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.

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GR 5, 0.6km
GR 5 Nederland
.GR 5 NL - 1 - Hoek van Holland-Maassluis Oranjeplassen, 15km
.GR 5 NL - 2 - Maassluis Oranjeplassen-Brielle, 21km
.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, 23km
.GR 5 NL - 8 - Bergen op Zoom-België, 8.8km
.GR 5 Belgie, Vlaanderen Noord, 53km
.GR 5 Belgie, Vlaanderen Zuid, 185km
.GR 5 Belgique, Wallonie, 146km
.GR 5 Luxembourg, 177km
.GR 5 Lorraine, 291km
.GR 5 Vosges, 291km
.GR 5 Jura, 289km
.GR 5 Alpes Côte d'Azur, 614km
rond omheining Kalmthoutse Heide, 3km
Promenade linéaire Thionville-Bellevue, 8.3km
GR 5 Variant door Hasselt, 14km
GR 5 Variant Demerbroeken, 5.1km
GR 5 - Liaison GR 576, 9.2km
GR Liaison GR 5-573-576, 7.2km
GR 5 Variante Genk-Centrum, 8.1km
Former GR5, 4.2km
GR 5 - Variante Kastelberg, 8.4km
GR5 Variante Belfort, 9.9km
GR5 Variante, 19km
(no name), 111km
GR 5 Variante Morteau, 41km
GR5-Var, 2.8km
GR 57 - Liaison Barchon - GR 5 (Ed9 - Avril 2022), 14km
Streek-GR Kempen - Verbinding GR5-SGR Kempen, 3.4km
GR 5 Variante La Plantaz, 2.2km
Floris V-pad-GR5 - Verbinding, 0.7km
proposed, 18km
GR 5 Alpes Côte d'Azur Variant Canal des Chapelles, 2.3km
Grande Rota – Fojos, 31km
GR 5 Variante Modane Gare, 6.2km
GR 5.1 Sender dels Miradors. Variant Montserrat, 1.8km
Goldbach-Altenbach Vers GR5 Rouge-blanc-rouge, 4km
Willer sur Thur - Camp Turenne vers GR5 "Rouge blanc rouge", 5.7km
Thann Camp Turenne vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 5.9km
Vieux Thann -Waldkapelle Vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 2.3km
Cernay Molkenrain vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 8.6km
Wattwiller vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 1.4km
Moosch - Haag -Vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 7.7km
Freundstein Molkenrein Vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 1.7km
Bitschwiller Lès Thann-Col de Grumbach Vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 3.1km
Bitschwiller les Thann-Plan Diebold Scherrer Vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 2.7km
Thann-Place du Roi de Rome Vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 2.2km
Bitschwiller Lès Thann-Place des Canaris Vers GR5 Triangle rouge, 2.1km
Wuenheim - Cantine Zeller vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 3.3km
Berwiller - Mémorial Hartmannswillerkopf vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 8.7km
Monument Serret vert GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 1.2km
Saint Amarin - Markstein Vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 7.9km
Abris Saint Hubert vers GR5 Disque rouge, 1.4km
Wesserling - Le Treh vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-rouge", 6.7km
Fellering - Le treh vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 1.6km
Kruth - Col du Hahnenbrunnen vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 9.9km
Lac de Kruth Wildenstein - GR5 Croix jaune, 5.3km
Rothenbach - Col du Herrenberg vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 3km
Wildenstein - Le Hohneck vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 6.1km
Liaison le Treh - Markstein vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 2.9km
Liaison Variante GR5, 2km
Liaison Triangle Jaune vers GR5
Urbès - Col des Perches Vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 8.2km
Wesserling - Col de Rimbach vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 7.4km
Moosch - Rossberg vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 7.1km
Willer sur Thur - Abri du Blaufels Vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 4.4km
Thann - Plan Diebold Scherrer vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 3.8km
D430 Col du Hagg Vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 6.2km
D431 Vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 0.6km
Liaison Chalet du Grand Ballon -GR5 " Rouge-blanc-rouge", 0.5km
Linthal - Grand Ballon Vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 7.2km
Rimbach près Guebwiller - Ferme du Grand Ballon Vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 4km
Liaison croix jaune - GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge"
Rimbachzell - GR5 Disque rouge, 5.5km
Metzeral - GR5 Chevalet rouge, 4.3km
Mittlach - GR5 Croix jaune, 6.7km
Metzeral - Col du Hahnenbrunnen vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 11km
Metzeral - Col du Hahnenbrunnen Vers GR 5 Disque bleu, 13km
Steinwasen - GR5 Triangle jaune, 2.9km
Mittlach - GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 4.2km
GR 5 Alpes Côte d'Azur (variante Saint-Gingolph), 9.8km
Lac d'Altenweiher - GR 5 Croix bleu, 5.6km
Liaison GR 531 - GR 5 Variante Triangle bleu, 1.8km
Saint Maurice sur Moselle - GR 5 "Jaune-blanc-jaune", 11km
Liaison GR531 - GR 5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 1.9km
Liaison GR 5 - GR 5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 0.3km
Liaison GR 531 - GR 5 Triangle bleu, 3.3km
Sewen - Tête des Redoutes Vers GR 5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 5.6km
Villa Puce - Col du Lochberg "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 3.2km
Masevaux - Wissgrut Rectangle rouge, 15km
Gare Sentheim - Rossberg Vers GR 5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 13km
Masevaux - Rossberg Vers GR 5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 3km
Masevaux - Col du Hundsruck Vers GR 5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 5.3km
Guewenheim - Col du Hundsruck Vers GR 5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 12km
Rimbach près Masevaux - Vers GR 5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 5.1km
Schiessroth - GR 5 Triangle bleu, 8.1km
Munster - Schiessroth Vers GR 5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 10km
Metzeral - Lac du Schiessrothried Vers GR 5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 5.3km
Stosswihr - GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 8.2km
Liaison "Rouge-blanc-rouge" - GR5 Triangle jaune, 2.6km
D 417- GR5 Tanet Chevalet rouge, 3.5km
Munster - GR5 Disque rouge, 12km
Lac Vert - GR5 Chevalet jaune, 1.3km
Soultzeren - GR5 Triangle bleu, 6.8km
Lapoutroie - Etang du Devin Vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 5.7km
Liaison GR532 - GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 1.2km
Etang des Dames - GR5 Triangle bleu, 3.6km
D 415 - Le Grand Brézouard vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 7.7km
Fréland - Refuge du Brézouard Vers GR5 Triangle rouge, 7.8km
Kaysersberg - Col de Fréland Vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 11km
Kaysersgerg - Ursprung - GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 12km
Liaison Vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 1.3km
Riquewihr - Le Sapin des Français Vers GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 6.4km
Triangle jaune - GR5 Croix jaune, 1.8km
Hunawihr - Elendswald Disque bleu, 10km
Triangle rouge - GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 3.7km
Musée Tellure - GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 4.4km
Le Plat - GR5 Croix jaune, 1.4km
Echery - GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 9.4km
Freundstein - Camp Turenne Vers GR5 "Rouge-Blanc-Rouge", 2.2km
GR 5 Belgie, Vlaanderen Zuid - Variant Maastricht (Hoge Fronten), 0.6km
GR5 Wandelronde van Vlaanderen (Alle varianten)
.GR5A Sas van Gent Vissersverkorting, 1.8km
.GR 5A Variant Oostende Havengeul, 3.6km
.GR 5A Wandelronde van Vlaanderen (Noord) - Variant Brugge, 4.4km
GR5 A Wandelronde van Vlaanderen (Hoofdroute)
.GR 5A Wandelronde van Vlaanderen (Noord), 257km
.GR 5A Wandelronde van Vlaanderen (Antwerpen), 13km
.GR 5A Wandelronde van Vlaanderen (Zuid), 313km
GR 5 - Variante Belfort, 29km
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

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United Kingdom
2020
  • La Traversee der Alpes La Vanoise - PN de la Vanoise GR5/GR55
  • 15 days in altitude from the Tarentaise to Modane, heart of the Maurienne. Description also of Via Alpina.La Vanoise (including Parc National de la Vanoise), FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 530, covering the second section of the GR5 in the French Alps between Landry and Modane, its lower variant on the GR5E along the river Arc, plus the traverse of... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids The GR5 Trail Benelux and Lorraine | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to walking the northern section of the GR5 - 1000km starting in Hoek van Holland and passing through the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Lorraine to Schirmeck in France. A long-distance route covering a variety of cultures and landscapes. The full GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean is one of the world's greatest trails. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • La Grande Traversee du Jura GR5/GR9/GTJ
  • La Grande Travesée du Jura, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 512, covering the GTJ along the Jura Mountains in France from Nommay to Culoz, plus several variants off the main route including parts of the GR5 and GR9 – in all 509kms of hiking trails. Current edition of this title was published in March 2017.The GR509 offers hikers a path punctuated by... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
  • 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
2019
  • Du Léman à la Vanoise - par le Mont Blanc et le Beaufortain GR5
  • The first, 206-km long Alpine section of the GR5 from Lake Geneva, past Mont Blanc and across the Col de la Croix-du-Bonhomme, to Landry north of the Vanoise Massif, FFRP topo-guide ref. no. 504, with colour maps from the IGN TOP25 series at 1:25,000. Also included is a tour of the Dents du Midi. Current edition of this title was published in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • La Traversée des Alpes de la Maurienne a l`Ubaye GR5/GR56
  • 9 days from Modane to Larche by the GR5, as much for the tour of Ubaye.Grande Traversée des Alpes: de la Maurienne a l`Ubaye, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 531, covering the third stage of the GR5 in the French Alps from Modane to Larche, plus the Tour de l`Ubaye at its southern end, in all 272km for hiking routes. Current edition of this title was... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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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
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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • GR59/GR9/GRP: Tours et Traversées de l`Ain FFRP Topo-guide No. 901
  • Tours et Traversées de l`Ain, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 901, covering in all 949km of hiking trails in the French Jura between Lons-le-Saunier and the confluence of the Ain and the Rhône, including sections of GR 5, 9 and 9A. Current edition of this title was published in June 2014.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre)... Read more
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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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The GR5 trail - Vosges and Jura
  • The tranquil Vosges and Jura enjoy rolling hills with far-reaching views, ruined castles, enchanting wine-making villages, forests and spectacular gorges. The GR5/GR53 provides an interesting waymarked route, starting on the GR53 from the quiet hills of the Northern Vosges, and continuing through Alsace, then the Doubs Gorge, up onto the Jura... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The GR5 trail - Vosges and Jura
  • The tranquil Vosges and Jura enjoy rolling hills with far-reaching views, ruined castles, enchanting wine-making villages, forests and spectacular gorges. The GR5/GR53 provides an interesting waymarked route, starting on the GR53 from the quiet hills of the Northern Vosges, and continuing through Alsace, then the Doubs Gorge, up onto the Jura... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The GR5 Trail Vosges and Jura | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to a 687km (427 mile) trek through eastern France, traversing the Vosges and the Haut-Jura plateau. The route follows the GR53 from Wissembourg to Schirmeck, before picking up the central section of the GR5 from Schirmeck to Nyon on Lake Geneva, taking in wooded and grassy hills, river gorges and fascinating castle ruins. Read more
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Maps

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  • Autour du Thabor: Modane - Bardonecchia - Briançon
  • 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 Briançon in the south-east, and west to Valloire.The base map with cartography from the IGN has... Read more
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  • Luxembourg North
  • One of two topographic survey maps of Luxembourg at 1:50,000, with contours at 10-metres intervals and additional relief shading. An overprint highlights long-distance footpaths, including the GR5 (E-2), cycle routes, and various places of interest, including campsites. The map covers an area of approximately 53 x 43 km / 33 x 27 miles. Map... Read more
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  • Luxembourg South
  • One of two topographic survey maps of Luxembourg at 1:50,000, with contours at 10-metres intervals and additional relief shading. An overprint highlights long-distance footpaths, including the GR5 (E-2), cycle routes, and various places of interest, including campsites. The map covers an area of approximately 53 x 43 km / 33 x 27 miles. Map... Read more
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  • Alsace - Mulhouse - Basel - Altkirch K+F Outdoor Map 2
  • The southern part of Alsace around Mulhouse and Guebwiller on a GPS compatible, double-sided map at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycling routes, sites for other recreational activities, various accommodation options, restaurants and ferme-auberge... Read more
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  • Alsace - Colmar - Sélestat - Freiburg im Breisgau - Lahr K+F Outdoor Map 5
  • The central part of Alsace around Colmar and Sélestat on a GPS compatible, double-sided map at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycling routes, sites for other recreational activities, various accommodation options, restaurants and ferme-auberge locations,... Read more
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  • Alsace - Strasbourg - Saverne - Barr - Offenburg K+F Outdoor Map 7
  • The central part of Alsace around Strasbourg and Saverne on a GPS compatible, double-sided map at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycling routes, sites for other recreational activities, various accommodation options, restaurants and ferme-auberge... Read more
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  • Nice - Menton - PN du Mercantour IGN TOP100 165
  • Discover the new double-sided laminated edition of TOP100 road maps of France from the Institut Géographique National (IGN); exceptionally detailed, contoured road maps which include the cycle paths and greenways of the AF3V (French Association for the Development of Cycle Paths and Greenways), ideal for exploring the French countryside by car,... Read more
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  • Mercantour & Alpi-Marittime Didier Richard 07
  • 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
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  • Wandelkaart 07 Mercantour & Alpi-Maritieme | Didier Richard
  • 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
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