Bocca à Verghju-Col de Vergio

Bocca à Verghju, Corsica's highest road pass

Bocca à Verghju, also known as Col de Vergio, is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.473m (4,832ft) above the sea level, located in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. It’s Corsica's highest road pass.

The pass is traversed by the D84 asphalted road. There are dramatic sections just below halfway up on both sides. Close encounters with wild pigs can be guaranteed on this pass.

The road climbs up one of Corsica's most stunning mountains. At this elevation, Col de Vergio is Corsica's highest road pass. There are 2 routes to reach the summit.  Starting from Porto Marina, the ascent is 34.8 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.468 meters. The average percentage is 4.2 %. And starting from Ponte Castirla, the ascent is 39.4 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.133 meters. The average percentage is 2.9 %. 

 

 

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