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Challenging GR20 trek is a staple of an adventurous tour of France

From Peru's famed Inca Trail to the Routeburn Track in New Zealand, the world is flush with breathtaking hikes and treks. For adventure travel enthusiasts in the midst of France tours, the choice is simple: GR20 is the trek that stands above the rest. A challenging journey across the island of Corsica, this trip brings you to some of the most beautiful sites in the Mediterranean.

Built in 1972, GR20 is not for the feint of heart. The trek takes an estimated 15 days and covers more than 100 miles. However, despite the challenging journey, the effort is certainly worth the payoff. There is arguably nowhere else on earth will you be able to experience such a varied landscape in such a short period of time.

Among the best-known highlights of GR20 is Bocca Piccaia. The jagged mountain rises more than 6,500 feet into the air, but despite the inherent challenges with making your way through this section of GR20, the beautiful rock formations are truly breathtaking.

Another popular aspect of GR20 is where you stay overnight. Small mountain huts, known as refuges, are surely not five star dream hotels, but they do offer a unique experience you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. The huts hearken back to a simpler time, and though staying overnight in a refuge may not appeal to those not used to roughing it, to anyone who would take the challenge of GR20, they have their merits.

The trek is more than just mountainous landscapes. What is most appealing about GR20, is that it takes you everywhere, including lush forests and glacial lakes.

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