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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!
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 with your group.
Walk: about 5 hours
Altitude gain and loss: +1155m, -715m
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.
Walk: 5 hours
Altitude gain and loss: +600m, -900m
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. Connect with your fellow hikers over a delicious dinner and spend the night at the gîte.
Walk: about 8 hours
Altitude gain and loss: +750m, -1300m
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.
Walk: about 6,5 hours
Altitude gain and loss: +910m, -505m
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 (2000m/6561ft) 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 with your group and get some rest.
Walk: about 9 hours
Altitude gain and loss: +982m, -1100m
Start your day off with an easy walk through the forest in the southern massive 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!
Walking (via the GR20): 7 hours
Height gain and loss: +450m, -1400m
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.
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What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
GR20 is an advanced hike, meaning full day treks with steep descents and challenging switchbacks. Although it is becoming more and more popular, it remains one of the most difficult treks in Europe. To overlook this could put inexperienced walkers in danger. Do not overestimate your skills, and prepare for the trip. The GR20 is for hikers in very good physical shape who already have the experience of high mountain trekking over several days. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be hot and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.
It is recommended to do aerobic exercises at least 3 times a week. It is good to get in some hill walks on rough, uneven terrain, to build up ankle strength. Train to walk downhill, get used to knowing where to put your feet. Aim to progress walking downhill at a reasonable pace — two walking poles will reduce the shock on your legs.
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
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.
Group sizes and prices:
If your hiking party is larger than six people, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If you plan to hike with anyone under the age of 12, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
If the reservation takes place more than 90 days before departure, you can secure a spot for this year with a 30% deposit upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. For reservations less than 90 days before the departure, 100% of the total amount is paid upon booking. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
Thanks to new low-cost airlines, Corsica is now accessible from several major cities in France in less than 1.5 hours. To be as close as possible to the departure location for the GR20, we advise you to go to Figari International Airport or Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport.
For the South GR20 Hiking Adventure, you will meet your guide in Vizzavona. The exact location will be determined in communication with your guide. From there, you’ll head straight to your tour. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the hiking ability of the group.