Aux alentours de Bastia

Mare è muntagna – Ville di Pietrabugno

A difficult 2-hour walk on the heights of the port of Toga...

This path begins on the heights of the port of Toga, beyond Place Mattei. Used in the past by the villagers who went down every day to sell fruit and vegetables at Bastia market, this centuries-old mule track offers a view of rare beauty over the city of Bastia, the Tyrrhenian Sea and the islands of the Tuscan archipelago. After some effort, you’ll have the reward of discovering the charm of the traditional Corsican houses in the hamlet of Alzeto. The more daring can extend their hike by taking the ice houses path («e Nivere») to Ville-di-Pietrabugno, which leads you after about 1 hour 20 minutes of walking to this unusual building dating from the 17th century. You can have a picnic in the shade of the chestnut trees. On the way back, to complete the loop, you can take the path towards the hamlet of Guaïtella, where you can enjoy a refreshing stop at the picturesque washhouse which is reached from the road by steps on the left.

Duration : 3h00   Drop : 530 m   Intensity : Difficult