Serriera to Ota

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Key information: Serriera to Ota

  • A spectacular crossing of a high ridge above the north-west coast. 

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85.5
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest6
  • Charisma31.5
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating85.5

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 11km,
  • 6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude: 900m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
Serriera to Ota: Reward for good walk, Ota - © William Mackesy


This is a crossing of a high ridge near the north-west coast. It is a day on the Mare e Monti, but so good it deserves its own page.

A long uphill grind from Serriera gets you to the Bocca San Petru at 900m, high above the sea, where the views explode spectacularly (do divert to the nearby peak).

A high traverse then a long and steep descent down a superb ravine followed by a traverse to the gites at Ota, which is beautifully sited overlooking a huge bowl surrounded by a high craggy ridge. And Chez Felix restaurant.

Note: beware of notorious summer thunderstorms, get away from risk areas if one approaches.

Key book: Cicerone’s Walking in Corsica. Find these and other books on Amazon.



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Serriera to Ota: Ota  - © wiki user Myrabella

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