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GR20 North

Guided tour. 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.

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GR20 North

Highlights of the trek

► The historical GR 20 routes + some ’’off road’’ extras with your guide.
► Maximum 12 persons in the group.
► An experienced mountain guide specialised on GR 20.
► Baggage transfer that permits you to walk lighter

Program of your guided GR20 in Corsica

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.


Very hard : Average daily walking time of 6 hours, with an average ascent of 800 m.
Day Walking time Ascent + Descent- Km
1 6h00 +1170 -130 12,6 km
2 6h00 +630 -890 11,3 km
3 5h30 +350 -550 13,8 km
4 6h00 +730 -720 13,4 km
5 8h30 +1240 -1200 8,9 km
6 7h00 +680 -1530 9,6 km

At time of registration, we give you an information note concerning the GR20. You need to fill in and sign this note ; it allows us to evaluate your level and form our guided groups. One of our mountain guide may contact you if he/she doubts concerning your ability to complete the trek. 

Terrain : Is uneven and very stony on long distances. Some short portions require easy scrambling and some one more exposed portion is equipped with chains to secure the hikers. 

For who? For very experienced hikers with good physical shape. You must be used to hike several days in a row with big ascents and very poor accommodations comfort. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are uncertain about your level.  

Practical information

Mountain hut, lodge or bivouac, depending on the stages

By a licensed mountain guide (group of 12 people maximum)

You only have walk with your personal belongings and a part of your picnic (about 7/8 kg per person). You will have access to your baggage 2 times during the week.

Departure dates:
Every Sunday from June to mid-September


890€ per person
Guaranteed departure: from 6 participants

This price includes:
- Pick-up charge from the meeting in Ajaccio to the end of the trek in Calvi
- Transfers
- Full board accommodations
- Guiding by a licensed mountain guide
- Luggage transfers between the accommodation accessible by road

The price does not include:
- Beverages and personal expenses
- Transfers not included in the program (abandonment, injury, fatigue, etc.)
- Repatriation and cancellation insurances
- All that is not written in "this price includes"