GR20 (Grande Randonnée 20)

France France

Worth knowing

The GR20 runs for a length of 181 kilometers through France.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as very hard and it usually takes 9 days to walk the GR20.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way a problem depending on the season.
Reliable water points are not always available, as these may have dried out.
You should definitely plan ahead and get informed here!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in managed huts.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about GR20

181 km
Elevation gain
11.800 m
Elevation loss
11.800 m
Highest Point
2.250 m
Lowest Point
Calenzana / 250 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
181 km
11.800 m
11.800 m
2.250 m
250 m
You have the following accommodation options on the GR20
  • in managed huts
Solitude on the GR20
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

The best time to hike the GR20 is:


Arrival to the GR20

You will arrive via Calvi-Sainte-Catherine Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus. Duration approx. 1 hours.

Departure from the GR20

Departure is via Figari Sud-Corse Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Taxi. Takes about 2 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the GR20

What else you should know about the GR20

Here we have summarized some important information for you

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