Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles), Zonza

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Jagged peaks, large rock walls, and pine trees twisted by the wind characterize Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles). Seven violet porphyry towers or needles make up the mountainous range, with the highest peak reaching 1,899 m (6,230 ft). The GR 20 (Grande Randonnée hiking trail) passes at the foot of the needles in the Asinao Valley, which is why many people refer to this area as the Towers Asinao. This is a hiking and rock climbing paradise with a multitude of jagged rocky peaks and vast forests with black pine. You can hike a relatively easy path by going to the right of the fountain and walking along the river to see the famous "hole in the bomb" at a height of 1,483 m (4,865 ft). A few miles from the road at the top of the rocky pass stands the soaring white statue of "Notre-Dame des Neiges" (Our Lady of the Snow). Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Zonza Edition.
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  • Difficult not to appreciate this wonderful site. An exceptional view, these needles cut in the rock are huge and worth the visit.
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  • As part of our tour of Corsica, made a day trip to visit this magnificent site. Really beautiful! Over the road (rather narrow and very curvy), the needles appear through the trees, then arriving at the top, you are facing this majestic site. At times, my wife and I were thinking that we are faced with landscapes resembling those of Park Yosemite, in the USA, and made the comment that it was not necessary to go very far to admire of beautiful landscapes... Walk to do, and that contrasts sharply with the landscapes and beaches by the sea.
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  • Very nice ride in the mountains, hiking or by car. We have the impression of being at the top of Corsica. From the Summit, we have a great view of the sea. Warm clothing because I don't know if this is usual, but in September this year, he was 13 ° at the top and 25 ° to the ground.
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