On the way to Corte and into the deep Corsica is a pass that marks the border between Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud. This is the highest pass on the island. It reaches 1,478 metres high at a crest between Puna de Cricche (2,507 metres), Monte Cinto (2,706 metres) and Capu a Rughia (1,712 metres). To reach it, you must take a windy road through the forest. The crest’s two slopes are covered in vast forests however its windswept summit is bare, except for the impressive sculpture of Christ the King that stands there. The absence of vegetation provides stunning views over the surrounding hills. This pass is the starting point for a number of hikes across the Corsican mountains through gorgeous, protected landscapes.