Originally posted on  https://bertrand.bio/trekking-on-the-island-of-beauty/.


Keeping up with our blog series on trekking, now comes a travelogue of 13 scouts who flew to Corsica for 12 days to master a part of Europe’s “Hardest Hiking Trail.” Corvin tells us about small mishaps, a breathtaking landscape, why BERTRAND in their pack was a good idea and, above all, a lot of fun:

13 scouts, 12 days and the southern route of the GR20 in Corsica. For this year’s summer trip we had chosen a special trek: part of the “hardest hiking trail in Europe”.

Our arrival
From Germany we started early in the morning to Genoa, Italy by bus. Once there, we could already see the big ferries in the harbor, one of which would take us to the island. So we boarded the ship in the evening, and ferried across to Bastia overnight.

We didn’t arrive there at 7 o’clock as planned, but with a delay of about one and a half hours, so we had to hurry to reach our connecting train that would take us to the starting point of our route. (Incidentally, there was also a short sprint to the closest gas station – not the one right on the harbor, which of course had closed – to fill up gas for our stove).
In the end, everything went smoothly and soon we were sitting…

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