The GR 5 is a GR footpath[1] that starts in the Netherlands, crosses Belgium and Luxembourg before crossing France from north to south. It is part of the European walking route E2. This trail is famous for its route through the French Alps from Lake Geneva to Nice called Grande Traversée des Alpes.

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Length2290 km (1423 mi)
LocationNetherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France
DesignationGR footpath, European walking route
TrailheadsHook of Holland, Nice
A walker preparing to leave the Refuge de Bel Lachat on the GR5


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  1. ^ The acronym GR stands for "Grande Randonnée" (in French), meaning "Great Hike".