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Trail running on the GR 20 in Corsica
Trail running on the GR 20 in Corsica
Trail running on the GR 20 in Corsica
Trail running on the GR 20 in Corsica

Trail running on the GR 20 in Corsica

5 days of trail running on the famous GR 20 in Corsica, from Conca to Calenzana, guided by Caroline, UIMLA mountain leader specialised in trail running.


TRIP TYPE

Group

DURATION

7 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Extremely Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Enjoy a thrilling GR20 trail running adventure.
  • Join a program that takes care of logistics and luggage transfer.
  • Discover the amazing terrains and landscapes of Corsica.

Description

Join me on an unforgettable trail running adventure on the famous GR 20 route from South to North – from Conca to Calenzana – with only a lightweight backpack!

On this program, two experienced guides will supervise you. We have perfect knowledge of the terrain and we will be able to help you on the way. Since your travel bags will be transported to each stop, you will only need to carry your equipment for the day. This will help preserve your energy and optimize your results. As we run through the GR20, we will enjoy the scenery of this “mountain in the sea”. Passages in the forest, many peaks over 2000 m, block routes,  and more make this an exceptional running route.

Some of the highlights of this tour include:

  • It is a mythical route, both demanding and beautiful.

  • It is divided into 7  steps from the South towards the North for a balanced course.

  • A transfer of the travel bags and daily assistance for light running.

  • The ideal preparation for the UTMB due to its distance or for the Diagonale des Fous due to its technicality.

  • Professional advice on how to best prepare.

  • Logistics: transfers, assistance, baggage transportation, accommodation, meals.

Keep in mind that this program is for experienced runners. During these 7 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…). Below you will find more detailed information about the required trail running level you need in order to join. You will also find a list of the equipment that you need to bring with you.

So, are you interested in this beautiful GR 20 trail running adventure? Then contact me and let’s start discussing the details of your trip. 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 UTMB tracks, have a look at this trip!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Price per person to join a group up to 12 clients.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting at Bastia, transfer to Conca. Step Conca - Bavella

6 h run, 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 run, 26 km, D+ 1650 m.

Day 3: Zicavo - Verde

7 h run, 22 km, D+ 1850 m.

Day 4: Verde - Vizzavona

8 h run, 32 km, D+ 1650 m.

Day 5: Vizzavona – Col Verghio

14 h run, 45 km, D+ 3200 m.

Day 6: Col Vergio – Asco

10 h run, 30 km, D+ 2100 m.

Day 7: Asco - Calenzana

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

Day 8: Transfer to airport and maritime station

Calvi or Bastia.

Details

More info

A minimum number of participants (defined in advance) is required for the departure to take place. If the number of participants is insufficient and the departure is cancelled, clients will be informed via a phone call at least a week prior to the scheduled departure date and will receive a complete refund.

Clients are required to have a multi-risk insurance, covering cancellation fees, rescue and accident, repatriation and baggage loss or theft.

(GR20 en 5 jours en Corse)

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

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

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel San Giovanni
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France
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La Signoria
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Grand Hôtel
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About the guide: Caroline

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Caroline

4.80

(5)

Mountain Leader

I hold the State Certificate of Mountain Leader (UIMLA), Athlete of Team Garmin Adventure. I won many trail competitions such as Oxygen Challenge, The Glaciers Tour of Vanoise, Albertville Trail, Drayes Blanches of Vercors, the Frison Roche Beaufort, Run and skate of Chamonix… I have also some racing podiums such as the Saintélyon, the Lyon Urban Trail, the Causses Marathon, the Allobroges. I am an ex-sportswoman of high level in rowing (World Championships, World Cups, France Championships). I have a mastery STAPS (Sport) and BEES First degree in rowing.
I organise and supervise many trail courses in the Alps with a pro team, a friends group with whom we have a mission: Run and enjoy! I invite you to contact me if you want to train and/or discover these incredible massifs.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

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What people are saying about Caroline

James

4.00

Great experience, but definitely favored toward elite runners. One of our guides, JC, was amazing. He cared about every runner. The other guide seemed only to care for the elites (and himself). On top of Col des Montets, I asked if we had time to put on warm layers. The guide said "of course," but then quickly proceeded to run off with the entire group while I stood bare and freezing with my gear unpacked. Total lack of consideration for the well-being of his runners. Otherwise a great tour.

Christopher

5.00

Well organized tour of the TDS course. Amazing views await even if you’re not planning to run the race

Andrew

5.00

Awesome and very well organised

Iv�n

5.00

Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable. El lugar es impresionante y el grupo de personas con el que compartí la semana eran majísimas. Los alojamientos y la comida han estado muy bien. La guía Carol excepcional. Muy simpática, atenta y con extensos conocimientos sobre la actividad a realizar y la zona. Totalmente recomendable. En cuanto pueda repetiré.

Kurt

5.00

Great trip. Good balanced program, valuable tips from experienced guide and breathtaking environment.

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