Thirteen Days of Hiking on Corsica — Cascades de Purcaraccia

The deceptively easy path near the start of the trailIf you’re headed to the mountains on Corsica, chances are you’ll happen upon Bocca di Larone, a popular starting point for several of hikes. You’ll at least drive by it on your way to Col de Bavella, the starting point of our second hike to the […]

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Thirteen Days of Hiking on Corsica — The Tavignano Valley

You will no doubt remember my first tip from our first day of hiking on Corsica: Book your accommodation as close to your hiking destination as possible to avoid the notoriously slow traffic on the main roads. So for our third day of hiking we set out for Corte, 87k to the north of our […]

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Thirteen Days of Hiking on Corsica — Col de Bavella to the Paliri Hut

Today we’re on the trail from Col de Bavella to the Paliri Hut. Do you like narrow serpentine roads graced with sheer drop-offs, crumbly guardrails, and pigs running wild? Well, half-wild and not exactly running. They seem bored by the constant stream of cars. Col de Bavella is a popular starting point for lots of […]

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Thirteen Days of Hiking on Corsica — Tizzano to Cala di Conca

The few weeks before I left for Corsica, my French clients assured me that I’d probably die in a forest fire set by a crazy arsonist. And if I didn’t meet this fate, I’d certainly be shot or at least shot at. All the road signs, they said, are riddled with bullet holes. So of […]

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