Corsica Haute Route - Trek the Whole GR20
Corsica & France, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from £1,695 (land only) - from €2,375 (land only) - from $2,740 (land only)
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:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants
Baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
T-shirts and/or casual shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
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
Tupperware lunch box (0.6 litre / 40 cu in capacity)
Fork & spoon
Small padlock (to lock trek bag)
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
Trainers / sneakers or sandals
Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring!)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Camera, media, batteries
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)