The best hikes and walks in Farinole and Saint-Florent
The most beautiful walks in Haute-Corse
If the famous GR 20 hiking trail does not pass near Farinole, there are however wonderful walks and hikes to do in the region.
From Farinole, walks will allow you to discover the iron mines or the Convent of Marianda.
From Saint-Florent, a hike will take you to the superb Saleccia beach along the customs path.
You will find below the details of these walks and hikes that you can do during your stays in one of our villas for rent in Farinole.
This family walk from Farinole lasts only 1.5 hours. It’s perfect for a family outing.
The start of this walk is at the north exit of Farinole next to the wash house. Then follow the path for just under an hour to the old mines.
This walk will allow you to enjoy an unparalleled view of the village of Farinole, its navy and the Gulf of Saint-Florent.
On the mine site, you will find three galleries open to the public and an old miners’ house.
The Farinole mines date back to the Genoese occupation. They were exploited during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The Convent of Marianda
The walk to access the convent of Marianda begins on a track starting from the D333 between Patrimonio and Farinole.
You will have to follow a path for 30 minutes to reach the Convent of Marianda.
This easy walk is open to everyone. It will allow you to admire a superb landscape and discover the ruins of a building that is part of Corsican historical heritage.The convent was founded in the seventeenth century and has not been inhabited for 200 years.
The pediment of the convent collapsed in 2013.
The coastal path of Saint-Florent
This hike from Saint-Florent to Saleccia beach will take you all day. It is a wonderful outing to plan to discover the region and follow the Agriate desert.
The journey is relatively long, we advise you to take the boat from Saint-Florent to Saleccia beach and then come back on foot.
You will be able to enjoy the beach and return quietly in a five hour walk to Saint-Florent.
The Popeye shuttle from Saint-Florent to Lotu and Saleccia
The Popeye shuttle service will take you to the beaches of Lotu and Saleccia by boat.
The service is active from mid-April to the end of October.
It is worth going to Saleccia by boat and back to Saint-Florent on foot.
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