought that you should warn people that they need a head for heights as some of the walking form Agia Roumelli to Loutros could be impossible for some with a fear of heights. There is a another safer way over the cliffs rather than across the face of them that was not in the notes and perhaps should be. As it is, I think it maybe should be labelled as a three boot walk.



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All Breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Luggage transfers between hotels

Walking transfers

Boat crossing from St Florent to Lotu Beach and Train journey from St Florent to Ile Rousse

Train transfer from Calvi to Bastia


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Departures on Saturdays from 2nd Jul 2022 to 24th Sep 2022, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All Breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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