Top 10 mythic hiking in France


In France, hiking trails are endless and allow to walk across the country. Among the numerous GR paths of Great Excursion, many are distinguished by exceptional features: scenic beauty, quality of the course, walking opportunities through heritage or cultural significance ... we have kept ten, the top 10 hikes mythical in France:

1-Corsica from north to south, the GR 20

Certainly the most legendary of National Trails France. GR 20 crosses Corsica from north to south, the village of Conza Calenza than through massive and its edges: a mountain hike and demanding, with challenging and steep passages (the trail climbs to 2225m), more than marked trail to 170km ... browse the entirety is only for experienced hikers. The beautiful scenery is simply breathtaking.

2-The Way of Saint Jacques de Compostela

unclassifiable hiking, legendary in many respects. True religious pilgrimage for some fantastic ride for others. In France, there are four roads leading to Saint-Jacques, which can take from Paris, Vézelay, the Puy-en-Velay and Arles. All these paths converge towards the Pyrenees, to become one of the Spanish side to Saint Jacques de Compostela. At the very least, 3 months of work!

3-GR 10: from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean

Again, we focus on some sections unless they have some time ahead: more than 900 kilometers marked route (ie fifty days walking), from Hendaye on the Atlantic, Finally on the coast of the Mediterranean, Banyuls-sur-Mer! In between, a beautiful path that traces through the Pyrenees. A nice overview of the mountains and nature

4-The Tour du Mont Blanc or TBM

TBM, as this path is marked along its circular and international route around the famous Mont Blanc: Switzerland, Italy and France, we pass the border during a hike of nearly 170km, an big week rather trying, even if the altitude does not exceed 2665 meters. An unforgettable way to immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery of the Alps.

5-GR 70 or Stevenson trail:

A beautiful hike through the captivating scenery of the Cevennes, the GR 70 is more than 250 kilometers of walking between the pretty town of Puy-en-Velay Ales Gard, capital of the Cevennes. This circuit is drawn from the route taken by the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island ...), in 1878, in the company of a donkey ...

6-The Balcony of the Mediterranean, the GR 51:

The GR 51 continues along a marked route over 500km along the Mediterranean (Menton-Marseille). Thus through the Alpes Maritimes, Var and the Bouches-du-Rhône, as saying that the succession of scenery is breathtaking! This path is known as the Balcony of the Mediterranean ... The crossing creeks between Marseille and Cassis, remains one of the most popular sections.

7-Brittany by the coastal path, the GR 34

A beautiful coastal hiking, GR 34 omits any part of the beautiful Breton coastline. He resumed in major part the route of ancient paths of Customs, and therefore easily cut into smaller sections. Mont-Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo, the Cotes d'Armor, Finistère and the tips of the beauties of Morbihan, the highlights are numerous over the marked hiking 1700km.

8-volcanoes Auvergne on the GR 30:

Walking remains the ideal way to enjoy the scenery of the Massif Central, the rural heart of France. The GR 30 and forms a loop just under 200km, offering a succession of gentle mountain scenery, extinct volcanoes and lakes: the Puy de Dôme and the Puys, the Puy de Sancy, highest mountain and the Lead of the Cantal finally a treat for hikers!

9-villages Lubéron with GR 97

The Luberon is well known as one of the most beautiful regions of France, with its pleasant southern landscapes with scrubland and hilltop villages. To fully immerse themselves in the Provencal atmosphere, borrows walking the GR 97, around the Luberon: Rustrel, Oppedette, Oppède-le-Vieux, Senanque Abbey, Gordes, Roussillon and the Ocher path is while the Heritage Regional Park Luberon scrolling.

10-Along the Loire, the GR 3:

Another sacred route, more than 1200km of marked path! Departure is by the sea, in La Baule, or a little further in Guérande, to follow the course of the Loire to the Mont Mézenc, in the Massif Central. Along the way we cross the Loire Valley region World Heritage of Unesco, with its many castles, vineyards and cities of heritage ... Nantes, Saumur, Chambord, Orleans, and then start the Forez before finished in Ardèche.