Le sentier botanique à Omessa
20236 Omessa
GPS : 42.370098, 9.198652

Difficulty: easy
Type: road-trip
Duration: 3h
Length: n/a
Difference in height: 400 m
Starting point: Omessa

Road access
The road-trip from Omessa to Corte takes 21 minutes for 18.4 kilometres. You must take the T 20 road and the D 623 one. Omessa is located at 94.7 km from Ajaccio and at 59.9 km from Bastia.

Description
Omessa was a fortified village built around the 11th century. It was the scene of heroic battles which saw the troops of Sampiero Corso fight against the Genoese army. Today the village overlooks the ruins of the convent of St Mary of the Angels (17th century) and is the starting point of various walks.
The botanical path of Omessa starts in the heart of the village, from the main street. Walk south: the road becomes narrower after few minutes walking – do not hesitate to pass through the barrier in front of you. The path is well maintained: you must descend towards some fences and then run alongside the Elleratu stream, which you must cross after about 30 minutes of walking (follow the path).
After having crossed the stream, the path starts climbing but it becomes flatter fairly quickly. Do not hesitate to cross the Erreratu stream a second time.
The botanical trail ends here but you can continue walking and take the path in front of you until you reach Bocca Bocchelina. If you prefer you can return to the starting point by following the same path.
During this walk you will run into several explanatory panels which will help you discover some information about the typical flora of the region.

The full description of this hike is in the guide, opposite, available in all the bookshops and relay points of Corsica. To buy this book online, scan the flashcode with your smartphone or go to the link below:
http://www.rother.de/titpage/4907.php.
Available in French, English, German and Italian.

The full description of this hike is in the guide, opposite, available in all the bookshops and relay points of Corsica. To Buy this book online, click on the link below.
Available in French, English, German and Italian.

www.rother.de

Le sentier botanique à Omessa

20236 Omessa