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Corsican mountain paths and long distance trails

Corsican mountain paths and long distance trails

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For your holidays in Corsica, you're dreaming of strolling and venturing on hiking routes to discover Corsican nature?
From the GR20 to mid-mountain routes without forgetting the signposted hiking trails more accessible to all, with Gîtes de France Corsica many opportunities for walks in Corsica are available for you!
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The GR20 footpath is for seasoned hikers and can be walked from June to October only, so heavy are the snowfalls in winter and spring on its upper reaches.

Lower mountain paths have been specially created in more recent times, known as Mare e monti (or Sea and Mountains) or Mare a mare (Sea to Sea). These are easier for less experienced walkers as they wend their way from Corsican village to another.

Stopover gîtes d'étapes for walkers

Stopover gîtes are accommodation of greater comfort than the more Spartan high mountain refuges. They are ideal for walkers to relax in as they embark on their circuit through Corsica.

Stopover gîtes d'étape
are open year round and are particularly fine places to make an overnight halt during the spring and autumn seasons.

To stay here is to enjoy fantastic opportunities to learn about the rural heritage and meet members of the local population.
This accommodation is highly attractive to a new generation of hill walkers and pedestrian tourists who are eager to sample a new experience.

Sea and mountainside accommodation in Corsica

The Countryside Paths are designed to loop back to your point of departure, making days out easier, particularly for families and those with less walking experience.
These short journeys of discovery on foot will immensely heighten your enjoyment of the natural environment.

They make for safe and relatively unchallenging walks that nevertheless bring you close to miraculously beautiful countryside, wonderful villages and amazing architectural and cultural attractions, handed down from medieval Corsican history.

Paths with markers

Paths are marked with orange flashes to ensure the way is easy to follow, including arrows at key turnoff points.
They are designed for outings on foot lasting between 2 and 4 hours. In most cases, the points of departure and of return are deliberately in the same village.


These paths interconnect to form multitudes of micro-regions that can be explored on foot, such as Alta Rocca, Niolu, Castagniccia, Gravona, Cruzinu, Giunssani, Bastelica, among many others.
Brochures and maps are available in the Natural and regional Corsican Park information libraries and from tourist offices.


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