Les Aiguilles and the Col de Bavella

The Col de Bavella is a road pass that is situated at 1218m altitude. It is marked by a statue of Notre Dame des Neiges, there is a panorama of granite peaks and forests.

The mountains of Bavella are situated in the South East of the island.  What is referred to as ‘Les Aiguilles’ are the towering pinnacles of serrated granite peaks that have a very hostile beauty.

Walks from the Col de Bavella : 

  • The variant alpine is a GR20 variation. It takes you up and over the top of the mountain. You pass through the soaring pinnacles and enjoy some great scenery. The going is rough, it involves some scrambling and you need to use your hands in places the massif.  One short section over a rock slab has been equipped by a hand chain. You drop down into the valley floor and can come back to the col via the normal GR trail that flanks around the bottom of the massif.
  • Trou de la Bombe.
  • Paliti Refuge.
Spasimata Swing Brigde
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The Spasimata Swing Brigde

The Spasimata swing bridge is a beauty spot. This big bouncy bridge takes you across the Spasimata river. The slabs of granite lead into a stunning enclosed ravine as the GR20 makes its way towards the Muvrella mountain.

Melo and Capitallo lakes
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Capitellu and Melo lakes

These are two beautiful glacier lakes situated one above the other at the top of the Restonica Gorge. The lower lake, Melo earns its name from its shape, which is that of an apple. It is situated at 1710m and is 20m at its deepest point. It is frozen for 8 months of the year.

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Cascades des Anglais

The Cascades des Anglais is a series of rock pools and chutes of water that make up the river l’Agnone.

Aiguilles de Bavella
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Les Aiguilles de Bavella

The Col de Bavella is a road pass that is situated at 1218m altitude. It is marked by a statue of Notre Dame des Neiges, there is a panorama of granite peaks and forests.

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Lac de Nino

The Lac de Nino lake is situated between Castel di Vergio hotel and Manganu refuge. It is the source of the Tavignano river, situated between Castel di Vergio hotel and Manganu refuge, it has a surface area of 6.5 ha.

Breche de Capitello
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Breche de Capitello

The Breche de Capitello is a high mountain pass, situated at 2200m. It is a spectacular view point and can be snowed in early June.

Monte cinto
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The Monte Cinto

The Monte Cinto is the highest summit on the island, it is 2706m alt. It is accessible from both the Niolu valley and Haut Asco.