Walking and cycling in Corsica

Updated on Sep 25, 2019 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.

When I first started visiting Corsica it didn’t take me long to realise that the only way to see some of the most spectacular scenery the island has to offer was to walk there.

While Corsica is home to the most challenging, long distance walking route in Europe, the GR20, there are also many less demanding walking tours and holidays 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.


Walking Tours

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 | 8-day tour including 6 days of walking - exploring the stunning mountainous landscapes and traditional villages of this wonderful region.

Corsican Island Mystery | 8-day tour including 4 or 5 days of walking - combining an insight into both the coastal and inland beauty of Corsica's landscapes.

Sea and Mountains | self-guided walking tour including 4 days of walking - an easier walking tour aimed at those searching for shorter spells of walking around two locations.

Discover all our walking tours here.


“My favourite part of the walking tour was heading off the beaten track to discover the natural beauty that Corsica really has to offer. It was challenging, but an experience I won’t be forgetting!” Becky, Travel Consultant, Corsican Places


Cycling Tours

The Tour de France which visited Corsica for the first time last year, revealed just how spectacular the island is as a cycling destination. Stamina and a lot of determination is needed though to climb those mountain roads, from where you’ll be rewarded by some of the island’s most outstanding views, proving that Corsica is a fantastic destination for cycling holidays.


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.”

Whether you opt for a cycling or walking tour you are bound to make memories that will last forever. Book your trip to Corsica now.


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