The area around Porto Vecchio offers many attractions apart from the beach. The mountains are not far from the coast of Corsica, to my delight. It is situated 19 km away from Porto Vecchio and 800 meters higher up is the small town of Ospedale, with its beautiful mansions and a beautiful stone church. For hiking enthusiasts, it is a good starting point for beautiful walks. A little further on, at an altitude of 948 meters, in the highest part of Porto Vecchio you can find the Ospedal artificial lake. Formed by a barrier, bathing is prohibited, but the view is fantastic. The Ospedal forest around the lake is rich in trees, but to the water's edge an almost lunar landscape surprises you ... It seems like a type of tree stump mixed with rocks. It is truly mazing. There, in the middle of nature, I appreciate the cool altitude in the summer ... The charm of Corsica is, in my opinion, that between the sea and the mountains there is a beautiful variety of landscapes.
In October, this French island is hot! You need to be in good physical condition, which we weren't, to get to the top and achieve our goal. For once it's not easy, but once you're on top of the top, you'll never want to go back down.