Day 1: Arrival in Calvi
Arrive Calvi Airport and settle into your seaside hotel in Calvi. The hotel is a short walk from the citadel or you can explore Notre Dame de la Serra. Night in a comfortable 3* hotel with pool on BB basis.
Overnight: Hôtel Revellata 3* or similar, on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2 - Piana
You will take a taxi to reach Piana and your hotel, high in the village offering fantastic views. You have the option of an afternoon walk into the Calanches de Piana or to Ficaghjola beach before settling into your hotel in Piana with views over the Gulf of Porto.
Distance: 6-11km. Duration: 4 hours. Altitude gain: +340m.
Overnight: Hôtel Scandola 3* or similar, on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 3: Porto
The trail enters the red rocks of the Gulf of Porto, you will discover an incredible site of granite needles and wind sculpted rocks, dotted with maritime pine trees. The walk above the coast road follows the old mule path or travels higher towards the Capo d’Ortu and offers some spectacular views of the indented rugged coastline and its many creeks below. Drop down to the sea (some road walking) and the port at Castagna and your 3* hotel at the harbour in Porto.
Distance: 12km. Duration: 5 hours. Altitude gain: +70m. Descent: -520m.
Overnight: Hôtel Kalliste or similar, on bed and breakfast basis..
Day 4: Serriera
A transfer takes you up to the village of Ota, a delightful place with old stone houses, bourgainvillia and chestnut trees high above Porto. The path climbs into the red rocks before arriving at Capu San Petru, a superb rocky belvedere with views over Serriera and the Golfe de Porto. After dropping down to the village of Serriera, you follow the lane down to the beach, and you overnight in a comfy 3* hotel.
Distance: 14km. Duration: 6 hours. Altitude gain: +697m. Descent: -1039m
Overnight: in Hôtel Stella Marina or similar, on a half board basis.
Day 5: Girolata
A taxi drops you at the Bergerie on the Capo Razzozu, the trail follows the ridge dropping down to the coast at the unspoilt beach at Caspiu, before climbing to Gradelle. From here you climb a magnificent ridge, well off the beaten track, to Col de la Croix where you find a well trodden path to Girolata, made famous by Guy the postman. The site is inaccessible by road and you will carry your overnight gear, for a night in a simple beachside cabin in Girolata.
Distance: 12km. Duration: 5.5 hours. Altitude gain: +595m. Descent: -795m.
Overnight: E Casarelle beachside lodge (more like 'glamping' than a hotel), on a half board basis.
Day 6: Galeria
The path climbs to the ridge above Girolata, offering a unique view of the Gulf Scandola reserve and its red granite cliffs. Descent to the fishing village of Galéria, either via the Focolara bergeries or along the Tavulaghju river. Night in Galéria in a hotel by the beach and dinner in Galéria.
Distance: 11km, duration: 6 hours. Altitude gain: +780m. Descent: -750m.
Overnight: Hôtel L'Alivu 3* or similar, on a half board basis.
Day 7: Calvi
After a morning transfer, there is a beautiful walk on the Revellata Peninsula, an unspoilt area of maquis and sea cliffs. Head around the coast towards the lighthouse, a real highlight of the trip, if you didn't do it on Sunday, your journey back can be extended to take in Notre Dame de la Serra, high above Calvi, this beautiful chapel is the ideal spot for a few shots. Night in Calvi.
Distance: 11km, duration: 5 hours. Altitude gain: +210m. Descent: -210m.
Overnight: Hôtel Revellata 3* or similar on bed and breakfast.
Day 8: Departure from Calvi
Your holiday comes to an end at your hotel after breakfast. You will be collected from your hotel and taken to Calvi Airport.