Accommodation at E'Capanelle

patsy

Posted: Thu, Jun 7, 2012, 14:26

Does anyone have any hints on accommodation at E'Capanelle? As rather geriatric walkers (57 and 60 but fit and healthy), we need to stay in the bunking bits. Youngest daughter aged 17 and currently preparing for her D of E Gold expedition (only Brits will understand that bit) has told us we need to do so because carrying a tent and cooking gear might be beyond us (cheeky!) but we do agree. Have booked other refuges online or by e-mail but can't get any response from the Gite U Funone. Have faxed. I've heard through the grapevine that the Refuge Renosa is shut. Has it been replaced by anything else? And how do you get through to the Gite to book? Will telephone as a last resort. Any ideas? Will only be doing the second half of the route, did day walks on Corsica last year and are really looking forward to it but would be nice to sort out this bit.

Thanks
Patsy

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Patsy



Gaffr

Posted: Fri, Jun 8, 2012, 4:14

Hello,
There was quite a bit generated a few weeks ago regarding this stage accommodation. :-) You're right the Renosa place does not function any more. The building that you referred to, u Fugone, is the restaurant/shop part of the enterprise and at the rear of the same large building there is the Gite de Capanelle. I seem to remember that Michele gave some Phone numbers for contact here.
I have only ever camped at Capanelle and made some purchases at the shop but Michele, who has stayed in the gite, will, I'm sure, reply to your request to keep you right here.
The southern section of the GR is very fine route to follow with a good path up from Vizzavona to get you going. After Capanelle there is a lower level section....and a higher level route over M. Renosa as an alternative, to ease you in for the reaching of the higher ground after col de Verde. It is beautiful all the way down to Conca not forgetting the delights at Bavella. Enjoy the walk.

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Gaffr



Joanna

Posted: Fri, Jun 8, 2012, 5:20

First off all, I strongly disagree you're too old to carry tents! Last time I walked the GR, there was a group of French "oldies" older then you, one of the wearing a corset. Still, they slept in tents they carried on their backs all right! They just walked slower and were more carefull, that's it! It just depends on how much training you have.

As for Capanelle, when are you walking? I'm back from the GR June, 24th, so if your're still at home, I might give you some first-hand advice on Renosa (in fact, I myself hope it has reopened!)



Michele
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Posted: Fri, Jun 8, 2012, 6:25

Patsy,

I can only give you the ph. numbers of the Gite d'Etape U Fugone. You said you faxed them but I guess the best thing to do is to call them directly. In case you don't have such numbers, here they are:

0495570181 or 0495563934



Joanna

Posted: Fri, Jun 8, 2012, 6:59

Just in case none of you guys managed to google yourselves to it, here is the web page of U Fugone, with phone numbers and e-mail:
http://gite-u-fugone.com/



Gaffr

Posted: Fri, Jun 8, 2012, 7:01

Hello P, I am a fellow pensioner from the off-shore european island.....I knew that the folks around here would help you with your problem at the Capanelle area. :-) You have obviously caught the 'Corse bug', perhaps like we did, four years ago! What daywalks did you do on the island when you visited last year?
A rebellious Scottish one from the highlands. :-)

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Gaffr



Gaffr

Posted: Fri, Jun 8, 2012, 9:12

Well done Jo.
I have just checked out the Web site for Fugone. It is just what is needed. Must make the bookings at the Gite a lot easier to manage.
Could this internet connection be available now at all of the accommodations on the GR where there is a road connection with telephone lines?....maybe around five other locations?

Many thanks.

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Gaffr



Joanna

Posted: Fri, Jun 8, 2012, 10:49

Gite Renosu used to have a web page, but now it's down. But here are all the others I've found:

Haut Asco: http://www.hotel-lechalet-asco.com/hotel-asco-corse/

Col de Vergio: http://www.hotel-castel-vergio.com/

Col de Bavella:
http://www.lesaiguillesdebavella.com/
http://www.auberge-bavella.com/

Conca:
http://www.gite-conca.com/ (they also have information about the navette on this page)
http://www.hotelsanpasquale.com/fr/hotel-sanpasquale.html

Vizzavona
http://www.ilaricci.com/
http://www.monte-oro.com/



Joanna

Posted: Fri, Jun 8, 2012, 10:54

I forgot Col di Verdi:
http://www.boccadiverdi.com/index_fr.html



Gaffr

Posted: Fri, Jun 8, 2012, 17:47

Hello Jo,
Just what I was expecting....those stages that have a telephone connection!
Both you and Michele will be writing guide books for the route soon! I Know that Michele said that a GR20 guide didn't exist for folks in Italy. We are OK here with the Paddy Dillon's Guide which he has updated....the electronic comms. stuff though arrived after the update.
Marife and I stayed in the laricci hotel dortoir....basically a bunkhouse at the rear of the hotel when we reached Vizzavona. I think that the other.........the Monte d'Oro hotel is further up towards the top of the high point of the road.

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Gaffr