By Paddy Dillon
Corsica is a mountainous island within the Mediterranean and its GR20 is reputated to be the hardest waymarked path in Europe. it's an bold direction for healthy and agile walkers, protecting 190km in approximately weeks because it makes an entire traverse in the course of the excessive mountains, backpacking the full method, occasionally with hands-on scrambling. amenities are restricted to a dozen mountain refuges and a trifling handful of motels or gÃ®tes.The 'classic' path is defined, in addition to excessive- and low-level choices, plus additional mountain climbs.This advisor explains precisely what's concerned about following the GR20, together with what walkers have to hold and the way tough the path is in locations, revealing every little thing you want to be aware of. precise path descriptions and attractive photos depart walkers in doubtless as to what's required of them to stroll this quite appealing, dramatic and rugged path.
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