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GR20 South: Guided

6 days / 5 nights
Corsica - GR20 - GR20 South - Guided walking
With a guide - Luggage transfer

Last updated: 17/10/2023

price from 870 € per pers.

The price given is for a group of 6 to 12 participants. One month before departure, before payment of your balance, we will give you the final number of participants. NB : For "open" groups, in accordance with our general sales conditions, a minimum of 6 participants (addition of individual registrations) is required for our departures to be guaranteed. They are cancelled or confirmed at least 30 days before the scheduled departure date.

Considered as the most difficult and technical long-distance walk of Europe, the GR20 attracts walkers from all over the world looking for a challenge.

The south side of the GR20, being considered as easier, is still a great holiday for experienced hikers. Even though the relief is less abrupt than in the north, the landscapes remain magnificent and varied everyday. From the Forest of Vizzavona to the Needles of Bavella, here is a carefully prepared itinerary which will give you a superb trekking holiday.

This circuit will allow you to discover the most beautiful and the wildest areas of Corsica all with the aid of a guide.




Prepare your trip




We use local French speaking guides. Their proficiency in English cannot be guaranteed.

Your day by day program

1
Vizzavona - Capanelle

We welcome the group in the early morning in Ajaccio, and transfer to the Col de Vizzavona. We follow an old mule track to the Col de Palmente (1640 m). The eastern coastline looms at our feet, offering a vast panorama of the Diana and Urbinu ponds. Descent into the Marmano forest.

Overnight in a gîte in Capanelle.

Approx. 13.9km
Approx. 5h30 walking time
+883m; -430m
Access to tracking bag

2
Capanelle - Col de Verde

Sublime day!!! We head for the Col de Verde via the ridges! As a prelude, we witness a superb sunrise over the eastern plain, then reach the Lac de Bastani, before climbing to the highest peak in southern Corsica, Monte Renosu. An aerial descent to the magnificent Pozzi plateau and the Col de Verde.

Overnight at Col de Verde

Approx. 12.8km
Approx. 5h30 walking time
+812m; -1 121m
Access to tracking bag

3
Col de Verde - Usciolu

We continue southwards. Ascent to the Prati refuge. An aerial route over the watershed between the Taravu valley and the eastern plain, we pass wind-torn granite boulders against a backdrop of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Overnight at the Usciolu refuge

Approx. 16km
Approx. 7h30 walking time
+1,260m; -810m
No follower bag access

4
Usciolu - Croci

Still on a magnificent ridge route between heaven and earth, on the edge of the ridge we reach Bocca l'Aghone, where the GR becomes gentler until we reach the Croci sheepfolds.

Overnight in Croci.

About 13.5km
Approx. 5h walking time
+450m; -660m
Access to bag

5
Croci - Bavella

Morning ascent of Incudine 2134 m. Crossing the Asinau valley, we take the alpine variant to cross the famous Aiguilles de Bavella.

Overnight at the Bavella gîte.

Approx. 13.5km
Approx. 7h walking time
+991m; -1 319m
Access to tracking bag

6
Bavella - Conca - End of stay

Descent through the maquis to the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio, with a final passage through granite chaos. Arrival at Conca, transfer to Porto-Vecchio and dispersal.

End of hike.

Approx. 17km
Approx. 7h walking time
+591m; -1 536m

Departure board

Departure Return Price Guaranteed departure
23 June 2024 28 June 2024 870 € 6 more persons required Book
07 July 2024 12 July 2024 870 € 6 more persons required Book
21 July 2024 26 July 2024 870 € 6 more persons required Book
04 August 2024 09 August 2024 870 € 6 more persons required Book
18 August 2024 23 August 2024 870 € 6 more persons required Book
01 September 2024 06 September 2024 870 € 6 more persons required Book
08 September 2024 13 September 2024 870 € 6 more persons required Book
15 September 2024 20 September 2024 870 € 6 more persons required Book

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Day 1 at 8 a.m. in Ajaccio, in front of the reception hall of the bus and ferry terminal opposite the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Corsica. Our assistance team will take care of your luggage, and you should arrive ready to hike.
End
  • Day 6: late afternoon in Porto Vecchio.
Accommodation
  • In shared dormitories (igloo tents with mattresses available for bivouacs in the vicinity of accommodation).
Number of people
  • Groups of 12 participants maximum.
Level of difficulty
  • Sportif, stages averaging between 6 and 7 hours' walking per day 600-800 m per day. You'll need to be in good physical condition to get the most out of your stay.
Carrying
  • The assistance team will transport your luggage to the accommodation accessible by road. Food and any bivouac equipment is carried by our assistance team. On each stage, the whole group helps carry the midday meal, so you'll need to keep some room in your rucksack. Luggage assistance: Access to your tracking bag 4 times during your stay: Evenings 1, 2, 4 and 5. You will not have access to it on evening 3 at the Usciolu refuge. You should therefore plan your equipment accordingly (sleeping bag, change of clothes and mini toilet bag). Carrying: - Carry your personal belongings for 2 days (approx. 8 kg, sleeping bag, change of clothes and mini toilet bag) on days 3 and 4. - Carry your "day" bag on days 1, 2, 5 and 6. Luggage packing: All your luggage must be packed in 2 bags: - one piece of assistance luggage (called "follower luggage"), with padlock, maximum 10 kg per person, easily transportable (a sports bag, travel bag, or even a carry-on or small suitcase in good condition). This bag must be labelled with the luggage label, which will be sent to you when you register or given to you on the day of departure. - a 50-liter backpack (45-50 liters mandatory, with hip belt and padded shoulder straps) for your day hikes, containing the minimum mandatory equipment called "fond de sac". Bring a waterproof protective cover. Make sure you keep your equipment to a minimum (especially your assistance luggage).
Options
Included
  • Transfers from the reception point (Ajaccio) to the
  • departure point: Vizzavona
  • Transfer from Conca to Porto Vecchio
  • Full board
  • Programmed luggage assistance
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Accompaniment by a state-certified guide
  • Full guarantee of deposited funds
Not included
  • Transportation Corsica/Continent
  • Personal expenses
  • Individual multi-risk accident, interruption, cancellation, luggage loss and repatriation insurance
  • Personal transfers during the hike due to problems of level or state of fitness
  • Registration fees

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