GR20 stage 5: Auberge U Vallone to Hotel del Vergio

GR20 stage 5:  Auberge U Vallone-Hotel del Vergio
Distance: 15 km, asc/desc: 850/870m. Time: 8h
August 9th, 2016

The toughest stages are now over. I took a rest day after the fourth stage as I only walked the 45 minutes downhill from Tighjettu to Auberge U Vallone. From now on, the intention is to walk every day.

The stage to Hotel del Vergio was indeed significantly easier despite a few scrambling sections before reaching Refuge Ciottulu i I Mori, the highest lying refuge on the GR20 at 1991 meters. A cold and windy place.

GR20 stage 5 to Hotel del Vergio
GR20 stage 5 to Hotel del Vergio

A thunderstom passed close by on the way down to Hotel del Vergio.
Probably the better choice would have been to pitch the tent at
Bergeries de Radule, about one hour before Hotel del Vergio, located right in the middle of the mountains and serving great  crepes with nutella. Hotel del Vergio, on the other hand,  is a rather dull place and right next to the road.

GR20 stage 5 Hotel del Vergio
GR20 stage 5 Hotel del Vergio

Click for full photogallery of this GR20 stage one on flickr.
This post is part of a series on the GR20 as walked in August 2015.

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