Discover two of Corsica's Natural Wonders on a Guided Mountain Hike
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
- A guided mountain hike: Your guide is an expert on the geography and wildlife of Corsica, and will lead you on an invigorating climb of breathtaking beauty.
- Punta di Rota: Marvel at incredible 360-degree views of land and sea from the this mountain peak in central Corsica.
- The Pozzi: These magnificent peat bogs are home to mossy ponds that attract the free-roaming animals of Corsica.
About this Ajaccio tour
Known as the "Mountain in the Sea," Corsica is home to many experiences, but this hike through the wilderness to the island's interior peaks is the very height of adventure.
Prepare for an invigorating excursion into the macchia of western Corsica, starting with smooth strolls rising into steep, challenging ascents. Ajaccio gets smaller and the views get grander as you approach the day's high points: the Scaldasole ridge and Punta di Rota, with views of isolated villages and the islands sprinkled in the sparkling sea.
Corsica's famed pozzi peat bogs are the verdant velvet carpet below Corsica's mountain gems. Pockets of blue water sparkle like blue diamonds in the sunlight, attracting a menagerie of hoofed and winged visitors.
With big elevation gains, this hike is no walk in the park. But if you like a challenge paid off with dramatic new perspectives on the world, this tour should be high on your list.
Desiree deserved better, and got it
Born in Ajaccio to a family of modest means, the young General Bonaparte had limited prospects. Still, he became engaged to Desiree Clary, daughter of a wealthy merchant. But sudden fame after quashing a royalist rebellion propelled him into high society and the arms of Josephine de Beauhamais, whom he quickly wed. The deserted Desiree saw her former fianc_'s marriage fizzle in a flurry of affairs, and went on to become Queen of Norway and Sweden.
Arriving by cruise ship? Our tour representative will meet you on the pier. Staying in hotel? Your guide will be waiting in the lobby. Make sure you specify the name of your cruise ship or hotel at check out. At the meeting time, look for our logo sign.
Lunch is not included so be sure to bring lots of snacks to munch on the trail. Bring things to entertain yourself during the 1.5 hour ride to and from the hiking area, or just take a nap.
This is a high-activity tour & is only recommended to you if you are fit, accustomed to exertion, have no back/neck or hip/knee problems, and can maintain a good pace. This is not a suitable tour for you if you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.
Adventure, Full Day, Scenic, Walking Tour
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Travelers must be 10 years of age or older to participate. Your level of physical fitness not your age should be considered when selecting this strenuous tour.
Special Medical Restriction
If you have knee or hip problems or are pregnant, this tour may not be suitable for you, due to the strenuous nature of the walking required.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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