Trail running on the GR20 in Corsica

A certified local guide will take you on a fantastic 7-day trail running of the GR20, in Corsica. An intense experience you won't forget!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Trail running on the GR20 in Corsica! There is no time for picnic or restorative naps, but peaks, streams and mountain passes drain the rapid pace of our steps.

    The GR20 is tempting for many people, perhaps too many, given the size and outdated accommodation. But this inconvenience is part of the game. It is a beautiful but demanding trip. Being able to do it and not to try is a sin, but doing it without the right preparation is a big mistake!

    Hiking on the GR20 is a choice that involves attraction and respect for nature and the mountains, taste for effort and walk, ability to withstand a precarious comfort  (day and night), enjoying group life and with a sense of solidarity.

    I propose you to achieve the GR20 in 7 days. You will be thus deciding to double the efforts that a hiker is able to do on one stage.

    The highlights of the trip I propose are the following:

    • The comfort of daily assistance
    • A guide or coach state certified expert in mountains
    • A personalized assessment of the level of participants
    • A circuit for high mountain sports or “trailers”
    • A “light” backpack

    This trip is reserved for hikers in excellent physical condition, who practice sports regularly and in an advanced level throughout the year, able to overcome a difficult and fragile ground.

    With daily assistance (you will find your support bag every evening), and meals in the refuges in our way, your confort is enhanced.

    I invite you to contact me if you are interested in this beautiful adventure. If you want to do a GR20 in less time, it’s possible. Please contact me and we’ll discuss it. I also guide the GR20 South, from Vizzanova to Conca, you can check it out!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    850 EUR

    Group of 2
    850 EUR

    Group of 3
    850 EUR

    Group of 4
    850 EUR

    Group of 5
    850 EUR

    Group of 6
    810 EUR

    Group of 7
    810 EUR

    Group of 8
    810 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Bonifatu – Asco

      A serious leg-up.  From the forest of Bonifatu through a good path with beautiful slabs of granite we will ascend 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 night at the Ascu Stagnu lodge.
      Duration: 5 hours
      D +1530m/-680m

    • Day 2Asco – Vergio

      A technical stage in the high mountains. 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. The very mineral and tormented scenery is not appeased until the end of the stage, with the approach to the Verghju Pass.
      Night at the Castel di Vergio lodge.
      Duration: 8 hours
      D +1620m/-1610m

    • Day 3Vergio – Grotelle

      This is a varied and a very esthetic stage. This stage is more bearable and fresh, and will take us to the shores of Ninu Lake, and then to the Camputile plateau. Then, the high mountain reaffirms its rights. We will gain the Capitellu notch, then descend to the Grotelle sheepfold through the lakes variant.
      Night in tents at the Grotelle sheepfold.
      Duration: 8 hours
      D + 1230/-1270m

    • Day 4Grotelle – Vizzavona

      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. We’ll still ascend to the Muratellu notch before taking the long descent towards the Vizzavona Pass.
      Night in a lodge at Vizzavona.
      Duration: 8:30 hours
      D + 1900/-2020m

    • Day 5Vizzavona – Verde Pass

      A recovery stage. This stage takes place on the very rolling terrain of an old path of the mountainside round. In the shade of Larici pines and beeches, we will walk through many summer sheepfolds.
      Night at the lodge in Verde Pass.
      Duration: 7 hours
      D +1200/-1010m

    • Day 6Verde Pass – Bassetta

      An aerial stage. After the steep climb to Bocca di l’Oru, we will ride the long ridge that leads us to Cuscionu plateau. Varied terrains and panoramic views are on the program.
      Night at a lodge in Bassetta.
      Duration: 7:30 hours
      D +1460/-1410m

    • Day 7Bassetta – Bavella

      Last but not least. After crossing the lawns of Cuscionu and ascending the softly shaped Incudine, the tormented figure of the Aiguilles de Bavella appears . Crossing it by the Alpine variant, is a strong moment of the GR. After a final descent we reach the Bavella Pass, the end of our trip in the heart of the corsican mountains.
      Duration: 7:30 hours
      D +1440/-1510m

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Accommodation

    In lodges.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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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