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Corsica walking holiday : the best trails from Calvi to Porto by the sea

Corsica walking holiday : the best trails from Calvi to Porto by the sea


Discover Corsica, part of France for over 200 years, Europe’s best kept secret island and experience the best of it while staying 3 nights in Calvi and 3 nights in Porto (both by the sea).
A mountain literally in the Mediterranean Sea, from its jagged coastline and sandy beaches to the serrated rocky summits that soar into and above the clouds, and everything in between, the landscapes are as sumptuous as they are contrasting.

You venture into the heart of it all, immerse yourself in the remote and wild landscapes, we have handpicked the some of the most beautiful coastal walks around Calvi and mountain walks with moderate difficulty level from Corte. Mountainous peaks, turquoise sea, Corsican food & wine, and varied terrain, plus of course a blissful Mediterranean climate all makes a walking holiday in Corsica the perfect escape.

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  • Nov
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  • Walk options from Moderate to Challenging
  • Experience best of both sea & mountain walks
  • Beautiful coastal walk to the Revellata lighthouse, admiring the turquoise sea
  • Swimming opportunities on sandy secluded beaches Enjoy local rosé and delicious seafood
  • Piana one of the most beautiful villages of Corsica
  • Girolata small fishermen’s village accessible only by foot or boat
  • Hiking through chestnut forests
  • The famous Piana Calanches, World Heritage site by Unesco, the famous coves and spooky pink granite rocky formations
  • Walk on an ancient mule path high above the sea, with fantastic views

Day 1

Your arrival in Calvi

  • Calvi
  • Arrival on your own in Calvi. Night in Calvi

  • ACCESS to Calvi  
    . Airport : regular flights and low-cost airlines to Corsica  from Paris , Nice or Marseille  
    . Corsica ferry: regular ferry from Nice and Marseille
    . Train: trains from Bastia and Ajaccio: schedules here
  • We recommend: have an extra night in Calvi and explore its beautiful citadel perched on a rocky spur, its pretty cobbled streets. You will enjoy the great views of the coast, and the beaches nearby. A great combination of historical centre, traditions and beaches! Contact us

Day 2

    • Distance :
    • 15 km
    • Dénivelé :
    • + 220m
      - 220m

Revellata lighthouse walking day

  • Calvi > Revelata lighthouse > Calvi (4 hours to 5 hours - 9.3 miles)
  • The walk: Moderate loop walk to the Revellata lighthouse. There are some rocky sections and you may need to use a carefully placed hand or two as you negotiate the jagged coastline path. 
  • Today’s walk takes you along the "Sentier du Littoral", the path set along the bar rock and follows the jagged coastline.  You discover the peninsula and its secluded little beaches perfect for a swim. Do not miss one of the best seafood restaurants accessible only by foot "le Mar a Beach" ! You return to this same spot after completing the loop around the Revellata. From the Revellata Lighthouse you will be able to enjoy the Mediterranean and surrounding mountains. Return to Calvi along a path on the top of the peninsula.
  • Night in the centre of Calvi

  • Market every morning in Calvi

Day 3

    • Distance :
    • 9 km
    • Dénivelé :
    • + 250m
      - 250m

Notre Dame de Serra loop hiking day

Day 4

Free day in Calvi and Porto

  • Calvi > Porto (transfer not included)
  • Today is a free day in Calvi and Porto. You can enjoy Calvi  and Porto beaches ... and even spend an extra night there ! (contact us!). You move from Calvi to Porto (not included) on your own.
    Also located on the jagged coastline of Corsica, Porto is a small city where you will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, the beautiful bay and its upkept Genovese tower, a must-see!  
  • Night in Porto 
  • Transfer options:
    . Bus line Calvi - Porto: 1h30 - around 20€ / person
    . Taxi Calvi > Porto : 1h45/2h, fare from 200€ to 275€. Contact us

  • Market every Friday morning in Calvi

Day 5

    • Distance :
    • 10 km
    • Dénivelé :
    • + 500m
      - 475m

The Calanche di Piana: a world heritage site

  • Piana > Calanche de Piana > Piana (4 hours - 6.2miles)
  • The walk: The walk takes you inland on a rugged track though the forested valley, climbing steadily and steeply. 
  • Option 1 -  Moderate - 10km - 4h - +500m / -475m
    Starting in the village of Piana, take the time to explore the village before setting off on your hike: Piana is listed among the most beautiful villages in France. You walk onto an ancient mule path that hovers high above the sea, with fantastic views of the granite pinnacles of the Calanches de Piana, the coastline is at its most spectacular: blood-red stone pinnacles jutting out of the sea and soaring hundreds of meters into the skies, creating a chaos of giant granite structures carved by the waters and the winds. Your hike goes through the heart of these structures, called the Calanches de Piana. 
  • Option 2 -  Challenging - Capu d'Orto - 15km - 6h - +900m / -875m
    For those who would like to reach the summit Capu d’Orto, the forest quickly gives way to bare rock, and it isn’t long before spectacular sea vistas open. A steep and sun-exposed climb to the summit is rewarded by awe-inspiring 360° views, including much of Corsica’s west coast. At 1300m in altitude and only 3km from the coastline, Capu d’Orto is one of the best vantage spots on the entire island. Not all is lost if you choose not to complete the out-and-back to Capu d’Orto: our return journey remains on a scenic crest with sea views and then enters a centuries-old chestnut forest.
  • Transfer from the end of your walk - restaurant/café there - back to Porto.
  • Night in Porto

Day 6

    • Distance :
    • 9 km
    • Dénivelé :
    • + 50m
      - 600m

Girolata walk: a hike along the coastline

  • Col de la Croix pass > Girolata > Col de la Croix pass (4 hours - 5.5miles )
  • The walk: From the Col de la Croix pass, at just over 200m, you descend gradually on a partially shaded path that follows the coastline. This is the "Sentier du Facteur", the path that Guy, the mailman, used every day to deliver the mail to Girolata, a village only accessible by foot or by boat.
  • Transfer to the start of your walk.
  • Option 1 - Challenging - Curzo > Col de la Croix > Girolata - 17km, 6h, +150/-1300m
    The full walk from the village of Curzo takes you on a steep climb up to a stunning ridgeline from where much of Corsica’s western coastline is at your feet. You descend the ridgeline in question to the Col de la Croix road pass, where the "Moderate level" walk begins. The initial climb from the village of Curzo up to the crest is steep and sun-exposed.   
  • Option 2 - Moderate - Col de la Croix > Girolata - 9km, 4h, +50/-600m
    The walk takes you on the famed "sentier du facteur" – literally the “mailman’s path” – the path Guy the mailman took every day to deliver the mail to the village of Girolata, lost in time, only accessible by foot or by boat. At the remote Tuara beach you can take a secluded dip before taking a path etched into the rocky coastline to Girolata. Plenty of restaurants there, and a second great swim in the Med sea ! You return to Tuara beach in a loop via the "Mare e Monti" trail (another dip!) and then retrace your steps up to the Col de la Croix, start of your walk
  • Transfer back to Porto
  • Night in Porto

Day 7

End of your corsica holidays !

  • End of your trip after your breakfast in Porto. Bye Bye Corsica...

  • RETURN from Porto:
    . Bus Porto > Ajaccio (2 hours 30) - Schedules 
    . Bus Porto > Calvi ( 2h30) - Schedules
    . Airport  : regular flights and low-cost airlines from Calvi, Ajaccio, Bastia to Paris, Nice or Marseille  
    . Corsica ferry : regular ferry to Nice and Marseille

  • If you want to experience the inland mountain atmosphere, continue onwards to Corte. We can propose you some beautiful extra walks! 
  • SEJOUR EN LIBERTE - Les tarifs et suppléments sont par personne
  • JOURNEE GUIDEE PRIVEE : un forfait UNIQUE de 1 à 4 personnes 
    Que vous soyez 1, 2 , 3 ou 4 personnes, le tarif de la journée guidée est le même
  • LES DEUX sont bien entendu sujet à disponibilité

Consulter la rubrique INFOS PRATIQUES ci dessous:
- pour valider le nombre minimum de voyageurs requis sur ce voyage 
- pour le supplément chambre single ( 1 pers.)
- si vous voyagez SEUL : merci de nous contacter

Supplément par période
    • Indisponible
    • Très basse
    • Moyenne + 50€
    • Haute + 100€
    • Très haute + 160€

Choisissez le standing de votre hébergement selon votre souhait et votre budget !

> Facturation d’un supplément pour toute chambre single ( 1 pers.)
> Voir la rubrique INFOS PRATIQUES
> Merci de noter que votre séjour est toujours sujet à disponibilité

  • Hotel Il Tramonto ** - Calvi

    Hotel Il Tramonto ** - Calvi

    The Hotel IL TRAMONTO **is a family-run establishment, with a friendly atmosphere, recently renovated and carefully redecorated and equipped with air-conditioning. 

    Located on the coast road to Porto, in front of the sea and the magnificent point of Révellata, it is only 700 meters away from the city center of Calvi and of its majestic citadel.

  • Hotel Ideal ** - Porto

    Hotel Ideal ** - Porto

    Located in the heart of the village of Porto, the Hotel Ideal is located at 10 minutes walking from the beach.
    The hotel has a beautiful view on the Gulf of Porto and its Genovese towers.
    You will enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and the air-conditioned rooms with views on the sea or mountains.

  • Hotel Mariana *** - Calvi

    Hotel Mariana *** - Calvi

    The hotel welcomes you in a cosy and family atmosphere.The rooms have been newly refurbished and redecorated.

    Located at the top of a hill, the hotel has an ideal position in Calvi : 5mn walking from the city center. The panaromic rooftop gives you an exceptionnal vantage point over the bay of Calvi. 

    You will enjoy the swimming pool, and the spa.

  • Hotel Kalliste *** - Porto

    Hotel Kalliste *** - Porto

    Located in the heart of Piana, by the sea and just 200 metres from creeks of Piana, the Hotel Kalliste is a 3* hotel with a great panoramic outdoor swimming pool.

    You will enjoy its terrace and garden, and its on-site bar overlooking the gulf of Porto and its genovese tower.

  • Hotel Saint Christophe *** - Calvi

    Hotel Saint Christophe *** - Calvi

    The 3* hotel Saint Christophe is located nearby the city centre of Calvi, with a great view on the citadel, and a swimming pool overlooking the Med sea.

    Near the center of Calvi, you have the most beautiful beaches in Corsica !

  • Hotel Costa Rossa *** - Porto

    Hotel Costa Rossa *** - Porto

    The hotel Costa Rossa is a 3* hotel located 300 m from Porto costal town centre, and 700 m from Porto Beach.
    All rooms have its private terrace with a panoramic view, and equipped with air-conditioning.
    You will enjoy the outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a eucalyptus forest.

Les tarifs sont par personne et sujet a disponibilité

  • La majorité des extensions sont valables pour une reservation à partir de 2 pers. minimum
  • Vous pourrez selectionner le nombre exact de voyageurs concernés par les extensions lors de votre reservation
  • Si vous voyagez SEUL : merci de nous contacter
CHALLENGING walking option 
  • CHALLENGING walking option 
    On some walks, we give you the possibility to choose a more challenging walk
  • Walking level: It is is suitable only for those with hiking experience on mountainous and jagged terrain. 
    Please be aware that this option is for experienced walkers and the level of difficulty of the itineraries can be strenuous: more distance, more elevation gain and some stages during which certain skills may be required. 
  • if you are interested, please contact us
    You can also refer to our page dedicated to difficulty levels here.
Vous amenez votre PROPRE GPS ? Commandez les points GPS de votre séjour !
  • Vous amenez votre  PROPRE GPS (Garmin) ?
    Vous pouvez nous commander les points GPS de votre séjour vélo
  • Forfait TOTAL de 25 €uros
  • IMPORTANT : selectionner uniquement 1 extension GPS pour 1 personne !
Assurance Rapatriement - Voyage d'une semaine
  • Assurance Rapatriement : applicable pour tout séjour dans la zone Européenne-Schengen qui inclut la France
  • S'applique du 1er jour > dernier jour de votre voyage avec Walk Inn Provence
  • Tarif : pour un voyage d'une semaine maximum = 7 jours
    Supplement pour tout voyage supérieur à 7 jours
  • Détails du contrat d'assurance 

TRIP rates 

The rates are per person.


  • 6 nights double occupancy with private facilities
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Day 5: Taxi transfer from Porto to Piana (start of your walk)
  • Day 5: Taxi transfer from the end of your walk to Porto
  • Day 6: Taxi transfer from Porto to the start of your walk
  • Day 6: Taxi transfer from the end of your walk to Porto
  • Our Road Book with detailed walking itineraries, and integrated maps
  • 1 road map of the region
  • 7/7 phone assistance 


  • Transportation to Calvi / from Porto
  • Day 4 : transportation between Calvi and Porto 
  • All lunches & dinners
  • Insurance
  • Drinks, Entrance fees into museums, Items of personal nature

  • SINGLE supplement
    Simple accommodation : 340 €uros
    Comfort accommodation : 460 €uros
    Charming accommodation : 595 €uros

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