The Aiguilles de Bavella: a majestic site
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The Aiguilles de Bavella are located in the Regional Natural Park of Corsica 10 km from Zonza. They overlook the Col de Bavella at an altitude of 1218m, which links theAlta Rocca to the east coast and the east coast of Corsica.
This site is marked by large rocky ramparts of amazing shapes and colours.
The bomb hole
The most popular hike is the Bomb Hole. The path is easy to walk, except for the last few metres, which are slightly more difficult.
You will start from the Bavella Pass by following a forest track and then a red path (follow the signs " Cumpuleddu" ).
Halfway across the clearing, you will see the Trou de la Bombe massif and the Paliri. Continue to the "Trou de la Bombe". Be careful, the markings have been removed in some places. Keep to the path ...
The Trou de la Bombe, a natural window in the rock of a ten metres or so wide, is located under the arch. The arch can be climbed, but you will have to do some acrobatics.
It is best to walk this trail at the end of the day so that the arch is illuminated by the sun.
You can either follow the same route or take another way back. However, this will give you a great view of Zonza.
The Aiguilles de Bavella: a holy and welcoming place
The site of the Aiguilles de Bavella has a special place in the hearts and minds of Christians. This is her patron saint, whose statue can be seen on the collar, the star. Our Lady of the Snows is also honoured every year on 5 August.
If you are lucky enough to visit the Aiguilles de Bavella during this period, you will be surrounded by pilgrims. This is an opportunity to attend a great mass and a huge country dinner at the feet of this white virgin. See you at Zonza at dawn to participate in the fervent procession. If the walk is strenuous, the final picnic will give you all the strength you need.
An important hiking area
Hiking enthusiasts can't miss the grandiose Aiguilles de Bavella. This mountain range overlooks the pass of the same name and offers numerous trails. The breathtaking views are found amidst the bloody hills and sharp teeth. This site is best known for its section of the GR20an exemplary itinerary.
Summer is not the best time to enjoy walking because of the high season The best months for walking are in the summer. The best months to walk are May, June and September. The sun is still high in the sky and many days are around 30 degrees Celsius.
The visit of the Aiguilles by the canyons
A session of canyoning is the best way to see the Aiguilles de Bavella. The four main canyons to which holidaymakers have access are the Vacca (named after the river), the Purcaraccia and the Pulischellu. There is also the Piscia di GalluThis is the most spectacular of the Corsican waterfalls. Before each departure, a guide explains the activity and distributes the safety equipment: helmet, wetsuit, bag... The guide then presents the techniques and the time necessary for the approach of the canyons.