Hiking Trail from Giglio Campese to the Allume Bay
Hiking Trail n. 16: Giglio Campese - Allume Bay
On the western side of Campese, take the unpaved Valle Ortana road to the bus depot. There on the right begins the small path to the Cala dell'Allume (a one-way street sign "Allume" shows the beginning)
After only a few minutes (200 meters circa) in a shady Leccia grove you arrive "suddenly" on the cliff, which towers over the Allume bay steeply. You can enjoy a spectacular view with a wonderful scent of the rosemary plants that overgrow the slopes.
Although the descent (and same ascent) into the bay is very steep and a bit slippery, the path is also suitable for small children. The rocks in the bay and the pebble beach are not very comfortable to spend a day at the seaside, but are enough for a refreshing swim.
In the bay you can see the entrance of an old mine, whose iron-bearing materials color the stones in the surroundings red-orange. You will also find small pyrite stoneseverywhere.
Connected Trails: In the Valle Ortana, the trail n. 13 comes out, which connects two hiking paths from Giglio Castello to Campese (path n. 17 and trail n. 12). You can also continue on the cliff a little bit for the Franco Promontory.
Hiking Map Giglio
Trail n. 16
Campese - Allume
If starting from Campese on foot you have to add around 40 minutes (2,2 km) to the roundtrip
- Length: 1 km (roundtrip)
- Journey time: 0:40 h
- Highest Point: 64 m
- Lowest Point: 1 m
- Altitude: 70 m
- Difficulty: moderate
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