GR5

Description

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  1. Name GR5 (GR5)
  2. Length of trail 2,600 km, 1,616 miles
  3. Length in days 130 days
  4. Start of trail Bergen op Zoom (Nl)
  5. End of trail Nice (F)
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

GR5, Réfuge la Balme, Mont Blanc

Northsea - Riviera, three months

The GR5 is one of the most popular long distance hikes in Europe. And with reasons: the trail connects the North Sea with the Mediterranean and crosses some of the best and most varied mountain ranges of the continent. If you want, you can continue the GR5 north into Great Brittain: the E2.

Along this trail, friendships were coined and hiking clubs were born... Not surprisingly, a lot of information can be found on the world wide web.

The trail starts in the Netherlands, Bergen op Zoom. Soon the path enters Flanders and its sandy grounds and typical villages. The GR5 again enters the Netherlands, the old and interesting city of Maastricht. Next is the Ardennes region of Belgium, the romantic and forested hills with its grey houses and farms. Third country is Luxembourg. The path follows the border with Germany, along the meandering river Moselle and its castles.

In France the GR5 explores the Vosges, then the Jura, sometimes crossing the border with Switzerland, and finally, after crossing the lake of Geneva by ferry, it follows the length of the Alps. Highlight here is the Mont Blanc. But also the Vanoise, Écrins, Queyras and Mercantour. The trail ends in Nice, good place for a refreshing bath and good meal before returning home.

Many hikers made a life experience of this hike, often returning year after year to tag another section on the record. Nowadays the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostela is probably more popular, highlighting the spiritual needs people probably have.

Select some tracks
GR 5, 0.2km
GR 5 Nederland
.GR 5 NL - 1 - Hoek van Holland-Maassluis Oranjeplassen, 15km
.GR 5 NL - 2 - Maassluis Oranjeplassen-Brielle, 19km
.GR 5 NL - 3 - Brielle-Rockanje, 21km
.GR 5 NL - 4 - Rockanje-Goedereede, 14km
.GR 5 NL - 5 - Goedereede-Herkingen, 18km
.GR 5 NL - 6 - Herkingen-Nieuw Vossemeer, 24km
.GR 5 NL - 7 - Nieuw Vossemeer-Bergen op Zoom, 24km
.GR 5 NL - 8 - Bergen op Zoom-België, 8.8km
.GR 5 Belgie, Vlaanderen, 237km
.GR 5 Belgique, Wallonie, 147km
.GR 5 Luxembourg, 178km
.GR 5 Lorraine, 291km
.GR 5 Vosges, 290km
.GR 5 Jura, 272km
.GR 5 Alpes Côte d'Azur, 623km
rond omheining Kalmthoutse Heide, 3km
Liaison GR5 Thionville-Bellevue, 8.7km
GR5 variant door Hasselt, 14km
GR5 Variant Demerbroeken, 5.1km
GR 5 liaison Fraipont-Mery, 5.7km
GR Liaison GR 5-573-576, 3.8km
GR 5 Variante Genk-Centrum, 8km
Former GR5, 4.2km
GR 5 - Variante Kastelberg, 8.3km
GR5 Variante Belfort, 9.9km
GR5 Variante, 19km
GR5 oud, 110km
GR 5 Variante Morteau, 41km
GR5-Var, 2.8km
GR 57 - Liaison Parc de la Boverie - GR 5 à Barchon - Ed 8 - Août 2017, 14km
GR 5 Variante La Plantaz, 2.2km
Floris V-pad-GR5 - Verbinding, 0.7km
Grubria Anello GR5 Varedo Paderno Nova Desio, 18km
GR 5 Alpes Côte d'Azur Variant Canal des Chapelles, 2.3km
Grande Rota – Fojos, 31km
GR 5 Variante Modane Gare, 6.1km
GR 5 - Variante Belfort, 29km
Streek-GR Kempen - Verbinding GR5-SGR Kempen, 3.4km
Floris V-pad-GR 5 - Verbinding, 0.7km

Map

Hiking map Belgium GR5 N

Hiking map Belgium GR5 S

Map of GR5 North

Map of GR5 South

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Wandelgids 265 Vogesen - Durchquerung: GR53 GR5 | Rother Bergverlag
  • In 37 etappes over de Lange Astands Wandelingen GR 53, GR 5 en GR 531 van Wissembourg naar Giromagny en Masevaux door de prachtige Vogezen. Goed alternatief voor de langverwachte maar nog steeds niet uitgekomen Crete des Vosges wandelgids van FFRP. Duitse samenvatting: Die Vogesen sind nicht nur eines der urwüchsigsten Mittelgebirge in unseren... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • The GR5 trail
  • The GR5 is one of the world's most spectacular long-distance trails. This guide describes the route from the shores of Lac L man (lake Geneva) over the Alps and down to the trail's finish at Nice. Interesting variant routes include the stunning GR55 through the Vanoise National Park and the GR52, which crosses the Mercantour National Park to... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • The GR5 trail
  • The GR5 is one of the world's most spectacular long-distance trails. This guide describes the route from the shores of Lac L man (lake Geneva) over the Alps and down to the trail's finish at Nice. Interesting variant routes include the stunning GR55 through the Vanoise National Park and the GR52, which crosses the Mercantour National Park to... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids The GR5 Trail - The Alps | Cicerone
  • An essential guidebook for walking the GR5 trail, 660km from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice or Menton, through the French Alps. Includes all the main variant routes as it passes Mont Blanc, then through the Vanoise, the Queyras and the Mercantour National Parks. Includes accommodation, profiles and maps. Suitable for fairly experienced hikers. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids 901 Tours et traversées dans l'Ain GR9, GR9A, GR59 | FFRP
  • Guide FFRandonnée Tours et Traversée dans l'ain. GR 59, 9, 9A. Etangs de la Dombes, monts et cluses du Revermont ou bocages de la Bresse. Plus de 50 jours de randonnée.Depuis les Monts du Jura, du Revermont ou du Bugey, ces itinéraires en boucle ou en ligne offrent aux randonneurs des vues imprenables. voici à l'est le Mont Blanc et les... Read more
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Maps

De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 16 Autour du Thabor | Libris
  • Mont Thabor area at 1:50,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editions Didier Richard in their series of walking maps of French Alps and other popular hiking regions of south-eastern France. Coverage extends from Modane in the north to Brian Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 07 Mercantour & Alpi-Maritieme | Libris
  • Mercantour National Park and the Maritime Alps on a large, double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map from Editions Didier Richard highlighting local walking trails and long-distance hiking routes including the GR5. Coverage extends from well north of Col de Larch to Sospel, Levens and Roquestéron in the mountains north of the French... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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