A mountain hike, with a panoramic view of Corsica…
Localisation : San Petrone
With an altitude of 1,767 metres, San Petrone has the highest peak of all the mountains in the region. On a clear day, its flat-top summit offers a remarkable view from the Corsican Cape to the east coast, a stunning view of the mountain range with the highest peaks of the island, an extraordinary panorama with the sea on both sides, a splendid view over the Tuscan Archipelago, and sometimes even the Italian coastline.
Its shale slopes are covered with chestnut and beech forests and thick, dense vegetation. At its feet, you can see a multitude of hamlets and traditional villages scattered in a sea of green.
Getting there :
The ascent is possible from the hamlet of Campodonico (not far from Piedicroce) on the eastern side, or from the villages of Saliceto and Gavignano on the western side, or via the Prato Pass (on the Ponte Leccia – La Porta road).
In each case, the route is 6 km and the total walking time is between 5 and 6 hours, as the slopes vary in height between 900 m (Campodonico), 1 000 m (Saliceto and Gavignano) and 800 m (from the Prato Pass). Once you have reached the summit, you will discover a beautiful wrought iron cross, the walled statue of San Petru, and breath-taking views. An information board is also present to show the name of the villages and peaks seen from San Petrone.