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GR20 South 6-day hiking tour in Corsica

GR20 South hiking

Join one of our expert guides on this 7-day adventure and explore the best hiking trail in the world, the GR20 in Corsica, France.

Group

Corsica-Sardinia massif

6 Days

Aug, Sep

Extremely Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Challenge your physical endurance on this prestigious hiking trail.
  • Enjoy the impressive views from the heights of Corsica.
  • Spend a week on a unique mountain landscape.

Description

Get ready to hike the impressive GR20 in Corsica, France, one of the best hiking routes in the world. This incredible altitude trail crosses the whole island from Northwest to Southeast. On this fantastic week, we’ll cover the South stretch of this route and enjoy the breathtaking views it has to offer.

We’ll meet at the Ajaccio ferry terminal to begin this unforgettable week. Although the South side is less steep and demanding than the North side, it is still challenging and respected among hikers around the world. Mountain landscapes and forests and views of the island’s beautiful peaks will be part of the picture. We’ll visit dazzling places such as Bavella, Croci, Cozzano, Capanelle and many others. You can review the itinerary below for a more detailed description of what we’ll be doing each day.

Keep in mind that depending on the time of the year there may be a large influx of tourists. Therefore, we may decide to tackle the route in the inverse order. Furthermore, there’s also the option to continue on the GR20 North once this section is completed.

You will need to be in excellent physical shape for this trip since we’ll be walking for at least 5 hours every day with differences in elevation of 1,000 meters per day. Additionally, there are many steep climbs and some difficult terrains. If you have mountaineering experience, you will benefit even more!

Ready for an adventure you’ll never forget? Then book your trip now and get ready to hike the prestigious GR20!

If you are looking for more hiking trips, you can check out the ones I offer in Lombardy, Italy and in Queyras, France.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 640 Each

Group of 2

EUR 640 Each

Group of 3

EUR 640 Each

Group of 4

EUR 640 Each

Group of 5

EUR 640 Each

Group of 6

EUR 640 Each

Group of 7

EUR 640 Each

Group of 8

EUR 640 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price per person to join a group of 5 to 12 people. Price does not include insurance, picnic for day 1 and dinner for day 6, entrance fees, drinks and personal expenses or unplanned activities.


Itinerary

Day 1: Ajaccio - Bavella Pass

We’ll meet at the Ajaccio ferry terminal and take a bus to our accommodation at the Bavella Pass. We’ll have a briefing of the adventure.

Day 2: Bavella - Croci

Hiking begins. We’ll go from the Bavella Pass towards the balcony at the foot of the Aiguilles de Bavella. Then, we’ll enter the Asinao valley and descend to the Cuscione plateau.

Day 3: Croci - Cozzano

On this day, we’ll hike through beech trees and acquire stunning views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Upper Taravo villages. We’ll descend to Cozzano.

Day 4: Cozzano - Verde Pass

The route we’ll take this day follows the ridge that separates Fiumorbu from Upper Taravo. We’ll pass by Punta Capella and reach Col de Verde. We’ll continue walking towards Bocca d’Oro, with impressive views of Monte Renoso, the ponds of Diana, Urbinu and Palu, and the Elba and Monte Cristo islands.

Day 5: Verde Pass- Capanelle

We’ll mostly have an easy hike along pine and beech trails.

Day 6: Capanelle - Vizzavona

We’ll mostly hike through forests. Once we reach Bocca Palmente, we’ll be able to enjoy views of Monte d’Oro, Rotondu and the Ghisoni forest.

Day 7: Back to Ajaccio

Transfer by bus.

 

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Details

More info

Make sure to bring only one piece of luggage, preferably a backpack of no more than 10kg. Equipment needed: -50-liter backpack -Good hiking shoes -A windbreaker -Rainwear -Fleece or warm sweater -Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, lip balm, swimsuit -Gloves and hat -Plates and plastic cutlery for picnics -Water bottle -Toilet bag -Pharmacy kit -Walking sticks -Flashlight and toilet paper -Tennis shoes or sandals for the evening -Purification tablets for water -Shorts -A warm sleeping bag -Blanket.

Meeting point

Ajaccio ferry terminal.

About the guide

I am the director of a trekking agency based in the Queyras Regional Park and specialized in guided and self-guided walking, snowshoeing and cycling trips in the southern alps.

I created my agency with 3 other mountain leaders 20 years ago.
Who in the present work with me, and we as a team, take care of all the trips.

Please get in touch with me, if you want us to organise you a great trip in the Alps !

Languages

French | English

Certificates

SNAM | UIMLA

Residence

Queyras, France


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