Quitting northern GR20


Posted: Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 15:43


I'm about to trek the northern GR20 in just a couple of days and I'm starting to think about all of the "what ifs". If I should have any problems during my hike and wont be able to make it all of the way from Calenzana to Vizzavona, how difficult is it to leave the GR20 at other places?

Many thanks,



Posted: Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 16:44

Hi Ellen,

at almost every stage end there is an option to bail out.
At Ortu du Piobbu a path leads down to la Maison Forestiere du Bonifatu. The same at Carrozzu.
At Haute Asco there is a tarmac road.
At Tighjettu (or Ballone) ask for directions to Calasima.
At Calstel de Verghio there is a tarmac road.
At Manganu the easier way is to climb down to the village of Soccia. Alternatively there is a very long trail that leads you to Corte through the Tavignanu valley.
At PetraPiana you climb down towards the village of Tattone.
The same at Onda

And there you go. Get yourself a map and try to familiarize with your options.



Posted: Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 0:09

Thanks a lot, Michele. Let's hope I won't have to use your advice!



Posted: Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 7:01

If you bail out at Manganu, you could be making things difficult. It's an easy walk down to Soccia, but it isn't easy to get away from the village. There is no bus and the nearest taxi would cost a fortune. If you walk to Corte, it's fairly easy and scenic, but it's a long way. It can be done in a day, but it might take two days.


Posted: Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 7:15

I agree, GRRR20. It all depends on the type of emergency.