A week's walking on Corsica - l'Ile de Beauté
Guided Walking Holidays Calvi - Corsica
Walking along coastal paths where soft sand meets rugged beauty, it is clear to see why the ancient Greeks described Corsica as ‘kalliste’ - the beautiful. From the moment you absorb the aroma of your first morning coffee, you can gaze over eye-widening panoramic views and appreciate why the island has been coveted throughout history. Experience it all with Ramblers Walking Holidays.
Your path ahead will take you through fascinating villages giving ample opportunity to soak up and experience a rich blend of Mediterranean and Corsican culture. Throughout your visit you will see history dating back to when greats such as Napoleon resided, to the more modern areas such as the marina, popular with the glitterati of the 1950s.
Our walking programme is a mix of coastal and mountain routes. Starting with an easy coastal stroll through the maquis with cistus and wild rosemary making a pleasant accompaniment. During the week we walk through rural Corsican villages unchanged for hundreds of years, past churches, monasteries and chapels, ruined villages, and up into the mountains to alpine huts with marvellous views. It’s a week of fantastic contrast. The bird life of the island might be of particular interest with many of our walks being closely watched by the Black and Red Kites soaring above us, easily recognised by their forked tails.
The town of Calvi is compact and full of interest. From the Citadel roads wind down through the town to the harbour where the ‘beautiful people’ moor their yachts and stroll along the waterfront. A great venue to spend some time enjoying your dinner in local restaurants.