Paglia Orba, 2525 m
20126 Evisa
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GPS : 42.297200,8.885168

Demanding mountain hike onto Corsica’s »Matterhorn«
This majestic peak with a magnificent view embracing Cinto, Rotondo, Lake Calacuccia and the Gulf of Porto is surely the island’s most beautiful mountain. Less-experienced mountain climbers should only climb as far as the Ciottuli di i Mori mountain hut or to the Col des Maures.
Locations: Evisa, 829m, a village at the western foot of the Col de Verghio. Albertacce and Calacuccia, villages in the Niolu region.
Starting point: bend in the road known as »Le Fer à Cheval«, 1329m (parking on the side of the road), 2km below the Castel di Verghio hotel, on the road leading to the Col de Verghio.
Height difference: 1350m.
Grade: easy mountain walk along well-marked footpaths until reaching the Col des Maures; the ascent to the summit involves a couple of quite difficult scrambling sections (in places Grade II) added to which there are some very steep and sometimes icy snowfields in early summer.
Refreshment and accommodation: simple food and dorm in the Ciottuli di i Mori hut (end of May to the start of October); the Castel de Verghio hotel provides a restaurant, rooms and bunks; buvette for refreshment on Col de Verghio, campsites in Evisa and in Lozzi by Albertacce.
Alternatives: this walk can also be started from Col de Verghio (¼ hr. longer to reach Bergerie de Radule, yellow-marked path) or at the end of the road into the Viru valley (Walk 68). Recommended two-day trek: ascent from the Viru valley to the Ciottuli di i Mori hut (with overnight stop) and descent via the Golo valley (Radule waterfall – Bergerie d’Alzetu) into the Viru valley.
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

Paglia Orba, 2525 m

20126 Evisa