Cirque de Bonifatu

Cirque de Bonifatu, Calenzana: Address, Phone Number, Cirque de Bonifatu Reviews: 4.5/5

Cirque de Bonifatu

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Very good

Canberra, Australia1,078 contributions
Great walking, views, forests, swims
Jun 2018 • Couples
Do come prepared with good walking boots, wet weather gear, water and food. Much of the tracks are up (and down) but the scenery is worth it.
The tracks are well marked by name and colour coded. I'd suggest getting a map before you go as we didn't see any maps there really.
We also used a free offline map on smartphone called which had more tracks than the brochure we had, and allowed us to join segments together making a 12km loop. The best part was along a fairly level part of the track called "pasarelle". We didn't go up to any refugios, which would be great to do.
Good walking, and taking it slow you don't need top fitness.
Written June 13, 2018
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Worcestershire, UK651 contributions
Come prepared if walking
Jun 2015 • Couples
This is a lovely area to visit and stroll close by the cafe but if you intend doing any of the walking trails do come prepared with strong shoes, water and sun protection. There are many marked walks, we did one of the easier walks but even so in parts it was quite challenging and the previous week we had completed a 50 mile walk from Corte to Piana. The cafe is a lovely place to sit as is a stroll along the river.
Written July 3, 2015
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Penzance, UK73 contributions
Bonifatu forest
Aug 2014 • Couples
Well worth a visit. Lots of well marked trails into the mountains. Take your swimming costume for a refreshing dip in one of the many ice cold basins in the rivers. Beware to take suitable foot wear as even the easy 2 hour route involves a fairly steep and uneven ascent. Not recommended for those with mobility difficulties. Beautiful views and peace and quiet after the hustle and bustle of the beaches. If going in the summer months would recommend an early visit. We arrived at about 9.30 to the car park and when we returned at 12.30 it was ram packed, and lots more children making their way up to the river basins. There is a charge of €4 for the parking but you get a leaflet with all the walks on. (In French) Once you have decided on your length of walk the routes are all colour coded and you can just follow the paint splashes that mark the trails. There is a small cafe selling snacks and drinks in the car park but best to take water and a snack/ picnic with you in a rucksack so you can stop and enjoy anyone of the amazing views on route.
Written August 7, 2014
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Kingussie, UK25 contributions
The Cirque de Bonifatu approach to Carozzu.
Nov 2012 • Couples
When at the camping at Bonifatu....we were en route South on the Mare e Monti Trail....we had time to check out the paths leading up to two of the GR20 refuges.
The path into the Cirque is easy to follow from Bonifatu. There is a junction after around one and a half kilometeres or so with the path going up to l'Ortu di u Piobbu refuge.
I enclose a couple of images taken en route.
Written October 15, 2013
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Florence, Italy10,383 contributions
A strenuous hike, a fascinating landscape
Jun 2013 • Friends
We followed the branch of the GR20 that runs the Cirque de Bonifatu starting the Bonifatu Forestry House, at the end of the paved road that comes from Calvi airport. Our intention was to get to the ruined huts Spasimata (1190 m.), but we had to arrest about 30 minutes before arrival, because some of us were too tired. We stopped frequently and then the travel time has increased a lot compared with 2 hours and 45 minutes scheduled.
But even so we could get a taste of the amazing landscapes of this part of mountainous Corsica: vertiginous cliffs, wherever blocks of pink granite eroded by the wind, forming the characteristic "tafoni" (holes) and sometimes suggestive natural sculptures; streams of crystal clear water (in the highest part of the way we drank plenty of them), also a beautiful suspension bridge over the creek. The path is at times quite relaxing, but for the most part is steep and rocky. If you are not experienced walkers, it is important to arrange for almost a whole day off to make this journey.
Written June 21, 2013
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