GR52 - Vallée des Merveilles

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  1. Name GR52 - Vallée des Merveilles (GR52)
  2. Start of trail St Dalmas-Valdeblore
  3. End of trail Menton
  4. Traildino grading SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail
  5. Hut tour grading T2, Mountain walk

GR52St Dalmas de Valdeblore - Menton (Mediterranean)

The southeast corner of France, bordering on Italy, is called the Mercantour. Apart from a beautiful name it is also a beloved Alpine region. The GR52 goes right through it. Therefore, GR5-hikers sometimes take this diversion to finish their trek to the Mediterranean. Another fine option is to combine GR52 and GR52A to make a round walk, enjoying even more of the Mercantour nature. The trail is a mountain hike, not difficult, but a bit strenuous. At the end are the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and if any money is left, Monte-Carlo is nearby.

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GR 52, 100km

Map

Map of GR52

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • The GR5 Trail
  • The final section of the GR5, also known as the Grande Traversee des Alpes, runs from the shores of Lac Leman, over the French Alps, to reach the Mediterranean coastline at Nice. The route measures 674 kilometres (420 miles) and can be covered in a month, or split over a series of summer trips. This guidebook also includes some great variant... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • The GR5 Trail
  • The final section of the GR5, also known as the Grande Traversee des Alpes, runs from the shores of Lac Leman, over the French Alps, to reach the Mediterranean coastline at Nice. The route measures 674 kilometres (420 miles) and can be covered in a month, or split over a series of summer trips. This guidebook also includes some great variant... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • The GR5 Trail
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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
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
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mercantour IGN 75010
  • IGN TOP 75 Topographic map of the Mercantour at 1:75,000 scale. This detailed map covers the Mercantour National Park, from Barcelonette to Villars-sur-Var from north to south. Contour lines, detailed legend and indication of hiking trails. Index of cities. This map includes 5 zooms in scale 1:25 000 to discover exceptional excursions (Vallée... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Le Mercantour - Vallee des Merveilles GR5/GR52/52A
  • Le Mercantour: Larche – Nice/Menton, Vallée des Merveilles, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 507, covering 450km of long-distance routes: the last section of the GR5 in the French Alps from Larche to Nice, an alternative variant off GR5 along the GR52 leading via the Vallée des Merveilles to Menton, plus GR52A – Panoramique du Mecantour from Col du... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Maritime and Ligurian Alps IGC 8
  • A cross-border area of the Maritime and Ligurian Alps at 1:50,000, with coverage on the Italian side including Limone, Alpi Maritime PN and Alta Valle Pesio e Tanaro PN, plus in France Tende, Vallée des Merveilles and Saorge, in a series contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vallee de la Roya - PN du Mercantour IGN 3841OT
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Vallee de la Roya / PN du Mercantour 2017
  • De wandelkaart die de perfectie benadert! Werkelijk alle topografische details zijn er op te vinden; van hoogtelijnen tot aan bruggetjes en allerlei wandelpaden. Daarnaast hebben de makers een flinke dosis toeristische informatie op de kaart verwerkt: campings, gites d étape; restaurants en ingetekende doorgaande wandelpaden, de grandes... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Limone Piemonte - Vallée des Merveilles 25K IGC Map No. 114
  • Limone Piemonte - Vallée des Merveilles area at 1:25,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible walking maps from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale, highlighting hiking trails including long-distance routes, ski routes and alpine accommodation. Maps in this series have contours at 25m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic... Read more
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  • paul challen 2013-01-22 04:57:41
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  • HI HAS ANY ONE WALKED THIS PART 52 GR IF SO HOW MANY DFAYS 6 ? AND IS THERE ACCOMMODATION ON ROUTE OR TENT REQ THANKS PAUL
    • Henk Nouws 2013-01-27 12:19:40
    • Paul, I have walked the nearby Via Alpina. You will find accommodation in Sospel, but starting in Menton, you will need something halfway too, and I do not know of any location. The northern part of the GR52 is served by refuges, but halfway Sospel and refuges, you will also need a place to sleep. Don't know that either. So, altogether I count two missing links. But I'm pretty sure that there will be something.
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