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From Rembrandt & Van Gogh to Delft, bicycles & beer, this art tour of Holland is a masterpiece.
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.
Look down in wonder at Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster and St Paul’s Cathedral from your glass-walled pod on the London Eye, then gaze out over the Louvre and the Champs-Elysees from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
The scent of rich pine forests lingers in the breeze as the 13th-century ruins of Turaida Castle are revealed before your eyes in the lush Gauja River valley in a medieval sanctuary untouched by the march of time.
The aroma of dark roasted Viennese coffee hangs thick in the air as you tread the cobblestone laneways and bask in the elegant architecture, atmospheric cafes and refined restaurants in one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe.
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