Recommended Plan for Food?

june_2019_hiker

Posted: Thu, Apr 11, 2019, 0:48

I am planning to fly directly in to Figari airport and begin the two-week GR20 at the Southern Terminus in Conza. I think it makes sense to try and buy a week's worth of food (a large amount of couscous, oats, nuts, cheese, bread, etc.) at two points: 1) a grocery store in Porto Vecchio and 2) a midway point? Vizzavona?

Is there a preferred place to buy food near the Southern terminus or near Vizzavona? I will bring cash to spend at the refuges for small things, but I'd like to keep this to a minimum.

Thanks in advance!



Gaffr

Posted: Thu, Apr 11, 2019, 6:40

Hello,
Perhaps a bit less choice available during the GR20 for vegetarian? folks.
In Porto Vecchio I have been to a supermarket there where the choice is very reasonable.
Most of the items that you mention are more likely to be available in the overnight places in between the refuges although at the Usciolu wee shop there is a wider choice.
The in between places at Col Verdi where I bought dried fruit, wider choice at Capanelle, Col Vergio, Haut Ascu shop....all in between, apart from Ascu, the PNRC refuges.
There is also the opportunity at Vizzavona to take the wee train to either Corte or to Ajaccio where there are many shops.
I take it that are travelling in June when most of the supply areas should be up and running.

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Gaffr



june_2019_hiker

Posted: Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 0:37

Yes, that's correct -- I will be traveling in June. Thank you for the detailed answer! And no, I am not a vegetarian :)

Sounds like I have a lot of feasible options, so I am not too worried about food or water. This forum is very helpful!



Michele
moderator

Posted: Mon, Apr 15, 2019, 13:32

Gaffr, don't forget to mention the new shop in Vizzavona. It's next to the camping and it's called L'Alzarella (plenty of food).



Gaffr

Posted: Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 8:43

Thanks for that Michele....I didn't know of that facility.
By the way do you know anything of the wee shop in Bavella. When first arrived there in 2007 it was offering a range of foodstuff....when I arrived in 2013 it was closed up?

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Gaffr



Michele
moderator

Posted: Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 11:03

When I went throug Bavella last year I don't remember having seeing it. But there sure are other shops around for food to buy.

--Michele

PS Look at these pictures to get to know better the shop in Vizzavona:
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Gaffr

Posted: Wed, Apr 17, 2019, 7:16

Thanks for the images Michele.....this looks like a very welcome addition to the supplies available en-route. I thought that the wee shop on the road side of the station had a reasonable range of products when I was there but this one looks as if it is in a different league.
Trying to place the location of this. On the other side of the railway tracks?
I am one who didn't stay in the camping place in Vizzavona.

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Gaffr



Michele
moderator

Posted: Wed, Apr 17, 2019, 22:16

The location is next to the camping. Please look at this:

https://www.instantstreetview.com/@42.127828,9.133123,303.57h,-10.61p,1z

The white old building you see (you may zoom in) has been completely renovated; now it accomodates the camping reception, the shop and, next to it, a dormitory with 14 bunk beds.

www.alzarella.com