Monte Cinto, 2706 m
Lozzi
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GPS : 42.348560,9.010134

Pleasant footpaths onto the king of Corsica’s mountains
Monte Cinto is the king of Corsica’s mountains. In clear weather, the view from the summit stretches from the east to the west coast. All the peaks – at least all those of Northern Corsica – are spread out below. Monte Schindo (slave-driver) is the nickname given to this mountain by German mountain climbers, but this name refers mostly to the ascent from Haut-Asco since the climb from the south is thoroughly enjoyable except for the scree ascent on the first stage of the route. The stretches of scrambling are easy due to the solid, easy-to-grip surface of the rock. Anyone aspiring to conquer the summit should start off early in the morning to avoid the midday heat and to better the chances of a clear view from the top.
Starting point: Lozzi, 1080m, a tiny Niolu village perched above the Calacuccia reservoir. From the D 84 Calacuccia – Albertacce drive 3km to the end of the asphalt by two campsites. Those walkers with a four-wheel drive and enough clearance can continue further to the end of the 7.5km gravel track which is very eroded in places and park by the former l’Astradella snack bar, 1610m (a total of 2½ hrs. shorter).
Height difference: about 1750m.
Grade: a mostly well-marked footpath. A sense of direction, stamina and surefootedness are necessary; but the stretches of scrambling (Grade I) can be easily negotiated and are not exposed.
Refreshment and accommodation: Refuge de l’Ercu (small self-service hut, open in the tourist season), hotels and restaurants in Albertacce and Calacuccia, campsites in Lozzi at the start of the track.
Alternative: the path leading upstream from the Ercu hut to the tiny Cinto lake is worth a detour (possible to climb from here to the summit).
Map: IGN 4250 OT (1:25.000).

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

Monte Cinto, 2706 m

Lozzi