Resupply at Vizzavona

Welli

Posted: Fri, Jul 17, 2015, 18:19

Hi all,

There was a post on this forum a couple of years ago suggesting that you could send a parcel to Vizzavona on the train for it to be held there. Would be useful to send a resupply of food/gas.

Has anyone tried this, or know of anyone that has?

http://corsica.forhikers.com/forum/p/19811



Gaffr

Posted: Fri, Jul 17, 2015, 18:29

As Joanna has said that most supplies can he obtained in the shop beside the station in Vizzavona.
Cans of gas can be purchased there.
When I go I take with me food for a couple of days then buy replacements as I go along the route or if needed take a cooked simple meal in the refuge or at a bergerie.

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Gaffr



Harley1965

Posted: Sat, Jul 18, 2015, 13:17

I returned a few weeks ago from Vizzavona, the store on the camp site is well stocked with supplies including gas.

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Neil



Harley1965

Posted: Sat, Jul 18, 2015, 13:17

I returned a few weeks ago from Vizzavona, the store on the camp site is well stocked with supplies including gas.

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Neil



Harley1965

Posted: Sat, Jul 18, 2015, 13:17

I returned a few weeks ago from Vizzavona, the store on the camp site is well stocked with supplies including gas.

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Neil



dunit

Posted: Sat, Jul 18, 2015, 14:23

Ditto.
Unless you're looking to send really specific items, don't worry about it.
The little shop there is a proper Aladdin's Cave and you should find all of the gas and food there that you require.
Along the trail, we also found the shops at Haut Asco and again at Refuge D'Usciolu to be well stocked. All of the refuges will be happy to try and sell you something but these two along with Vizzavona are particularly useful.

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Dunit



Gaffr

Posted: Sat, Jul 18, 2015, 18:57

Also now a very good shop beside the camping at Col de Veirgo which wasn't there when I first walked the Fra li Monti......although in earlier times the hotel had a few food items for sale.
For we who mostly do our own cooking from the tent, supplies have improved greatly along the route.

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Gaffr



Welli

Posted: Sun, Jul 19, 2015, 19:11

Thanks for the response, appreciate it.



Turnertactics
moderator

Posted: Tue, Jul 21, 2015, 6:51

Welli

This hasn't been updated since 2013 but I'm sure supplies have improved rather than reduced:

http://corsica.forhikers.com/forum/p/15568

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Alan



robertotinti

Posted: Mon, Jun 6, 2016, 7:06

I resume this post. I'd like to do the track with my food in order to save money. I've read it's possible to buy food at some places like vizzavona. What about the price?
I will take with me some soups to be cooked. I don't know if take for all the days or just 3-4.
Do I find them all around at reasonable price?



Gaffr

Posted: Mon, Jun 6, 2016, 15:18

Hello,
There are limits to what you can carry and I for one am not keen on having the dehydrated food every night although I do carry both muesli and pasta.
I start off with, when coming from the North, with enough food to reach Ascu then resupply there.
If you cut down or cut out the beer purchasing then it is possible not to be too upset by the higher prices for food. Ascu can be reached by road with supplies but many of the refuges have to get supplies using mules so generally it is not too bad.

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Gaffr



tmoll000@gmail.com

Posted: Thu, Jun 9, 2016, 9:37

Does anyone know if its possible to buy gas og alcool brûler in calenzana on a sunday? Google maps tells me, that one or two shops are open 8-12 am.....but should i rely on that?

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Thorsten



Gaffr

Posted: Thu, Jun 9, 2016, 10:55

Hello,
No supermarket on a Sunday in Calvi...but I did get a gas cartridge in a small shop above where the boats come in. A shop that looks like just food and vegetables and fruit but there on a shelf were some gas cans. I have also got gas (the French Blue pierceable cans) from a filling station in Calvi.
Not sure if the Spar shop in Calinzana opens on a Sunday....can't recall being in Calinzana on a Sunday.

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Gaffr



tmoll000@gmail.com

Posted: Thu, Jun 9, 2016, 13:44

Well thanks for feedback anyway ;-)

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Thorsten



obrobinson

Posted: Thu, Jun 9, 2016, 13:59

The Spar supermarket in Calenzana shuts at 12:30 on Sunday and re-opens 08:30 Monday morning. Gas canisters can be purchased their. Otherwise, you will have to wait until Carruzzo or the bar/restaurant in Asco. However, each refuge has one/two gas stoves outside for use by campers. Thus, all you need is a gas lighter and patience! thus saving the weight of carrying a stove and canister.

Oliver



tmoll000@gmail.com

Posted: Thu, Jun 9, 2016, 19:03

Thank you, Oliver :-)

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Thorsten



dtmax1

Posted: Sun, Aug 13, 2017, 11:14

Guys, could you please post coordinates of that magic shop in Vizavonna? I want to buy gas there.



Gaffr

Posted: Sun, Aug 13, 2017, 14:21

Hello,
Co-ordinates not needed for the shop in Vizzavona ....it is beside the station ...the hub of the village.

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Gaffr



dtmax1

Posted: Sun, Aug 13, 2017, 14:39

Thanks, Gaffr.



Zuza

Posted: Mon, Jun 3, 2019, 13:58

Hello,
the posts above are old - from 2017, so I would like to ask you about this shop beside the station in Vizzavona.
Can I buy a can of gas there? If yes what kind of? blue camping gaz (studded) or with screw thread (for Jet boil)?
and is this shop open on Sunday?

(I am landing on Saturday evening in Poretia, and I wonder if I have possiiblity to buy gas somethere there? maybe on petrol station? because I found that shops are oppend only till 8 p.m. na Saturday)

Many thanks for info in advance!

and see you guys on the GR20 :)

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Zuza



Gaffr

Posted: Mon, Jun 3, 2019, 15:18

Since then, see the recent details of another shop at Vizzavona from Michele, some where in the camping area I think.
Are you taking the Navette from the Poretta airport into Bastia? or taxi out to the nearest village with a station?
Seems like you are heading directly out to Vizzavona....can you make it for the train in the evening?
I have purchased camping gas (pierceable can type) at a garage in Calvi for examaple and at other gas stations.
I didn't see anywhere for gas purchase near to the airport or on the way out walking out to the main road.

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Gaffr



Zuza

Posted: Mon, Jun 3, 2019, 18:28

Hi Gaffr,
I am landing on Saturday evening and stay a night in Bastia. On Sunday morning I am taking the first train to Vizavonna and here start the trekking.
So I have 2 places where I would like to buy a camping gas: Bastia or Vizavonna - I suppose...

Regarding camping gas (pierceable can type) I am not sure if I understand this pierceable
is it like this? e.g. camping gaz CV 206
https://www.reddit.com/r/CampingGear/comments/9awg43/what_do_yall_know_a...

is it the only 1 type? what about this type: camping gas CV 470/
http://2tattoodesigns.com/campingaz-cv-470-plus.html

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Zuza



Michele
moderator

Posted: Mon, Jun 3, 2019, 18:37

Zuza, the store at the Camping L'Alzarella (Vizzavona) has all types of canisters (pierce-on, screw-on and click-on) and they come in different sizes. So you're good to go.

Michele



Zuza

Posted: Mon, Jun 3, 2019, 18:43

Hi Michele,
oh! good to hear that ! ;) and is this store open on Sunday?

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Zuza



Michele
moderator

Posted: Mon, Jun 3, 2019, 19:32

It should be open every day since it's also where you pay for camping fees and such.



Gaffr

Posted: Mon, Jun 3, 2019, 19:49

Good to see that you are sorted Zuzu….I have ended up with all three of these gas can types over the years brought about by arriving in Europe without the correct stove unit for the area. It would appear that in Corse that all three are available now.

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Gaffr



Zuza

Posted: Thu, Jun 13, 2019, 21:04

Dear Michele, Dear Gaffr
thank you for your precious information!
see you on gr20 ...I am starting on this Sunday :)

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Zuza