La Forêt de Vizzavona

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20219 Vivario
GPS : 42.128333,9.140278

The forest of Vizzavona is a forest of 1634 ha, located in the center of Corsica. It occupies the southwestern part of the municipality of Vivario and is the property of the Corsican territorial collectivity. To the north-east, it is right next to the territorial forest of Rospa-Sorba, "sitting astride" on Vivario, Noceta, Rospigliani, Vezzani and Pietroso. The forest of Vizzavona is a haven of freshness sought by the people of the main town, Ajaccio, fifty kilometers away.

Access :

You can take the train and stop at the Vizzavona train station. The forest is crossed by the national road 193, which connects Ajaccio to Bastia. A small parking area was set up at the Parc Aventure in the heart of the forest (starting point of a forest trail leading to the "Cascade des Anglais").
Possible hikes from this starting point

⦁ The GR 20: the forest is crossed by the famous GR20 trail and its variant, coming or going from the Onda refuge to the sheepfolds of Capanelle via the Cascade des Anglais and the hamlet of Vizzavona.

⦁ "Le sentier de la Femme perdue" (The path of the lost woman): it allows to join the forest house by following the GR20 path. Signposted in yellow, it follows the RT20 before going up the stream of Fiuminalto, then down to the Pinoceti forest road and finally reach the RT20.

⦁ Monte d'Oro: the trail starts at the Vizzavona train station and crosses the territorial forest to the Pozzatelli sheepfolds (1,526 m).

⦁ The Archaeological Trail of the Southwell shelter: A 1.6 km prehistoric heritage trail, which starts at the Vizzavona train station and runs along the north-east railway line. Marked with pictograms inspired by archeology.