Take a walk on more than 200km of footpaths in the Corsican maquis ! Download here our hiking maps and thematic trails.
Footpaths in Costa Verde
Discover many walking trails regularly maintained. There are around twenty loops available, marked with orange paint and listed by level of difficulty. Those trails will give you the opportunity to enjoy Costa Verde’s landscapes, and to discover local fauna and flora. You will find in the course of your walking some lovely and typical villages as well as rivers and waterfalls, always in a verdant and pleasant setting.
Hiking maps are available at the Costa Verde Tourist Office and will help you with useful details such as the access roads to the starting points, duration, kilometres, watering places, as well as advices and warnings.
Have a good hike!
Localisation : San Giovanni di Moriani.
Duration : 3 hours.
If you love Corsican nature, you will enjoy this botanical trail, which you can do with you, amongst friends or alone.
You will discover throughout the path about fifty Corsican plants, trees and bushes by means of explanatory signs, which will also explain you theirs uses. From home remedies to medicinal remedies, you will be surprised to learn the secrets of this island flora. Don’t hesitate to go on this stroll which is worth the detour! You will be delighted and charmed by the beauty and the peace of the landscape, real pleasure for the senses.
The loop lasts 3 hours, so enjoy your walk!
Trails in Castagniccia
Constituted of medium-altitude massifs, the Castagniccia stretches from the Fium’Altu to Apugnani and is dominated by the San Petrone, which culminates at 1767 metres. Magnificent, Castagniccia is first of all the kingdom of sweet chestnut trees, Norman chapels and baroque churches. With more than 100 hamlets, this area hold the biggest density of villages in all Corsica, and concentrates 3 “pieve” (religious district): Alesani, Orezza and Ampugnani.
In the shade of sweet chestnut trees, the Regional Nature Reserve of Corsica has developed discovering footpaths, easy to follow and colourful. Those trails will permit you to enjoy nature, landscapes, traditional villages and their habitants at the same time.
Casinca’s canals, dated from the twenties, define the character of this area’s coastline. Linking the ground to the sea, paths parallel to canals serve as pleasurable walking tracks, usable in all seasons. This shore offers a huge variety of landscapes, characterised by several wet areas, dunes, maquis, alders, oak-trees, poplars, willows, as well as junipers with big berries. We can also find here numerous grazed fields with bovines and ewes, or some market gardening, because of the establishment of agricultural activity.
Pedestrian trails offer many possibilities to discover canals, as well as their emblematic fauna and flora. Go and discover the Golo’s mouth, the Cap Sud beach, the Mucchiatana site, the Pinarello beach and its eucalyptus, the Anghione beach, or the San Pelegrino beach and its tower.