Trekking in Corsica: France Trekking Guides (includes Ajaccio, Bastia, and Calvi)

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A mountain range rising from the sea, Corsica holds the most arrestingly beautiful landscapes in the Mediterranean. From its cobalt blue gulfs and shell-sand beaches, hillsides of evergreen maquis give way to pristine oak, chestnut, and pine forests, awesome gorges, alpine lakes, and a spine of snow-streaked peaks and passes.

Among the many trails that penetrate its remotest corners, the GR20, following the island's watershed, has won an international reputation. But travelers ...

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Overview

A mountain range rising from the sea, Corsica holds the most arrestingly beautiful landscapes in the Mediterranean. From its cobalt blue gulfs and shell-sand beaches, hillsides of evergreen maquis give way to pristine oak, chestnut, and pine forests, awesome gorges, alpine lakes, and a spine of snow-streaked peaks and passes.

Among the many trails that penetrate its remotest corners, the GR20, following the island's watershed, has won an international reputation. But travelers can also trek at lower altitudes, along ancient mule tracks between snug stone villages where the cuisine, pace of life, and atmosphere has changed little in decades. Meticulously waymarked, Corsica's long-distance routes provide superlative trekking for all levels of fitness and proficiency.

This guide contains all the information travelers need to know for a hassle-free walking vacation in Corsica.

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"Excellent guide."
The Sunday Times (UK)—Book of the Week (7 July 2002)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781873756638
  • Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Freelance travel writer David Abram was born and raised in south Wales and the Mendip Hills of Somerset. An anthropologist, David currently lives and works in Bristol, UK. His first foray into the Corsican mountains was in 1986. Since then, he's walked extensively in the Himalayas, Europe, and North America but still regards Corsica as a benchmark trekking destination. He is also the author of two Rough Guide books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part 1 Planning Your Trek
Independently or with a group?
Trekking agencies 12
Getting to Corsica
From the UK and Ireland 15
From Continental Europe 20
From the USA and Canada 21
From Australia and New Zealand 21
Visas 21
Budgeting 22
When to go 24
Route options 24
What to take
Footwear and footcare 28
Rucksack 30
Sleeping bag and mat 31
Tent 31
Clothing 32
Cooking gear 34
Photographic equipment 35
Medical kit 36
Odds and ends 36
Recommended reading 38
Maps 40
Mountain safety 41
Health and insurance 43
Part 2 Corsica
Background
Historical outline 45
Geology 59
Topography 60
Climate 62
Flora and fauna 63
Economy 70
People, society and conduct 71
Language 74
Practical information for the visitor
Accommodation 75
Minimum impact trekking 79
Local transport 80
Hitching 81
Food 82
Drink 84
Electricity 86
Bills and tipping 86
Holidays, festivals and opening hours 86
Money 87
Post, telephone and email 87
Things to buy 88
Security 89
Part 3 Gateway Towns
Ajaccio
What to see 91
Orientation and services 92
Where to stay 94
Where to eat 95
Getting to the trailheads 95
Bastia
What to see 96
Orientation and services 98
Where to stay 98
Where to eat 100
Getting to the trailheads 101
Calvi
What to see 102
Orientation and services 103
Where to stay 104
Where to eat 106
Getting to Calenzana 107
Part 4 GR20
Overview
When to trek 109
Accommodation 109
Eating and drinking 110
Money 110
Safety and equipment 111
Trekking styles and route options 111
North or south 112
The route
Calenzana 113
Stage 1 Calenzana to Refuge d'Ortu di u Piobbu 115
Stage 2 Ortu di u Piobbu to Carrozzu 122
Stage 3
Carrozzu to Asco Stagnu 125
Asco Stagnu 129
Stage 4 Asco Stagnu to Refuge de Tighjettu to Bergeries de Vallone 131
Stage 5 Bergeries de Vallone to Ciottulu a i Mori 135
Stage 6
Ciottulu a i Mori to Castel di Verghio 138
Castel di Verghio 140
Stage 7 Castel di Verghio to Refuge de Manganu 141
Stage 8 Refuge de Manganu to Refuge de Petra Piana 148
Stage 9 Petra Piana to Onda 154
Stage 10
Onda to Vizzavona 158
Vizzavona 161
Stage 11
Vizzavona to E'Capannelle 164
E'Capannelle 168
Stage 12 E'Capannelle to Bocca di Verdi (Col de Verde) 169
Stage 13 Bocca di Verdi (Col de Verde) to Usciolu 175
Stage 14 Usciolu to Asinau 182
Stage 15
Asinau to Bavella to Paliri 192
Bavella 195
Stage 16
Paliri to Conca 198
Conca 202
Part 5 Mare a Mare Nord
Overview 204
The route
Cargese 206
Cargese to E Case/Revinda 208
E Case/Revinda to Marignana 211
Marignana 214
Marignana to Evisa 215
Evisa 216
Evisa to Albertacce 217
Albertacce 223
Albertacce to Calacuccia 224
Calacuccia 226
Calacuccia to Corte 226
Corte 230
Mare a Mare Nord Variant
Overview 234
Vivario to Onda to Pastricciola 235
Pastricciola to Letzia 240
Letzia to Renno to Marignana 244
Part 6 Tra Mare E Monti
Overview 247
The route
Evisa to Ota 248
Porto 250
Ota to Serriera 253
Serriera to Curzu 255
Curzu to Girolata 257
Girolata 258
Girolata to Galeria 260
Galeria 262
Galeria to Fango to Tuarelli 264
Tuarelli to Bonifatu 266
Bonifatu to Calenzana 269
Part 7 Mare a Mare Sud
Overview 272
The route
Propriano 272
Burgo to Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano/Santa Lucia di Talla 275
Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano/Santa Lucia di Talla 280
Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano to Serra di Scapomena 281
Serra di Scapomena 283
Serra di Scapomena to Quenza 283
Quenza 286
Quenza to Levie 286
Levie 289
Levie to Cartalavonu 290
Cartalavonu to Porto-Vecchio 293
Porto Vecchio 296
Part 8 Littoral Sartenais
Overview 300
The route
Campomoro 301
Campomoro to Tizzano 302
Tizzano 306
Tizzano to Roccapina 306
Roccapina 310
Appendix
Appendix A French/Corsican glossary 311
Appendix B Useful words and phrases 312
Index 316
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