Total distance: 16km. Elevation: 930 m.

View of Haute-Corse from the highest point

A lovely one-day route which culminates at the superb Nino Lake, at an altitude of 1800m. This is what we call a Pozzine, that is to say a high altitude peat bog. In my memories, it is one of the most beautiful places on the GR 20: an oasis of greenery in the middle of a more than rocky landscape! Preferably, do this hike to Lake Nino early in spring or autumn to avoid the influx of tourists on the GR 20.

Hike to Lake Nino and its pozzines

From the car park located at the Popaghja campsite, take the path which passes through the forest then follows the stream to climb towards the lake. At the level of the Colga sheepfold, we climb steeply directly on the rock. Be careful, the path is not very well signposted at this location! You must keep the torrent on your right.

Coming down from Lake Nino

We arrive quite suddenly at the highest point with a magnificent view of Lake Nino. Go back down and enjoy a well-deserved picnic in this green oasis.

Beech sculpted by the wind in Haute-Corse

The return is along the GR 20. We immediately see that we are no longer on the same kind of small path: the ravine is enormous! But at the beginning of April and with gloomy weather, there are not many people even on this path. Pass by beech trees with silhouettes carved by the winds. Then go back down along a well-stoned winding path. Arriving at the bottom, you can finally reach the campsite via a few flat kilometers on a forest path to finish this hike at Lake Nino.

Categories: Day hike


I started photography in 2015 during a trip to Hawaii. Since then, I have devoted myself to landscape photography during my many mountain treks.


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