The GR5 Trail - Benelux and Lorraine : The North Sea to Schirmeck in the Vosges mountains Paperback / softback
Guidebook to the northernmost section of the GR5 - from Hoek van Holland in the Netherlands, through Belgium and Luxembourg, to Schirmeck in the northeast of France.
Described over 49 stages, this 1000 kilometre section of the GR5 is relatively easy and ideal for those who don't want to hike up and down steep mountains - or not just yet. Clear route description is accompanied by 1:100K mapping, together with information on points of interest passed along the way.
Background information on landscape, wildlife and history is included, as is practical information - everything from clothing, equipment, food, drink and waymarking to maps, money and staying in touch - making planning and executing a trip as easy as possible. One of the world's best long distance walking trails, the GR5, in its entirety, covers an impressive 1423 miles (2290km) on its way from the North Sea to the Mediterranean.
This northern stretch - before the trail hits the depth of the Vosges - is as much a cultural experience as it is a walk through nature.
Walkers will discover different linguistic communities, culinary traditions and architecture.
Those partial to museums will also be in for a treat - from tugboats to wine, salt to flint, the route passes by an impressive array of interesting cultural institutions. Two further Cicerone guidebooks cover the remaining sections of the GR5; 'The GR5 Trail - Vosges and Jura', and 'The GR5 Trail' which covers the route from Lac Leman to the Mediterranean.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 312 pages, 100 photos80 maps
- Publisher: Cicerone Press
- Publication Date: 15/09/2018
- Category: Walking, hiking, trekking
- ISBN: 9781852849597