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GR20 North


GR20 North
The Northern part of the GR20 is the most alpine part of this famous Corsican trail: big height differences, rocky terrain and very steep passages... But with its valleys, hills, ridges, peaks and lakes, the landscape is magnificent. Embark on an unforgettable journey in the heart of the beautiful Corsican mountains.
 
LEVEL: Very hard | SEASON: Summer | DURATION: 6 days  | PRICE : 680€ / person

 
PROGRAM AND ITINERARY


Day 1: Tattone - Petra Piana
You meet your guide in Ajaccio early in the morning. Transfer to Tattone. We walk up along the Manganellu River; plenty of bathing possibilities. A last steep slope and we arrive at the small refuge of Petra Piana.
Night at the refuge of Petra Piana.

Day 2: Petra Piana - Vaccaghja 
We first walk up to the Haute Route Pass (2206m) and then we follow the edge that overlooks the Melu and Capitellu lakes. After the Bocca a e Porte Notch (2225m), we go down a wild valley to the refuge of Manganu and continue easily to the shepherds' hut of Vaccaghja.
Night at the shepherds' hut of Vaccaghja. 

Day 3: Vaccaghja - Vergio
We walk easily through a beech grove and reach the Ninu lake surrounded by green lawns. From the top of Capu a u Tozzu (2007m), we have a fantastic panorama to the Niolu valley and the next stages.
Night at the lodge Castel di Vergio.

Day 4: Vergio - Ballone
Change of scenery: we enter the volcanic massif "La Grande Barrière" and climb up the upper Golo valley, until reaching the Col of Foggiale.
Night under a tent at the shepherds' huts of Ballone.

Day 5: Ballone - Asco
An impressive and strenuous day in high mountains. We walk up the Crucetta valley to the top of pointe des Eboulis (2600m). Depending on the weather and the physical shape of the group, we climb the Monte Cintu (2706m), the highest mountain of Corsica.
Night at the lodge Le Chalet at Ascu Stagnu.

Day 6: Asco - Bonifatu
A short but steep slope leads us to the Muvrella Pass and we descend the deep Spasimata valley surrounded by sharp peaks. Some exposed passages on slabs are equipped with chains. We cross the famous Spasimata footbridge and arrive at the refuge.
Arriving in Bonifatu and transfer to Calvi.
 
GR20 North

 
PRACTICAL INFORMATION


PRICE:
680€ per person
Guaranteed departure from 6 participants

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Mountain hut, lodge or bivouac

GUIDING:
By a licensed mountain guide

BAGGAGE:
You only have to walk with your personal belongings and a part of your picnic (about 7 kilos / person). You will have access to your whole bag 2 times during the week. 

DEPARTURE DATES:
Every Sunday from 2nd June to 22nd September

You have the possibility to continue on the GR20 South.

This price includes:
- Pick-up charge from the meeting in Ajaccio to the end of the trek in Calvi
- Transfers
- Full boards, including snacks during the walk
- Guiding by a licensed mountain guide
- Transfers of your baggage to the accommodations accessible by road

This price does not include:
- Beverages and personal expenses
- Repatriation and cancellation insurance
- All that is not written in "this price includes"


 

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