20276 Asco GPS : 42.451898,9.042006
The Asco valley lies on the D147 then the D147A that leads to a small village, from which it descends to the river bed. You then need to continue on foot across the bridge. It is very easy to reach various places on the river, but one of the most beautiful swimming holes is located about 300 meters upstream of the bridge. There is one place where you can dive from about 3 meters high. To get there, go down the right side of the bridge.
⦁ Le haut-Asco: a mountain area with alpine landscapes and climates
⦁ The Ascu forest: forest of 5000 ha including 2 other black pine forests. Ideal to discover a surprising fauna and flora.
⦁ The village of Asco: the inhabited area of the valley, 650m above sea level.
⦁ The gorges of Asco: a remarkable site created by the river Asco. They begin under the village and offer a long parade of desolate ravines almost 4 km long, a wild, corridor of red granite rocks, stones, and pebbles.
⦁ The lower valley of Asco: a flatter alluvial area located downstream of the gorges.
Do you want to cool down? Discover the Gorges de l'Asco and their limpid waters where canyoning, rafting and climbing are possible (with supervision).
To go further, you can visit
⦁ La Maison du mouflon et de la Nature, in the heart of the Carozzica forest. It is an ecomuseum created to make the biological and cultural heritage of the valley known to everyone.
⦁ Le village des tortues in the village of Moltifao, to raise public awareness about turtle protection.
⦁ The Asco Genoese Bridge of the 11th century.
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