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2-hour loop trail to explore the beautiful St Antoine Beach and the Corsican coastlines


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2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

Loop

289' 88 m

High

18' 6 m

Low

460' 140 m

Up

459' 140 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Cave · Geological Significance · Swimming · Views

The beginning of the route uses a section that can be subject to erosion. Check the local signage for guidance. You can follow an intermediate nearby trail to skip the first kilometer if needed.

Overview

This intermediate / difficult trail will let you discover the St Antoine Cave and St Antoine Beach. It also allows you to see breathtaking views of the Bonifacio coastline and cliffs.

On a sunny day, you can also catch sight of the Lavezzi Islands and Sardinia.

Need to Know

Free parking close to the trailhead. If full, you can park along the road, before the lot. Make sure not to park in front of the military facility.

Unleashed dogs are ok but keep in mind the area is protected.

Description

Trail can be hard to follow and is poorly marked in multiple sections:

- Start by following the main road.
- At 0.5km, you'll find a narrow path on your right. Join it and follow the cliffs. The trail is not easy to follow, but you can see what past hikers used the most. If you want to, you can also skip this part and continue on the main road and follow another trail that will also go down to the beach and cave (but you'll be missing on some views!).
- At .7km, you'll start descending to St Antoine Cave. Again, the path is not easy to see, try to follow where past hiker used before.
- After admiring the cave, at 1.4km, you can start climbing the small peak to check out the view from above (optional).
- Pass along the St Antoine Beach and start a difficult climb ⚠️ to the old lighthouse (1.7km mark).
- Once at the top, the path is now easier to follow. Some sections might go through some thick bushes as the trail is not always well taken care of.
- At 3.2km, a fire access road start. Follow it.
- At 3.3km, leave the fire access road and turn left. If the path is not in a good condition, you can also make a detour and follow the fire road longer and turn left at the next available intersection.
- The trail is easy to follow from that point on and it will lead you back to the main road you started from.

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Adrien Cadet

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Capo Pertusato - Cala Sciumara
Jul 12, 2023 near Santa T…, IT
Capo Pertusato - Cala Sciumara
Jul 12, 2023 near Santa T…, IT
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Jul 12, 2023 near Santa T…, IT
Capo Pertusato - Cala Sciumara
Jul 12, 2023 near Santa T…, IT

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