Walking and Cycling tours in France Independant Hiking on the mythical GR20 in Corsica

Independant Hiking on the mythical GR20 in Corsica

Created in 1972, the GR20 has become a legendary trail amongst hikers. This fantastic itinerary goes from the North-West to the South-East of the island.

 

The mighty GR20: a fantastic itinerary from  North-West to  South-East of the island!

From the Renoso Mountain to the Needles of Bavella, follow red and white way marks and take some alternative routes to complete this “Grande Randonnée” (GR).

This challenging hike also includes luggage transfers and a selection of the best accommodation available along the trail.

 

Guided version is also possible for small groups (from 4 people)

Day 1

Vizzavona Arrival in Vizzavona. Night in a gîte or refuge depending on availability at the moment of booking. Dinner and night in Vizzavona

Day 2

Vizzavona – Capanelle Today’s walk begins in a beech grove in the Vizzavona forest. The pass of Palmente offers a stunning viewpoint over the lakes of Diana and Urbino. The next trail segment takes you to the eastern slope and the shepherd’s hut of Alzeta. You then walk along an ancient mule-track to reach the gîte of Capanelle. Dinner and night at the gîte. Walk: about 5 hours. Altitude gain & loss: +1155m, -715m.

Day 3

Capanelle – Bocca di Verde From Capanelle, you make your way to the picturesque sheepfolds of Traghjete before trekking on towards the Plateau of Ghialgone. You then cross the footbridge of I Spiazzi and the forest of Marmano, before reaching Bocca di Verde. Dinner and night at the gîte. Walk: 5 hours. Altitude gain & loss: +600m, -900m.

Day 4

Bocca di Verde – Cozzano You climb up to the Bocca del Orro and walk through the plateau of Prato and its alpine fields. As you follow the crest line, the valley provides spectacular views of the Taravo and the Tyrrhenian Sea on the eastern slope. You then walk through the forest of St Antoine to reach the village of Cozzano. Dinner and night at the gîte. Walk: about 8hrs. Altitude gain & loss: +750m, -1300m.

Day 5

Cozzano – Basseta Early morning departure. You climb the Bocca di l’Usciolu and walk along the mountain ridge with its dreamlike rocky landscape, sculpted by the wind. The path descends through an alder-tree forest, aged over a hundred years. The lush vegetation becomes more dense and exposed, and you soon reach the plateau of the Cuscione and the shepherd’s hut of Basseta. Dinner and night at the gîte. Walk: about 6h30. Altitude gain & loss: +910m, -505m.

Day 6

Basseta – Bavella The plateau of the Cuscione offers a gentler terrain with its green grazing lands and pozzines (a type of peat bogs). You then climb Mount Incudine (2000m high) and, from the Asinao Valley, the path descends to the spectacular granite peaks that are the famous Needles of Bavella. Walk: about 9 hours. Altitude gain & loss: +982m, -1100m.

Day 7

End of your trip Your trip ends in Bavella after breakfast.

titre 1

Self guided WALKING
Level
Duration :
7 Days
From :
670 €

 Included :

Accommodation IN MOUNTAIN HUTS

All breakfasts from day 2 to day 7.

All picnics from day 2 to day 6.

All dinners from day 1 to day 6.

Luggage transfers.

Information package with printed maps and route notes

 

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Starts in :
Vizzavona.


Ends in :
Bavella.

 

ACCESS :

Flight  to Bastia or Ajaccio

Boat from Marseille, Toulon, Nice (overcraft)

 

 

 

 

LEVEL : 3 ++

challenging tour

from 5 to 9 hours of walking with high elevation gain (see the details in the tour description) on rocky mountain trails.

 

Information : click on "ask for information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone : +33 558 48 71 65


Customize your stay : add or remove one night or more.

 

 

 

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Highlights 

Europe’s most technical long distance trek.

Comfortable accommodation in privately owned gîtes.

Self-guided hiking