Col de Vergio to Lac de Nino
Key information: Col de Vergio to Lac de Nino
- A stunning ridge walk along the famous GR20 trail from this col on Corsica's high central ridge, to the lovely Lac de Nino in a high mountain bowl.
- Walkopedia rating86
- Natural interest16
- Human interest6
- Negative points0
- Total rating86
- Length: 12km/6hrs
- Maximum Altitude: 1,825km
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
This excellent walk follows the famous GR20 trail from the Col de Vergio on Corsica’s northern watershed ridge to make a stunning ridge walk to the beautiful Lac de Nino in its high mountain bowl.
It starts by dropping south from the hotel near the col, then traversing delightfully through beautiful forest, then climbs to the Bocca San Pedru col on the watershed central ridge to gain extravagant views in all directions. A steady climb up the ridge, enjoying wildly distorted trees, then an eastward traverse just below the tree line, and you regain the ridge even higher.
More steady walking gets you to the high col (at 1,825m) before dropping to admire the lovely Lac de Nino in its damp high bowl.
You can then retrace your steps, or head due north and cross to drop down the wildly beautiful Rau de Colga valley to the road back to the Col de Vergio – but only take this route if you have transport from the roadhead.
Note: beware of notorious summer thunderstorms, get away from risk areas if one approaches.
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WALKOPEDIA FAILED TO COMPLETE THIS WALK AS A RESULT OF SNOW. ALL PHOTOS AND SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME!
WILLIAM MACKESY'S ACCOUNT
of this walk
Today should have been the best of the entire week, a wonderful ridge walk to the stunning high Lac de Nino. But snow intervened.
We set out on the famously infamous GR20 trail southward, dropping from the hotel then traversing delightfully though beautiful forest, then climbing to the Bocca San Pedru col on the watershed central ridge to gain fantabulous views in all directions. All marvellous so far.
We start a steady climb up the ridge, enjoying extravagantly distorted trees, blown by the prevailing gales so they lean insanely and flatly to the east. Snow patches appear,.....READ MORE
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