CORSICAN MOUNTAINS & VILLAGES
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The walks that included parts of the GR20 and the refreshing mountain streams where we could paddle, dabble or swim dependant on how brave (or hot) we felt! The food in our guest house was excellent but with a typical breakfast of freshly baked croissants and bread with jam plus coffee and orange juice, we felt the need to supplement this with fruit bought in the village.
What did you think of your group leader?
Rich was an excellent leader with bags of personality, enthusiasm and energy. He taught us quite a lot from how to correctly use walking poles to spotting and following the required waymark signs....etc.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The temperatures were 32-36degs C so take a hat but don't bother with swimwear or a travel towel as we just went into the streams as we were - very liberating! Zip-offs were useful to wear in the macquis areas to prevent scratches and, if you're prone to bites, have insect repellent / after bite, etc with you.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Although the plan to 'build us up' to longer or harder walks was a good one and it was interesting to use the local 'Michelin' train, it was frustrating not to access more 'hills & mountains' trails and to hang around (one day in the full heat of the sun) waiting for the public bus. Could Exodus not provide local transport on some of the days to maximise the walking time and even expand on the range of walks made available?