Asco canyon in Upper Corsica
Four hikers on trail on Sardinia & Corsica trip
Three people eating cheese.
Clear blue water beach
Pile of cheese
Plate of tuna steaks and vegetables
Purple and white flowers in the maquis at La Revellata near Calvi in Corsica
Blue skies over the The citadel of Calvi with the maquis of La Revellata in the foreground, a deserted beach and mountains in the distance
Colorful fishing boats in Erbalunga port on Cap Corse, Corsica island, France
Aerial view of the Pietra Lighthouse at sunset and the Genoese tower, L'Ile-Rousse, Corsica Red Island, Corsica, France
View from the walls of the citadel of Calvi on the old town with historic buildings at evening sunset.
Dawn breaking over a vineyard in Corsica with mountains in the distance
The beautifil village of Sant'Antonino on a summer morning, in Corse, France.
Lighthouse on a point
Aerial view of town in front of mountains
Stone bridge over a small stream.
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Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour

Rugged Beauty & Stylish Beaches on France's Mediterranean Isle

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $6,499 - $6,699 pp dbl occ

($1,950 for sgl occ)

"L'Île de Beauté," it has been called. The Isle of Beauty. Still undiscovered by many foreign travelers, Corsica’s northern coast is dizzying. Rugged beaches give way to dense forests scented by wildflowers and herbs. Ascend further and you're looking from tiny alpine hamlets into the plunging valleys below. The dramatic mix of sea and summits more than earns Corsica its name. 

France Corsica Walking and Hiking Tour
France Corsica Walking and Hiking Tour


Start Bastia, Corsica / End Calvi, Corsica

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Intersperse epic hikes through varied terrain with visits to Calvi and L'Île-Rousse, two of the island’s most vibrant coastal towns
  • Behold every angle of Corsica’s remote abundance and learn about its astounding diversity of flora and fauna
  • Gaze at historic architecture and savor the region’s hardy gastronomy—both are a perfect blend of French and Italian influences
  • Retreat to intimate and tasteful seaside resorts boasting private beaches, colorfully decorated infinity pools and luxurious spa treatments


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Trace the banks of the sunlit Pietracorbara stream | Relish the cool sea air as you look out from the windswept cliffs of Macinaggio-Barcaggio—Corsica’s northernmost tip | Follow the curve of the island along Cap Corse through narrow seaside trails, fertile hills and granite rock formations | Tour the village of Tollare and its famously beautiful Genoese watchtower | Sample classic Corsican wine and cheese at a local tasting.

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Hotel Tomino
| *Casual Plus Hotel

Soak up breathtaking panoramas of the town, bay and mountains while you relax by the pool at this scenic boutique hotel. (pool)

Day 3

Explore Corsica’s chillier Haute-Corse region | Far above the coast, hike from the well-preserved town of Lama past enchanting hamlets tucked into the mountains | Venture on a well-trod shepherd's path filled with juniper, chestnut trees and Corsican maquis (scrub) | A hike on Monte Grossu trail through Corsica’s enchanting Melaja Forest leads to the elegant hamlet of Urtaca | Stunning L'Île-Rousse, a seaside summer hot spot, provides ample options for an entertaining afternoon and a luxurious place to rest.

Exterior view of Casa Paradisu
Casa Paradisu
| Premiere Hotel

Bewitching sea views, sophisticated minimalist design and two infinity pools create an idyllic hideaway tucked inside the Monticello mountains. (pool, spa) 

Days 4-6

Wind from one postcard-perfect hamlet to the next in the Ostriconi River Valley | Exquisite views of the surrounding peaks are readily apparent in Saint Antoine, a village often referred to as "Eagle's Nest" | Walk through the historic town of Calvi, set along a 4-mile stretch of turquoise bay | Hike over the breathtaking Revellata Peninsula along coves and gold-sand beaches—feel free to pause and take a dip! | Journey to Notre Dame de la Serra Chapel for views of the snaking coastline | Tour the 13th-century Citadelle de Calvi, an imposing fortress situated above Calvi’s bustling center.

Exterior view of Hotel Calvi
La Villa Calvi
| Premiere Hotel

Luxurious and stylish, this beachfront hotel offers breathtaking sea views and top-notch amenities. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa) 

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip includes backcountry trails, rocky mountain paths and uneven coastal trails. With any route option you choose, be prepared to navigate occasional steep ascents and descents, and keep in mind that the rocky terrain combined with the summer heat can increase the perceived difficulty of your hikes, regardless of distance.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 1 miles* | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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