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Long distance path GR5 Hoek van Holland - Nice from Ferry port Thonon-les-Bains to Nice Promenade des Anglais (610km)

Hiking map, Points of Interest, Elevation graph and GPS File

For planning walks on the GR5. With the different features on this page, parts of the GR5 can be selected and distances determined.

POIs GR5 from Ferry port Thonon-les-Bains to Nice Promenade des Anglais

- Click on a name of a point in the table for a detailed map and more information.
- Or select your own start and end point on the map.
- Or select a start and end point in the table and press the 'Startendpoint' button below the table.
- More options see the text below the table.

Start End Name Type Distance from Ferry port Thonon-les-Bains (km approximate) Shortest distance to GR5 (km) Website
Ferry port Thonon-les-Bains
Ferry port 0.0 0.10
Town 0.5 0.11
Gare de Thonon-les-Bains
Station 1.1 0.08
Village 8.0 0.28
Village 10.5 0.82
Village 13.6 0.59
La Vernaz
Village 16.9 1.04
Village 22.0 0.67
Village 23.8 0.48
Village 28.6 1.59
La Chapelle-d'Abondance
Town 43.1 0.04
Town 85.5 0.44
Town 93.1 0.36
Gare Les Houches
Station 124 0.07
Les Houches
Town 124 0.02
Town 186 0.01
Town 222 0.18
Town 244 0.15
Town 314 0.02
Gare de Modane
Station 318 0.47
Town 376 0.09
Gare de Briançon
Station 378 0.13
Town 405 0.12
Town 418 0.02
Town 455 0.03
Town 492 0.03
Town 537 0.05
Camping a la ferme
camping 549 0.06
Maison de L'Environnement
Finish 608 0.02
Gare de Nice-Ville
Station 609 0.50
Nice Promenade des Anglais
Finish 610 0.01
Other sections of the GR5
Select a start and end point in the table and click on the button.

Below are two alternative selection methods
1. Select a starting point in the table and enter the number of kms from the starting point: km and click on the button.
2. Select a starting point based on kms from Hoek van Holland and enter the number of kilometers from the starting point:
Start point: km. Km's from starting point: km and click on the button.
With this last selection method, exactly any desired stage can be displayed. (Current view: starting point 1,535.69 km end point 2,145.63 km)

Map selected part GR5

The route of the GR5 is displayed in red. The shortest direct connections between the GR5 and the start and end points are shown in blue. These direct connections may not be possible!

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Selected part GR5

Route from Ferry port Thonon-les-Bains (Ferry port) to Nice Promenade des Anglais (Finish)
Shortest distance from Ferry port Thonon-les-Bains to the GR5: 0.10 km
Length of the displayed part of the GR5: 610 km
Shortest distance from GR5 to Nice Promenade des Anglais: 0.01 km
Total distance Ferry port Thonon-les-Bains - Nice Promenade des Anglais approximately 610 km

Total ascent 39,932 m
Total Descent 40,315 m
The elevation data contains minor measurement errors which can cause the total ascent and the total decent to be too high.
The altitude differences on the routes from the starting point to the hiking route and from the walking route to the endpoint are not included in the totals!

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Speed on level terrain km/h
Ascent speed m/h
Descent speed m/h
The speeds to be used for the calculation can be adjusted.

The calculation is an approximation. The actual duration varies per person and also depends on the terrain and the weather conditions.
The formula used to calculate the walking time: Walkingtime = distance / horizontalspeed + ( totalascent / ascentspeed + totaldescent / descentspeed)/2

GPS file selected part GR5

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Info selected point (s)

Start point Ferry port Thonon-les-Bains
Distance on the GR5 from Hoek van Holland 1,536 km
Distance to GR5 0.10 km
Nice 610 km
Type Ferry port
Elevation 375 m

End point Nice Promenade des Anglais
Distance on the GR5 from Hoek van Holland 2,146 km
Distance to GR5 0.01 km
Type Finish
Elevation 1 m

Maps GR5 with POIs

The GR5 is a long distance walking route that starts in Hoek van Holland and ends in Nice. The route passes through the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Switzerland.

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Notes on the map and the table

The route of the GR5 is based on Openstreetmap.org data. The route is obtained from waymarkedtrail.org.
The GR5 is part of the European hiking route E2. On openstreetmap.org and waymarkedtrails.org the route is therefore also indicated as E2.
The most recent version of the route can be seen on Waymarkedtrails (WT) and Openstreetmap (OSM). (Date last update on this website)
WT OSM (1-7-2018)
Belgium Flanders WT OSM (1-7-2018)
Belgium Wallonia WT OSM (1-7-2018)
Luxembourg WT OSM (1-7-2018)
France Lorraine WT OSM (1-7-2018)
France Alsace WT OSM (1-7-2018)
France Jura WT OSM (1-7-2018)
France Alpes Côte d'Azur WT OSM (1-7-2018)
Heights have been added to Waymarkedtrails tracks using the website gpsvisualizer.com.

The exact locations of Cities, Towns, Villages and Hamlets are based on the locations that Openstreetmap or Google Maps gives. Usually this is somewhere in the center.

The distances in the table and on the map are an approximation!! This is because the actual routes from the GR5 to the POI are not included.
The distance from a Point Of Interest (POI) to the GR5 is the shortest distance to the GR5 in a direct line.

The distances between two POIs (point 1 and point 2) are calculated as follows
Total distance = Distance point 1 to nearest point on the GR5 + Distance point 2 to nearest point on the GR5 + Distance between the two nearest points on the GR5

If points 1 and 2 are close to the GR5, the calculated distance is usually a good approximation.
If one of the two points is situated further from GR5, the actual distance may differ (significantly) from the calculated distance.

It is recommended to check the route from a starting point to the GR5 and from the GR5 to the end of a stage! This may e.g. by zooming in on the map and checking for a path or road from the starting point to the GR5 and from the GR5 to the end point.

The track of the GR5 is from different sources and may include errors. Also, the recorded POIs may include errors! It is recommended to check the track and points before walking the path!


- GR5 website (Dutch)


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