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Etappe 4: Vom Refuge Haut Asco über Monte Cinto zum Refuge Tighiettu – GR20 durch Korsika

6.18 mi
0.8 mph
4,050 ft
3,250 ft
Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

Tour Overview

Refuge d'Asco-Stagnu

Alpine Hut
1.01 mi

Holzbrücke mit Badegumpe

Mountaineering Highlight

3.50 mi

Monte Cinto

Mountaineering Highlight

4.68 mi

Vue sur Lac du Cinto

Mountaineering Highlight

6.18 mi

Refuge Tighiettu

Mountaineering Highlight

Tour Profile


Alpine Hiking Path: 5.89 mi
Mountain Hiking Path: 415 yd
Path: < 109 yd
Street: < 109 yd
Road: < 109 yd


Alpine: 4.98 mi
Natural: 1.15 mi
Unpaved: < 109 yd
Asphalt: < 109 yd
Unknown: < 109 yd

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a mountaineering Tour.

January 3, 2017


  • komoot

    New day, new rise. Today's stage takes you over the pass of Monte Cinto. You exceed the 2,600 vertical meters and thus the highest point of the entire GR20. If you want even higher, then you can make a detour to the top of the mountain and thus stand on the roof of Corsica. At 2,706 meters, Monte Cinto is the highest mountain on the island. Start today, especially early, that you do not have to worry about the 1,230 vertical meters unnecessarily.Not far from the Refuge d'Asco-Stagnu starts the steady ascent. After crossing a wooden bridge, the alpine part of the trail begins. Do not be rushed and pay attention to your steps. Every now and then you have to climb a bit, but overall the ascent is easy to master - and on day four the view will still inspire you.If you still have enough wind, it is definitely worth a detour to the summit of Monte Cinto. From the king of the Corsican mountains, you have a breathtaking panorama, as the strains of the climb are quickly forgotten.You walk back to the actual path that leads you downhill for today. After a good seven kilometers you will see on the left side the Lac du Cinto, which is at 2.289 meters altitude. The crystal-clear mountain lake nestles perfectly in the picturesque mountain scenery. From here it is not far to see the roofs of Refuge Tighiettu, your destination for today.Since 2015, the variant on the Cirque de la Solitude is closed after a disaster. Any climbing aids were removed on the way.

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    • January 4, 2017