The GR20 Corsica

£14.95

Walking Corsica's 190km GR20, a complete traverse through the mountains, sometimes with scrambling.

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The GR20 Corsica

The GR20 Corsica
£14.95
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A guide to walking Corsica's GR20, famous (or infamous!) as the toughest GR route in Europe. It is a complete traverse through the high mountains, sometimes with hands-on scrambling involved. Facilities are limited to a dozen mountain refuges and a mere handful of hotels or gîtes. Covering 190km, the GR20 can be completed by fit walkers in about two weeks.
 
The classic route is described in the guide, along with high and low-level alternatives, plus extra mountain climbs. This new edition features the new route established to bypass the dangerous Cirque de la Solitude where 7 trekkers where killed in a snow and rock slide in 2015.
 
This guide explains exactly what is involved in following the GR20, including what walkers need to carry. In the past, many have carried too much, or carried the wrong things, or simply had no idea how difficult the route is in places, but this guide reveals everything you need to know. Detailed route descriptions leave walkers in no doubt as to what is required of them to walk this exceptionally beautiful, dramatic and rugged route.
 
Loads of detailed maps and great colour photos.
 
THE GR20
Stage 1A Calenzana to Refuge d’Ortu di u Piobbu (high-level)
Stage 1B Calenzana to Refuge d’Ortu di u Piobbu (low-level)
Stage 2A Refuge d’Ortu di u Piobbu to Refuge de Carozzu (high-level)
Stage 2B Refuge d’Ortu di u Piobbu to Refuge de Carozzu (low-level)
Stage 3 Refuge de Carozzu to Ascu Stagnu
Stage 4 Ascu Stagnu to Auberge U Vallone
Stage 5 Auberge U Vallone to Hôtel Castel di Vergio
Excursion Ascent of Paglia Orba from Refuge de Ciottulu di I Mori
Stage 6 Hôtel Castel di Vergio to Refuge de Manganu
Link route Bergeries de Vaccaghja to Corte
Link route Refuge de Manganu to Soccia
Stage 7 Refuge de Manganu to Refuge de Petra Piana
Link route Brèche de Capitellu or Bocca a Soglia to Bergeries de Grotelle
Excursion Ascent of Monte Ritondu from Refuge de Petra Piana
Stage 8A Refuge de Petra Piana to Refuge de l’Onda (low-level)
Stage 8B Refuge de Petra Piana to Refuge de l’Onda (high-level)
Link route Bergeries de Tolla to Tattone and Vizzavona
Stage 9A Refuge de l’Onda to Vizzavona (low-level)
Stage 9B Refuge de l’Onda to Vizzavona (high-level)
Stage 10 Vizzavona to Bergeries d’ E Capanelle
Link route La Foce to Bocca Palmento
Stage 11A Bergeries d’ E Capanelle to Bocca di Verdi (low-level)
Stage 11B Bergeries d’ E Capanelle to Bocca di Verdi (high-level)
Stage 12 Bocca di Verdi to Refuge d’Usciolu
Link route Refuge d’Usciolu to Cozzano
Stage 13 Refuge d’Usciolu to Refuge de Matalza
Link route Tignosellu to Zicavo
Link route Zicavo to Refuge de Matalza
Stage 14 Refuge de Matalza to Refuge d’Asinau
Alt Stage 13/14 Refuge d’Usciolu to Refuge d’Asinau (variant)
Stage 15A Refuge d’Asinau to Village de Bavella (low-level)
Stage 15B Refuge d’Asinau to Village de Bavella (high-level)
Stage 16 Village de Bavella to Conca
 
By Paddy Dillon.
 
Plastic cover, 17.5cm x 11.5cm, 265 pages.
 
Fourth Edition, published 2016.
 
ISBN: 978-1-85284-852-1.
 
NB For those who already have an earlier edition of this guide the chapter containing the new Stage 4 (Ascu Stagnu to Auberge U Vallone) that bypasses the Cirque de la Solitude can be downloaded free from the Cicerone Website.

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