CORSICA: THE GR20
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Cirque de la Solitude definitely has to rate as one of the most memorable points on the trip with scrambling down and up what initially looks like near vertical cliff faces. A great experience. Every day had fantastic views (thanks to great weather) and with the scenery changing a little each day made every day enjoyable. The last day is definitely the toughest day of the trip but a very rewarding finish to a superb trip.
What did you think of your group leader?
Barbara did a fantastic job of guiding us along the route. Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Because of the amount of scrambling in sometimes trickly places led the way and made sure the group stayed close together. Allowed the group to walk at their own pace without getting the group too seperated.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
A sealable lunch box is important as a lot of the lunches are things like rice, pasta, lentils etc. made the night before. doesn't need to be any bigger than 1litre capacity. Write your name on it with any dietary requirements like vegetarian or no cheese (Tuna was often thought of as suitable for vegetarians by the gites etc.). No need to take a cup. Every night, depending on group size and location, you will be sharing with between 4 and 16 people , so if you can't sleep with people snoring, bring good ear plugs :-) There is a chance at least every other day to charge phones etc. if required.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
What a great trip for keen walkers who are looking for the challenge of doing one of the toughest GR's.