Orientesee – Monte Rotondo
*Experience mountain with all scenic encores*
The Monte Rotondo is a very impressive scenic tour and at the same time one of the greatest challenges Corsica has to offer the hiker - after all, a steep ascent of a good 1600 meters of altitude has to be mastered. Therefore, start this venture as early as possible in the morning, also for the sake of visibility. Ferdinand Gregorovius praised them in his 1852 notes: "The horizon overlooked by the Rotondo is by far more magnificent and beautiful than that of Montblanc". In fact, when the view is good, there is a unique view of all the island's major peaks and mountain lakes (with the exception of Lake Melo). Those who have no summit ambitions should at least visit the idyllic Oriental Lake. Up here, a fantastic high mountain world opens up that is second to none: lush green meadow mats, rippling streams, blinking snow fields. It is as if we were in a gigantic amphitheatre, the apex of which is the summit block of the Rotondo.