Sur les traces des Sarrasins
20220 Monticello
GPS : 42.612272, 8.962253

Difficulty: easy
Type: loop
Duration: 1 h and 50 min
Length: 4 km
Difference in height: 250
Starting point: Monticello

Road access
The road-trip from Calvi to Monticello takes 36 minutes for 28 kilometres. You must take the T 30 road until Île-Rousse and then take the D 63 road until you reach the sports complex of Saint-François de Monticello.

Description
Monticello is a small and picturesque village surrounded by olive trees and built around a small square. This village is a real paradise for sports enthusiasts: hiking, tennis, minigolf, swimming, horse riding...
This shady walk is perfect for discovering the flora and fauna of the region, once occupied by the Saracens.
After having parked your car near the village sports complex (panel I31), you must take the small road on your left. After few minutes of walking, you must find the path which starts on your right. This path descends quite gently and crosses the road D 63 (panel I99) a little further down. Continue walking until you reach a path that you must follow to reach the valley od Arbo (panel I98).
The descent becomes rather steep until you reach a crossroads (panel I97). You must take the path on your left which allows you to reach the floor of the valley and after you must take the path which leads to the bridge of Andetta (panel I96). Keep walking and take the path on your left that climbs towards Bocca di Casa Dieca. Then you must take the path that descends southwards towards the village of Monticello, which you will reach after a few ups and downs. Take a look at the village: you should visit the church of St Bastianu, which contains a painting classified as a historical monument. Then return to the starting point – follow the signs.

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

Sur les traces des Sarrasins

20220 Monticello