- Trek Europe's hardest route
- Cross the 'Cirque de la Solitude'
- Swim in glacial pools
The Grand Randonnee (GR) 20, also known as 'Fra li Monti' among the Corsicans, is arguably the finest and toughest waymarked trail in Europe. Established in 1972 by the Regional Natural Reserve of Corsica to allow walking enthusiasts to discover the beautiful interior of Corsica, this path has grown in popularity every year.
Nowadays the people passing on this grand trek are counted in their thousands. This spectacular footpath traverses the Mediterranean island of Corsica diagonally from north to south, offering a great variety of landscapes and terrain, from the precipitous and dramatic cliff-top paths in the North to the lush green meadows in the South. The diverse flowers, birds and animals (you might see a mouflon if you're lucky!), encounters with local shepherds or hikers from all over the world, or the sensation of walking across the roof of the world are some of the many magical moments which you will take home as souvenirs of an unforgettable adventure.
The GR20 is notoriously difficult due to the lack of water and extremely poor accommodation in overcrowded mountain huts along the route. This new itinerary takes away the hassles as most days you stay in privately owned refuges and only carry daypacks, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful walking. An incredible and legendary hike finally made more comfortable! This week will cover the Northern secion of the hike up to Corte. To complete the route, you may add on the GR20 South tour from Vizzavona to Bavella.
Trip Extension - Complete the GR20!
Grand Randonnee (GR) 20: