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GR20 South

The GR20 is known to be the toughest trek in Europe. The Southern part of the GR20 is the best way to do a self assessment before continuing to the North. This hike offers fantastic sceneries and a taste of the authentic and traditional life in the mountains.

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GR20 South

Highlights of the trek

► The historical route of the GR20 + some "off-road" extras with your guide
► A good training before tackling the GR20 North
► An experienced and licensed mountain guide specialised on the GR20 
► Luggage transfers between the accommodations.

Program of your guided GR20 in Corsica

Day 1: Bavella - Asinau
You meet your guide in Ajaccio early in the morning. Transfer to Bavella. We take the Alpine Variant to pass through the heart of the Bavella massif. We are surrounded by peaks and ravines and the view is magnificent.
Night at the refuge of Asinau.

Day 2: Asinau - Bassetta
We take the trail that leads up to the summit of Alcudina (2135m), our first summit above 2000m. The landscape becomes smoother while crossing the Plateau du Cuscionu. 
Night at the shepherds' hut of Bassetta or I Crocci. You will have access to your following luggage. 

Day 3: Bassetta - Usciolu
We leave the plateau and joins the Arête des statues (the statues ridge). We find our way between these strange granite boulders shaped by the wind.
Night at refuge of Usciolu.

Day 4: Usciolu - Prati/Verde
We still walk on the ridge and overlook the Mediterranean Sea. This long and great day leads us to the Verde Pass. On the way, we climb Punta Capella (2041m).
Night at the refuge of Prati or at the lodge Col de Verde. You will have access to your following luggage. 

Day 5: Prati/Verde - Capanelle
We pass through some idyllic spots and visit remote stone shepherds huts. We walk between the surprising water holes of Pozzi du Renoso, and continue easily to our lodge.
Night at the lodge of Capanelle. You will have access to your following luggage.

Day 6: Capanelle - Vizzavona
By and old mule track, we arrive at the Palmente Pass (1640m). We enjoy the magnificent scenery on Diana's and Urbino's ponds and a beautiful view to the east coast. Descent through Vizzavona beech grove. Transfer to Ajaccio.


Hard : average daily walking time between 6 and 8 hours, with an ascent of 600m-800 m.
Day Walking time Ascent+ Descent- Km
1 4h00 +810 -410 6,7 km
2 5h30 +710 -900 12,3 km
3 4h30 +630 -210 8,4 km
4 7h00 +790 -1240 14,5 km
5 6h00 +850 -520 18,6 km
6 5h00 +220 -890 15,3 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 moutain guide may contact you if he/she has doubts concerning your ability to complete the trek.

Terrain : it 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 per guide)

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 3 times during the week.

Every Sunday from mid-May to the end of September

You have the possibility to continue with the GR20 North  .


890€ per person
Guaranteed departure: from 6 people 

This price includes:
- Transfers
- Full boards, including snacks during the walk
- Guiding by a licensed mountain guide
- Baggage transfers between the accommodations

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