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Hikes and walks in Haute-Corse

With 250 km of remodelled trails, some amazing walks await you. But each at his own pace, as everyone can enjoy the exceptional landscapes and heritage of Calvi and its surrounding environment.
Hiking: Croix des Autrichiens, coastal trail, Chemin des Douaniers, and of course the mythical beginning of the GR20 trail, Tra Mare e Monti, as well as various loops in Bonifato forest…
At our Corsican campsite in Calvi, you will be in the perfect place to hike around La Balagne.

In the Balagne region

In the region of Balagne, hikers have everything they need to satisfy their hunger for walking and their thirst for discovery in the great outdoors.
Several loops (there and back) are accessible from Calvi, with walking times taking a maximum of seven hours (the Focolara loop), but also shorter trails, such as the Montegrosso loop, that takes two hours.

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Hiking for every taste

Whatever your pace, don’t miss the so-called « heritage » trail, that meanders its way through the villages of Lumio, to Occi, via Lavatoggio. It will take you a little less than two hours to walk the 4km of this loop, unless of course you let yourself be tempted by the beautiful landscapes and perspectives that this trail has in store for you; in which case you will need to allow more time. The tourist office offers detailed maps for each trail, sold at 2€ each.

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Haute-Corse hikes: the must-see

  • The forests of Vizzavona and Vivario. Family walk between laricio and maritime pines to the Cascade des Anglais for a nice refreshing break.
    Departure: Hotel du Monte d’Oro (N193).
    Go: 1h:
    Level: Very easy.
  • Le Desert des Agriate and its evergreen maquis by the Littoral path.
    Departure: Roya beach in Saint-Florent.
    Go: 4h45 to Lotu beach with possible return by boat (14h to the last beach in Ostriconi).
    Level: Easy +
  • The gorges of the Restonica and its natural swimming pools up to the glacial lakes of Melo (1710m) and Capitello (1930m).
    Departure from the Grotelle sheepfolds (21km from Corte).
    Go: 1h (2h to Capitello).
    Level: Medium
  • San Pedrone (1760m), the highest point of Castagniccia. Climb under the cover of beech trees and hundred-year-old chestnut trees along pleasant paths. Panorama on the Tuscan Islands and northern Corsica.
    Departure: Prato Pass, Campana or Campodonico.
    Go: from 2 to 3 hours.
    Level: Medium +
  • Monte Cinto (2706m). Mountain hike to the highest peak in Corsica with a 360° view of the island of Beauty.
    Departure from the village of Lozzi.
    Go 2h30.
    Level: Medium ++ (North face variant by Asco more “physical”)
walks and hikes in Corsica

Corsican nature, monuments and living heritage

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The Regional Natural Park of Corsica

The Regional Natural Park of Corsica offers splendid walks. For example, the Ghjunsani valley, leaning against the highest mountains of the Monte Grossu range or even walk the slopes of the maquis before reaching the pine, holm oak and chestnut forests… With any luck you may see a golden eagle gliding over the ridges!

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The Natural Site of the Fango Valley

Further south towards Galeria (barely 40 minutes by car), the Fango Valley Natural Site houses a corner of unspoilt nature designated as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The valley offers natural swimming areas along the river.

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Calvi

In Calvi, on the hill, you can admire the chapel of Notre Dame de la Serra and its unforgettable panorama with one of the most beautiful views of the city. Also visit Saint John the Baptist Cathedral, Sainte-Marie-Majeure church and venture to Île Rousse, push the door of the Treasury Museum in Curbara or why not follow the Route des artisans? Ideal pretext to visit the villages and discover the workshops of cutlers, beekeepers, luthiers, potters and winemakers of the Balagne region.

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Corsican campsite La Croix des autrichiens
The Austrian Cross

Departure from the campsite by foot towards the chapel of the serra then the large pylon to finish at the summit of the capu di a veta
which offers a 360° view of Calvi but also of the sea towards Galeria. About 3:00.

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Step GR20 Calenzana

Bonifatu by the refuge: Day – Ortu di U Piobbu : 1570m altitude. In the village from the mythical Gr20 the Calenzana Bonifatu loop offers a splendid view combining sea and mountain. This 6:30 am stage is the first of the GR20 Grande Randonnée.

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Le Tra Mare e Monti Bonifatu

Tuarelli. 664 meters of climb and 1200 meters of descent. On arrival, we discover the Fangu river and its magnificent natural swimming pools.

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