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“The Cirque de Bonifatu approach to Carozzu.”
Review of Cirque de Bonifatu

Cirque de Bonifatu
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Calenzana
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Kingussie, United Kingdom
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“The Cirque de Bonifatu approach to Carozzu.”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

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.

Visited November 2012
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“A strenuous hike, a fascinating landscape”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

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.

Visited June 2013
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