Hiking the GR20 in Corsica from North to South


The GR20 is a mythical long distance hiking trail that traverses the island of Corsica diagonally, from Calenzana in the North, to Conca in the South. 

The 200km trail follows the granite backbone of mountains that divide the island in two, many of which soar above 2000m altitude.  The GR20 is the best and toughest long distance hike out there!  Stunningly beautiful and varied. If you do a stage per day, it takes roughly 16 days, this will depend, of course, on your fitness and the weather. In the North, you are constantly doing steep ascents and plunging descents. In the South, there are different challenges, such as, long technical exposed ridges.

On this website, you will find all the information you need to prepare for your trip, reserve your night stops, choose your gear and pack your bag right.  This will maximize your chances of having an enjoyable and successful trek.

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This website will give you all the information you need to plan and prepare for this great mountain walk.  Before you undertake the GR20 hike, you must get mountain fit, do not underestimate the challenge.

As well as looking at the different sources of information available, you should also purchase the relevant  IGN 1:25 000 maps. You may  wish to contact one of the local agencies who specialize in organizing this mythical trek .

Local GR20 specialists CORSICA AVENTURE

If you are looking to organise your GR20 Hike with no hassle, we can recommend the local agency CORSICA AVENTURE who offer both guided GR20 Treks as well as the GR20 without a guide. They reserve your accommodation in refuges, huts, gites and hotels on the GR20, they can order your meals at the refuges on the trail, and offer you transfers to the trail head at Calenzana or Conca, as well as luggage transport services to certain nights on the trail. Specialised in the GR20 for over 20 years, they also have an information site on the GR20.

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