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Hikes and walks in Haute-Corse

With 250 km of remodelled trails, some amazing walks await you. But each at his own pace, as everyone can enjoy the exceptional landscapes and heritage of Calvi and its surrounding environment.
Hiking: Croix des Autrichiens, coastal trail, Chemin des Douaniers, and of course the mythical beginning of the GR20 trail, Tra Mare e Monti, as well as various loops in Bonifato forest…
At our Corsican campsite in Calvi, you will be in the perfect place to hike around La Balagne.

In the Balagne region

In the region of Balagne, hikers have everything they need to satisfy their hunger for walking and their thirst for discovery in the great outdoors.
Several loops (there and back) are accessible from Calvi, with walking times taking a maximum of seven hours (the Focolara loop), but also shorter trails, such as the Montegrosso loop, that takes two hours.

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Hiking for every taste

Whatever your pace, don’t miss the so-called « heritage » trail, that meanders its way through the villages of Lumio, to Occi, via Lavatoggio. It will take you a little less than two hours to walk the 4km of this loop, unless of course you let yourself be tempted by the beautiful landscapes and perspectives that this trail has in store for you; in which case you will need to allow more time. The tourist office offers detailed maps for each trail, sold at 2€ each.

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Corsican camping Regional Natural Park
The Regional Natural Park of Corsica

The Regional National Park of Corsica offers stunning walks. For example, the Valley of Ghjunsani, backing onto the highest chain of mountains of Monte Grossu, or you could even walk around the scrubland, before getting to the pine forests, green oaks and chestnut trees… With a little luck, you might even get a glimpse of a royal eagle gliding over the top of the cretes!

Corsican campsite Natural site of the Fango Valley
The Natural Site of the Fango Valley

Further south, towards Galeria (only 40 minutes by car), is the wildlife site of the Valley of Fango, which houses an unspoiled corner of nature, designated Biosphere Reserve of Unesco. The valley offers natural bathing areas alongside the river.

Corsican campsite around Sainte Marie church

In Calvi, on the hill, you can admire the chapel of Notre Dame de la Serra and its unforgettable panorama, with one of the most beautiful views of the town. You can also visit the cathedral of Saint Jean-Baptiste and the church of Sainte Marie-Majeure. You can then go and discover L’Île Rousse, visit the Musée du Trésor at Curbara or even follow the Route of the Craftsmen. An ideal excuse for strolling through the villages and discovering the workshops of cutlery makers, beekeepers, lute makers, potters and wine makers of the region of Balagne.

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Corsican campsite La Croix des Autrichiens
La Croix des autrichiens

From the campsite walk towards the La Serra chapel then towards the tower to get to the summit of Capu di a Veta,
which offers a 360 degree view of Calvi and the sea towards Galéria. About 3h.

Corsican camping stage GR20 Calenzana
Step GR20 Calenzana

Bonifatu via the refuge: Whole Day – Ortu di U Piobbu: 1570 m above sea level. The mythical beginning of the GR20 is located in the village, and the Calenzana Bonifatu loop
offers a gorgeous view of sea and mountains. This 6h30 stage is the first of the GR20 trail.

Corsican camping Tra Mare e Monti Bonifatu
Le Tra Mare e Monti Bonifatu

Tuarelli. 664 meters of ascent and 1200 meters of descent. When you arrive you will see the Fangu river and its gorgeous natural pools.

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