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Can you resist the tempting call of Corsica’s GR20, Europe’s mythical long-distance trail? Spanning 120 miles of treacherous mountain terrain, across narrow ridges and rocky climbs, the trek goes up and down—accumulating 35,000 vertical feet! Choose between a self-guided tour of the rocky northern portion, the more accessible southern portion, or choose the hard mode and trek the entire GR20 in two weeks. With overnights and most meals arranged for you, this self-guided hike will be a carefree experience, letting you enjoy the oregano-infused air, glowy alpine lakes, and views of the Mediterranean in the distance. Make GR20 an adventure to remember!

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  • Northern, Southern, or Full GR20

    Choose the route that fits you best and matches your fitness level

  • Self-guided & worry-free pace

    Accommodation, most meals, and luggage transfer will be taken care of

  • Difficult, but extremely rewarding

    Soak in alpine lakes, barren craters, unique pozzine water holes, stunning wildlife

Available itineraries

Full GR20 Self-Guided Trekking Tour

Ready to tackle the most challenging trek in Europe on your own terms? With this self-guided 15-day hike along the GR20, you get to traverse this mythical trail on your own terms and at your own pace. Accommodation and most meals are arranged by your guiding service, and you can also additionally request luggage transfer—making the hike much, much easier. Prepare yourself for very long days, lots of ups and downs (meaning: terrific views), and unforgiving terrain. By hiking through this 180-kilometer long trail, you can count on unforgettable views and lifelong memories!

  • Your self-guided tour begins in the morning from Calvi, accessible by plane, train, or ferry. A transfer from Calvi to Calenzana, a little village south-east of Calvi that sits quietly within an area abundant with olive trees, is organized for you. From here, you will start your hike to Bonifatu, which lies high up in the forest. Hike through river crossings and enjoy magnificent views of the traditional and charming towns of the Balagne. This will be an excellent warm up for the rest of the GR20, offering superb views towards the Corsican coast.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Dinner
    Walking: 11 km (6.8 miles) / 4 hours
    Elevation: +700 m / +2,297 ft | -450 m / -1,476 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Calenzana in Corsica
  • After a hearty breakfast, leave Bonifatu for one of the longest stages of the GR20. Once more you will cross several rivers before reaching the famous Spasimata bridge, 30 meters long and suspended above an amazing waterfall! Arrive at the summit of the Muvrella and its small lake. The vistas from the pass are numerous and divine. The route continues to the foot of the Monte Cinto, the highest summit of Corsica, where you will spend the night.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 9.5 km (5.9 miles) / 8 hours
    Elevation: +1,300 m / 4,254 ft | -598 m / -1,962 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    View of the Corsican mountains
  • Have breakfast with your group and embark on another day of this adventure! Cross the Great Barrier Reef by Monte Cintu, the highest mountain on the island of Corsica, and through the Pointe des Éboulis. The route takes you past the Tighjettu refuge before reaching Vallone, where a cluster of shepherd huts await you with a fresh cooked meal made from local products!

    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 7.5 km (4.7 miles) / 8.5 hours
    Elevation: +1,200 m + 3,937 ft | -800 m / -2,625 ft
    Luggage access: No

    Crevice on the GR20
  • Wake up to views of the surrounding mountains and continue with your journey. Today begins with a gentle walk through a forest of giant Laricio pines before a long climb up the Bocca di Fuciale. Enjoy the jaw dropping scenery as you reach Refuge of Ciotulu i Mori, where the view expands down towards the Golo valley. From here, the path becomes easier, as you wind your way down, past the many rock pools on the Golo river, the longest river on the island. Hike back through the woods and up again to Castel di Verghio where you will spend the night.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 13.5 km (8.4 miles) / 6 hours
    Elevation: +971 m / + 3,186 ft | -1,017 m / -3,337 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Paglia Orba landscapes
  • Today will be a long day for most, but it will be immensely rewarding by impressive scenery and amazing wildlife. Leave the refuge, pass Bocca a Reta, and enjoy the views of the deep blue Mediterranean seas to the east. On the other side, gaze upon a glacial cirque hiding one of the Corsican mountain’s hidden jewels. Head to Lake Nino, and meet a herd of wild horses.

    Accommodation: Refuge
    Meals: Breakfast and picnic lunch
    Walking: 8 hours
    Elevation: +869 m / +2,851 ft | -689 m / -2,261 ft
    Luggage access: No

    Lac de Nino, Corsica
  • Walk along a stream and rocky bars before coming to a plateau of pozzines. Enjoy majestic views of the Melu and Capitello lakes. After reaching Bocca Muzella (2,206 m), descend to a small plateau, where you’ll find the Petra Piana refuge.

    Accommodation: Refuge
    Meals: To be paid on the spot
    Walking: 6 hours
    Elevation: +670 m / +2,199 ft | -465 m / -1,526 ft
    Luggage access: No

    Pozzi in Corsica near Monte Rotondo
  • Take a short and panoramic walk between the Monte Rotondo and Monte d’Oro massifs. There are some tricky passages with strong winds, so watch your step! Take in the views of the Gulf of Ajaccio (if the day is clear).

    Accommodation: Refuge
    Meals: To be paid on the spot
    Walking: 5 hours
    Elevation: +560 m / +1,837 ft | – 965 m / -3,166 ft
    Luggage access: No

    Monte Rotondo in Corsica
  • It’s your last day on the northern part of the trail. Head to Vizzavona through the magical Agnone valley at the foot of Monte d’Oro. After crossing the Turtettu footbridge, marvel at the wealth of small waterfalls and streams. After some time among the woods and the waterfalls, arrive slowly to Vizzavona.

    Accommodation: Refuge
    Meals: Dinner
    Walking: 6.5 hours
    Elevation: +630 m / +2,067 ft | -1,140 m / -3,740 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    River near Vizzavona on the GR20
  • After a quick breakfast, continue along the Pass of Vizzavona and the stiff but steady climb to Bocca Palmetto. Discover several sheepfolds before finally arriving at Capanelle where you will relax and reenergize for the rest of your travels.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 14 km (8.7 miles) / 5 hours
    Elevation: +1,155 m / +3,789 ft | -715 m / -2,346 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Cascade Vizzavona
  • Make your way to the picturesque sheepfolds of Traghjete before hiking towards the Plateau of Ghialgone. Cross the footbridge of I Spiazzi, another bathing point, and descend through the forest of rare and most majestic Corsican fir trees before reaching the Col de Verde where you will spend the night.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 12 km (7.5 miles) / 5 hours
    Elevation: +630 m / +2,067 ft | -915 m / -3,002 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Self-guided hikers on the GR20
  • Start the day with a light climb towards the refuge of Prati, which is perfectly positioned for beautiful views across to the Renosu massif. Enjoy the amazing vistas and spend a few moments soaking up the fresh Corsican air. From here the view stretches out across the tranquil Ligurian sea and the island of Elba! Descend amongst a landscape of rocky slabs before reaching Cozzano, a town in the heart of Corsica, and explore the local scene with your group before returning to your accommodation.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 18 km (11.2 miles) / 8 hours
    Elevation: +970 m / +3,182 ft | -1,520 m / -4,987 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Corsica France, landscape
  • The morning of Day 12 will be devoted to the climb towards Bocca Di l’usciolu, featuring a dreamlike rocky landscape. After the climb, you will reach the peak before entering into a forest of centennial trees. The path finally descends and the vegetation becomes dense. After crossing a stream, arrive at the sheepfolds of Bassetta. Stay at the gîte and get some sleep before continuing your journey!

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 13 km (8 miles) / 6.5 hours
    Elevation: +1,240 m / +4,068 ft | -670 m / -2,198 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    GR20 trail in France, Corsica
  • This is the longest and hardest day of the adventure, but the end of this extraordinary trek is in sight. The Cuscione plateau offers a gentle terrain with green grazing lands and pozzines. Then a climb begins towards Monte Incudine. Descend to Asinau to reach your final destination, Bavella and its famous “Aiguilles” (or “needles”), which dominate the landscape of the Alta Rocca! There couldn’t be a more fantastic place to finish this memorable hike.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 23.5 km (14.6 miles) / 9 hours
    Elevation: +1,300 m / +4,265 ft | -1,400 m / -4,593 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Bavella in Corsica, trek
  • Start your day off with an easy walk through the forest in the southern massif of Bavella to the Paliri refuge. Then, it’s time for the descent, made even more enjoyable by the scent of the maquis. Arriving in Conca, take an epic pic next to the sign marking the end of the GR20!

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 7 hours
    Elevation: +450 m / +1,476 ft | -1,400 m / -4,593 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Bavella needles in Corsica
  • A filling breakfast marks the end of your adventure. From Conca, you can take a shuttle to Porto Vecchio, and a bus to Bastia or Ajaccio.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Palombaggia beach
North GR20 Self-Guided Trekking Tour

The GR20 in Corsica has the reputation of being the toughest trek in Europe— but you can make it a tad bit easier if you hike just the northern portion of it! Over the course of 9 days, you will hike independently and take it just as easy or as tough as you’d like to. Your guiding service will arrange accommodation and most meals for you, and luggage transfer can be arrange at an additional cost as well—making the trek a lot easier as you don’t have to carry your luggage every day, all day. Get to know the challenging Corsican mountains, learn about the way of life in the mountains, and marvel at the spectacular scenery and wildlife of this unique island! Your self-guided adventure starts in Calvi and ends in Vizzavona.

  • Arrive at the beautiful Calvi by plane, train, or ferry. From there, you will be transferred to Calenzana. Surrounded by olive trees, this cozy Mediterranean village marks the official start of the GR20 trail. From there, start your warm-up hike through a forest, past epic viewpoints and several river crossings, before reaching Bonifatu and admiring a dramatic view of the Corsican coast.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Dinner
    Walking: 11 km (6.8 miles) / 4 hours
    Elevation: +700 m / +2,297 ft | -450 m / -1,476 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Calenzana in Corsica
  • After a hearty breakfast, leave Bonifatu for one of the longest stages of the GR20. Once more you will cross several rivers before reaching the famous Spasimata bridge, 30 meters long and suspended above an amazing waterfall! Arrive at the summit of the Muvrella and its small lake. The vistas from the pass are numerous and divine. The route continues to the foot of the Monte Cinto, the highest summit of Corsica, where you will spend the night.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 9.5 km (5.9 miles) / 8 hours
    Elevation: +1,300 m / +4,254 ft | -598 m / -1,962 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    View of the Corsican mountains
  • After a hearty breakfast, continue with your travels and cross the Great Barrier Reef passing by the Monte Cintu and through the Pointe des Éboulis. From Bocca Minuta, descend to the small valley of Straciaconne where you may have the chance to observe wildlife — especially mouflons, a type of wild sheep native to the Caspian region. Have dinner in a shepherd hut in Vallone, set up camp, and enjoy the starry skies with your group.

    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 7.5 km (4.7 miles) / 8.5 hours
    Elevation: +1,200 m + 3,937 ft | -800 m / -2,625 ft
    Luggage access: No

    Crevice on the GR20
  • Your setting for the day is the valley of the Niolu located at the heart of the island. As you walk past the foot of the most beautiful summits in Corsica, the Paglia Orba and the strange Capu Tafunatu, use the numerous photo-ops and soak in the atmosphere. If the weather serves you, you can get a stunning viewpoint over the gulf of Porto before plunging into the small valley of the Golo. Enjoy the phenomenal views of a series of natural pools as you walk towards the forest and the Castel di Verghio. Spend the evening with your group at the gîte.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 13.5 km (8.4 miles) / 6 hours
    Elevation: +971 m / + 3,186 ft | -1,017 m / -3,337 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Paglia Orba landscapes
  • Today will be a long day for most, but it will be immensely rewarding by impressive scenery and amazing wildlife. Leave the refuge, pass Bocca a Reta, and enjoy the views of the deep blue Mediterranean seas to the east. On the other side, gaze upon a glacial cirque hiding one of the Corsican mountain’s hidden jewels. Head to Lake Nino, and meet a herd of wild horses.

    Accommodation: Refuge
    Meals: Breakfast and picnic lunch
    Walking: 8 hours
    Elevation: +869 m / +2,851 ft | -689 m / -2,261 ft
    Luggage access: No

    Lac de Nino, Corsica
  • Walk along a stream and rocky bars before coming to a plateau of pozzines. Enjoy majestic views of the Melu and Capitello lakes from the Capitello breach. After reaching Bocca Muzella, descend to a small plateau, where you’ll find the Petra Piana refuge.

    Accommodation: Refuge
    Meals: To be paid on the spot
    Walking: 6 hours
    Elevation: +670 m / +2,199 ft | -465 m / -1,526 ft
    Luggage access: No

    Pozzi in Corsica near Monte Rotondo
  • Take a short and panoramic walk between the Monte Rotondo and Monte d’Oro massifs. There are some tricky passages with strong winds, so watch your step! Take in the views of the Gulf of Ajaccio (if the day is clear).

    Accommodation: Refuge
    Meals: To be paid on the spot
    Walking: 5 hours
    Elevation: +560 m / +1,837 ft | – 965 m / -3,166 ft
    Luggage access: No

    Monte Rotondo in Corsica
  • It’s your last day on the northern part of the trail. Head to Vizzavona through the magical Agnone valley at the foot of Monte d’Oro. After crossing the Turtettu footbridge, marvel at the wealth of small waterfalls and streams. After some time among the woods and the waterfalls, arrive slowly to Vizzavona.

    Accommodation: Refuge
    Meals: Dinner
    Walking: 6.5 hours
    Elevation: +630 m / +2,067 ft | -1,140 m / -3,740 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    River near Vizzavona on the GR20
  • Finish up your hike in Vizzavona. Calvi, Ajaccio, and Bastia are easily reachable by train.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Vizzavona, Corsica village
South GR20 Self-Guided Trekking Tour

If hiking the entirety of the infamous, 180-kilometer GR20 trek seems like too big of a bite at the moment, check out our 8-day, South GR20 portion. You still get to experience the tough trail, its quaint gîtes and refuges, and you get to do it at your own pace! Your guiding service organizes your accommodations and most meals, but luggage transfers can be arranged as well—all that’s left to do is enjoy the trek. Although still quite challenging, the southern section of the GR20 is considered more accessible and slightly easier than the northern one. If you’re looking to experience the GR20 on your own terms and halve the time of the trail, this adventure from Vizzavona to Conca is something to consider!

  • After arriving at Vizzavona, re-energize with dinner and spend a night in a gîte or refuge (depending on availability) as you prepare for the adventure!

    Accommodation: Refuge
    Meals: Dinner

    Vizzavona, Corsica village
  • Today’s walk begins in a beech grove in the Vizzavona forest. The pass of Palmente offers a stunning viewpoint over the lakes of Diana and Urbino. The next trail segment takes you to the eastern slope and the shepherd’s hut of Alzeta. Continue to walk along an ancient mule-track to reach the gîte of Capanelle where you will have dinner.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 14 km (8.7 miles) / 5 hours
    Elevation: +1,155 m / +3,789 ft | -715 m / -2,346 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Cascade Vizzavona
  • From Capanelle, make your way to the picturesque sheepfolds of Traghjete before trekking towards the Plateau of Ghialgone. Cross the footbridge of I Spiazzi and the forest of Marmano to reach the Col de Verde, where you’ll enjoy dinner and spend the night.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 12 km (7.5 miles) / 5 hours
    Elevation: +630 m / +1,969 ft | -900 m / -2,953 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Self-guided hikers on the GR20
  • Hopefully you’ve had a good night’s sleep and are ready for today’s challenge! Climb up to the Bocca del Orro and walk through the plateau of Prato and its alpine fields. As you follow the crest line, the valley provides spectacular views of the Taravo and the Tyrrhenian Sea on the eastern slope. Finish off today’s hike with a walk through the forest of St. Antoine to reach the village of Cozzano. Enjoy a well-deserved, delicious dinner and spend the night at the gîte.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 18 km (11.2 miles) / 8 hours
    Elevation: +750 m / +2,460 ft | -1,300 m / -4,265 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Corsica France, landscape
  • After an early breakfast, depart the gîte and climb the Bocca di l’Usciolu. Walk along the mountain ridge with its dreamlike rocky landscape sculpted by the wind. The path descends through an alder-tree forest aged over a hundred years so enjoy the fresh forest air and lush vegetation. Soon you should reach the picturesque plateau of the Cuscione and the shepherd’s hut of Basseta. Replenish with a tasty dinner and spend the night at the gîte.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 13 km (8 miles) / 6.5 hours
    Elevation: +910 m / +2,986 ft | -505 m / -1,657 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    GR20 trail in France, Corsica
  • Wake up surrounded by beautiful views and continue your venture along the plateau of the Cuscione that offers a gentler terrain and green pastures and pozzines (a type of peat bogs). Spend some time simply enjoying the views of the horses grazing in the unique and exceptional setting. Climb Mount Incudine (2,000 m / 6,561 ft) and from the Asinao Valley, follow the path that descends to the spectacular granite peaks— the famous Needles of Bavella. Enjoy the last night on the trail and get some rest.

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 23.5 km (14.6 miles) / 9 hours
    Elevation: +982 m / +3,222 ft | -1,100 m / -3,609 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Bavella in Corsica, trek
  • Start your day off with an easy walk through the forest in the southern massif of Bavella to the Paliri refuge. Then, it’s time for the descent, made even more enjoyable by the scent of the maquis. Arriving in Conca, take an epic pic next to the sign marking the end of the GR20!

    Accommodation: Gîte
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
    Walking: 7 hours
    Elevation: +450 m / +1,476 ft | -1,400 m / -4,593 ft
    Luggage access: Yes

    Bavella needles in Corsica
  • A filling breakfast marks the end of your adventure. From Conca, you can take a shuttle to Porto Vecchio, and a bus to Bastia or Ajaccio.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Palombaggia beach
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Europe Active was set up in Corsica in 2005. What a better place to run a business dedicated to outdoor travel? It is a family-run business, as well as a group of enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about the outdoors and want to share their experiences with others. As well as having an in-depth knowledge of Corsica, they also have a lot of experience exploring different places around the globe and trying out all kinds of active holidays. As a result, they have many partners working with them to produce good quality holidays across Europe and even globally!

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • If you choose the Full GR20 self-guided hike
        • Accommodation in gîtes d’étape (dormitory style) and tents
        • 11 breakfasts, 10 picnic lunches, 11 dinners
        • Transfer from Calvi to Calenzana on Day 1
        • Information package with GPS tracks and route notes on an app (smartphone required)
      • If you choose the GR20 North self-guided hike
        • Accommodation in gîtes d’étape (dormitory style) and tents
        • 5 breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches, 5 dinners
        • Transfer from Calvi to Calenzana on Day 1
        • Route notes and maps on an app (smartphone required)
      • If you choose the GR20 South self-guided hike
        • Accommodation in gîtes d’étape (dormitory style) and tents
        • 7 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches, 7 dinners
        • Route notes and maps on an app (smartphone required)

    If you have any special dietary requirements, please make sure to bring a good supply of food containing protein. It’s not always possible to get a good balanced meal in the mountains, especially in the remote huts.

    What’s not included:

      • Flights to Corsica
      • Luggage transfers — possible to arrange at an additional cost
      • Transfer not outlined in the “what’s included”
        • Transfer to Vizzavona for starting the South GR20
        • Transfers from endpoints of the hiking tours (Conca or Vizzavona)
      • Optional activities
      • Beverages
      • Entrance fees to tourist sites
      • Insurance
      • Accommodations
      • Meals
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • The GR20 in Corsica is regarded by many as the hardest trek in Europe. It’s a very tough trek with long walking days in succession, meaning that you must be very fit and already have experience with high mountain hiking over several days. There’s also a lot of scrambling and on occasion you will need to use fixed chains and ladders, so it’s not suitable for those with vertigo.

    That being said, a great thing about this adventure is that you can either choose to do the full GR20, the North or the South Portion. Luggage transfers can be arranged for you at an additional cost, and this makes the trek a lot easier.

      • With the full GR20, you’ll be doing 13 full days of trekking.
      • With the North GR20, it goes down to 8 days of hiking.
      • With the South GR20 you also have 8 days of hiking.

    In general, keep in mind that the GR20 is a very remote trek, making it difficult to “sit out” a day if you’re feeling tired. To see what you can expect, you have a day-by-day distance and duration breakdown in the itinerary—all days are long, so make sure you’re ready for a week or two of consecutive long and challenging days.

    Keep in mind that you’ll come across numerous large drops, so you have to be sure that you’re not going to make a clumsy slip. Some ascents are very long, some descents very steep, so that’s something to consider if you have sore knees. Walking poles come in very handy on the GR20, as they reduce the shock on your legs.

    Would you feel more comfortable having a professional mountain guide by your side? This guided GR20 trekking tour might be the top choice then!

  • Here’s a list of clothing we suggest you bring:

      • Good pair of walking boots (that you used before), with ankle support and non-slip soles
      • Good quality walking socks
      • Sandals or flip flops for beachers, river wading, or for resting in the evening
      • T-shirt and shorts (depending on weather conditions)
      • Light trekking trousers
      • Clothes for layering (protection against cold, wind, or sun)
      • Warm sweater, polar, or fleece
      • Beanie and gloves (depending on weather conditions)
      • Waterproofs (such as an anorak or poncho — such as Gore-Tex)
      • Swimsuit and towel

    List of personal items and equipment you need to bring:

      • Sleeping bag (tents provided)
      • Backpack (either for all your belongings or as a daypack if you opt for luggage transfer)
      • Soft bag or with wheels — for luggage transfer only (make sure to bring only one bag with a maximum weight of 15 kg (33 lbs))
      • Plastic bags and covers to keep your kit dry
      • Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, SPF lip balm, hat or cap)
      • Small tupperware box, plastic mug, knife, fork
      • Swiss army knife or pen knife — optional, but recommended
      • Hiking poles — recommended
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (at least 2L capacity)
      • Light torch
      • Small first aid kit including: rehydration salts to combat dehydration or fatigue, something for cuts, sprains, blisters, break, burns, stings, pain relief
      • Personal medication
      • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, toilet paper, biodegradable soap, earplugs)
      • Cash in euros
      • Maps (strongly advised to buy correct IGN maps for the trip to complement the printed map section that are provided to you by your guiding company)
      • Compass (make sure you’re able to read it)
      • Smartphone and charger (may not always be possible to get a signal and charge it, but very useful and helpful)
      • Snacks (energy bars, dried fruit)
      • Waterproof plastic pouch to store your trip documents, personal identification, and insurance documents)
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • By going on this self-guided GR20 tour in Corsica, your guides take care of accommodation, meals, route notes and maps, and even luggage transfers (at an additional fee).

    Other than that, self-guided walking requires individuals to use problem-solving skills, to be adaptable, and have a keen eye. Good knowledge of map reading and a good sense of direction is needed. There’s always a certain level of unknown when it comes to self-guided walking as well as a possibility of detouring. Still, with a methodical approach and good preparation on your part, you will find that potential problems can soon be averted. If you’re a first-time traveler, you’ll see that you soon get the hang of it, just as the majority of first-time travelers do.

    Keep in mind that having another traveler by your side, and two heads are often better than one when it comes to finding your way. In the event of problems or emergencies, your guiding service provides a 24/7 hotline service.

  • The price of the tour does not include luggage transfers. They can be, however, arranged at an additional cost. The price is set per person, with a minimum of 2 trekkers going. If 4 or more trekkers are going together, luggage transfers per person can be lower. Please contact us if that’s the case.

      • For the Full GR20, luggage transfers are possible 10 days out of 14 (due to the remoteness of some overnight spots). The price of luggage transfers per person is set at $1,000.
      • For the North GR20, luggage transfers are possible 4 days out of 8 (due to the remoteness of some overnight spots). The price of luggage transfers per person is set at $380.
      • For the South GR20, luggage transfers are possible every day. The price of luggage transfers per person is set at $535.
  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this self-guided GR20 tour in Corsica, it takes a minimum of 2 people to sign up for it to run.
      • Certain gîtes or refuges offer a double room instead of sleeping in larger, shared rooms. This is valid for the Full GR20 and the North GR20—4 nights can be spent in double rooms instead of dormitories. You can add this option upon booking.

    Self-guided GR20 hiking in Corsica can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • Depending on the tour you choose, starting points are different.

    If you choose to do the full GR20 or the North GR20, your trip will start in Calvi. To get there, fly into Bastia-Poretta Airport (BIA) (further from Calvi than Calvi Airport, but better connections) or Calvi Airport (CLY). If you land in Bastia, you can take a bus, a train, or a taxi to reach Calvi. If you land in Calvi Airport, it’s best to take a taxi.

    If you’re doing the South GR20, your trip starts in Vizzavona. To get there, you can fly into Bastia Airport, Calvi Airport, or Ajaccio Airport (AJA). From there, you can either take the bus, train, or a taxi to Vizzavona.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to. For more information on travel recommendations and restrictions in France, please refer to France’s Foreign Travel Advice.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 1 month (30 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • More than thirty (30) calendar days before the departure: Client forfeits €100 per person for set-up fees.
      • Between twenty-nine (29) and sixteen (16) calendar days before the departure: Client forfeits 50% of the full price of the trip.
      • Between fifteen (15) and two (2) calendar days before the departure: Client forfeits 90% of the full price of your holiday.
      • Less than two (2) calendar days before the departure: Client forfeits 100% of the full price of your holiday.
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