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More of a workout than a scenic mountain hike. Steep ascent and descent through forest - fairly monotonous. But where views are possible very beautiful.

backpacking
8 days ago

A very good hike with majestic views!! Not ideal for hammock camping so bring a TENT!!!

Petite balade bien originale! J’ai adoré les escaliers! À voir si vous passez dans le coin de Bonifacio!

Perfect walk. Based around a beautiful French village; the trail takes you into the hills beyond the village with long views from a ridge before dropping back along a river into the village.

hiking
12 days ago

A wonderful trail that runs along portions of the TMB. Plenty to see...waterfalls, livestock, and a lake at the summit. beautiful views and places to stop for lunch/beer. The second half of the trek in is above treelike bring sunscreen.

hiking
14 days ago

One of the best views of the Corsica Coast. Very rugged and isolated. The climb is not hard, just a bit long and last part harder; well worth it, the views, Colors and landscape is amazing. Go, do it!

Perfect trail, not difficult but a lot of up and down with the relief.
Beautiful small harbors and wild area

Much harder than it seems. The climb/descent between port pin and port d’en vau is really hard.
Bring a lot of water.

Having this map downloaded saved me on day three of my hike. I was going over Col de la Seigne alone and in very bad weather. It was the beginning of June so the trail at that altitude was still completely obscured by snow. It was pouring rain and there were heavy clouds so visibility was only a few meters. I would pull out my phone and check my location in relation to the trail every five minutes. I safely made it to Refuge Elisabetta and was so grateful for this map!!

hiking
1 month ago

Four of us did TMB counterclockwise in July starting from Les Houches. We completed the loop in 10 days/9 refuges (or auberges) without taking any bus/train/cable car. We are in our mid-50s. We each carried a 35-40 cubic liter backpack weighing 20-25 lbs including lunch and water. With proper preparation and conditioning, most people can do this.

And one can book all the refuges and make other arrangements by him/herself without needing help from commercial companies.

If I wasn’t so darn old (71) my knee might not have blown out on the first day. It was gruelling we hiked 2000 meters up hill. Definitely take the gondola to the top and start from there. Took 4 hours out of a 16 hour day hike. It is a beautiful hike so don’t be discouraged by my comments. If your young and “FIT” do it.

Amazing!

A moderate hike through chestnut forests and featuring magnificent valley views. Much of it is along a centuries-old trail built by the Genovese in the 18th century. The hike into and out from the valley is steep but not too difficult.

the best I ever walked

This is a relatively easy hike on mostly good trails. It's 5.6 miles (9 km) out and back including the ascent to the fort. The views are spectacular. The climb to the Genovese fort is steep but the path is good, and many people of all ages take it successfully. The loop shown on the All Trails map is no longer available. The trail I followed is the only one.

hiking
3 months ago

Well traveled but the crowd thins out a bit after the first bay. The views are worth it!

backpacking
4 months ago

I hiked this trail in 4 days in 2014. I would like to go back and spend more time

Absolutely loved doing this hike. The trails are incredibly well marked. If not in shape like I was, it’s tough, but doable. Did the 11 days hike, about 10 miles a day. Did a mix of camping and refuges for overnights.

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent trail, covers a lot of varied scenery and gives a great sense of the TMB contained within a single day. Beautiful views at the two lakes make the effort to reach there worthwhile but the two refuges the trail passes and the chance to stop for a drink high in the Alps really adds to an already excellent day.

hiking
7 months ago

My study abroad group took a weekend trip to Annecy, France. Looking for local hikes, I found this one. The view was worth the steep ascent!

hiking
7 months ago

Once in a lifetime experience!

trail running
9 months ago

6 Days trail running with a great deal of training up front and overnights at hotels with luggage transport between (there are services for this). Pretty much one of the most glorious experiences ever - landscape changes every day and you get sheep, cows, rock goats,marmots, glaciers, rock scrambles, winding paths with fantastic resources along the way: water stops and rest stops with bathrooms and meals to buy.

I went this trail w two girls who hasn't done much hiking, and I suggested this one was rated as easy. Turned out to be reaching the head of Lion wasn't that easy for them and they found it quite challenging. Track isn't very clear to climbing rocks but you will not lose baring as where you are headed and which direction you are suited to go is very visible. There are also few other hikers and we all had multiple cuts from bushes Good walking shoes could help. Breathtaking views and good photo spots.

Muy variado. Excelentes paisajes. Bastante esforzado. Recomiendo 100%.

walking
11 months ago

Very interesting part of the shoreline on the Côte d'Azur.

hiking
11 months ago

An easy two hour walk in the country side

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Absolutely one of the best treks I've ever done! We camped so carrying all of our stuff made it more of an adventure and much cheaper! Camp sites were great and the scenery is the best you can get.

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