CORSICA: THE GR20

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The trip notes are not joking when they say you need a head for heights. I don't have one, but being afraid of doing something is no excuse not to do it in my book. Others in the group found the traverse of the Cirque de la Solitude exhilarating. I didn't sleep the night before and dreaded the thought of it, but I did it and the satisfaction of doing so for me was doubly immense.

What did you think of your group leader?

Our group leader Emma undertandably wondered why anyone who had read the trip notes should nevertheless undertake a trip that required a head for heights when I had a fear of them. Nevertheless, walking the GR20 had been a long-held ambition and as I was by now 65 it was now or never. Emma took me under her wing and encouraged me round all those, to me, fearful spots. Alex was also very helpful.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

This is a challenging trip, especially if coping with exposure and heights is not easy for you, but I managed it and the rewards of the spectacular scenery are immense. 

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The trip is worthwhile also for the opportunity to explore Corsican culture, other than the language you would not think this was part of France!