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Hiking path Mare a Mare Nord


The «Mare a Mare» are footpaths which cross Corsica from one sea to sea, from East to West and vice versa. Over several days, they reveal a rich heritage and a preserved wildlife.

The Mare a Mare 'North' starts in Moriani-Plage and ends in Cargèse. From valley to valley, the path goes to the feet of the highest mounts of Corsica such as the Monte Cintu (2706m) ant the Paglia d'Orba (2525m), the forests of Valdu Niellu or Aïtone, and the Tavignanu and Golu rivers. There is a southern variant which avoid Corte while passing through Sermanu to Marignana.

This footpath is praticable from mid-April to November, and advised during winter because of some snow-capped parts at 1500m above sea-level. It contains 12 stages of about 3 to 6 hours each.


Moriani – «I Penti» (Santa Riparata di Muriani): 3 hours 30 minutes
«I Penti» (Santa Riparata di Muriani) – E Valle d’Alisgiani: 4 hours 30 minutes
E Valle d’Alisgiani – Pianellu: 5 hours 30 minutes
Pianellu – Sermanu: 4 hours 50 minutes (departure of the variant from Sermanu)
Sermanu – Corte: 5 hours (possible junction to the variant in Corte)
Corte – «A Sega»: 5 hours 30 minutes
«A Sega» – Albertacce: 5 hours 10 minutes
Albertacce – Bocca a Verghju: 4 hours 40 minutes
Bocca a Verghju – Marignana: 4 hours 30 minutes
Marignana – «E Case»: 6 hours 30 minutes
«E Case» – Cargese: 5 hours


The first three stages are on our territory, starting from Moriani-Plage. At the main cross road, take the secondary road D34 in direction of San Niculaiu for around 300 metres, and turn left after the city hall. Continue to a wooden sign on your right, and follow the orange markings.

Stage 1: Moriani - I Penti: 10km / 700m of ascent and 100m of descent
Stage 2: I Penti - E Valle d'Alisgiani: 10km / 700m of ascent and 650m of descent
Stage 3: E Valle d'Alisgiani - Pianellu: 12km / 750m of ascent and 600m of descent