Category Archive: trip

Stage 11: Cirque de la Solitude!

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Today was, according to most, the toughest stage of the GR20 or so it was supposed to be. In preparation for the ordeal (600m up, 300 down, 400 up and another 700 down)… Read More

Stage 10: feeling the miles – les jambes se font lourdes

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A proper meal, proper warm showers, a real bathroom, a real bed and electricity… that’s what we left behind this morning but we were excited, the end is approaching, after so many kilometers… Read More

GR20 stage 9: luxury awaits

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After a pretty good night sleeping like bats (the tent was on an incline and our heads were point downhill so it almost felt like we were upside down), we set off on… Read More

GR20 stage 8 – étape 8: Manganu

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Today’s stage started fairly early around 6:45 after a blissfully uneventful night. We started with a long hike up but in the early morning it was pleasantly cool. We climbed up to the… Read More

GR20 Stage 7 – Étape 7: Baignade recommandée

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Today started a bit rough. The bivouac at Capanella is surrounded by a gate because a lot of animal live there (horses, mules, donkeys, goats and dogs). Around 2:30AM, we were awoken by… Read More

GR20 – Stage 6: we’re back – Le retour

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We’re back on the GR20! Until the very end I wasn’t too sure we’d have the courage to go back but we did go back and I’m glad we did! After a good… Read More

A little break – Une petite pause

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After doubling up the day before we took the train down to Ajaccio from Vizzavona where Pascal picked us up. Pascal and Frankline graciously hosted us for 2 nights in Porticcio, near Ajaccio… Read More

Day 5: D-Day – Le Jour Le Plus Long

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Today was double day, our first real “double” stage. We went from Col di Verdi to Vizzavona, with a short break in Capanelle for ice cream and sodas. All in all the gps… Read More

GR20 day 4 – it’s all about faith

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When you think about it, you do need some amount of faith to follow little red and white marks through the backcountry of Corsica for nearly 200 km, every day hoping that the… Read More

GR20: day 3 – 3ème étape

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Today was a tough one. I say that every day but it just keeps getting harder. We really packed too much and we are feeling it, big time! We started from Asinao and… Read More

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