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Ruisseau d’Aneddu, Olivese

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The Ruisseau d'Aneddu is a little lost and little-visited canyon, perfect for spending a moment full of nature on a descent consisting mainly of abseils in a bucolic and wild setting. The arrival on the rocky esplanade at the edge of the 5-rappel waterfall is very beautiful, forming a formidable balcony with a view of the surrounding peaks. The abseils, often in the active, add an interesting technical touch, especially as even in summer, the flow is just right. All in all, a great option in this area.

Technical summary

Type ✦ Water canyon
Location ✦ Olivese
Region ✦ Corse du Sud
Country ✦ France
Length ✦ 1200m
Vertical rise ✦ 240m
Difficulty ✦ v3-a3-II
Max abseil ✦ 22m
Duration ✦ 4h to 4h30
Interest ✦ ★

Access to the place

On the road from Ajaccio to Propriano, turn towards Olivese. Pass through the village and climb to the Col de Vaccia (1191m) to reach the other side. The D69 twists and turns downhill. At the bottom, park just before the bridge that crosses the main torrent, the Chuivone (before the Aneddu below).

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Itinerary description

Hiking to the start 45'

From the parking lot, continue along the road past the bridge over the Chuivone and very quickly take an obvious track that climbs to the left. It twists and turns upwards, past the Niellu sheepfolds, then the path continues above them towards the "oscillating rock". Higher up, on a small plateau, you can make out a small gorge ahead. Leave the path and cross at sight to reach the bed of the Aneddu stream.

Course 3h

The difficulties are concentrated on the 5 abseils that follow one another. The water is relatively cold, even in summer. The equipment in place is impeccable.

Part 1

We start with an aquatic walk under the woods, interspersed with small jumps and then waterfalls to climb over or around on the sides. An improvised abseil on a tree can be placed on the 1st waterfall, which is not easy to avoid. Then it opens up and you emerge from the vegetation onto a fairly wide esplanade offering a fine view of the surrounding area. We then reach the edge to find the 1st abseil of the 5.
Part 2

A close succession of 5 abseils (17m, 15m, 10m, 12m, 22m). Most are active and end up in the water. Abseil 5 is again under the trees and marks the end of the obstacles.
Part 3

Water walk under the woods, with 2 waterfalls to negotiate by delicate descent over rock made slippery by the passage of water. Then the final section under the D69 bridge. End of the canyon.

Back

Pass under the bridge and climb to the left (slightly broken-up terrain) to get back to the road. Follow the road up to the parking lot.

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