Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles), Zonza

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Jagged peaks, large rock walls, and pine trees twisted by the wind characterize Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles). Seven violet porphyry towers or needles make up the mountainous range, with the highest peak reaching 1,899 m (6,230 ft). The GR 20 (Grande Randonnée hiking trail) passes at the foot of the needles in the Asinao Valley, which is why many people refer to this area as the Towers Asinao. This is a hiking and rock climbing paradise with a multitude of jagged rocky peaks and vast forests with black pine. You can hike a relatively easy path by going to the right of the fountain and walking along the river to see the famous "hole in the bomb" at a height of 1,483 m (4,865 ft). A few miles from the road at the top of the rocky pass stands the soaring white statue of "Notre-Dame des Neiges" (Our Lady of the Snow). Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • If you have a chance to visit this place, make sure you take it. The drive can take longer than you might think, because the road is sinuous and winds up and down steep mountains and valleys. There...  more »
  • We did the trek during not so nice weather, so could mostly see the clouds around:). The trail starts in the forest to take you to the less protected side of the mountain - it was windy, so we needed....  more »
  • Amazing place with very nice view and lots of hiking too do nearby!
  • This is a must do for sportive people visiting Corsica. You can choose the Variante Alpine and enjoy a 5-7 hours walk (depending on your level). Do not forget water and some sandwiches for lunch, especially during summer.

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