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Walk the entire length of the stunning GR20 Haute Route in Corsica, one of the best and most challenging mountain walking routes in the whole of Europe: enjoy forested slopes, pink granite peaks, beautiful Alpine valleys and coastal views.


£1595 Land Only

Duration: 15 days
Departures: Various dates between June and September 2016
Start point: Bastia
End point: Bastia

Greentraveller's Travel Advice: To reach Corsica from the UK, travellers have a few green options to choose from. The first option is a rail journey from London via Lille and Marseille and then an overnight ferry to Bastia.  Alternatively, the second option is a train journey via Paris and Nice, followed by an overnight ferry to Calvi.

>> For more details, see: Train and Ferry from London to Corsica

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Details of this Corsican Mountain Trekking Holiday

Rising above the Mediterranean, with pink granite peaks soaring to over 2500 metres, Corsica – known as ‘the mountain in the sea’ – is blessed with a stunning coastline and pretty villages perched high up in the mountains. Its rugged island is best explored on foot. This trip, which starts out in the south-east amongst the towering pinnacles of Bavella, journeys through the middle of the island to Calenzana, near the colourful resort of Calvi on the north-west coast.

There's plenty of interesting terrain to tackle en route, including 180 kilometres of mountainous terrain, forested slopes, high pasture, airy ridges and alpine valleys. Those that want a small detour can hike up to the highest point of the trip to the summit of the stunning viewpoint peak, Paglia Orba (2525m). This is a route for walkers who are pretty fit – the terrain is tough, rugged, and very mountainous. Although well marked, the paths are often uneven with many steep ascents and descents. You will be hiking between 6 and 10 hours each day. Endlessly challenging, this is undoubtably one of the greatest mountain walks in Europe – possibly the world.

What price includes

  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Single group transfers from and to Bastia
  • Baggage transfers wherever possible
  • All meals included
  • 4 nights hotel, 3 nights refuges or camping, 5 nights gites
  • 13 days trekking



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Rendezvous with group at Bastia Airport

Nearest train station to meeting point:

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
Taxi from Bastia to the airport

How to get there:
Train to Bastia via Lille and Marseille (ferry)

Plan your journey by train to Corsica (Bastia)

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
A hotel in Bastia

Nearest train station to finish point:

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station
Taxi to the ferry port in Bastia

How to get back:
Ferry from Bastia to Marseiile then train to London (via Lille)

Plan your return train journey from Corsica (Bastia)