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
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, 238km
.GR 5 Belgique, Wallonie, 146km
.GR 5 Luxembourg, 176km
.GR 5 Lorraine, 303km
GR 5 Vosges, 276km
.GR 5 - Variante Kastelberg, 8.1km
.GR 5 - Variante Belfort, 29km
GR 5 Jura, 284km
.GR 5 Variante Morteau, 39km
.GR 5 Alpes Côte d'Azur, 621km
.GR5 Variante La Plantaz, 2.2km
rond omheining Kalmthoutse Heide, 3km
Liaison GR5 Thionville-Bellevue, 8.1km
GR5 variant door Hasselt, 14km
GR5 Variant Demerbroeken, 2.7km
GR 5 liaison Fraipont-Mery, 6.7km
GR Liaison GR 5-573-576, 3.8km
GR 5 Variante Genk-Centrum, 8.2km
Historical GR5, 3.9km
GR5 Variante Belfort, 9.9km
GR5 Variante, 19km
GR5 oud, 112km
GR5-Var, 2.8km
GR 57 - Liaison Parc de la Boverie - GR 5 à Barchon - Ed 8 - Août 2017, 14km
Streek-GR Kempen - Verbinding GR5-SGR Kempen, 3.4km

Opinions

Rate 7.7 | 7 votes | No 14. in Netherlands
  • dirkpieter July 1997
  • Rate 8
  • Positive 98 days pure walking with my best friend gerard was of my best experiences!! This 8 is because of a 9 in the french alps, an 8 in the vosges and ardennen in belgium abd a 7 in luxembourg, pays lorraine and parts if the netherlands It is special because you walk to the sea and walk through beautiful national parks!!
  • Kukko June 2013
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Highly recommended! GR5 is most excellent Alpine crossing, from Lake Geneve to Nice and great especially for campers. All the pros and cons, detailed daily information, free camping guide and the eBook: Alone Through the Alps, can be found from my blog at: https://longdistancetrail.wordpress.com/trails/2013-gr5-the-grand-traverse-of-the-alps/
  • Negative Only minor things bothered me, like the language barrier (French). Time to times I would have liked to meet more like-minded long-distance hikers.
  • Ronny April 2015
  • Rate 7
  • Positive Mooie bosrijke wandeling met als orgelpunt de Kalmthoutse heide.
  • pc22
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Very enjoyable mixture of landscapes.... also a very long walk ...which i tackled in two goes / sections
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Map

Hiking map Belgium GR5 N

Hiking map Belgium GR5 S

Map of GR5 North

Map of GR5 South

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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
  • La traversee des Alpes - la Vanoise parc national GR5/GR55 2018
  • Uitstekende routegids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. De gids bevat een lijst met overnachtingsadressen inclusief telefoonnummers en meestal aangevuld... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 530 GR5 Parc national de la Vanoise - Franse Alpen | FFRP
  • Uitstekende routegids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. De gids bevat een lijst met overnachtingsadressen inclusief telefoonnummers en meestal aangevuld... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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De Zwerver
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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • GR5/GR53: Traversée du Massif des Vosges FFRP Topo-guide No. 502
  • Traversée du Massif des Vosges, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 502, covering 542km along the GR5 from Lauterbourg across the Vosges Mountains to Feschel-le-Châtel. Current edition of this title was published in May 2015.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy A5 paperback format, the guides are... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids 502 GR5 - GR53 Traversée du Massif des Vosges - Vogezen | FFRP
  • Uitstekende routegids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. Een nadeel is dat de daadwerkelijke adressen dan weer niet genoemd worden. Bijgeleverd een A4... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Vuoristovaellus Chamonix'sta Nizzaan
  • Kirjassa kuvataan kesalla 2014 tehtya vaellusta Chamonix'sta Nizzaan. Kyseessa on Ranskan Alppien yli kulkeva kuuluisa GR5-reitti, jolla on pituutta useita satoja kilometreja. Talla reissulla siihen kaytettiin kolmisen viikkoa. Kirjassa kuvataan matkan varrella eteen tulevia tilanteita seka reitilla tavattujen ympari maailmaa tulleiden... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Vuoristovaellus Chamonix'sta Nizzaan
  • Kirjassa kuvataan kesalla 2014 tehtya vaellusta Chamonix'sta Nizzaan. Kyseessa on Ranskan Alppien yli kulkeva kuuluisa GR5-reitti, jolla on pituutta useita satoja kilometreja. Talla reissulla siihen kaytettiin kolmisen viikkoa. Kirjassa kuvataan matkan varrella eteen tulevia tilanteita seka reitilla tavattujen ympari maailmaa tulleiden... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2006
  • Schwarzwald - Vogesen
  • Die schönsten und spannendsten Wanderberge im Schwarzwald und in den Vogesen präsentiert dieser Führer in einer Auswahl von 50 Wandervorschlägen für jede Kondition. Vom alpinen Steig am Feldberg, der höchsten Erhebung der deutschen Mittelgebirge, spannt sich der Bogen bis zum Grand Ballon, dem höchsten Berg der Vogesen, vom Belchen als dem... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2006
  • Schwarzwald - Vogesen
  • Die schönsten und spannendsten Wanderberge im Schwarzwald und in den Vogesen präsentiert dieser Führer in einer Auswahl von 50 Wandervorschlägen für jede Kondition. Vom alpinen Steig am Feldberg, der höchsten Erhebung der deutschen Mittelgebirge, spannt sich der Bogen bis zum Grand Ballon, dem höchsten Berg der Vogesen, vom Belchen als dem... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2006
  • Wandelgids Schwarzwald - Vogesen | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van het Zwarte Woud en een deel van de Vogezen. Nauwkeurig beschreven met praktische info per tocht. De ‘Rother Wanderbücher’ behandelen telkens de 50 mooiste wandelingen, die variëren van eenvoudige kindvriendelijke wandelingen tot routes die aanzienlijk meer ervaring vereisen. Uitvoerige routebeschrijvingen, een... Read more
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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
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids The GR5 Trail | 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
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
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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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids 901 Tours et traversées dans l'Ain GR9 | 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 4 GR5 Noord-Vogezen | De Wandelende Cartograaf
  • Route / Traject: Vic-sur-Seille - Ribeauvillé Zowaar: prachtige en duidelijke Nederlandstalige gidsjes van telkens een traject van 2 weken. De boekjes beschikken over gedetailleerde kaarten in kleur met ingetekende GR5-route, hoogteprofielen, GPS-coördinaten en een Nederlandstalige routebeschrijving. Er is geen informatie over de omgeving... Read more
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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United Kingdom
  • Alsace - Colmar - Selestat 2013
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
  • Tour de l'Oisans et des Ecrins GR54/GR541 2018
  • Tour de l`Oisans et des Ecrins, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 508, covering the 11 to 13 days long tour of the Ecrins massif along the GR54, including the local section of the GR5. Variants along GRs 54A, 54B, 54C, and 541 offer less demanding circuits of two to three days. Current edition of this title was published in April 2014.To see other... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Tour de l`Oisans et des Ecrins - Parc national des Ecrins GR54/GR541
  • Tour de l`Oisans et des Ecrins, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 508, covering the 11 to 13 days long tour of the Ecrins massif along the GR54, including the local section of the GR5. Variants along GRs 54A, 54B, 54C, and 541 offer less demanding circuits of two to three days. Current edition of this title was published in April 2014.To see other... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 508 Tour de l'Oisans et des Ecrins | FFRP
  • Tour de l`Oisans et des Ecrins, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 508, covering the 11 to 13 days long tour of the Ecrins massif along the GR54, including the local section of the GR5. Variants along GRs 54A, 54B, 54C, and 541 offer less demanding circuits of two to three days. Current edition of this title was published in April 2014.To see other... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vanoise National Park - Beaufortain Didier Richard 04
  • Vanoise National Park and the Beaufortain Massif in the French Alps at 1:60,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Didier Richard with a base derived from IGN’s topographic survey, highlighting both local hiking routes and the GR network of long-distance paths, gîtes and mountain refuges, interesting natural and cultural sites, etc. The... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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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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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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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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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 507 Traversée du Mercantour - GR 5 -52 -52A | FFRP
  • 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
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Savoie
  • De GR5 is de roemruchte, meer dan 2000 km lange wandelroute van Hoek-van-Holland naar Nice. SNP gaat de komende jaren het spectaculairste stuk GR5 van het Meer van Genève door de ruige Franse Alpen naar Nice aanbieden in 4 etappes. Etappe 1 loopt van Evian-les-Bains naar de Mont-Blanc. Je overnacht om en om in een sfeervol berghotelletje en een... Read more
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  • bbmoro 2016-04-17 18:52:41
  • description GR5
  • hello! Where can I find the descriptive of the netherlands GR5 section ,please ?
    Thanks
    • Traildino 2016-04-17 21:28:26
    • It's called Deltapad, or Nederlands Kustpad. http://www.traildino.com/trace/continents-Europe/countries-Netherlands/trails-Deltapad. The GR5 uses the northern and eastern parts of this path.
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  • Thomas B 2013-05-31 11:00:32
  • RUNNING the GR5
  • Hello everyone,

    My name is Thomas and i'm planning to run from Brussels to Nice.

    I'm new to traildino and was wondering if these trails were " runable".

    What do you say ?
    • Henk Nouws 2013-06-03 12:37:17
    • Well, it depends on you. The path is not hard covered most of the time. And in some places it will be too steep for running. Best is to compare the GR5 with any other hiking trail you know of that is used for running challenges. Some people manage to run everywhere in every terrain!!
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  • patacon 2012-11-29 01:15:39
  • the other way around
  • I want to hike the GR5 but I want to start in feburary. So I think it is smarter to walk the trail the other way around because of the temperatures. Does anybody knows if the trail is marked in both direction?
    Thanks for answers :)
    • Henk Nouws 2012-11-30 15:37:07
    • Yes, the path is marked in both directions.
      But if you start in Nice in February, you will soon run into problems because of the snow. Even when you start in May, you should be prepared for snow in the higher parts of the Alps.
      On the other side, starting south and walking north is generally a good idea if you like to make pictures, because you will have the sun in your back.
    • bbmoro 2016-04-17 18:54:00
    • Hello! Do you have the GR5 netherlands section?
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