Ponts et Fontaines à Pietracorbara

Access map

20233 Pietracorbara
GPS : 42.848374,9.435142

Difficulty: Easy
Type: Loop
Difference in height: 150m
Duration: 2h30
Length: 6 km
Start: Pietracorbara
GPS: 42.105443, 9.212188

Pietracorbara is a small coastal river east of Cap Corse. 9.5 km long, it takes its source in Sisco (980m), near Monte Prato (1282m). Discover the river, the Genoese bridges, the hamlets, the restored fountains, and the rebuilt mill of Petra Viva.
Access by car
Meeting place in Pietracorbara and park on the parking left of the church of Saint-Clément.
Itinerary
Walk along the cemetery wall to the presbytery. Take the narrow cemented passageway between the cemetery wall and the presbytery wall, which quickly becomes a trail leading to the river. Cross the river and reach the other side of the marked path retaining the river on your right. After an undergrowth of oaks you will arrive at a Genoese bridge after which there is an old fountain (Funtana di u ponte). Continue to join the D232 and cross it to go to hamlet of Ornetu. Just before the hamlet, turn left. Pass the fountain (funtanella) and step across a stream. Once at the hamlet of Oreta and at a junction, several markings are traced on the opposite wall. The circuit continues on the left, but it is possible to make a small detour. The sign "Funtana Landi aller-retour" will take you to a remarkable site. Leave the main path and take the alley on the right. At the fork, continue right until the fountain and retrace your steps until you recover the initial circuit. At the junction, take the main circuit (blue marking) towards the hamlet square. Follow the D232 on the right to a small bridge after which there are 2 tombs. Then, take the path that leads to the road. Follow the sign "Costera". After 100 m, climb the steps to a fork and turn left. Click on the map if you want to know more...

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

Ponts et Fontaines à Pietracorbara

20233 Pietracorbara