GR20: Corsica

GR20: Corsica : The High Level Route

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This guidebook describes the ?classic' route to walking the GR20 on Corsica, along with high- and low-level alternatives, plus extra mountain climbs. The guide explains exactly what is involved in following the GR20, including what walkers need to carry and how difficult the route is in places. Detailed route descriptions give all the information required and there are stunning photographs to inspire you along the way. Corsica is a mountainous island in the Mediterranean and its GR20 is one of the greatest adventure treks in Europe. It is reputed to be the toughest waymarked trail of all the GR routes. An ambitious route for fit and agile walkers, it covers 190km in about two weeks as it makes a complete traverse through the high mountains, negotiating magnificent mountain terrain and following the rocky central spine of Corsica across the whole length of the island. Some sections of the route are on walking trails, others are on bare rock where some hands-on scrambling is necessary. Facilities are limited to a dozen mountain refuges and a mere handful of hotels or gites.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 116 x 172 x 17mm | 320g
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • colour photographs and maps
  • 1852844779
  • 9781852844776
  • 174,612

Table of contents

Calenzana and the Start of the GR20
Stage 1 Calenzana to Refuge d'Ortu di u Piobbu (high-level)
Stage 1 Calenzana to Refuge d'Ortu di u Piobbu (low-level)
Ascent of Monte Corona from Refuge d'Ortu di u Piobbu
Stage 2 Refuge d'Ortu di u Piobbu to Refuge de Carozzu (high-level)
Stage 2 Refuge d'Ortu di u Piobbu to Refuge de Carozzu (low-level)
Stage 3 Refuge de Carozzu to Haut Asco
Ascent of Monte Cinto from Haut Asco
Stage 4 Haut Asco to Auberge U Vallone
Link from Auberge U Vallone to Albertacce
Stage 5 Auberge U Vallone to Hotel Castel di Vergio
Ascent of Paglia Orba from Refuge de Ciottulu di I Mori
Stage 6 Hotel Castel di Vergio to Refuge de Manganu
Link from Refuge de Manganu to Soccia
Stage 7 Refuge de Manganu to Refuge de Petra Piana
Link from Bocca a Soglia to Bergeries de Grotelle
Ascent of Monte Ritondu from Refuge de Petra Piana
Stage 8 Refuge de Petra Piana to Refuge de l'Onda (low-level)
Stage 8 Refuge de Petra Piana to Refuge de l'Onda (high-level)
Link from Bergeries de Tolla to Tattone
Stage 9 Refuge de l'Onda to Vizzavona (low-level)
Stage 9 Refuge de l'Onda to Vizzavona (high-level)
Vizzavona and the Midpoint of the GR20
Stage 10 Vizzavona to Bergeries d' E Capanelle
Link from Hotel Monte d'Oro to Bocca Palmento
Stage 11 Bergeries d' E Capanelle to Bocca di Verdi (low-level)
Stage 11 Bergeries d' E Capanelle to Bocca di Verdi (high-level)
Stage 12 Bocca di Verdi to Refuge d'Usciolu
Link from Refuge d'Usciolu to Cozzano
Stage 13 Refuge d'Usciolu to Refuge d'Asinau
Link from Refuge d'Usciolu to Zicavo
Link from Bocca di l'Agnonu to Bergerie de Basseta
Link from Zicavo to Refuge d'Asinau
Stage 14 Refuge d'Asinau to Village de Bavella (low-level)
Stage 14 Refuge d'Asinau to Village de Bavella (high-level)
Stage 15 Village de Bavella to Conca
Conca and the End of the GR20
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This is an unashamable plug for Paddy Dillion's book. Its really excellent! Even the "foreigners" we met were using it- as it is both more accurate and relevent than the alternatives. If you think its too heavy, as my ultra light nut thought, just do what he did and cut it up- but don't leave for the GR20 without it." Posted on discussion site, July 2006 'Paddy provides everything to know before tackling the route.' Strider LDWA, August 2006 This book is not only a good book, but a down to earth practical book. Paddy gives you all the pre trek beta, and doesn't hide anything. The photos in the book are excellent and leave you in no doubt of the breathtaking scenery. The recent new maps are an excellent improvement and make its usage far easier than the previous edition (impartial feedback). The Aitchison-Jones Walker's Handbook 2007
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About Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with numerous books to his name. He writes for outdoor magazines and other publications, as well for tourism groups and other organisations. He lives on the fringe of the Lake District, and has walked and written about, in every county of Great Britain as well as Nepal, Tibet and the Canadian Rockies.
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