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    Posted November 23, 2011 by
    jeffou
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    Petreto Bicchisano, France
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    Although Corsica has now got, at least in Europe, as popular for its inland scenic landscapes as for its beaches, there is still a very large part of the island's inner beauty that remains pretty much unexplored. If Corsica's trekking has got popular through the world-renowned "GR20" (Grande Randonne 20, an official french classification for signposted trails), a trail that crosses the island from north west to south east and gets extremely busy form June to September, few people dare to step out of this beaten track.
    For those who will dare asking a local shepherd in the many small villages that populate Corsica, lots of them will be happy to take you with them on the regular hike they take up the mountain to feed their cattle. They will surely be happy to share their story with you and, in doing this, share that of the corsicans; show you how people use to travel around on the old donkey trails from one village to another, pick up thyme, rosemary or the corsican Neppita herb on the way, dig out through the bushes to find hidden freshwater sources....
    The Taravo valley is probably the best place to take such hikes and have the guarantee of peace and isolation, even in the middle of summer, while enjoying scenic views.

     

    To find out more on the Taravo region: http://www.corsicaexperience.com/places/regions-of-corsica/ajaccio-prunelli-and-taravo/

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