The GR5 Trail – Vosges and Jura

By | June 21, 2017
The GR5 Trail – Vosges and Jura Author Les Smith
ISBN-10 185284812X
ISBN-13 9781852848125
Year 2017-08-31
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Cicerone Press Limited
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A guide to trekking a 687km 427 mile route along the length of the Vosges mountains and the Haut Jura plateau of north east France The GR5 is one of the great hiking routes across Europe and the route described here is the central section from Schirmeck to Nyon on Lake Geneva Lac Lman By combining it with a section of the GR53 Wissembourg to Schirmeck the guide presents a complete traverse of the Vosges and Jura The route is presented in 11 sections the whole route would take five or six weeks to complete but it could also be tackled in smaller sections Some of the finest stretches of the GR5 and GR53 can be enjoyed as day hikes and the book includes 8 shorter circuits of 921 km that incorporate some particularly recommended sections Making use of the excellent footpath system the route is well within the capabilities of any moderately fit person The book includes a range practical information for planning a trip including a list of facilities and guide to accommodation The region features wooded and grassy hills deeply cut river gorges and fascinating castle ruins and this long distance route links a rich variety of landscapes These mountains are ideal for hikers with summits of modest height and panoramic views

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