- Length of trail 105 km, 65 miles
- Length in days 7 days
- Start of trail Sermano
- End of trail Cargese
- Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
- Hut tour grading T1, Walk
If you like to hike on Corsica but the GR20 is too ambitious for you, consider the easier trails Mare a Mare and Mare e Monti. These hikes are easier and in fact more varied than the high route, because they lead you along the coast, into extensive (chestnut) forests with their famous Corsican "wild" swines (EU registered), past villages, through the "maquis", and yes, also over the high mountain ridges.
Mare a Mare actually are three trails connecting east and west coast: the north trail, central trail and south trail. Each section ends in a village where usually a hotel or gîte d'étape is welcoming you.
One word on "easier": don't expect a lazy time on Corsica. This island is wild and mountainous. Summer is hot. You will be swimming, yes, if not in the Mediterranean, then at least in your own sweat.
- Walking in Corsica
- This guidebook gives details of three long-distance walking routes in Corsica - Mare e Monti, Mare-Mare Nord and Mare-Mare Sud - which cross the island, and also describes 18 day-walks in prime spots both in the rugged mountains of the interior and the softer southern coastal fringe. Good local information. Read more
- Also available from:
- The Book Depository, United Kingdom
- Stanfords, United Kingdom
- Bol.com, Netherlands
- Corsica Walking
- Walking in Corsica is experienced walker Gillian Price’s Cicerone guide to the best walking opportunities that are available on this picturesque island. The guide covers walks through a range of landscapes, including towering forests, isolated coves and river gorges and describes three coast-to-coast routes through the island’s mountainous... Read more
- Also available from:
- De Zwerver, Netherlands
- Wandelgids - Wandelroute Corse - Corsica entre Mer et Montagne | FFRP Grande Randonee ref 065 |
- Franstalige wandelgids van een aantal west-oost routes over Corsica, niet de GR20. Uitstekende beschrijving met gedetailleerd kaartmateriaal en veel praktische informatie over zwaarte, hoogte en hutten. Onmisbaar voor het lopen van deze route. Ces cinq itinéraires vont conduiront d'une côte à l'autre de la Corse (Mare a mare) ou vous feront... Read more