What is the GR5?
Today we start the famous alpine section of the GR5 from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean, doing the alternate section the GR52 at the end to Menton.
The route is around 420 miles. We will cross 3 national parks. Average trekking days will include 1,000 - 2,000m of ascent and similar descents all with full back packs so we can wild camp as well as using campsites in the valleys.
More information to follow if we survive the first few days, find a local SIM card (BT roaming data is useless) and not tempted to get a bus to Nice and lay on the beach for 6 weeks!
Map from Moveyouralps.com