Capo Rosso Trail is a 9.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Piana, Corsica, France that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 9.2 km Elevation Gain: 487 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

nature trips


bird watching


wild flowers

no shade

historic site

The Capu Rossu is the south cape of the bay of Porto on the West seashore of Corsica. The region is world famous for its red cliffs contrasting with the deep blue of the sea. This hike offers great panoramic view on the region of Piana-Porto-Scandola. From the starting point of the Capu Rossu, hike to Turghiu Tower. Here is athe beautiful beach of Arone, perfect to relax after the hike. This 200 meters long beach has crystal clear shallow water. It's an excellent swimming point and a good place to enjoy the beach with the whole family.

11 months 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!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Went on a hot day during the middle of the day. Urg... It was very hot with the sun beating down on us but we love it all. Highly recommend bringing 2x water you think you'll need as you'll use it all. Otherwise, be ready to spend $$ at the local watering hole conveniently located at the start/end. We were hoping to get back quickly to watch the France vs. Croatia game but didn't make it until it was already 3-1. Urg... :)

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

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.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Wonderful 360 view from capo Rosso !! Landscape is one of the most beautiful of the area !!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Most of the beaches on the west Corsican coast are quite wild and of difficult access. But not in Arone. So, if you want to enjoy a fantastic beach with a bit more accommodations, that's the perfect place. Wonderful.

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