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GR20 Trail Running Adventure in Corsica

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

7 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • 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.

Description

Join us on an unforgettable GR20 trail running adventure in Corsica! 

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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price listed is for groups of 6-10 participants.

This trip includes:

- pick-up instead of meeting in Calvi and dispersing in Ajaccio

- transfers

- 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


Itinerary

Day 1: Bonifatu – Ascu

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
D +1530m/-680m

Day 2: Ascu – Vergio

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
D +1620m/-1610m

Day 3: Vergio – Grotelle

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

Day 4: Grotelle – 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 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

Day 5: Vizzavona – Verde Pass

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
D +1200/-1010m

Day 6: Verde Pass – Bassetta

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
D +1460/-1410m

Day 7: Bassetta – Bavella

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
D +1440/-1510m

 

Details

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!

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Ajaccio, Corsica


What people are saying about Hiking Corsican Guides

Jean François B.

5.00

September, 2022

Le GR20 du Sud a été superbe et je suis revenu avec beaucoup de souvenirs grandioses. Je suis très heureux de mon séjour, de cette première approche du GR20 et de la découverte de la Corse « qui se mérite ». Je remercie Couleur Corse pour leur organisation et leur efficacité qui nous permettent de marcher sur un chemin mythique le GR20.

Luc

5.00

September, 2022

Yvan ( notre accompagnateur ) nous a mené jusqu'au bout, encore merci à lui pour son professionnalisme un groupe mixte bien soudé malgré un électron libre Bravo à tous et surtout à toutes ( super nanas , des guerrières ) je reviendrai avec mes enfants dans 3 ans encore merci à vous pour cette magnifique semaine

Godfried Kinnegim

5.00

September, 2022

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.

Stéphane R.

5.00

September, 2022

Super expérience avec un guide excellent (Serge). Expérience physique doublée d'une très belle expérience humaine.

Dora Zorenyi

5.00

September, 2022

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.

Stéphanie W.

5.00

August, 2022

Excellente organisation, super choix des lieux de randonnée, et hébergements topissime.

Anne P.

5.00

July, 2022

Merci Couleur Corse pour ce magnifique séjour sur le GR Sud tout était parfait, très bien organisé et un grand merci à notre guide Serge

Amelmabelle S.

5.00

June, 2022

je recommande couleur corse pour votre voyage. je suis heureuse d'être passée par eux, service impeccable et super prestations. un grand merci à Alice qui a bien compris nos attentes et qui nous a déniché des endroits plus que super


 

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