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Desert des Agriates, Corsica
(4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Desert des Agriates presents an arid microclimate on 40 km (87 mi) of sandy desert and unspoiled coastline and is visible from space. Rocky cliffs jut out and up from the sands with small oasis ponds scattered throughout. You will not find a town or homes except along the highway, because the desert is an impenetrable environment. Many Mediterranean plants and trees, include heather, arbutus, cistus, myrtle, mastic trees, olive trees, oaks, and maritime pine that date back to the plantations established in the 20th century. Several agricultural plains, groves, and meadows provide sanctuary to wildlife, while rocky Ghignu shelters provide camping accommodations and shared bathrooms for 4-6 people. To visit Desert des Agriates and other attractions in Saint Florent, use our Saint Florent tourist route planner.
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  • If you are expecting a wasteland, think again. The desert des Agriates desert, because there are no settlements, is rich in animal life. Browsable with salt and water, on foot, horseback or 4 x 4, strictly on the allowed paths, any deviation is strictly prohibited, there are controls and if caught in the Act, make you never want. Removed these recommendations, is a unique place, a mixture between the moors of the North, the Moon and the Maquis in its purest state. Walking through it towards the sea, you log on to the beaches. Saleccia, the most usable, Malfalco and Ghignu. For the latter two prudence, if you're not a true off-roader, not SUVS, coffee or similar, do not attempt the feat, we leave the whole car. After August 31, early in the morning and in the night, eyes and ears apertissimi! Hunting season opens, and Les Agriates is half coveted by hunters!
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  • We admire; we hume the scents we cross bag on his back but the water until the knees just beautiful hiking
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  • I have walked the Desert des Agriates walk at least 3 times, the last one being in the company of only one man. It's a hike of medium difficulty, not particularly challenging from a physical point of view. If we start with the only backpack (direction Saint Florant > Ostriconi), as I have always done, and you don't want to rely on tourist facilities, there must be having to sleep some nights in a tent: a Saint Said the first night camping, overnight in the camp behind the beach of Saleccia, a night in Ghignu Pailler (remember to book the Park Authority but if you don't book it is hosted on the same ...; it is forbidden to assemble tents on the beach) and at the end Ostriconi camp. Another important thing: water. There is one source just before Ghignu, then at least two bottles of 1 litre and a half. It is a wonderful trek, from landscapes and unforgettable fragrances.
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