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Mare e Monti Sud

This hiking trail invites you to travel through the inland of Corsica and to discover the gulfs of Valincu and Ajaccio.

This hiking path allows you to discover the inland of Corsica and the gulfs of Valincu and Ajaccio. “A mountain in the sea” said Guy of Mauspassant when talking about the island that is nicknamed “the island of beauty”. You will not be disappointed by taking on the Mare e Monti Sud, a path that zigzags between an enchanting coastline and traditional villages perched in the mountains! The trail begins in Alta Rocca, one of the oldest populated areas in Corsica as evidenced by numerous archaeological sites.

Referred to as "Land of Lords "in the Middle Ages, the region is marked by a tragic past made of Corsican vendetta between families and resistance against Genoese power. The architecture that we discover over the trail reflects this story : villages nestled on the headlands are made of high granite houses closely packed together for protection. Religion has always been important, so there are numerous churches, chapels and convents. The path leaves the interior to zigzag along the coast. You will pass through maquis, scented bushes, leafy forests and grassy meadows regularly leading to large panoramas on the wild coasts of the Valinco gulf and the beaches of the Ajaccien gulf. If the contrast is sometimes striking, scenic beauty and views remains the common thread of this magical journey.

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