Tackling the GR20 is not to be taken lightly. Some keen trekkers have
admitted that it was the hardest track they had ever walked. It must be
kept in mind that the country is rugged, that most of the track is at an
altitude of 1800m, that the weather can be very hot from 10:00 to 15:00
and that over 1/3 of those who start the walk, abandon before the end of
the 10/14 day adventure.
It is nevertheless one of the most exhilarating treks in Europe. The
scenery and the atmosphere are unique. If short of time or energy, it can
be walked in several sections, with well deserved rests in between if
necessary. In any case this trip requires fitness, sure footing,
experience and preparation.
Richard guides and maps are excellent, Corsica is covered in two maps
and one guide in French. Available in Corsica from bookshops and most
supermarkets or from:
Institut Géographique National
issues 1:25 000 maps.
Française de Randonnée Pédestre: GR 20 Topoguide describes the
whole trips in maps, graphs and French text.
The Rother pocket guides are a very practical combination of text, maps
and photographs, available in French, English and German.
|Are staffed on the GR 20 from June to
September, it costs around 8 euros for a bunk, cooking area with gas
Food and basic supplies available at road-end Gîtes d'Etapes ( Bocca di
Bavedda, Refuge E Campanelle, Vizzavona Station, Bocca di Verghiu), cheese
available from some shepherds on the way.
|On the GR 20, is allowed only in the designated
areas by the huts (1.5 euro charge)
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