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 highlights of the trip I propose:
- 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
The GR20 is tempting for many people, perhaps too many, given the size and outdated accommodation, an inconvenience that is part of the game. The GR20 is a beautiful but demanding trip. Being able to do it and not to try is a sin, but doing it without being prepared 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.
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, the backpack is minimized to enhance your comfort.
Here is the daily program:
Day 1: Bonifatu – 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
– D- : -680m
Day 2: Asco – 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 GR. 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
– D- : -1610m
Day 3: Vergio – 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 +: + 1230m
– D -: -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. 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 +: + 1900m
– D -: -2020m
Day 5: Vizzavona – 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 +: + 1200m
– D -: -1010m
Day 6: Verde 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 +: + 1460m
– D -: -1410m
Day 7: Bassetta – 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 m
– D -: -1510m
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.
Price per person
|Group of 6||850EUR|
|Group of 7||850EUR|
|Group of 8||850EUR|
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip