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Long-distance hikes in France


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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in France. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful long-distance hikes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful long-distance hikes in France

Long Distance Hiking · Corsica
GR20: The toughest long-distance hiking trail in Europe
Premium content Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
175.1 km
68:27 h
11,928 m
11,913 m
The Grande Randonnée 20 (GR 20) is a 180 km long alpine long-distance hiking trail that runs across the Mediterranean island of Corsica.
Blick vom Pimené auf (v.l.): Brecha de Rolando, La Falsa Brecha, El Taillón und Pico de Gabieto
Long Distance Hiking · Hautes-Pyrénées
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
90.4 km
42:00 h
6,760 m
6,760 m
Wenn das Wetter mitspielt, ist das eine Traumwoche, die man weitgehend im binationalen doppelten Welterbe verbringt: Das Gebiet Pyrenées/Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido ist Weltnaturerbe und Weltkulturerbe und erstreckt sich über die Ländergrenze hinweg.
Ausblick auf dem Ligurischen Höhenweg
Long Distance Hiking · France
Alta Via dei Monti Liguri
Premium content Difficulty difficult
402.8 km
142:00 h
16,565 m
16,574 m
The Alta Via dei Monti Liguri runs along the entire main ridge of Liguria from the French border to Tuscany.
Long Distance Hiking · Piedmont
Via Alpina - Blue Trail
Premium content Difficulty difficult
883.2 km
349:35 h
61,406 m
62,780 m
The rugged peaks of the Western Alps, the wild, untouched nature in the Gran Paradiso and Mercantour National Parks and the lonely mountain villages in the Piedmontese Alps make the Blue Trail a highlight for nature lovers.
Sentiero Italia
Long Distance Hiking · Italy
Sentiero Italia
recommended route Difficulty difficult
6,057.3 km
2049:10 h
300,000 m
300,000 m
The longest long-distance hiking trail in the world is getting a revival – on the Sentiero Italia, Italy shows itself in all its diversity. With stamina and a lot of wanderlust, you will get to the most beautiful places in the country!
In den Weinbergen bei Villeneuve.
Long Distance Hiking · France
Via Francigena
Premium content Difficulty difficult closed
2,107.9 km
560:08 h
22,976 m
22,973 m
The Via Francigena runs from Canterbury Cathedral in the south-east of Great Britain via France and Switzerland to St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Long Distance Hiking · Bellinzona and Valleys
Trans Swiss Trail
Premium content Difficulty moderate closed
506.9 km
160:00 h
14,420 m
14,495 m
The Trans Swiss Trail runs once through the country, from Porrentruy in the north to Mendrisio in the south, crossing fantastic landscapes and historic sites.
Long Distance Hiking · Provinz Cuneo
GR 52 A: Le Sentier Panoramique du Mercantour
Premium content Difficulty moderate
222.6 km
88:00 h
12,885 m
12,948 m
The GR 52 A long-distance hiking trail circles the Parc National du Mercantour and, true to its name, offers the best views of the breathtaking mountain world.
Alte Rheinbrücke von Rheinfelden
Long Distance Hiking · Basel und Umgebung
Interregio-Wanderweg: Drei Länder - ein Weg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
216.1 km
57:00 h
4,000 m
4,000 m
Erwandern Sie das Dreiländereck zwischen der Schweiz, Frankreich und Deutschland und lernen Sie ein faszinierendes und abwechslungsreiches Stück Europa kennen!
Auf dem Stevenson Trail beim Viadukt Mirandol
Long Distance Hiking · France
GR 70: Stevenson Trail
Premium content Difficulty moderate
274.4 km
85:00 h
7,127 m
7,623 m
The long-distance trail follows the route of the writer Robert Louis Stevenson through the Velay, the Gevaudan, the Vivarais and the Cévennes.
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Die Grande Traversée du Vercors (GR® 91) by Olivier
March 24, 2023 · Community
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Sur les crêtes du Vercors
Photo: Olivier poncin, Community
Katharerweg / Camí dels Bons Homes - von Berga nach Porta (Gesamtstrecke) by Bela
January 02, 2023 · Community
perfectly empty in wintertime and plenty of water. Long days, but technically not challenging. Beautiful views and the path is well marked
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When did you do this route? December 19, 2022
Photo: Bela Elbich, Community
Photo: Bela Elbich, Community
Photo: Bela Elbich, Community
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