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GR20 North: Guided

7 days / 6 nights
Corsica - GR20 - GR20 North - Guided walking
With a guide - Luggage transfer

Last updated: 23/01/2024

price from 970 € per pers.

The price given is for a group of 6 to 12 participants. One month before departure, before payment of your balance, we will give you the final number of participants. For "open" groups, in accordance with our general sales conditions, a minimum of 6 participants (addition of individual registrations) is required for our departures to be guaranteed. They are cancelled or confirmed no later than 30 days before the scheduled departure date.

Considered as the most difficult and technical long-distance walk in Europe, the GR20 attracts walkers from all over the world looking for a challenge.

This circuit will allow you to discover the most beautiful and the wildest areas of Corsica. The North section of the GR20 is the hardest. The route in the North stays high on rocky paths, passing close by to the summits of many mountains.

Prepare your trip

We use local French speaking guides. Their level of proficiency in English is not guaranteed.

Your day by day program

Calenzana - Bonifatu

We welcome the group in the early morning in Calvi, and transfer to the village of Calenzana.
We start our stay first on the present-day Gr20, then take a wild, little-traveled route back to the original GR20 to reach the Bonifatu valley.

Overnight in a gîte in Bonifatu.

Approx. 12.5 km
Approx. 5h30 walking time
+1082m; -810m
No access to luggage

Bonifatu - Asco

A sportive day with over 1,500 m of D+. Ascent of the Bonifatu cirque, where we first reach the Spasimata footbridge, followed by a more mineral route to the lake and then the Col de la Muvrella. From Bocca Stagnu, the view of the Cintu massif is magnificent. We then embark on a long and tedious descent to Asco.

Overnight in a gîte in Asco.

Approx. 10.8 km
Approx. 6.30 hrs walk
+1 514m; -620m
Access to luggage

Asco - Tighettu or Vallone

Another "tough" day in the heart of the island's mineral landscape, with the crossing of the GR20's highest pass, the Pointe des Scoulis, at an altitude of over 2,600 metres, to rub shoulders with the roof of Corsica. Difficult descent to the Tighjettu refuge or the Vallone sheepfolds.

Approx. 7.6 km
Approx. 8h30 walking time
+1 238m; -978m
No access to luggage

Tighettu or Vallone - Vergio

Technical ascent to the "Ciuttolu di i Mori" refuge (1990 m) via the "Foggiale" pass, then descent to the upper Golu valley via the Radule waterfalls. Arrival at Col de Vergio.

Overnight in a gîte in Vergio.

Approx. 15 km
Approx. 6h30 walking time
+810m; -1084m
Access to luggage

Vergio - Vaccaghja

Easy start on a circular path through the magnificent Valduniellu forest. Climb to Lac de Ninu and cross the Campotile plateau.

Overnight in tents at Bergeries de Vaccaghja.

Approx. 13.6 km
Approx. 5h30 walking time
+641m; -450m
No access to luggage

Vaccaghja - Petra Piana

Via the Bocca alle Porte, we overlook the spectacular Restonica cirque, with its famous Melu and Capitellu lakes. Descend to the foot of Monte Rotondu and the Petra Piana refuge.

Overnight at Petra Piana.

Approx. 10.6km
Approx. 6h30 walking time
+949m; -691m
No access to luggage

Petra Piana - Vizzavona

Early start to end our adventure with a mixed stage between the alpine variant of the Gr20, the Pinzi Curbini or the Manganellu valley, and a traverse of the Monte d'Oro massif to descend into the Agnone and the legendary Vizzavona forest.

End of hike.

Approx. 15.5km
Approx. 8h walking time
+1,070m; -1,764m
Access to luggage

Departure board

Departure Return Price Guaranteed departure
16 June 2024 22 June 2024 970 € 6 more persons required Book
30 June 2024 06 July 2024 970 € 6 more persons required Book
14 July 2024 20 July 2024 970 € 6 more persons required Book
28 July 2024 03 August 2024 970 € 6 more persons required Book
11 August 2024 17 August 2024 970 € 6 more persons required Book
25 August 2024 31 August 2024 970 € 6 more persons required Book
08 September 2024 14 September 2024 970 € 6 more persons required Book
15 September 2024 21 September 2024 970 € 6 more persons required Book

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Day 1 at 8:00 am in Calvi, in front of the train station. Our assistance team will take care of your luggage, and you should arrive ready to hike.
  • Day 7: late afternoon in Ajaccio around 5pm (end of tour in Vizzavona around 3:30pm).
  • Overnight stays in tents (mattresses provided) and huts (dormitories).
Number of people
  • From 12 people.
Level of difficulty
  • Requires excellent physical condition. 6 to 7 hours' walking on rugged terrain, with an average daily ascent of 900m. The GR20 North is the most difficult part of the GR20.
  • Carry your personal belongings for 3 days (approx. 9 kg) on days 5-6-7 (comforter + change of clothes + mini toilet bag). Carry your bag for 2 days (approx. 8 kg) on days 1-2 3-4 (comforter + change of clothes + mini toilet bag).
  • Transfers from the pick-up point (Calvi) to the end of the trip in Ajaccio.
  • Full board, including food for the day.
  • Supervision by a mountain leader
  • Programmed luggage assistance
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Full guarantee of deposited funds
Not included
  • Transport to the island
  • Personal expenses
  • Individual multi-risk accident, interruption,
  • loss of luggage and repatriation*.
  • Transfers inherent to a problem of level or state of fitness
  • during the hike.
  • Registration fees


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