Corsica south-east

TomL

Posted: Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 21:34

Hello,

I am looking for ideas for one day mountain hikes. We have car, we will be based in Porto Vecchio during our holidays. Most recommendations I have seen are quite far in the north (which is not practical). Ideal would be 5-6 hour hikes doable with teenage kids (they are fit for their age, used for mountain hikes).

Also, is there any online map with clearly marked roads where cars are allowed or not allowed. Alternatively is there any rule of thump (e.g. road numbers with two or three digits open, others not)?

Thanks.



Gaffr

Posted: Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 6:07

Hello.... I would recommend the Rother walking guide for Corsica... Walking routes in four regions on the island. I purchased this wee guidebook on line in GB.

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Gaffr



harold

Posted: Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 6:28

You could check: https://www.corse-randos.com/carte-randonnees.html. Even without a subscription it will provide some good insights. Also check: https://www.geoportail.gouv.fr/carte and zoom in.



SQFP

Posted: Fri, Jun 21, 2019, 16:27

I second that, choose your daily hikes from a short guidebook or website, so that you know what to expect.

The Geoportail.gouv.fr official map depicts all currently maintained hiking paths with purple; any other path is unmaintained or unreliable.
Barred roads are depicted with some, hmmm, bar (example, above the P sign: https://reho.st/self/27074c5181dcde4cc70e006d7709a6d10a0387b5.jpg ). Just watch for road signs and gates.

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Geologist in Corsica



harold

Posted: Fri, Jun 21, 2019, 20:54

Agree. I would only recommend Geoportail.gouv.fr for fun&prep4insights. Once walking: get your IGN maps, they will last and serve a great source & memory reflection afterwards. Have fun!