Discover Corsica

GR20 South

Self-guided tour. Walk on the GR20 at your own pace, with your family or friends and without a guide. There is no need to wear a giant backpack. Travel only with a small daily bag on your back. Discover Corsica has designed a comfortable GR20 that respects the path of the most legendary trek in Corsica.


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 self-guided hike in Corsica

Day 1: Bavella - Asinau
Meeting in the morning in Ajaccio. Transfer to the Bavella pass. You take the Alpine Variant to pass through the heart of the Bavella massif. Surrounded by peaks and ravines, the view is magnificent. Night at the Asinau refuge.

Day 2: Asinau - Bassetta
You take the trail that leads up to the summit of Alcudina (2134m), your first summit above 2000m. The landscape becomes smoother while traversing the Plateau du Cuscionu.
Night at the shepherds' hut of Basseta.

Day 3: Basseta - Usciolu
You leave the plateau and joins "Arête des statues" (the statues ridge). You find your way between these strange granite boulders shaped by the wind.
Night at the Usciolu refuge.

Day 4: Usciolu - Verde
You still walk on the ridge and overlook the Mediterranean Sea. This long and great day leads you to the Verde pass. On the way, you climb Punta Capella (2041m).
Night at the refuge of Prati or at the lodge of Verde.

Day 5: Verde - Capanelle
You pass through some idyllic spots and visit remote stone shepherds' huts. Walking between the surprising water holes of Pozzi du Renoso, you continue easily to your lodge for the night.
Night at the lodge of Capanelle.

Day 6: Capanelle - Vizzavona
By and old mule track, you arrive at the Palmente pass (1640m). You 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

You 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 19th of May to 22th of September included

For a departure another day, please contact us.

We also organize departure for groups.


790€ per person

This price includes:
- Full boards, including snacks during the walk
- Transfers from Ajaccio to Bavella and from Vizzavona to Ajaccio
- A road book with IGN maps

This price does not include:
- Transportation to Corsica
- Transfers that are not included in the program

- Rapatriation and cancellation insurance
- Beverages and personal expenses