Walking and cycling in Corsica

Updated on Nov 27, 2023 by Kathryn Burrington

Blog > Walking and cycling in Corsica

Not every Corsica holiday has to be spent relaxing on the beach or indulging beside the pool. Get active and explore Corsica's beautiful island landscapes on a Corsican walking holiday.

The best way to see some of the most spectacular scenery in Corsica is to walk! Walking in Corsica is highly rewarding and you will see some beautiful scenery along the way.

While Corsica is home to the most challenging, long-distance walking route in Europe, the GR20, there are also many less demanding walking routes all over the island, suited to all levels of ability. And the rewards you will get for your trouble are immeasurable – dramatic mountain scenery, majestic lakes, tumbling rivers winding their way through pine forests, waterfalls and crystal clear natural pools that make idyllic swimming stops.

We have a great selection of self-guided walks below:

Walking Holidays

We’ve teamed up with a Corsican walking specialist to bring you a hand-picked selection of self-guided itineraries that will take you to some of the most magical hidden places on the island via woodland streams and ancient Genoese bridges, enjoying panoramic mountain vistas and views of shimmering bays along the way. Below are some of our most rewarding tours:

Villages of la Balagne | 7-night holiday including 6 days' walking - exploring the stunning mountainous landscapes and traditional villages of this wonderful region.

Corsican Island Mystery | 7-night holiday including 4 or 5 days' walking - combining insight into both the coastal and inland beauty of Corsica's landscapes.

Sea and Mountains | 7-night holiday including 4 days' walking - a more leisurely walking tour aimed at those searching for shorter spells of walking around two locations.

Discover all our walking holidays here.


“Our walking holidays are perfect for anyone who loves to explore off the beaten track. I loved discovering the natural beauty that Corsica has to offer. It was challenging at times, but an experience I will never forget!” Becky, Travel Consultant, Corsican Places


Cycling in Corsica

Stamina and a lot of determination are needed to climb Corsican mountain roads, cycling around Corsica ensures you’ll be rewarded by some of the island’s most outstanding views, proving that it is a fantastic destination for cycling. It is possible to hire bikes whilst on your Corsican holiday and even electric bikes are available too, making the tough mountain roads that little bit easier! And of course, mountain bikes are available to hire in many places on the island for those looking for more than just a leisurely ride. There are plenty of businesses dotted around the island where you can hire bikes, we have a few recommendations for each area below:


The best time of year for cycling is May to June and September to October when the temperatures are a little cooler and the roads a little quieter.

Simon O’Hagan, an Assistant Editor for The Independent, loves cycling in Corsica. “Every year I go back … And in that time I’ve realised that it doesn’t get any better than cycling in Corsica, with its remote mountain roads, stunning views, spectacular landscapes, and slightly brooding tranquillity.”

Book your trip to Corsica now.


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