A certified local guide will take you on a fantastic 7-day GR20 trail running adventure in Corsica. An intense experience you won't forget!
Private and Group
Jun - Oct
* Tackle one of the most famous trails in the world.
* Enjoy a 7-day trail running challenge in nature.
* Join an experienced certified guide that will help you achieve your goal.
The GR20 is one of the top trails in the world. It spans 180 km (112 mi) and crosses the stunning island of Corsica from north to south, as well as attracting many adventurous spirits that explore it either hiking or running.
Crossing the GR20 is no easy feat and requires proper training and guidance. On this 7-day challenge, we will have the chance to enjoy trail running on this world-famous route, which many consider Europe’s most difficult. You will receive a personal assessment, professional guiding during the tour, luggage transport, and more. You can find a detailed itinerary below.
Keep in mind that tackling the GR20 requires a very good fitness level. The terrain is rough and it is an up and down trail through the mountains. Therefore, you should not underestimate it and should prepare for the adventure adequately. Of course, we will be there every step of the way to help and guide you.
So, are you ready for an amazing GR20 trail running adventure? Then contact us now and we’ll begin organizing the details.
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer
The price listed is for groups of 6-10 participants.
This trip includes:
- pick-up instead of meeting in Calvi and dispersing in Ajaccio
- full board
- supervision by a state-certified guide
- daily baggage assistance
- RC insurance
This trip does not include :
- Transport to Corsica
- Cancellation and repatriation insurance
- Drinks and personal expenses
From the forest of Bonifatu through a good path with beautiful slabs of granite, we will go up the Spasimata valley. After the Muvrella lake, we will cross the Bocca di Stagnu and we will descend to the high Ascu valley.
Lunch and overnight at the Ascu Stagnu lodge.
Duration: 5 hours
In the morning, we’ll cross the famous Cirque de la Solitude. It is the most technical passage of the GR20. Chains and ladders allow us to cross the most difficult passages. We will advance in the heart of the highest peaks of the island. Finally, we will reach the Verghju Pass.
Night at the Castel di Vergio lodge.
Duration: 8 hours
On this varied and very scenic stage, we will head to the shores of Ninu Lake, and then to the Camputile plateau. Then, we will gain the Capitellu notch and descend to the Grotelle sheepfold through the lakes variant.
Overnight at the Grotelle sheepfold.
Duration: 8 hours
D + 1230/-1270m
This is a difficult day. Through the wild Cascade Valley, we will find the GR20 at the Rinosu Pass. We will go through the Petra Piana refuge, and by a spectacular ridge path, we’ll reach the Onda refuge where we will enjoy a delicious cannelloni lunch. Later, we will ascend to the Muratellu notch before taking the long descent towards the Vizzavona Pass.
Night at the Monte d’Oro gîte.
Duration: 8:30 hours
D + 1900/-2020m
A recovery stage. This stage takes place on the rolling terrain of an old path of the mountainside. In the shade of Larici pines and beeches, we will walk through many summer sheepfolds.
Night at the Col de Verde lodge.
Duration: 7 hours
After the steep climb to Bocca di l’Oru, we will run by the long ridge that leads us to the Cuscionu plateau. Varied terrains and panoramic views are the highlights of day 6.
Night at Bassetta lodge.
Duration: 7:30 hours
After crossing the fields of Cuscionu and going up the softly shaped Incudine, we will encounter the rugged figure of the Aiguilles de Bavella. Crossing it by the Alpine variant is a strong moment of the GR. After a final descent, we will reach the Bavella Pass, the end of our trip at the heart of the Corsican mountains.
Duration: 7:30 hours
Which airport is best to fly into to start the trip? And which airport is best to depart from at the end of the trip?
The best option is to fly to Calvi and take a flight back from Ajaccio.
What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?
We are specialists in hiking holidays in Corsica...and it is not by chance. We are a small team who is passionate about the Corsican landscape and who has been hiking in its mountains for years.
On our tours, you will discover the best spots in Corsica and uncover all its best-kept secrets. You'll be able to avoid the crowds and explore the island's wild and untamed nature. Come join us!
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I had an excellent time on 6 days of the GR20 North. The logistics were all perfectly managed, our guide Anthony was excellent and managed the group extremely well and everything which was within the control of the guides/tour company was well organized. I will warn vegetarians that there are limited options in the refuges. Aside from that, it was an excellent trip.
The GR20 (Sud + Nord) hike was stunning. Well organised (the stays at the refuges/bergeries and the food) and both guides (Paul for Sud and Julien for Nord) were excellent. It is not the easiest of hikes yet very fulfilling.
I applied for an english speaking group. At least thats what i thought so it was a great surprise when i found myself as the only one in a french speaking group who did not understand a word whats going on. I bought a package, for my limited nimber of vacation days, where i wanted to enjoy myself, part of the package should be networking with other people in the group. Otherwise i would have gone into the Alps hiking myself, that is where i live. Also my dietary requirement was ignored. As a vegan i had a hard time trying to find dishes i can eat without ending up in a medical condition. Also it would have been nice to get a detailed description about the accomodations. It was a great surprise finding out i have to pay 40 euros extra to have a standard european level accomodation. Fortunately the guide managed to turn this initially very negative experience into a better one.
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