The small village of Ota and its surroundings

Discover the village of Ota 4 km east of Porto, in the mountains. An imposing rock overlooking the village, as posed in balance at the top of the mountain. This is the crossing point of the trail "tra mare e monti" ...

If you continue your journey, you will find the bridge Zaglia dating from the eighteenth century, it crosses Porto with a single arch with grace and majesty. Enjoy a swim in the shallow water there is crystal clear.

Later you will cross two rivers forming Porto, Lonca and Spelunca, two twin bridges called locally, ''two bridges''. This is the starting point of the trail leading to Spelunca Evisa.

Porto, and marine hamlet of the village of Ota

Porto, ancient commercial port for transfer of cultures and citron briar wood to the mainland, became a must in Corsica. The tower houses a permanent exhibition on the shores of Corsica fortification during the Genoese occupation.

Starting point of the tour at sea cove leading to Piana and Scandola nature reserve. Porto and the Gulf are World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The transformation of a former ammunition bunker Genoese allowed the construction of an aquarium comprising the flora and fauna underwater Gulf.

The port of Porto is a place of safe shelter in heavy weather of sea shingle beach is monitored during the summer by rescuers

Nature Reserve of Scandola and Girolata

Girolata is only accessible by sea and a path from the Col de la Croix on the road D81 or borrowing further south, the trail GR Tra Mare e Monti. During the summer, services promenade sea ship travelers from marine Porto. A fortress with a Genoese tower square had been built on the promontory in the sixteenth century.

Scandola was first listed for its great landscape interest and the degree of naturalness, then national nature reserve for its flora and fauna and interest particularly because of its contribution to the protection of species endemic to Corsica. The reserve is part owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral and the Regional Park of Corsica. As belonging to the Gulf is a World Heritage of Humanity by UNECSO.

The cove of Piana and beaches Ficajola and Arone

The cove of rocks Piana are orange-red that one might think they were cut with an ax and carved with a chisel. These rock formations of granitic origin are drilled cavities, taffoni due to the action of temperature and humidity coupled with the spray from the Mediterranean Sea, strong winds and rainwater gully.

Taking the road from the beach of Arone Piana, you will find a road down to the beach Ficajola, the output Vistale. The first of these beaches is a sandy beach with a slope very low declination. The second is a typical fishing Corsican beach with its small houses, the road leading to it is very curvy and impressive.

Aïtone Forest

Green lung of the hinterland of the Gulf of Porto, Aïtone forest covers 4000 hectares, between 800 and 2000 meters. It consists mainly of pine laricios - Softwood typical of Corsica - and beech, as well as rock faces.

After the village of Evisa on the road to Corte, you can discover the natural pools of the forest Aïtone. Integral part of the Regional Park of Corsica, the forest is home to a variety of flora and fauna and diverse.

A ski resort is located in the neck Vergio, back down into the valley of Calacuccia. Various houses typical forest bordering along the road walking in the forest. Fairytale landscape breathtaking.