GR20 tripsThere are many different versions of the GR20 available and one of the most important things to consider with your project is to make sure that you choose the right version for you and see whether you'd like a guided, self-guided, authentic or comfort version.
By yourself or with a local agency?
Authentic (or standard) versions of the GR20 include nights in mountain huts or refuges. These huts are owned and run by the Natural Regional Park of Corsica (PNRC). There are only accessible via trails located in high or low mountain regions. This type of accommodation is not accessible by vehicle. Huts offer basic accommodation and food (between June and September). They usually have one large dormitory with long wooden bunks, equipped with thick mattresses, where 25-50 people can sleep. Huts don’t have access to electricity or hot water. Sleeping in a tent is also possible but only near the huts.
Comfort versions of the GR20 include nights in gîtes, which are privately owned accommodation. Gîtes usually have a few dormitories where 4-6 people can sleep and share a bathroom. They also offer good traditional Corsican meals. Picnics can also be prepared for your walk the next day. Gîte owners really try to offer good, comfortable and clean accommodation, with access to hot water. They also enable walkers to sit in a common area or living room, which is not always the case with huts.
Check all GR20 comfort versions with Europe Active.
With luggage transfers
A few local agencies offer you luggage transfers in their GR20 packages. These come in really handy if you prefer to walk the trail without having to carry a 25kg bag on your shoulders. Basically, before your walk, you just leave your luggage at the reception. These are then transported directly to the next accommodation so that, when you arrive in the evening, you’ll have access to your main luggage. When luggage transfers are simply not possible, your luggage is transferred directly to the stage after the next.
Without luggage transfers
For purists or hikers that really want to live the challenge of their life, we recommend that they choose an authentic version without luggage transfers. This is a great way to discover Corsican mountains without having to rely upon anything.