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Long distance path GR5 from Les Houches to Modane

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 Les Houches to Modane

- 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.

No. Start End Name Type Distance from Les Houches (km approximate) Shortest distance to GR5 (km) Website
Les Houches
Town 0,0 0,02
Hotels Les Houches
Refuge Du Fioux
Refuge 6,8 0,04
Hotels Refuge Du Fioux
Auberge de Bionnassay
Auberge 8,1 0,04
CAF Les Contamines-Montjoie
Gite 17,5 0,15
Gite-Camping du Pontet
Gite 19,1 0,22
Refuge de Nant Borrant
Refuge 22,1 0,01
Refuge de la Balme
Refuge 24,6 0,04
Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme
Refuge 30,2 0,01
Refuge du Plan de la Lai
Refuge 37,1 0,02
Le Refuge de La Balme - Tarentaise
Refuge 52,4 0,21
Town 61,0 0,01
Hotels Bellentre
Maison Caramel
B&B 67,6 1,10
Refuge du Col-du-Palet
Refuge 85,2 0,01
Town 98,6 0,18
Hotels Val-d'Isère
Town 120 0,15
Hotels Bessans
Refuge de Vallonbrun
Refuge 128 0,04
Refuge du Plan du Lac
Refuge 146 0,00
Refuge L'Arpont
Refuge 159 0,01
Refuge de Plan Sec
Refuge 175 0,09
Refuge de la Fournache
Refuge 176 0,07
Le Fond d Aussois
Refuge 178 1,63
Refuge de l'Aiguille Doran
Refuge 186 0,19
Refuge de l'Orgère
Refuge 186 0,18
Town 191 0,02
Hotels Modane
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 Lake Geneva 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 124.48 km end point 314.97 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!

Double-click a location on the map (near the GR5) for a new starting point of the route. Or click on the button for the route from the

Select a route of up to 100km for the highest level of detail of the route on the map and an elevation graph.

Selected part GR5

Route from Les Houches (Town) to Modane (Town)
Shortest distance from Les Houches to the GR5: 0,02 km
Length of the displayed part of the GR5: 190 km
Shortest distance from GR5 to Modane: 0,02 km
Total distance Les Houches - Modane approximately 191 km

Total ascent 12.338 m
Total Descent 12.273 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!

Calculate walking time
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

The GPS files (.gpx) can be used with a smartphone or GPS device.
Download the gpx file with the track and the POIs
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Info selected point (s)

Start point Les Houches
Distance on the GR5 from Lake Geneva 124 km
Distance to GR5 0,02 km
Type Town
Elevation 1.005 m

End point Modane
Distance on the GR5 from Lake Geneva 315 km
Distance to GR5 0,02 km
Type Town
Elevation 1.067 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 'Towns' are based on the locations Google Maps gives. Usually this is somewhere in the center of the town.

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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Facebook group GR5 (Dutch).