what would i find in the cabins in September


Posted: Wed, Aug 19, 2015, 5:30

Hi everybody

I am very exited to find this forum as I am flying all the way from Israel to do the GR20 and I need some guidance.

1. I will be doing to northern part 10-20 September. I am looking to "pack light" but I'm not sure what could I buy in the cabin (so to know if to oack my cooking gear), Do they sell hot dinners? Can I get daily supplies for the next days, or should I bring my dries in advance? do they all operate normally mid-September?

2. Are maps or a guide book required? ( I always like to have a map). Where could I get maps?

I gratefully thank whoever wish to answer,





Posted: Wed, Aug 19, 2015, 7:02


Have a look at this thread. Most of it is from 2013 but it should still be about the same. http://corsica.forhikers.com/forum/p/15568

All the National Park refuges provide food. They vary from basic to fantastic but they're all hearty meals. Book them when you arrive at the refuge. Some of the bergeries that offer accommodation e.g. Ballone, L'onda and Vaccaghia provide food as well

I have the Trailblazer and the Ciccerone guide books. They're both good and the maps are good enough so that you don't need a seperate map. If you do, you can print stages off from this web site: http://www.geoportail.gouv.fr/accueil




Posted: Wed, Aug 19, 2015, 8:11

As TT says there is a lot of information around on the forum even at times from folks operating into early October. I would think that no problems for yourself over ten 10 days in September.
Most of the folks here have their visits in June, July and August. I have been once to Corse in September but on that occasion on another of the multi day routes. We did cross the GR20 at Bocca di Laparo between Paliri and d'Usciolu, it is the Southern section of the route, but it did seem to have folks travelling in both directions on the GR20.
Useful to have a few energy bars tucked away in the rucksack!
As a compromise, on maps, the 1:100,000 No. 175 would give useful 'view' of the northern part of the island beyond the narrow confines of the trail.




Posted: Wed, Aug 19, 2015, 8:57


for your reference you might want to download and print these maps:


Posted: Mon, Aug 24, 2015, 12:05

Omer please contact me, I'm doing the GR20 as well at about the same time
I'm at roiros at gmail
you can also call my cell 050-4931444