CORSICA: THE GR20

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Scrambling in the Cirque was great but the final day views above Bavella were unforgettable, with bright sun on the ridge leading to mist rising up the pinnacles on descent to the final night's accommodation.

What did you think of your group leader?

Barbara had just recceed the route and this recent experience was a real benefit. She shared a lot of knowledge about the flora of the GR and this added real value to the trek. I thought she did well to get such a large group with mixed experience and abilities through the scrambling sections.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

If youre a vegetarian dont expect too much other than pasta and (if youre lucky) omlettes - be flexible otherwise you may not eat much. Everyone should bring munchies as the breakfast is simply too insubstantial for the morning ascents. Bring a cheap pair of flip-flops for the huts. You can probably get away with a lightweight sleeping bag.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

A highly memorable trek in good company. The trek notes for the ascent of Monte Cintu need to be corrected to give a realistic time for the ascent and decsent.