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Sardinia & Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour

Alpine Villages & Dramatic Coastline in the Italian & French Mediterranean

From $5,199 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,600 for sgl. occ.)

Wander through Corsica's wild and beautiful landscape, artfully shaped by the island's arid climate. Explore craggy cliffs, pristine beaches, forested trails and enchanting hilltop villages all imbued with a French joie de vivre. Then sail across the sea to Sardinia, Italy's Mediterranean jewel, and sink your feet into its brilliantly white sand. Discover old-world towns, secret coves, seaside paths, incredible cuisine and Italian luxury. Three magnificent hotels, two unique islands, one journey you'll never forget, and far too many treasures to count.

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France & Italy

Start/End: Ajaccio, Corsica / Olbia, Sardinia

Sardinia & Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour Map

Highlights

  • Hike peaceful coastal routes and idyllic mountain trails on the magnificent Mediterranean isle of Corsica
  • Discover crystal-clear lagoons and unforgettable natural beauty in Sardinia, Italy's rugged island paradise
  • Enrich your journey with luxurious hotel stays and the impeccable flavors of two-Michelin-starred cuisine
  • Step back in time as you walk among authentic villages vibrant with unique blends of French and Italian culture
France & Italy

Start/End: Ajaccio, Corsica / Olbia, Sardinia

Sardinia & Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Start your journey in Corsica, nicknamed the Isle of Beauty, where geologic wonders and stunning landscape will take you breath away | Follow trails to the Taravo Valley though a dramatic landscape decorated with granite slopes and Mediterranean shrubs | Hike tranquil trails along the coast passing authentic fishing villages and ancient Genoese towers | Sail from seaside Propriano to the postcard-perfect town of Belvédère | While away the afternoon hours in a lounge chair on our hotel's private beach.   

Day 3 Hike a hand-picked section of the Mare a Mare Trail | Walk shaded trails through pine and cork forest from the mountains to the sea | Feel lost in time in tiny Corsican hamlets hidden among peaks and meadows | End your hike in the chic and alluring coastal town of Porto-Vecchio, gateway to some of the island's best beaches | Perched villages never cease to charm—pause for a café in a quintessential Corsican town | Feel history come to life on a walking tour of medieval Bonifacio, one of Corsica's oldest and most beautiful towns | Dine on two-Michelin-starred cuisine at elegantly modern Casadelmar.

Days 4-6 Travel from one island paradise to the next and discover the cinematic Mediterranean landscapes and unique spirit of Sardinia | Hop aboard a boat bound for the undeveloped islands of La Maddalena archipelago | Explore a national park surrounded by sailboat-dotted turquoise waters | Cross the island of Caprera by foot to reach secret coves, pristine beaches and the former home of Giuseppe Garibaldi, a pivotal figure in Italy's history and unification | Relax at our luxurious seafront resort | Hike rugged seaside trails along the stunning Costa Smeralda, visiting authentic traditional Sardinian villages | Take one last leisurely stroll before completing your journey at Olbia's palm tree-lined waterfront and historic port.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $5,199 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,899 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,499 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,999 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,299 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $5,199 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,600 for sgl. occ.)

Premiere Hotels

Hotel Marinca, France
Hotel Marinca

Olmeto (2 nights)

Casa del Mar, Corsica, France
Casa del Mar

Porto-Vecchio (1 night)

Hotel Cala di Volpe, Italy
Hotel Cala di Volpe

Porto Cervo (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Sardinia and Corsica

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Premiere Hotels

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Hotel Marinca, France

Hotel Marinca

Olmeto (2 nights)

Elegant, luxurious and serene, this beachfront hotel is surrounded by nature with a private golden-sand beach, lush gardens and sweeping views over the sea. (pool, spa)

Casa del Mar, Corsica, France

Casa del Mar

Porto-Vecchio (1 night)

Private seafront terraces, sophisticated modern design and an exclusive beach create an idyllic escape along Corsica's coastline. (pool, spa)

Hotel Cala di Volpe, Italy

Hotel Cala di Volpe

Porto Cervo (2 nights)

The pristine wild beauty of Sardinia's Costa Smeralda is just outside the door at this airy and colorful property on the coast. (pool)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Note: The terrain on this trip includes well-groomed coastal trails, occasionally rocky mountain paths and paved village walkways.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Sardinia and Corsica

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Sardinia and Corsica you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Sardinia and Corsica trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

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