The GR5 Trail : Through the French Alps: Lake Geneva to Nice

By (author) Dillon, Paddy

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 routes, such as the stunning GR55 through the Vanoise National Park and the GR52 through the Mercantour National Park to finish at Menton. Every section of route description is illustrated with clear colour mapping and gradient profiles, as well as inspirational photographs. The GTA trek is achievable by any fit and experienced walker and this guidebook suggests daily stages, timings, ascents and descents, and lists all the facilities and services available along the way from start to finish. People have been crossing the Alps for many centuries but today's journey is much easier than that of those who have gone before. With some advance thought and planning, coupled with a willingness to adapt your plans day-by-day if necessary, a walk along the GR5 should present a fine and memorable challenge.

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  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Walking the GR5
  • Alpine Traverses
  • Who Walks the GR5? Route Outline
  • North-South/South-North
  • Timings
  • Waymarking
  • GR5 Geology
  • Alpine Flowers
  • Alpine Wildlife
  • Alpine Farming
  • Pastous
  • Language
  • Travel to the Alps
  • Travel Around the Alps
  • Services on the GR5
  • Accommodation
  • Food and Drink
  • Telephones
  • Path Conditions
  • Alpine Weather
  • When to Walk the GR5
  • Kit Check
  • Maps
  • Currency and Costs
  • Emergencies
  • Key Points
  • Stage 1 Lac Leman to Les Houches
  • Day 1 St Gingolph to La Chapelle d'Abondance (direct route)
  • Day 1a Thonon-les-Bains to Chevenoz (alternative Day 1)
  • Day 2a Chevenoz to La Chapelle d'Abondance (alternative Day 2)
  • Day 3 La Chapelle d'Abondance to Chesery
  • Day 4 Chesery to Samoens
  • Day 5 Samoens to Refuge de Moede Anterne
  • Day 6 Refuge de Moede Anterne to Les Houches
  • Stage 2 Les Houches to Landry
  • Day 7 Les Houches to Les Contamines
  • Day 7a Les Houches to Les Contamines (high-level route)
  • Day 8 Les Contamines to Plan de la Lai
  • Day 9 Plan de la Lai to Landry
  • Stage 3 Landry to Modane
  • GR5 Route
  • Day 10 Landry to Refuge d'Entre-le-Lac
  • Day 11 Refuge d'Entre-le-Lac to Val d'Isere
  • Day 12 Val d'Isere to Bessans
  • Day 13 Bessans to Refuge du Plan du Lac
  • Day 14 Refuge du Plan du Lac to Le Montana
  • Day 15 Le Montana to Modane/Fourneaux
  • GR55 High-level route (Refuge d'Entre-le-Lac to Modane)
  • Day 11 Refuge d'Entre-le-Lac to Refuge d'Entre Deux Eaux
  • Day 12 Refuge d'Entre Deux Eaux to Roc de la Peche
  • Day 13 Roc de la Peche to Modane/Fourneaux
  • GR5E Low-level route (Bonneval-sur-Arc to Modane)
  • Day 13 Bonneval-sur-Arc to Lanslevillard
  • Day 14 Lanslevillard to Bramans
  • Day 15 Bramans to Modane/Fourneaux
  • Stage 4 Modane to Ceillac
  • Day 16 Modane/Fourneaux to Refuge du Thabor
  • Day 17 Refuge du Thabor to Plampinet
  • Day 17a La Vallee etroite to Plampinet (GR5B alternative)
  • Day 18 Plampinet to Briancon
  • Day 18a Nevache to Briancon (GR5C alternative)
  • Day 19 Briancon to Brunissard
  • Day 20 Brunissard to Ceillac
  • Stage 5 Ceillac to Auron
  • Day 21 Ceillac to La Barge/Maljasset
  • Day 22 La Barge/Maljasset to Larche
  • Day 23 Larche to Bousieyas
  • Day 24 Bousieyas to Auron
  • Stage 6 Auron to Nice - GR5
  • Day 25 Auron to Refuge de Longon
  • Day 26 Refuge de Longon to St Dalmas
  • Day 27 St Dalmas to Utelle
  • Day 28 Utelle to Aspremont
  • Day 29 Aspremont to Nice
  • Stage 7 St Dalmas to Garavan/Menton - GR52
  • Day 27 St Dalmas to Le Boreon
  • Day 28 Le Boreon to Refuge de Nice
  • Day 29 Refuge de Nice to Refuge des Merveilles
  • Day 30 Refuge des Merveilles to Sospel
  • Day 31 Sospel to Garavan/Menton
  • Appendix 1 Route Summary - North to South
  • Appendix 2 Route Summary - South to North
  • Appendix 3 Accommodation List
  • Appendix 4 Basic French for the GR5
  • Appendix 5 Topographical Glossary

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書名 The GR5 Trail : Through the French Alps: Lake Geneva to Nice
著作者等 Dillon, Paddy
書名別名 Through the French Alps: Lake Geneva to Nice
出版元 Cicerone Press
刊行年月 2013.02.14
版表示 2 Rev ed
ページ数 320p
大きさ H172 x W116
ISBN 9781852847296
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス