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The French island of Corsica has always been a fascinating land with its 1,000km long coastline and more than 200 beaches that surround a mountainous (86 percent) interior. The Corsican mountains feature 21 summits of over 2,000m, as well as the GR20 (Grande Randonnée 20), known as the toughest long-distance trail in Europe. Another spectacular trail on the island is the Mare a Mare, or "Sea to Sea", which crosses the mountains from east to west and of which you can walk the northern part on our Corsica: Mountains & Sea self guided walking holiday. Based on old mule tracks and ancient routes of transhumance, the route traditionally connected mountain villages with each other and with high level pastures. Crossing intermediate ridges, spectacular gorges and following forested valleys, get into the heart of the mountains, past tumbling rivers, mixed woodland and through attractive villages. Then make your way to the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Ajaccio, the capital town of Corsica, lies on the island’s rugged west coast. Although a busy cosmopolitan Mediterranean coastal town, it is a pleasant place to spend a few days. Enjoy the impressive harbour and old winding streets where you’ll have plenty of choice of little restaurants and boutique shops. Ajaccio is also the place where Napoleon Bonaparte was born. You can visit his home, which is now a museum.

The island of Corsica hosts lots of small festivals throughout the year and with its rich cultural heritage, dense forests and white sandy beaches along the Mediterranean Sea it is a fantastic destination for walking and cycling. So, finding a good reason to visit the third biggest island in the Mediterranean shouldn’t be difficult.


 

Personal Experience of Corsica

We've been walking and cycling in France for five decades and are passionate about delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling under your own steam.

Self Guided Travel Specialists in Corsica

We have have been operating active self guided walking & cycling holidays for 50 years. We handle all the necessary logistics so that you can relax and explore Corsica at your own pace. Many of our tours depart daily, giving you even greater flexibility.

Great Value & Quality Corsica Holidays

Our active holidays in Corsica are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your trip in Corsica.



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International Dialing Code

+33

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in France is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see www.schengenvisainfo.com/schengen-visa-countries-list/ for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

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We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.