• Trip duration
    8 days
  • Trip level
    Hard
  • Max people per guide
    12 people
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

The famous and mythical GR 20 from South to North – from Conca to Calenzana – with a lightweight backpack!

During the course, we will enjoy the scenery of this “mountain in the sea”. Passages in the forest, a hundred peaks over 2000 m, block routes, a technical group to make of this route an exceptional playground.

Two experienced guides will supervise you. We have a perfect knowledge of the terrain and will assist the group during the stay.

Since your travel bags will be transported from stage to stage, you will only need to carry your equipment for the day. An important asset to enjoy the maximum you can and put the odds on your side.

This tour is for experienced trail runners, used to technical fields and mountains.

There are several reasons why this trail running is fantastic:
– A mythical course with demanding and beautiful steps
– A transfer of the travel bags and a daily assistance for light running
– 7 steps from the South towards the North for a balanced course
– The ideal preparation for the UTMB due to its distance or the Diagonale des Fous due its technicality
– Professional advice on how to best prepare the course
– Logistics: transfers, assistance, baggage transportation, accommodation, meals.

Departure in 2017: during September.

In the ‘extra’ section below, you’ll find information about the required trail running level you need to have. You will also see the equipment that you need to bring with you.

During these 8 days we will run on average 35km a day and go up from 1500 to 2500 meters. We will mainly be on single tracks and technical trails (stone, névé…). We will partially run off trails and be on aerial paths.

Are you interested in this beautiful adventure on the GR 20? Then I invite you to contact me. We will have the opportunity to discuss the details, your level and your desires… It will be a pleasure for me to be your guide and coach during these 7 days! And if you want to practice trail running on traces of the UTMB, have a look at this trip!

Itinerary

Day 1

Meeting at Bastia, transfer to Conca. Step Conca - Bavella

6 h walk, 18 km, D+ 1800 m
Meeting at the Bastia sea port at 7:30AM, then transfer in minibus to the Conca village (2 hours).

Day 2

Bavella – Zicavo

7 h walk, 26 km, D+ 1650 m.

Day 3

Zicavo - Verde

7 h walk, 22 km, D+ 1850 m.

Day 4

Verde - Vizzavona

8 h walk, 32 km, D+ 1650 m.

Day 5

Vizzavona – Col Verghio

14 h walk, 45 km, D+ 3200 m.

Day 6

Col Vergio – Asco

10 h walk, 30 km, D+ 2100 m.

Day 7

Asco - Calenzana

11 h walk, 30 km, D+ 2200 m.
Transfer to Calvi, overnight in lodge.

Day 8

Transfer to airport and maritime station

Calvi or Bastia.

Price per person

1 Person1628.00EUR
Group of 23256.00EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip

Other details

Meeting point

In Corsica, at the Bastia maritime station.

Acces routes:
- Bastia sea port or airport for departure
- Calvi or Bastia sea port or airport for return

Accommodation

In lodges (dormitories).

More info

(GR20 La Corse en trail en 8 jours)

Group size: 9 to 12 people.

Required level:
- Regular practice of running and other endurance activities 4-5 times per week for at least 1:15hs
- Regular practice of walking course in varied terrains
- Regular practice of mountain hiking
- Experience and participation in mountain trails of at least 40 km and 2000 m D+

Equipment:
- During the day: a light backpack with a waterproof jacket, a long sleeve warm fleece type, a survival blanket, a whistle, an individual pharmacy kit*, a cap or headband, a hat and thin gloves, sunglasses suitable for running, long tights if you are wearing shorts to run, cereal bars and energy drinks, a plastic bag for waste, biodegradable toilet paper, a headlamp and spare batteries, a minimum reserve water of 1.5L, an elastic strapping strip and some cash
- To wear: running short, a short-sleeved t-shirt, running socks and already worn trail shoes
- For the whole stay: a down, a towel, spare clothes for 8 days, a personal hygiene kit, spare shoes, a spare water socket, spare batteries for the headlamp, a pair of spare laces, sandals for the evening, a pocketknife and earplugs
- Recommended additional equipment: poles and camera
* Individual pharmacy kit: anti-friction cream, sunscreen, double skin dressings, elastic band, paracetamol, anti-diarrheal, antiseptic and personal drugs