La Ruda, one of the most beautiful canyons in Haute-Corse!
Level : Athletic, ages 14 and above
Location : Corsica, Haute-Corse
Duration : Full day, 4h of activity, 30 min walk to start, 5 min walk back
Departure : 8am – Return: 5pm
Shuttle meeting point: Calvi – L’Île Rousse
We start the day driving in the minibus to the Scala di Santa Regina (1h30 from Calvi, FREE SHUTTLE). After 30 to 45 min of walking on a small mountain path, the serious activity starts…
– A very beautiful route through the enclosed gorges of La Ruda
– abseiling under a waterfall
– technical jumps throughout the route (up to 8m in height, all optional)
– natural waterslides
– swimming in various natural pools
– arrive with a splash under an aqueduct bridge in the middle of the Scala di Santa Regina
Excitement GUARANTEED! Tips from the guides: Avoid making plans for the evening after this activity!
Mountain canyoning in the massif of Mount Cinto, the ‘ceiling of Corsica’.
The beginning of the canyon, which starts at more than 1000m above sea level, is dwarfed by a mountain range including Monte Cinto which rises to 2605m. This region of Gnolo is the highest in Corsica, with snow for most of the winter around the Verghio pass. This rock and the surrounding cliffs provide an exceptional backdrop and a very special atmosphere to this canyoning route. This torrent of water is a tributary to the Gnolo, a river running along the bottom of this lonely valley in the middle of the Gnolo region. The road where we will rejoin our vehicle skirts the historic pastoral path of the Scala de Santa Regina. This path, which is several hundred years old, gives us the chance to retrace the history of this isolated area and small Corsican village, nowadays very quiet, which was once an inevitable point of passage for shepherds.
Canyoning in La Ruda in more detail
What to bring:
– Swimwear (bathing suit)
– Suncream (sunblock)
– Trainers (sneakers) or walking shoes
– A picnic and an extra snack (energy bar)
– One litre of water
– Helmet and harness
– 5mm wetsuit
Free minibus shuttle:
From Calvi or Ile Rousse, up to 8 places available.
€70 per person (reduced to €65 for bookings of 4 people or more.)