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Experiences and observations from the GR 20, northern part.

Our Finnish-Belgian team has hiked the northern part of the Grand Randonnée in Corsica (GR 20) from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pertti P
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Le Pouget
Demanding walking

Walked just a section of the GR 20 near Monte d'Oro but it was enough to convince us of the... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
PRS48
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Brisbane, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 8, 2012

I completed the GR20 from north to south in September 2012. As I couldn’t find any other blogs accurately describing the budget required for the food at the refuges, here are my notes on costs and other comments for the benefit of future GR20ers. Evening...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2011

I haven't walked GR20 myself; but I was in one of the "gite's" the shelter homes so to speak for hikers. The whole thing is so commercialized that I promised myself not to do GR20. The "gite"s are expensive because they do not have a...More

15  Thank heatmiserIstanbul
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Finnish-Belgian team has hiked the northern part of the Grand Randonnée in Corsica (GR 20) from 3 to 11 September 2018. I do not wish to repeat the general information of the GR 20 (available on the internet and in books). However, I wish...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Walked just a section of the GR 20 near Monte d'Oro but it was enough to convince us of the toughness of doing the whole route. A lot spent scrambling and at times searching for the footpath markers but highly rewarding in terms of views...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Walked the whole GR20 from North - Calenzana to Conca in the south in 14 days, the timings in Cicerone guide are fairly accurate but we measured distances much longer. As a fit experienced hiker I found it hard to imagine how it would take...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Whatever the Ciccerone book says, treble it - this is tough, definitley tougher than anything we've ever done before, much more than Everest BC and Inca Trail, and certainly more than the other Corsican Mare Mare trails which we have also done. It's also perhaps...More

1  Thank aureliaowner
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Wow. How amazing, the most breathtaking scenery with great variety; one moment up in the clouds the next trekking through Forrest and the next through wild flowers and makis. Heady scents of herbs and flower perfumes fill the air and waterfalls and natural springs are...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We have revently done 7 days of the GR20 starting in the south. It has been an amazing and challenging trek. Nature is just mind blowing from rocky peaks and nice forest tracks. We went fully equipped with tents, cookig and foods. Learning is to...More

1  Thank Mark V
Reviewed June 15, 2018

you can't escape the crowds anymore, south-north or the other way around it is full already in June.

1  Thank bel-abe_belabe
Reviewed September 25, 2017

The walking is hard, amazing and tough. Accomodation provided by Parc Naturel de Corse is however substandard, often insanitary,overcrowded and filthy. Refuge de Carozzu was acknowledged to be infested by bedbugs and a tent was offered as alternative but without refund or prior notification. Bedbugs...More

9  Thank jimrobinson3
Reviewed April 23, 2017

High level, freezing, dangerous, amazing ! Be prepared for all types of weather. Important: Bring wool underwear. It is possible to walk two stages each day !

3  Thank TorNj
Reviewed February 13, 2017

A tougher hike than both Everest Base Camp and Inca trail and nearly as beautiful. I would say that half of it is as easy as Everest and Inca. The other half is the most interesting part were it sometimes can be really difficult. It...More

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bigyum
February 16, 2017|
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I have used exodus travel at least a dozen times and have never been disappointed. You will have a first rate guide, superb logistical support, and a well-honed itinerary. Needless to say, it is not exactly cheap ...but, as... More
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September 28, 2015|
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You don't need one, IMO. The route is well marked and there will be hundreds of people around. Just do a bit of research on the web and book the flights.
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August 10, 2015|
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Also timing wise, it's definitely worth being aware that the times in the books may not match your own - they don't account for breaks either. We left at 7.30am on a supposedly 7hr stage and didn't arrive til 6pm - but then... More
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