The GR20, from Calenzana to Conca
The "classic" path of the GR20 is a two week trek. But you can also try a GR20 North and a GR20 South trek, each of which can be completed in a week. A better option if you're not a really experienced walker.
From North to South or from South to North?
- when the GR20 was first created in 1972, the starting point chosen by Fabrickant was Calenzana and the ending point was Conca.
- the most technical sections of the trail are situated on the northern part and it is best to start the most difficult part when you still have plenty of energy left.
- mountains on this part of the GR20 are less technical than in the north. Doing the GR20 from South to North is a good way to start from the easiest part of the trail and to finish with the most difficult one. It’ll enable you to get used to the rough terrain in the easier section and gradually increase in difficulty.
- starting from Bavella means that you will be walking with the sun on your back and will have better sight of where you are heading.
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The stages of the GR20
Here is a 12-stage itinerary. You can read a detailed description of the stages.