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Best of Corsica's GR20

Starts: Bastia, France
Finishes: Bastia, France

Visit: Bastia, Piana di Sciarra, Cuotto, Orto, Montguers, Asco, Calvi, Bastia

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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Experience all the highlights of the northern section of Corsica's GR20 haute route, one of the finest and most challenging mountain walking routes in the whole of Europe, on this fully guided, week long trekking holiday! Stretching from Calenzana in the south, to Conca in the north, it takes 2 weeks to trek the entire GR20. However, on this new trekking holiday, You can now experience the challenge and achievement of walking the best sections of the GR20, without the need for continuously difficult or overly protracted walking days. Though the entire GR20 stretches over 180km, the most enjoyable sections are conveniently clustered together in the north-west corner of this beautiful island and so we can walk them all in just 6 days!

Our journey begins in Canglia, at the very heart of this rugged and mountainous island. From here we walk up the stunning Manganello Valley before ascending to Punta Mezzella (2206m) from where we follow the GR20 to the Breche de Captello. Over the course of the next 4 days we will hike the classic ridge walk from Lac de Nino to Castel di Vergio, cross one of the ridges of Monte Cinto (Corsicas highest peak) and climb to cross the Col a Muvrella, whilst still enjoying time to relax in the sun and take our picnic lunches beside blue mountain rivers and lakes. An overnight stay and celebratory meal in the charming seaside town of Calvi, the rumoured birthplace of Christopher Columbus, brings our holiday to a close. Using a mix of characterful small hotels and camping at the national park refuges; our itinerary is specially designed to be partially baggage supported, so whilst staying in hotels we will also have access to our main luggage. Corsica is an island famous for its dramatic coastline and pretty mountain villages, but, as well discover during the course of this holiday, its hidden treasures are revealed only to those prepared to explore it on foot.


Highlights

    • Fully guided trekking on the GR20 in Corsica
    • Vehicle support and access to bags wherever possible
    • Great value with all meals included
    • World class hiking and scrambling in the Mediterranean sunshine

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 161208
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Bastia, France
Finishes: Bastia, France
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • An experienced professional leader
  • A single timed group transfer from Bastia Airport to Vizzavona on Day 1
  • A single timed group transfer from Calvi to Bastia on day 8
  • All road transfers detailed in the itinerary
  • All meals included
  • All accommodation as described
  • During the trek a full service - including food and all camping equipment (excluding personal equipment)
  • Baggage transfer

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,855 ($232/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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France Bastia Airport, Vizzavona, Canaglia, Petra Piana, Punta Mezzella, Breche De Capitello, Manangu, Lac De Nino, Col St Pierre, Castel Di Vergio, Ciotulu Di Mori, Bergerie De Vallo, Vallone, Haute Asco, Refuge Carrozzu, Col A'muvrella, Bonifatu, Calvi
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Philip  

We were a small group of 5, all roughly similar in experience and ability - and blessed with an excellent local guide. The arrangements all worked very well, the refuges can be a bit of a challenge but the atmosphere was friendly and the food surprisingly good, and we had stunning weather. The scenery is very variable, always beautiful and often extremely rugged. This is definitely not a walk for the faint-hearted, 2 days in particular were tough but that simply contributed to an overall sense of achievement at the end. Overall. a brilliant experience.

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Alexandra  

I really enjoyed this trip - you get a great sense of achievement. The pace was faster than anticipated (our guide was aiming at 400m ascent per hour but we were a bit slower than that) and some of the days quite long (on the longest day we hiked from 5.30am to 4.30pm with only short breaks). I was a bit apprehensive about the sections with chains but these were actually quite straight forward. Descending on loose scree or going down very uneven rocky paths was more difficult as you had to concentrate all the time. The landscape was great and every day seemed different. I enjoyed the lunches we were given at the refuges, e.g. tuna pasta salad. For breakfast at the refuges I brought Porridge pots with me which I really appreciated when we had our early starts.

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