One of the many inland villages in Corsica. Possibly Vico
Have I already said that driving in Corsica is a pass? Yes, it is and I repeat myself as many times as necessary. Nature seems to hold the asphalt with a glove and in each curve you discover a new gift that the island offers as a panorama.
After the N194 we take the D81 to return to the sea and we went back inside by the D70 that finally led us to Vico, Murzo and finally to our final destination of the day: the population of Guagno le Bains and his super Auberge des Deux Sorru.
We found the accommodation by chance and it was empty. Fortunately they had opened their doors and we fell in love with the views of the peaks. The hotel is a large town house with several double bedrooms, a spacious living room and terraces with views of the mountains.
Many hiking trails around the area depart from Guagno le Bains and is a good incentive for many French people who practice this sport. In the same hotel they also offer food and take advantage of dinner. We were tired to go around some ghost towns and the kitchen and the woman eventually seduced us. We enjoyed a good dinner consisting of salad with bacon and boiled egg, lamb meat and delicious desserts.
Night for two, dinner and breakfast came out for 104 euros.
In the morning we ask what hiking route They could recommend us for the natural park. There are two locations near Guagno le Bains -Ortho and Soccia- from where different paths depart to contemplate the views and the inner nature of the mountains.
After the suggestions, we chose to make a trekking to the Lac du Cran. It is a route that starts from the small town of Orto, covers a hill and from there a path joins the top of the valley with the town of Soccia and both continue until they reach the foot of a beautiful lake called du Cran.
The estimated time to complete this route is about four hours including the return. With the car we reach the top of Orto and that is a lot. The town seems to be built on the mountain at almost vertical levels and it gives a little respect to leave the car parked with the handbrake raised to the maximum. In case the flies I put a couple of stones behind the wheels and so I was quieter.
Lac du Cran