Hiking path Mare a Mare Nord

The Mare a Mare Nord itinerary is formed of a main path and a variant:

  • The main path goes from Moriani (East side) to Cargèse (West side) and follows the last part of the Mare a Monti path (from Marignana to Cargèse).
  • The variant is more in the Southern part of Corsica from Sermano until Marignana. There is a connection to join the variant form Corte to arrive at Poggio di Venaco.

From valley to valley, the path goes to the feet of the highest mounts of Corsica – such as the Monte Cinto (2,706 m) and the Paglia Orba – the forests (Vadu Niellu, Aïtone) and the Tavignanu and Golu rivers.

It is practicable from mid-April to November because of some parts at 1,500 m above sea-level. It contains 12 stages of about 3 to 6 hours each.

The itinerary by stages:

  1. Moriani – « I Penti » (Santa Reparata di Moriani) : 3h30

2. I Penti (Santa Reparata di Moriani) – Valle d’Alesani : 4h30

3. Valle d’Alesani – Pianellu : 5h30

4. Pianellu – Sermanu : 4h50 (departure of the variant from Sermanu)

5. Sermanu – Corte : 5h00 (it’s possible to join the Mare a Mare Nord variant at Corte)

6. Corte – « A Sega » : 5h30

7. « A Sega » – Albertacce : 5h10

8. Albertacce – Verghju : 4h40

9. Verghju – Marignana : 4h30

10. Marignana à « E Case » : 6h30

11. « E Case » à Cargèse : 5h00

Starting point:

On the RT 10 road, at the Moriani-Plage cross road, take the direction of the village of San Nicolao and follow the secondary road D34 for 400 metres. You fill find a wooden sign with the indication of the itinerary as well as the walk duration. You have to follow the orange markings.

Stage 1: 10 km 700 metres of ascent and 100 metres of descent

Points of Interest:

  • San Nicolao church
  • Chapel of the Annunciation
  • Saint Antoine de Padoue Chapel
  • Chapel of the Annunciation
  • Ruins of an old water mill
  • Iron-rich water source of “acqua acitosa”
  • Santa Reparata Church
  • Saint Antoine de Padoue Chapel

Stage 2: 10 km 700  metres of ascent and 650 metres of descent

Points of Interest:

  • Saint Antoine Abbé Chapel
  • Sant Alesio Chapel
  • Pie d’Alesani Chapel
  • Quarcetto Chapel

Overnight gîtes for the stages 1 and 2: 

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GITE COMMUNAL VALLE D'ALESANI

Valle d'Alesani

LUNA PIENA

Santa Reparata di Moriani

Stage 3: 12 km 750 metres of ascent and 600 metres of descent

Points of Interest:

  • Ruins of an old mill
  • Casella Chapel
  • Perelli Church
  • San Vincentu Chapel
  • Pianellu Church

Overnight gîtes for the stages 3 until 11 (out-of-territory: Center Corsica – West Corsica):

Name

Locality

Opening period

Contact details

Capacity

Food

Gîte communal

Pianellu

from the 1st of April to the 15th of January

Tel.: 04 95 31 76 72

        04 95 39 61 33

18 places

Half-board available.

U San Fiurenzu

Sermanu
from the 1st of April to the 31st of October

Tel.: 04 95 48 68 08

        06 13 17 84 94

E-mail: usanfiurenzu@gmail.com

12 places Half-board available.

U Tavignanu

Corte

from the 1st of May to the 30th of September

Tel.04 95 46 16 85 

E-mail: gite-etape.utavignanu@orange.fr               

20 places Half-board available.

A Sega

Corte
from the 1st of May to the 31st of October

Tel.: 04 95 51 79 00

E-mail: infos@pnr-corse.fr

Website: www.pnr.corsica

36 places Half-board available.

Mr. Albertini

Albertacce
from the 1st April to the 31st of October

Tel.: 04 95 48 05 60

12 places
Half-board available and kitchen at your disposal.

Mr. and Mrs Ingrand

Casamaccioli
from the 1st of April to the 31st October Tel.: 04 95 48 03 47 12 places Half-board available and kitchen at your disposal.

U Poghju

Evisa
from the 1st of April to the 15th of October

Tel.: 04 95 26 21 88

E-mail: gite-etape-upoghju@orange.fr

38 places Half-board available.

Gîte

Mr. Ceccaldi

Marignana
all year long Tel.: 04 95 26 21 21

26 places +

10 rooms

Half-board available and kitchen at your disposal.

Refuge « E Case Revinda » 

Marignana

from the 1st of April to the 30th of September 

Tel.: 04 95 26 48 19

19 places

Half-board available and kitchen at your disposal.

Hotel « Punta e Mare » 

Cargèse
from the 1st of March to the 31st of December

Tel.: 04 95 26 44 33

        06 89 72 41 81

E-mail: punta-e-mare@wanadoo.fr

15 places

Restaurants in the area.

The Mare a Mare Nord variant

The Mare a Mare Nord variant starts at Sermanu, a loop more in the South which goes down to the shelter of l’Onda before joining Marignana by passing through the valleys of Cruzinu and the Dui Sorru in the heart of Corsica.

The itinerary by stages (the stages 1 to 4 are identical to the Mare a Mare path):

5. Sermanu – Poggio di Venaco : 4h00

6a. Poggio di Venaco – Vivario : 7h00

6b. Corte – Poggio di Venaco : 3h40 (Connection) the stages 1 to 4 are identical to the Mare a Mare path

7. Vivario – Refuge de l’Onda : 4h00 

8. Refuge de l’Onda – Pastricciola : 4h00

9. Pastricciola – Guagno : 3h30

10. Guagno – Soccia : 4h00

11. Soccia – Letia : 5h00

12. Letia – Marignana : 4h30

Same stages as the main path:

13. Marignana à « E Case » : 6h30

14. « E Case » à Cargèse : 5h00

Overnight gîtes for the stages 4 until 12 (out-of-territory: Center Corsica – West Corsica):

Name

Locality

Opening period

Contact details

    

Capacity

Food

Mr. Giorgetti 

Poghju 
di Venaco
toute l’année Tel.: 04 95 47 07 45 16 beds Half-board available and kitchen at your disposal.

Bed and Breakfast to Mr. et Mrs. Hiver 

San Petru 
di Venaco
all year long

Tel.: 04 95 47 07 29

        06 03 92 60 83

28 beds Half-board available.

Camping « Le Soleil » 

Tattone

from the 1st of May to the 1st of October       

Tel.: 04 95 47 21 16     

E-mail: camping-lesoleil@orange.fr     

pitches for tents Half-board available and kitchen at your disposal.

Gîte « Le Vizzavona »

Vivario

from the 1st of May to the 1st of October

Tel.: 04 95 47 21 12

E-mail: info@hotel-vizzavona.com 

18 places Half-board available and kitchen at your disposal.

Mr. Leca

Pastricciola all year long

Tel.: 04 95 28 91 60

        04 95 28 95 32  

18 beds

(3 dormitories)

Half-board available and kitchen at your disposal.

Mr. Royneau 

 Guagno all year long Tel.: 04 95 28 33 71

        06 82 96 23 09

        06 75 60 03 56

E-mail: jja.royneau@gmail.com

 28 beds

(2dormitories of 14 beds each)

Half-board available on booking at (+33)6 81 61 21 21 or (+33)6 83 48 68 66 and kitchen at your disposal .

 

 

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