Le village abandonné de Casenove
20218 Pietralba
GPS : 42.546529, 9.184887

Difficulty: easy
Type: round-trip
Duration: 1 h and 50 min
Length: 4.1 km
Difference in height: 230 m
Starting point: Pietralba

Road access
The road-trip from Calvi to Pietralba takes 1 hour and 6 minutes for 57.7 kilometres. You must take the T 30 road until you reach the village of Pietralba. You can park your car in the car park next to the church of the village.

Duration
Unfortunately there are few written records of this abandoned village, which has an ancient history as it was first mentioned in 1173 in a document signed by Alfonso of Aragon. Today the only building in good condition is the chapel of Casenove, but this abandoned village is still a place of inspiration for poets and artists such as Josep Sébastià Pons and Charles Rennie Mackintosch.
After having parked your car, you must walk along the village of Pietralba until you reach a path which leads you towards the valley of Triginaglia.
Cross the bridge in front of you and continue walking on the opposite side of the waterway. After having crossed a communal road, take the path which climbs to your left and walk along the left bank of a stream. Keep walking until you reach Bocca di Tenda. After one kilometre's walk you will reach your destination.
To return to the starting point, you must pass through the abandoned village of Casenove, pass through an oak wood and take the small path on your right.

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 village abandonné de Casenove

20218 Pietralba