Corsica Haute Route - Trek the Whole GR20

Corsica & France, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from $2,740 (land only)

Trek & Walk

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Socks

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants

Shorts

Underwear

Baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear - sunglasses

Lightweight thermal gloves

Sleeping bag (comfort rating 0°C/41°F)

Daypack c. 45 litres / 3000 cu in

Headtorch / head lamp and batteries

Sun protection (including for lips)

Water bottles x 2 (1 Litre / Quart) or 2 litre Camelbak/Platypus style drinking system. We highly recommend camelback/platypus system for this trek.

Washbag and toiletries

Small towel

Toilet paper

Antibacterial handwash

Tupperware lunch box (0.6 litre / 40 cu in capacity)

Fork & spoon

Penknife

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Insect repellant

Basic first aid kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Immodium) painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, antihistamine cream/tablets (in case you get bitten!) and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.

The following items are optional:

Sleeping bag liner

Bed bug under sheet*

Thermarest (note that closed cell foam mats are provided)

2 trekking poles – highly recommended

Waterproof daypack cover - recommended

Gaiters

Trainers / sneakers or sandals

Spare laces

Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring!)

Swimwear

Travel clothes

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Camera, media, batteries

Note

You will not have access to your main trek bags on 5 nights. Effectively, this means that on 8 days you will be carrying your sleeping bag and any overnight essentials.

* In recent years some of the national park refuges have suffered from outbreaks of bed bugs. We minimise this risk by only staying at national park refuges on 4 nights of the trip and using tents if possible when staying at the refuges. However to be extra safe we would recommend taking a bed bug proof under sheet and spraying your sleeping bag and liner with an insect repellent such as Lifesystems EX4 spray. (be careful using DEET based insect repellents as they can melt plastics)

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