A getaway in the Agriates' wilderness

exceptional landscapes
A getaway in the Agriates' wilderness

Halfway between Saint Florent and the Île Rousse, the Corsican coast borders wilderness of green scrubland. Discover the Agriates desert.

Stunning, unexpected, incredible! Centuries of transhumance and cultivation have shaped this vast expanse of rough and arid land, elegantly lined by the most beautiful beaches of Corsica. The hiking and equestrian trails trace across green valleys, and the cream-coloured sand embraces the crests and granites carved by sea spray.
Protected by the Conservatoire du littoral (coastline preservation), the Agriates are now seen as a place of escape, a Mediterranean paradise for both locals and tourists, all eager to lose themselves at the foot of high snowy summits. Put on your best hiking shoes to tread upon hidden paths through one of the only deserts in Western Europe and soak up the spectacle that is offered to you: the untamed shores of the northern coastline reach as far as the eye can see. Put on your bathing suit! The clear water of the beaches of La Roya, Saleccia, Ostriconi or Ghignu froth up under your feet and invite you to take a dive. This is what heaven must look like…

Désert des Agriates
20246 Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda