Monte Cinto is the highest mountain in Corsica. It is located in the Haute-Corse dept., between Asco valley at the North and the Golo valley at the South. Monte Cinto reaches an altitude of 2706m, which maks it one of the most prominent peaks in Europe.
During nice weather you can see the area from Rome to Marseille from the top. The first who ascended the mountain, was Édouard Rochat in 6th June 1882. Monte Cinto has two main hiking trails. The first begins in Haut Asco and the second in Calacuccia village. Reaching the top takes approximately 8 hours. However, the time can be reduced by off-road car, there is the 7.5 km long gravel road from Calacuccia to the parking space at 1650 m and walking from there. The trail then takes approximately 3.5 hours. This path is also used by mountain bikers. On the south side of Monte Cinto there is a mountain lake Lac Cinto.
The top of the mountain is covered with snow from November to May.
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