OFFICIAL NEWS: the stage Usciolu-Asinau will be split in two

Michele
moderator

Posted: Tue, Jul 5, 2011, 16:11

Hi,
I just read on the official blog of the parc (http://www.parc-corse.org) that the very long stage between Usciolu and Asinau will be split into two. The new stop will be the Refuge of Matalza

This refuge - briefly described by Paddy Dillon in his book as "very basic two-roomed refuge with no facilities apart from water available from nearby streams" - is located some 2.5 km off route from the main current trail. The junction is roughly (for those going North-to-South) 1.5 km before the Pedinelli area to the right (at least that's how it appears on my map).

The sketchy note on the french blog just says:

Modification traçé.
L'étape entre Usciolu et Asinau est scindée en deux.
Usciolu-Matalza : 5h30
Matalza-Asinau : 6h00
Suivre le balisage.

Let's hope to get more news soon. The current stage is definitely very long so an intermediate stop is very much welcome.

--Michele