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Destination Overview

I’m yet to discover an island as beautiful as this…

With mountains overlooking the ocean and an interior that is a designated National Park, everywhere you turn, you’re faced with a stunning view.

Do your students fancy the most famous trek in Europe? Then the GR20, which was created in 1972 is a 200km route stretching from the south to the north of the island.

The terrain provides an interesting mix of stunning ridges, scrambles, alpine forest, craters, glacial lakes and pinnacles for your school expedition.

And the weather is always sunny! Perfect for an adventurous group of students!

Quick Facts


Grade – moderate

Altitude – 0m – 2,706m

Visa – No visa is required


Capital – Ajaccio

Official Language – French and Malagasy

Population – 322 thousand

Climate – Mediterranean climate. Hot summers (25-35c) from July.

Religion – Predominantly Roman Catholic

Currency – Euro

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Location + Itinerary

More than three million people visit Corsica each year, drawn by the mild climate and some of the most diverse landscapes in all Europe. Nowhere in the Mediterranean has beaches finer than the island’s perfect half-moon bays of white sand and transparent water, or seascapes more dramatic than the red porphyry Calanches of the west coast.

Even though the annual visitor influx now exceeds the island’s population nearly ten times over, tourism hasn’t spoilt the place: there are a few resorts, but overdevelopment is rare and high-rise blocks are confined to the main towns.

There is certainly something for everyone whether a novice or enthusiast and in many instances the facilities are world-class: the 170km GR20 trail is challenging but stunning and a must for all serious hikers and Golf of Sperone on the Bonifacio Strait is one of Europe’s best golf courses.

The dramatic landscape takes your breath away when simply driving around the island but to get out and about on foot, bike or horse enables you to discover the island more intimately.

Day 1 - Arrival at Bastia Airport and transfer to Moriani
Day 2 - Will see the start of your trek. You will commence from Moriani to Penti. This first day of trekking covers 10 km and is roughly 4 hours.
Day 3 - Trekking from Penti to Valle D'Alesani. Another 10 km and 4 hours of trekking.
Day 4 - The trek will continue from From Valle d'Alesani to Pianellu. A slightly longer trek today with 12 km covered and around 5 hours of walking.
Day 5 - Another slightly longer trekking day today, heading from Pianellu to Sermano. Covering 14 km in roughly 5 1/2 hours.
Day 6 - The final day of the trek takes you from Sermano to Corte. The finale sees a total of 17 km covered over 6 1/2 hours.
Day 7 - This will be a well deserved rest day but you will have a chance to do canyoning near Corte
Day 8 - Visit of Corte or the Tavignano Gorge and transfer to Bastia Airport

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- Mel Black – Wilberforce College -

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