Corsica Run Xtrem and CMN organize the Trail Napoléon, a 23km trail run with a positive ascent of more than 950m. A shorter and easier option (16km, 700m+) is available on the same day for hikers. The maximum time to reach Parata is respectively 4 hours and 4hours and 30 minutes.
In the island of Corsica, from the cité Impériale in Ajaccio to Parata, with the incredible view over the Iles Sanguinaires and an unspoiled trail in the maquis.
At the beginning of May.
Very few fellow hikers and runners even if the race is sold out and most of the maquis for yourself in May when the climate is great, prices are low and few tourists are around. Fell in love with trail running and with the hundreds of scenic hiking and running trails available in Corsica. Add a frozen Pietra, an amber beer brewed from a mix of malt and chestnut flour, in Calvi, the independence museum in the old city of Corte and you can have the perfect Spring break. As for all the official races in France, even in independent Ajaccio, you have to present a medical certificate (or a FFA licence) to pick up your race number.