Aux alentours de Bastia

Tombulu Biancu in Furiani

On the superb sandy beach of Tombulu biancu, 9 markers arranged on a path of about 3 km long.

On the territory of the commune of Furiani, not far from the superb sandy beach of Tombulu biancu (“the white heron”), 9 markers set out on a path about 3 km long will allow you to reach a wooden observatory from which you can watch for migratory birds in complete discretion.

Also known as “U CHIURLINU”, this pond is the largest lagoon in Corsica and, with its 1,450 hectares, is an important site for fauna and flora. The ornithological inventory includes more than 250 different species such as gulls, terns and even pink flamingos. In addition to the birdlife, there are 450 plant species listed.

At the southern end of the Lido, an important Natural Zone of Ecological, Faunistic and Floral Interest classified as “Natura 2000” will meet the expectations of enlightened amateurs. Facing the Tuscan archipelago, which includes the islands of Capraia, Elba, Pianosa and Montecristo, this area, which is recognised as being of international importance, has been classified as a Nature Reserve since 1994. It is also considered the “green lung” of Bastia.

You can discover a fitness trail in the heart of the Etang de Biguglia Nature Reserve. It is an ideal site for a walk with children as well as for a good jog.

This itinerary also gives you access to the Nature Reserve’s eco-museum. Here you will discover all the details concerning the endemic fauna and flora of the pond, which can be observed with binoculars provided.