Multi-activity family holiday: kayaking, hiking and canyoning
Multi-activity family holiday for 6 days: come and discover the coastline and mountains of Corsica!
Paradise of diversity, Corsica offers you its rugged coastline with its alternating rocky shapes and welcoming coves, its gushing rivers with crystal-clear waters and its rugged mountains with a thousand scents. So, what better way to discover it than kayaking, hiking and canyoning? Let yourself be tempted by our multi-activity family holiday!
Sunday: Welcome – Kayaking in the Cupabia bay
Arrival at 10am at Ajaccio airport, then to the base for a welcome drink, an information briefing and the preparation of the hike. Then, departure for the charming village of Porto Pollo and its picturesque port located on the northwest tip of the Gulf of Valinco. Initiation to sea kayaking as well as familiarization with the boats. Finally, short navigation to reach the superb bay of Cupabia. Bathing, exploration with mask, fins and snorkel. Dinner and camp on the beach.
Monday: Cala d’Orzu beach
This morning our kayaks will glide on the water towards the sandy beach of “Cala d’Orzu” as well as its famous hut at “Francis”. We will be able to discover the Tour de Capu di Muro, with a view of the two gulfs of Ajaccio and Valinco, by a short hike. Bivouac in the middle of the ex-votos at Capu di Muro, gateway to the Gulf of Ajaccio.
Tuesday: La Castagna – Vizzavona
For this last day of kayaking, we will continue between rocks and small sandy coves. We will then reach the peninsula of La Castagna, where we will enjoy the last swims in these clear waters to explore the seabed one last time. Then return to the base in the early afternoon. Finally transfer to the Col de Vizzavona at 1,163 meters above sea level. Dinner and night in a guesthouse in Vizzavona.
Wednesday: Vizzavona – Tortettu sheepfolds via the GR20
Departure from the Col de Vizzavona towards the Tortettu sheepfolds via the famous GR20 as well as the famous Cascade des Anglais. Gradually we swallow the 300m of elevation difference before descending to the heart of a sumptuous secular beech forest at the Tortettu sheepfolds. Bathing and picnic are in order on the banks of the clear and limpid waters of the Agnone. Finally, installation of the bivouac above a magnificent basin. Dinner and night in a bivouac under two or three-person tents. Elevation: +388m / – 126m. 3 hours walk.
Thursday: Col de Vizzavona – Hameau de Vizzavona
We will then leave the Tortettu sheepfolds and rejoin the ridge dominating the Col de Vizzavona. We will also take a break for swimming and picnics on the banks of the river before rejoining the old French fort and the Col de Vizzavona. Dinner and night in a guesthouse at the Col de Vizzavona. Elevation +136m/-685m. 3 hours walk. Dinner and night in a guesthouse at the Col de Vizzavona.
Friday: Canyon de la Richiusa
Morning in the famous canyon of la Richiusa, a jewel of nature offering all the pleasures of a playful and welcoming canyon. From Vizzavona, we will take a short transfer to reach the village of Bocognano. Your instructor will provide you with a bag in which you can store your equipment consisting of a wetsuit, a helmet and a harness. Canyoning shoes will also be provided to you. A short 45-minute hike in the Corsican maquis will finally allow us to reach the top of the gorges.
In this canyon, all the obstacles follow one another, which makes it one of the most playful canyons in Corsica. Toboggans, jumps (please note that no jump is compulsory), dives and rappels will be on the agenda for this descent. We will evolve in the pure waters of the mountains and discover the landscapes of the wild Corsica. Finally, picnic at the canyon base. Finally, return to Ajaccio by bus around 3pm. End of the stay.
per person for 6 days
or call-us at:
04 95 25 91 19
Important: The instructor obviously reserves the right to modify the program for any reason (weather conditions, technical level of the participants, possible overload of accommodation) in order to ensure a better running of your stay.
- Two nights camping under the stars on the beach
- Two nights in guesthouse
- One night camping in the mountains under a tent
A state-certified guide for mountains, kayaking and canyoning
Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, butter and jam)
Meals prepared together, especially for the lunch picnic, as well as for the 3 nights camping.
2 dinners in guesthouse.
Carrying luggage in kayaks for the first three days. Carrying luggage for the two days in the mountains: personal belongings for two days, sleeping bag sheet and groundsheet. The picnics are also to be taken away.
The sleeping bags and tents will be on site.
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping bag sheet for the mountains
Equipment necessary for sea kayaking and canyoning.
To be planned for your family multi-activity stay
- Polar jacket
- T-shirt (preferably in technical fiber)
- Baggy hiking pants (no jeans or too tight and rigid pants)
- Shorts, shirt or polo with long sleeves
- Tracksuit (or comfortable pants) for the evening
- Pairs of socks
- Underwear, swimsuit
- Rain cape (the K-way is not enough because it does not protect the bags)
- Gore-Tex windproof jacket
- Hiking shoes that rise (in order to hold the ankle well) and waterproof, Vibram-type sole
- Tennis shoes or sandals for the evening
- Hat or scarf to protect yourself from the sun
- Sunglasses with CE 3 or 4 category index and strap
- A light toiletry kit and a towel
- Toilet paper and tissues
- A flashlight or headlamp, especially for early morning departures, as well as for evenings
- A pair of telescopic poles (optional): makes walking easier uphill and also saves joints downhill
- A large bottle (at least 1.5 L) with a cup
- A pocket knife
- A hermetic plastic box size 0.8L for transporting your salads and lunch meals
- Bowl and cutlery
- A Tupperware of 0.8 L
- A sleeping bag and a groundsheet for the three days in kayak
- A backpack between 30L and 40L for the two days in the mountains
- A sleeping bag for the two days in the mountains (mandatory for hygiene reasons)
- Your usual medications
- Painkillers (aspirin or equivalent)
- Insect repellent
- Elastic adhesive bandages (Elastoplast)
- Disinfectant compresses
- Double skin (protection against blisters available in pharmacies, for example)
A first aid kit is also placed under the responsibility of your guide.