Discover the most beautiful parts of the GR20 south with your own car and quality accommodation.

You dream of walking the legendary GR 20, but carrying a backpack, sleeping in huts and tents and eating light meals are not for you!  You want the comfort of a hotel, good food and the freedom to walk at your own pace with a light backpack. Then this self guided package is for you. In this itinerary, we have chosen the most beautiful sections of the GR 20 South, those with the best views and panoramas. It's a condensed version of the GR 20. We also offer the northern part, so you can combine the two routes.


  • The pearls of the GR20 Sud
  • Personal or hire vehicle
  • Point to point  - 6 days walking 
  • ** and *** Hotels
  • Start in Zonza and end in Vizzavona
7 days / 6 nights
Type of holidays
3 - Challenging
Without bags


Day 1

The village of Zonza and the Paliri mountain range

Arrival at your accommodation in the village of Zonza, at the foot of the Aiguilles de Bavella. We suggest you discover the last section of the GR 20. From the Col de Bavella, hike through the heart of the Bavella forest to the Paliri refuge. Enjoy the beautiful views over the Gulf of Porto Vecchio.

10 km
Ascent / descent
+550 m / -550 m
Night in Zonza
Day 2

The Aiguilles de Bavella

From the Col de Bavella, take the alpine variant of the GR 20 that passes at the foot of the "towers". It's an Alpine route offering beautiful panoramic views of the massif and the eastern plain. The return to the pass is via the classic GR 20, a balcony path overlooking the Alta Rocca region. 

12 km
Ascent / descent
+750 m / -750 m
Night in Zonza
Day 3

Monte Incudina

The Cuscionu plateau lies at an altitude of 1600 metres. You'll come across horses, pigs, sheep and cows grazing freely on the grassy meadows (pozzine). From the Croci sheepfolds, take the GR 20 to the ridge above the Asinao valley. The summit of Incudina, at 2134 m, is a superb lookout point over the Corsican massifs. 

16 km
Ascent / descent
+850 m / -850 m
Night in Zicavo
Day 4

The ridges and Prati refuge

From the Col de Verde, in the heart of a centuries-old forest, follow the GR 20 to the famous Prati refuge, from which you can see the sea if the weather is clear. You can continue along the ridges, which offer magnificent views over the eastern plain, as far as Punta Della Cappella (2041 m).

12 km
Ascent / descent
+950 m / -950 m
Night in Zicavo
Day 5

Monte Renosu

In the morning, you'll head for the Capanelle ski resort, situated at 1586m. This will be the starting point for your ascent of Monte Renoso (2352 m). You will follow the connecting route that joins the alpine variant of the GR 20. This alpine route will take you past the magnificent Lake Bastani (2089 m) before you reach the ridge and the summit.

8 km
Ascent / descent
+750 m / -750 m
Night in Vizzavona
Day 6

The Vizzavona forest and Bocca Palmente

You will take the road to the Vizzavona pass (1163 m). This is an opportunity to discover a magnificent mountain road winding through villages. From the pass, take the lost woman's path to join the GR 20 at Bocca Palmente, at 1650 m. Here you'll enjoy beautiful views over the eastern plain and the Monte d'Oro massif, before returning down the GR 20 to the Vizzavona pass.

13 km
Ascent / descent
+890 m / -890 m
Night in Vizzavona
Day 7

End of your stay in Vizzavona

Holiday ends after breakfast. 

Programs have been drawn up according to the latest information available at the time of writing: imponderables are always possible and situations beyond our control may alter the course of the program.

Dates and prices

Departure on request every day from early May to the end of September. 2 persons minimum.

Please select your departure date from the calendar below to find out the rate and begin your booking.

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Price includes

Half-board accommodation, travel dossier with A4 copies of IGN maps, walking notes and access to our guidance application.

Price does not include

Drinks, picnics, 5€ / person reservation fee , insurance, local transfers, care hire, visits to sites and transfers not included in the programme, guide.


Supplement higher hotel category: €180/person in low season and €205/person in high season (July - August).


We offer comprehensive multi-risk insurance specifically adapted to our adventure trips (contract no. 7482 Assurinco). The rates are as follows: 4.00% of the price of the trip for French residents, 6% of the price of the trip for residents from the European Union (EU) outside France. For non-EU residents, the rate is €90 per person. See insurance details.

Group discount

Groups of 3 people or more can benefit from a discount. Please contact us for details.

Technical informations


At your first accommodation in Zonza from 2pm.


At your accommodation in Vizzavona after breakfast.


Propriano or Porto-Vecchio ferry terminal or Figari airport. Transfer during your stay: use of your own vehicle.


  • Hotel in double/ twin rooms: 4 nights in ** Hotels (Vizzavona and Zicavo) and 2 nights in *** Hotel (Zonza).
  • Single room supplement to be requested when booking.


  • Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam).
  • Evening meals are often based on local specialities and include a starter, main course and dessert. Dinner in Porto-Vecchio is not included. 

Number of participants

Reservations for minimum of 2 participants.


Challenging , terrain that may present technical difficulties.


Self Guided Walking. We provide you with a Travel Dossier complete with IGN map and Topoguide created by our team. During your hike our 24-hour assistance service will also be able to answer all your questions and, if necessary, bring you useful tips for the smooth running of your stay.

Luggage transfers

Only your personal belongings for the day and your picnic.

The digital roadbook

Once you have confirmed your holiday, you can download our application. It's easy to use and it offers a number of functionalities:

  • Precise route guidance with alerts in the event of deviations.
  • View your starting point, accommodation, current position, mileage.
  • Discover points of interest via interactive content with descriptions, photos and audio. 
  • In an emergency, send an SOS alert with your GPS coordinates. 
  • Contact function to share messages, photos and videos with our team during your stay.


Take advantage of a stay extension during your tour with Corsica Aventure.

If you'd like to discover Corsica before or after your holiday, our team can offer you ideas for accommodation and activities. If you prefer to arrive a few days earlier or extend your stay for a few days, we can book your extra nights on the island, depending on your arrival city.

Here are a few hotels we recommend for those of you who would rather organise their extra days themselves:  


  • Hôtel Le Dauphin 2* Tél : 04 95 21 12 94.
  • Hôtel Kalliste 3* / Tél : 04 95 51 34 45.
  • Hôtel Albion 3* / Tél : 04 95 21 66 70.
  • Hôtel San Carlu 3* / Tél : 04 95 21 13 84.


  • Hôtel Bellevue / Tél : 04 95 76 01 86.
  • Gîte-hôtel U Fracintu / Tél : 04 95 76 15 05.


  • Hôtel Kallisté / Tél : 04 95 26 10 30.
  • Hôtel Le Belvédère / Tél : 04 95 26 12 01.
  • Hôtel Le Méditerranée / Tél : 04 95 26 10 27.


  • Hôtel Les Calanques / Tél : 04 95 27 82 08.
  • Hôtel Les Roches Rouges / Tél : 04 95 27 81 81.


  • Hôtel Belvédère 3* / Tél : 04 95 65 01 25.
  • Hôtel Les Arbousiers 2* / Tél : 04 95 65 04 47.
  • Hôtel Christophe Colomb 3* / Tél : 04 95 65 06 04.
  • Hôtel Balanea 3* / Tél : 04 95 65 94 94.


  • Best Western Montecristo Bastia / Tél : 04 95 55 05 10.


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Reviews for Drive and Hike - GR20 South


Simply incredible! What a beauty! It was an excellent stay. Magnificent scenery that made you forget the difficulties of the route.

William 24/08/2023Drive and Hike - GR20 South

A wonderful family discovery of authentic Corsica, with quality services. I recommend Corsica Aventure.

Paddy 23/07/2023Drive and Hike - GR20 South

The gr20, comfort and autonomy to boot. We're delighted with our choice!

Kely 21/07/2023Drive and Hike - GR20 South

From the coast to the inland villages, a palette of emotions. We'll be back to see the north....

Owen 11/07/2023Drive and Hike - GR20 South

A mix of wild scenery and typical Corsican villages. A beautiful route.

Nick 08/07/2023Drive and Hike - GR20 South

A special mention for Bavella, excellent overall organization, we'll be back for the North.

Jame 17/06/2023Drive and Hike - GR20 South
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