A minor route change on the GR20
Many thanks to Cicerone reader David Anderson who pointed out that the GR20 had been diverted slightly at Lac du Ninu. I went to have a look in September.
GR20 - A Pleasant Interlude at Lac du Ninu by Paddy Dillon
Many thanks to Cicerone reader David Anderson who pointed out that the GR20 had been diverted slightly at Lac du Ninu, between the Hotel Castel di Vergio and the Bergeries de Vaccaghja. I went to have a look in September and found a notice saying that the southern shore of the lake, where the route used to run, is now a 'protected zone'. Most trekkers were happy to follow the newly-marked route, despite it being a little longer, but some die-hards were sticking to the old route. In my opinion, the view from the northern shore is better than that from the southern shore. While it's true that the old route includes a water source, the new route runs very close to the Bergeries des Inzecche, where for the sake of a five-minute detour, drinks and snacks are available.
This walk can be found in my guidebook to the GR20: Corsica.
Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other publications. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, as well as many booklets and brochures for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States.View Articles and Books by Paddy Dillon