The Grand Randonnee (GR) 20 is considered to be Europe's most challenging long distance walking trail. Established in 1972 the route traverses the interior of Corsica for 200kms, crossing granite mountains and rugged alpine terrain with opportunities to view stunning snowcapped peaks. The outstanding feature of the walk is the diversity of terrain, from lush forests of pine and beech to narrow trails through towering pinnacles, to high windswept plateaus. At night enjoy the warm hospitality of the gîtes d’etapes or mountain refuges where like minded walkers can share their experiences of the day. This trip is suitable for fit walkers with good outdoor experience in mountainous terrain, who are able to navigate using a map. Stunning gorges, alpine lakes and the legendary Circus of the Solitude are included in this challenging hike from Calvi in the north of Corsica to Corté near the centre of the island.
DAY 1 Calvi to Bonifat (4.5hrs) DAY 2 To High Asco (8-8.5hrs) DAY 3 To the sheepfolds of Vallone (6.5hrs) DAY 4 To Verghio (6-6.5hrs) DAY 5 To the Sega Refuge (7.5hrs) DAY 6 To Corté (6hrs) DAY 7 Trip concludes
Every Sunday from 2 Jun to 22 Sep
A double room option for 3 out of 4 dorm nights is available and a supplement applies.
*6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners *4 nights in dormitory style "gîtes d'etapes" or refuges, 1 night tent & 1 night 2 star hotel *luggage transfer (except day 3 & 5) - max 12 kg bag pp *information pack including route notes & maps *emergency hotline