GR20 stage 12: Bocca di Verdi to Refuge d´Usciolu
Distance: 16 km, asc/desc: 1290/830m, 8h
August 17th, 2016
One of the great stages of GR20. From I Prati the GR20 is essentially a ridge walk all the way to Usciolu and even a couple of hours beyond. The ridge has been described as The Spine of Corsica, with extensive views and frequent shift from one side of the ridge to another, undulating with only a couple of major ascents and descents.
The scrambling is moderate and technically the trail is not exposed, however it can get very windy up there and obviously it is only recommended to walk in dry weather.
Somewhat curiously, I camped at exactly the same spot at Usciolu in 2015 as I did in 2014: