Corsica Haute Route - Trek the Whole GR20
Corsica & France, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from £1,695 (land only) - from €2,375 (land only) - from $2,825 (land only)
By: Ken Capewell, Edinburgh, Scotland
The route is very varied (woodland, grassy plains, rocky ridges sometimes all in the same day) and that made it special. I like scrambling so really enjoyed the rocky/scrambly parts. We were able to take the Alpine variants (I think) on all occasions that there was a choice - it was great staying high in the mountains. The people - one usually meets a good crowd on these treks but this group was a particularly good team & great company. Denis set the tone and was a really good leader.
By: Catherine Derbyshire, York
The trek was very challenging, but enjoyable. It was well run and the leader had a lot of local knowledge and was extremely informative - she made the trip very special.
By: Brian Lee, Oldham, Gt Manchester
I particularly enjoyed the variety of terrain the trek covered. Also, the pace taken allowed us plenty of "free time" to relax and enjoy a drink at the end of each day. The trip was harder than expected, but within my capabilities. I had not expected such a consistency of rugged terrain to ascend and descend. The toilet facilities were very primitive, far more so than in the Alps but I realise this is outside KEs responsibilities. I had been on a previous trek with another company but the food was insufficient. A friend, who has been on several KE expeditions, said they were always well provisioned. When I found you did the GR20 I was hooked!
By: Dick Keeling, London
I've wanted to complete the GR20 for several years - the trek lived-up to all my expectations; good trek leader, some really great trekking companions, a beautiful country and some of the best cheese I've ever come across. I enjoyed the fact that I was pushed nearly every day, I didn't sign-up for a walk-in-the-park. Plus I've made some really good friends.
By: Lilian Chelli, Sutton, UK
I really enjoyed the scrambling sections and reaching the summit of Paglia Orbia - we had stunning views of almost the whole island. It was more diffult than I expected but this made it all the more interesting.
My previous trip with KE was Kilimanjaro which was very successful, so I assumed Corsica would be equaly successful....and it was.
By: Paul Walton, Cardiff, UK
The physical challenge involved in walking the GR20 was the main reason for booking the holiday. Whilst it certainly delevered in that respect, the bonus was walking in such a beautiful mountinous region where the views were fantastic. Different to Nepal but in its own way just as satisfying. I would certainly recommend the GR20 to anyone who takes their hiking seriously. The holiday provided memories that will last a lifetime.
Our guide was excellent. Her local knowledge with regard to the route, fresh water sources flora & wild life was 1st class. She was always on hand to deal with any problem that occurred en-route. She set a walking pace that was smooth & steady.