The GR20 South
Let yourself be guided on the GR20 South through landscapes that are both varied and breathtaking for a truly unforgettable experience!
Welcome on Saturday at 2pm at Ajaccio airport.
End of the course on Saturday and return to the airport at around 9am.
Saturday: Welcome and transfer to the base camp in Bocognano
Welcome at Ajaccio Airport at around 2pm and then a 45-minute transfer to the village of Bocognano. Check in your bags and prepare for the trip. Welcome, dinner and overnight stay in a refuge, distribution of equipment.
Sunday: Vizzavona – Capanelle – 1586m
Elevation gain: +900m / -224m
Departure by train from Bocognago to Vizzavona, where you will find one of the most beautiful stages of the GR20. You will cross Bocca Palmente, the Alzeta sheepfolds and the Sambuccu forest on a beautiful forest trail, and enjoy an incredible view of Monte d’Oro and Monte Renoso all the way to the E Capanelle refuge.
5h30 walk, overnight stay in a dormitory at the U Fugonu guesthouse.
Monday: Capanelle – Col de Verde – 1289m
Elevation gain: +517m / -803m
Head to the Traggette sheepfolds, for this day that will obviously take place on a beautiful forest trail. This will eventually take us, if the weather permits, to the magnificent pozzines, in an ancient glacial valley with a thousand water holes. 6h30 of walking. Evening by the fire, dinner and overnight stay in a guesthouse at Col de Verde.
Tuesday: Col de Verde – Usciolu – 1750m
Elevation gain: +1117m / -667m
Early morning departure for the ascent of Bocca Dell Oro, where you will have a breathtaking view of the eastern plain. Then head to Punta Cappella, where you will follow the ridge line down the ridge and pass through various small cols. Then you will continue towards Bocca di Laparo, to finally reach Monte Furmicula and the Usciolu refuge.
7h00 of walking. Overnight stay in a refuge under a tent.
Wednesday: Usciolu – Croci – 1542m
Elevations: +388m / -597m
We finally leave Usciolu by the ridge of the statues to reach the col of Agnone where we will take the new GR20. Descent to the edge of the beautiful river Padulelli for lunch, then we will cross the Cuscionu plateau by good soothing paths to the bergerie de Croci.
5h30 of walking. Night in the guesthouse under tent or in dormitory.
Thursday: Croci – Asinau – 1536m
You will continue with a climb to the Boca Stazzunara at 2020m and the Monte Incudine, namely the highest summit of South Corsica at 2134m (optional). During this stage, you will enjoy an unprecedented view of the magnificent Aiguilles de Bavella, the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio and, perhaps, Sardinia… You will finally end this beautiful day with a mineral descent to the refuge d’Asinau.
7h00 of walking. Overnight stay in a refuge under a tent.
Friday: Asinau – Bavella
Elevation gain: +440m / -810m
For this stage, you will first cross the Asinau stream towards the famous Aiguilles de Bavella. The trail climbs to the col du Pargulu, from where we will enter the heart of the famous Bavella massif and its pink granite towers. To conclude, transfer to the Cors’Aventure base.
5h00 of walking. Dinner and overnight stay at the Cors’Aventure base.
Deposit at the Ajaccio airport at 9am and then free morning
Important: This program is given for information purposes only and may be subject to modifications or adjustments depending on the weather conditions.
Authentic and superb, a beautiful hiking trip on the southern part of the famous GR20, which is considered to be the most difficult long-distance hiking trail in Europe. Discovery of a variety of superb landscapes, beech forests, rivers, pozzines and ridges with incomparable views. Passage through the Cuscionu plateau and the magnificent Aiguilles de Bavella where you may have the chance to observe mouflons.
Through this GR20 South trip, finally discover the Fauna and Flora, a true heritage of our island of Beauty!
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The price includes:
Local transfers, accommodation, meals, supervision, technical equipment necessary for the activity (see list of personal equipment and loaned equipment) from the meeting time on the first day at the Ajaccio airport until the scheduled departure time on the last day.
The price does not include:
Drinks and personal expenses, toiletries, personal insurance, and any other supplement not included in the program.
Technical level of the GR20 South:
The itinerary may include technical or aerial passages, scree passages or on snow. The nature of the terrain, the level of intensity and the altitude make it necessary to have experience of mountain hiking in order to fully enjoy this circuit.
Attention: You will certainly not forget the magnificent and magical landscapes of the Corsican mountains. However, they do not make it any less difficult, or even confusing for hikers accustomed to the Alps and the Pyrenees. This raid is indeed difficult. The intensity of the program is strong and a good physical condition is therefore necessary.
You practice a sport twice a week and you can maintain good endurance at a regular pace such as, for example, running 5km in less than 30 minutes while talking.
5h30 to 8h30 of walking per day. Long technical stages and possible aerial passages. There are also several stages with more than 1200 meters of positive or negative elevation gain. Good walking pace, so it is necessary to have a mountaineering foot, that is to say a certain agility and ease not only off-trail, on ridge passages but also on chaos of rocky blocks, maquis and scree.
For the success of the stay, and therefore for everyone to fully enjoy it, as well as for safety reasons, it is necessary that you have the required levels. . If this is not the case, our instructor may refuse you to follow the program. It may not be possible to offer you a replacement program and we will not be able to refund your stay.
This raid is aimed at a mountain audience, so do not overestimate your risks of ruining your holidays.
Equipment to bring – GR20 South
Included gear :
Gear provided : tent and mattress. These gear are previously put on each place you will sleep, meaning you won’t have to carry it.
Non included gear :
Please note that the temperature might be low at altitude and there might be some wind. In this way, take warm clothes with you. We are able to store some of your stuff at our camp base, please make sure you have an extra bag to this end.
Mandatory gear to have :
- 50L hiking bag with a fitting rain cover
- midcut hiking shoes (that cover the ankle, some you already walked with)
- sleeping bag 5°C confort (the nights are chilly even during summer time)
- 2 or 3 outfits (hiking pants, shorts and shirts)
- thermal baselayer with long sleeves
- midcalf hiking socks
- Gore-tex jacket
- Cap or hat, sunglasses
- Gloves, beanie and neckwarmer
For the evenings :
- Comfortable pants
- woolly socks
- Fleece jacket
- Down jacket
- Warm baselayer
Other gear :
- microfiber towel
- toiletry bag (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, earplug, toilet paper)
- headlamp with its charger
- collapsible walking pole
- 2 flasks of 1.5L of water (meaning 3L in total) or a Camelback
- hermetic plastic bag to partition your gear
- kitchen kit (hermetic lunchbox such as “Tupperware” of 0.8L, cutlery, tumbler)
- a tube of strong glue
- 2 bin bags of 50L
- washing line and pegs
- adaptor with 3 outputs (classic or USB)
- dried fruits, cereal bars….
First aid kit, recommended content :
- sunscreen for both skin and lips
- personal medicine if you are subject to specific disorders (allergies and so on)
- necessities to avoid and treat blisters (dressings such as “Compeed”, cream Nok)
- necessities to relieve ankle and knees problems (strips such as “Elasto”)
- necessities to clean an insignificant wound (soaked compress)
- Necessities to relieve intestinal discomforts due to a change in your diet (probiotics, Smecta, Imodium, Tiorfan)
- Necessities to relieve headache and sore muscles (mineral salt or electrolytes for example)
- Necessities to relieve the stings
- Necessities to relieve the seasickness
- thick survival blanket (mandatory)
Please seek advice from your doctor and from your pharmacist. Please note that you will have to carry your first-aid kit with you, in this way do only bring what is strictly necessary.
Technical equipment that can also be loaned:
- Ground mat type karimat
In a refuge or even under a tent in the refuges in the areas provided for this purpose, or in gites. If you use one of our duvets, it is essential to plan a sleeping bag sheet (sleeping bag).
Breakfast and dinner at the refuges, gites and sheepfolds. Lunched prepared by employes in refuges.
Each hiking trip is led by a state-certified hiking guide and specialist in walking travel. With knowledge of the terrain and the environment, but also mastery of safety and logistics, he will do everything in his power to make you fully enjoy your stay.
Between 8 and 12 kg. On average 8kg for the GR20 South. Carrying personal belongings for 7 days and 6 nights, as well as the lunch picnic.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist, and remember that you will also need to bring your own pharmacy. So take only the minimum necessary.
– Personal medications if you are prone to particular disorders (allergies, etc.)
– Necessary to prevent and treat blisters: Compeed-type dressings and Elasto-type bandages)
– Something to relieve ankle and knee problems (Elasto-type strips)
– Soaked compresses to clean small wounds
– Sun protection for the skin and lips
– Something to relieve gastrointestinal problems due to food changes
– Something to relieve insect bites
Health formalities: No contraindication to physical exertion or major medical treatment.
The meeting is at 2:00 pm at Ajaccio Airport. Only one shuttle is provided for departure. The means of access to Corsica:
→ By boat:
- From Marseille: Corsica Linea www.corsicalinea.com
- From Toulon, Nice, Savona and Livorno: www.corsicaferries.com
→ By plane:
Air lines from the main cities of the continent to Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari.
The bus station is located in front of the docks in the port area, it is a large glass building. There is also a bus line that serves the journey between the station and Ajaccio airport. It is line number 8, the ticket price is around €7. The journey takes about 20 minutes. A bus every 30 to 40 minutes.