Walking and active holidays in Corsica

The GR20 Specialists

Corsica Aventure specialize in the GR20, a legendary trail with 180kms of extremely tough walking, for those up for a challenge. Open from late May to the end of September, we have over 25 years experience of assisting English speaking walkers in preparing their GR20 and making it a success !

The GR20

Open from late May to the end of September, the GR20 is very testing for even the most confident walker. To walk it you need to be sure footed and know how to place your feet on rocky ground. We know that the GR20 requires certain balance, agility and co-ordination. If you have vertigo you may find this walk difficult and unpleasant and if you have an injury, it is really not the right time to undertake this trek. At Corsica Aventure we can help you understand the challenge that is the GR20 and make planning and walking your GR20 stress free.

For the total of walkers that set out on the GR20 without the help of a local specialist,  only a third see it through to the end, the majority of our walkers do. You need to ask yourself the right questions before you start and pick the right formula for you.  We help you to prepare for your trip, we reserve your night stops, help you choose your gear and give you tips for how to pack your bag right.  This will maximize your chances of having an enjoyable and successful GR20 trek. Don’t under estimate the difficulty involved,  the trek is classed as the hardest of all the GR walks on French territory and there are many other factors that make it one of the toughest treks out there!

GR20 - Our "savoir faire"

As the GR20 Experts, we are able to put together a range of GR20 Trips, from "taster" short breaks of some of the easiest sections of the GR20, to "revised" stages, including a few short transfers to overcome the difficulties or for extra comfort on the GR20. For the purists, the classic stages of the GR20 have days of around 8 hours of walking, a thousand metres of elevation gain, the authentic and rustic GR20! We have formulas with lightened backpack: logistics that allow you to have access to a follow-on luggage approximately every other day and daypack formulas: you find your luggage every evening.

Corsica Aventure is a local receptive Tour Operator who works in tight collaboration with the PNRC - the Regional Park of Corsica. As an agency we organise the majority of guided treks on the GR20 for groups and we work for a number of European Tour Operators, creating GR20 treks to suit their client needs.

Guide and refuge
Refuge Parc
GR20 Mule

About the team

We have a strong team of Mountain Guides that work in the summer, and an important office team many of whom hold the ‘IML’ International Mountain Leader qualification.  With our shared mountain knowledge, we can safely say we know the terrain better than anyone else!  We have good working relationship with the mountain community including shepherds, refuge guardians, transporters etc who all are there to make our treks work like clockwork, just ask our walkers.

At Corsica Aventure, we have actionned changes on the GR20 over the years. It is still undoubtedly the hardest long distance trail in Europe but conditions have evolved.  Corsica Aventure was the first company to offer pre-reserved night stops, to organize food in the refuges and to incorporate stays in private shepherd’s cabins en-route.   We were also the first operator to offer the GR20 self guided-walking holidays. Today, we are proud to have a whole range of GR20 holiday options, a luggage moving service, guided, comfortable hotels, or just plain keeping it simple camping at refuges.

Our Treks on the GR20

Self-Guided GR20 treks, or Guided hiking, find your GR20 with the experts.