The desert of Agriates is located at north of the Corsica and covers a total of 15,000 hectares. It is located between the mountains and the sea. It is in fact a wild peninsula that combines rocky ridges with valleys dotted with Mediterranean maquis. Streams sometimes run through the vegetation. It has been used for transhumance throughout history.

A desert climate

The desert of Agriates is a desert of 40 km of sand. It also has an unspoilt coastline visible from space. The sand is covered with small ponds and rocky cliffs. The desert is an impenetrable landscape and you will not find any houses or towns except along the road. Many Mediterranean plants and trees such as the heathers, the cistss, the myrtles and the olive treesand maritime pine date back at least to the plantations of the 20th century. The wildlife can find refuge in agricultural plains, copses and meadows. You can organise your visit to the desert of Agriates to discover a landscape that is rarely visited. Because of its unspoilt coastal area, the desert of Agriates is a popular destination for adventurous tourists. It is 35 km long. You will see corsican shepherds They have been known to walk around this area with their goats and pigs.

Activities that can be carried out

A 4×4 ride in the Agriates desert

It is difficult to drive your car because of the dirt tracks ccutters from desert of Agriates. You will need to make a excursion a day in 4×4 to explore this beautiful region and enjoy the diversity of the landscape. Be aware that this trip can cause back problems. It is not an easy road!

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Many of the circuits include a stop at the beach of Salecciaat the beach of Lotu and to Fiume Santo.

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A hike in the Agriates desert

The desert of Agriates is the most protected natural site in the coast Corsica. No construction is allowed on these 15,000 hectares of wild lands. Only wise cows live on the beaches. Respect this fragile and unspoilt nature.

If the boat is the fastest and most pleasant way to reach the beaches, hikers will enjoy discovering the desert of Agriates on foot along the footpaths of the hiking such as the Pathway Littoral, or the Pathway Customs Officers. This path The 35-kilometre-long route takes you to the beach at La Roya, à Saint-Florent. It takes you through Lotu and Saleccia in only 5h30. You will then continue to the beach of Ghignuand finally you will reach Ostriconi. To go along the beautiful coast of the AgriatesThe following must be taken into account 15 hours of walking. You can alternate between the hiking and the swimming in the turquoise waters along this beautiful promenade. Here you will find a programme complete to visit South Corsica in 1 week

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