TREKKING AND WELLBEING IN CORSICA – GR20

GR20 TREKKING AND WELLBEING IN CORSICA – 8 DAYS

8 jours

3/5

10 personnes max.

TrekkingFrance

Découvrez les merveilles de la Haute-Corse avec ce séjour en itinérance sur une partie du célèbre GR20. Séances de bien-être également au programme.

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950,00 

About this trip

Discover the magnificent peaks and views of the Corsican mountains on this multi-day hiking trip, following part of the famous GR20 in Corsica.

To reward your efforts, two wellbeing treatments (massage and sophrology) are included in the trip to ensure maximum relaxation!

Pierrick Delattre
+33 (0)6 65 93 29 29
contact@watse.fr

Pierrick, the founder of the agency, grew up in the Mont Blanc region.

As a true mountain lover, he has made the area his playground and his profession. He will take you off the beaten track on routes that he has designed and mapped himself. Sharing his experience and passion with you every step of the way, you can entrust yourself completely to his guidance.

Highlights of the trip

A route following part of the famous GR20 – a legendary hike in the wilderness!
Hikes and wellbeing in the heart of nature.
A multi-day trip with nights spent in refuges to ensure a sense of adventure.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN CALVI - CALACUCCIA
Night in a B&B
Meet at Calvi train station at 4pm for a 2-hour transfer to Calacuccia.

Night in a small, family-run hotel with dinner.
DAY 2: CAPU DI GUAGNAROLA - CIOTTULU A I MORI REFUGE
About 6 hours walking time - Night in a refuge - 750 m (2,460 ft) ascent
Today you will set off from Calacuccia in Haute-Corse on the GR20 stage to the "Ciottulu a i Mori" refuge at the foot of the legendary peak of Paglia Orba. You will walk along a beautiful ridge taking you up to Capu de Guagnarola at 1,922 m (6,305 ft). Enjoy magnificent views of the Fango valley and the northern face of the “Grande Barrière” or backbone of Corsica.
During the morning, in the peace and quiet of this beautiful landscape and just below the Radule sheepfolds, a sophrology break will help you be mindful of the present moment. You will be able to connect with all five of your senses to feel the benefits of nature.
DAY 3: CIOTTULU A I MORI REFUGE - TIGHJETTU REFUGE
About 6 hours walking time - Night in a refuge - 250 m (820 ft) ascent / 585 m (1,920 ft) descent
Today you will set off on a beautiful section of the GR20. You will walk in the shade of hundred-year-old pines, down a rocky outcrop leading to the Ballone sheepfold and then to the Tighjettu refuge, where you will spend the night.
During the day, you will discover one of the most beautiful and unknown lakes on the island, Paglia Orba lake, as well as the most beautiful summit of Corsica. A magical, timeless place.
DAY 4: TIGHJETTU REFUGE - CAPU UCELLU
About 7 hours walking time - Night in a refuge - 800 m (2,625 ft) ascent / 800 m (2,625 ft) descent
This unusual day off the beaten track will be devoted to the discovery of Capu Ucellu, a peak reaching 2,182 m (7,160 ft) above sea level. You will climb up to the top in a rocky landscape of flamboyant colours. The summit offers stunning views of the eastern face of Paglia Orba, the Serra Pianella pass, the Pointe Lejosne and the Pointe des Deux Sœurs, one of the top mountaineering spots on the island.
DAY 5: TIGHJETTU REFUGE - ASCO REFUGE
About 7 hours walking time - Night in a refuge - 650 m (2,130 ft) ascent / 500 m (1,640 ft) descent
This stage of the GR20 will take you out of the Niolu region and into the high Asco region. You will climb a fantastic peak located to the north-east of Monte Cinto: Capu Borba at 2,305 m (7,560 ft). It dominates the Lac d’Argentu and offers a magnificent and breathtaking 360° panorama over the Asco valley and the surrounding peaks.
DAY 6: ASCO REFUGE - PUNTA STRANCIACONE
About 6 hours walking time - Night in a refuge
Set out on this unusual hike, off the trail, on a forgotten portion of the first GR20 route created 50 years ago. You will climb the Punta Stranciacone, with its summit at 2,151 m (7,060 ft) above sea level. From there, you can look down on magnificent views of the Filosorma valley, the great Corsican peaks and the surrounding bays.
Normally only accessible to climbers, this summit can at last be reached by hikers thanks to a small passage that can be reached on foot.
DAY 7: ASCO REFUGE - CARROZZU REFUGE - AUBERGE DE BONIFATO
About 8 hours walking time - Night in a B&B - 500 m (1,640 ft) ascent / 750 m (2,460 ft) descent
To round off your trip, you will undertake this last stage of the GR20, which is mainly set amidst stunning rocky slopes and granite screes. The path offers some beautiful views of the Asco valley, the Balagne region, and the Tartagine forest, passing by the Lac de la Muvrella.
After a stop to see the Carozzu refuge, where a famous film was shot, you will walk on down to the Auberge de Bonifato in the shade of an ancient forest. Your stay will end with a relaxing, customised massage, lulled by the gentle sounds of a mountain stream, in which you can also bathe and soothe your tired feet.
DAY 8: END OF TRIP AND DEPARTURE
Your stay in Corsica has drawn to a close.

Departure after breakfast, with a transfer to Calvi station.

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Practical information

Time difference

No time difference.

Safety

You can find advice on foreign travel from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their official website at diplomatie.gouv.fr under the heading “Conseils aux voyageurs”.

Information published on the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs is subject to change and is provided for guidance only. Furthermore, please remember that no country or region of the world can be considered safe from the risk of terrorism.

Climate

Temperatures vary according to the altitude. It can be as hot as 30°C in summer at low levels and minus temperatures on the summits.

Infos
Luggage

Your luggage will be waiting for you each evening.

Transport

Travel between Calvi train station and the starting and finishing point of your GR20 hike is included in the price.

Transport to and from Calvi station on the first and last day is not included in the price.

Air

The airfare is not included in the price.

Possibility of organising your flight to Calvi: please contact us.

Electricity

You can charge your electronic devices every day in the accommodation.

Meals

Lunchtime picnics are prepared using organic, local products, always fresh and tasty, to help you discover the flavours of this beautiful island.

Breakfasts and evening meals are provided in the accommodation.

Accomodation

5 nights in a refuge on the GR20.

1 night before and 1 night after your trek, in a small, family-run hotel (in a room for 4 people), in Calacuccia.

Health and vaccines

No compulsory vaccines.

We strongly recommend that you make sure you are up to date with the standard vaccinations: diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis, whooping cough, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B.

We recommend that you have a check-up with your dentist before you leave.

Ifremmont

No particular instructions.

Supervision

A local mountain leader will guide you throughout the trip.

He will be accompanied by a professional masseuse who is passionate about her work. She will offer you two wellbeing sessions: sophrology and massage.

Formalities and Visa

No visa is required for French nationals and citizens of bordering countries.

BUDGET, CURRENCY AND TIPS

Daily transfers, meals, except for supplements (cold drinks, snacks, etc.) and accommodation are included in the price of the stay.

Tipping is not necessary and should reflect your satisfaction with the team.

Registration

By post:

Ask us for a registration form

Send us your registration along with a copy of your passport, your details (postal address, phone numbers and email address) and a deposit of 30% of the cost of the trip.

Also, if you wish to take out a Comfort or Comfort Multi-risk cancellation insurance policy, this must be paid at the same time as the deposit when you register. You can consult the insurance contracts on our website.

On the internet:

Book your stay directly on our website: on the page for the trip by selecting your date and insurance options.

PLEASE NOTE: Airfares will be maintained until 3 months before departure and may be readjusted if necessary if you are booking less than 3 months before.

Insurance and assistance

We strongly advise you to take out insurance for the duration of the trip.

We offer two tailored insurance policies: Comfort Cancellation and Comfort Multi-risk to be taken out when you register for the trip.

Details of this insurance cover can be provided on request or can be viewed by clicking here.

There are other insurance options available, such as Mondial Assistance, your own insurance company or the Club Alpin Français. You should check that they cover trekking.

Make sure that your insurance covers all medical costs in the event of an accident.

It is essential that you check and ensure that you have insurance cover for mountain rescue costs. If this is the case, you must provide us with the following information prior to your departure on the trek:

A certificate from the insurance company stating that mountain rescue costs are covered.

The contract number and telephone number of the assistance centre.

Be aware of the restrictive clauses contained in certain insurance policies (particularly those linked to bank cards such as Visa Premier, Gold or others), for example mountain insurance restricted to snow activities and altitude sickness not recognised as an illness requiring repatriation, resulting in refusal to repatriate.

Please check the actual content of your insurance and make the necessary arrangements where required.

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Added benefits from Watse

A VERY SPECIAL KIND OF STAY

A unique combination of hiking in the wilderness and wellbeing treatments that you won't find anywhere else.

CAREFULLY PREPARED PICNICS

Lunchtime picnics are prepared using organic, local products, always fresh and tasty, to help you discover the flavours of this beautiful island.

LOCAL EXPERIENCE

Your local Corsican guide is a specialist in the area and has been specially selected to accompany you. He knows the Balagne region like the back of his hand.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

  • Transfers between Calvi station and your accommodation in Calacuccia on days 1 and 8
  • 5 nights in a refuge on the GR20
  • 1 night before and 1 night after your trek, in a small, family-run hotel (in a room for 4 people), in Calacuccia
  • Breakfast and dinner in the accommodation
  • Picnics at lunchtime
  • Supervision by a local mountain leader for your hikes
  • Two wellbeing treatments (sophrology and massage) as indicated in the programme

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

  • Cancellation and repatriation assistance insurance to be taken out at the time of registration
  • Transport to and from Calvi on the first and last day
  • Personal hiking and travel equipment (boots/shoes, poles, personal toiletries)
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Anything not listed in “What’s included in your trip”

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