E Case to Marignana
Key information: E Case to Marignana
- A superb traverse through perfect forests and maquis and across the uplands below a fierce high ridge.
- Walkopedia rating83.5
- Natural interest15
- Human interest6
- Negative points0
- Total rating83.5
- Length: 17km
- 6.5 hrs
- Maximum Altitude: 1,102m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
This is very remote country – you won't meet a road all day. The trail traverses beautiful wooded hillsides, then climb a steadily beside a stream, to emerge above the tree line on the craggy southern slopes of the high ridge of the great semi-circle of mountains that you see from your lunch table in Ota. You traverse below the ridge-top, then drop back in the forest, alternating with stretches of luxuriantly flowering maquis and fierce bare rock, with a drop into and back out of a sharp red-rock ravine, before descending delightfully to Marignana.
What particularly has Walkopedia salivating, though, is the ability to climb up to the top of the ridge to join a path which follows the ridge top, with huge views, the whole way until it drops to rejoin the main route near the Bocca a u Mamucciu above Marignana. This looks like it requires some scrambling and a head for heights, but we don't currently have information on how difficult it is. Community thoughts requested!
The only issue is access - easy from the Marignana end, although you will need a car/taxi to negotiate the bus system. A minor road climbs to Revinda near E Case, so car or taxi are the only options. It is a long way by road between these roadhead, so taking a taxi to recover a car will cost.
Note: beware of notorious summer thunderstorms, get away from risk areas if one approaches.
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