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Long distance path GR5 from Border Netherlands - Belgium to Border Belgium - Luxembourg

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 Border Netherlands - Belgium to Border Belgium - Luxembourg

- 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 Border Netherlands - Belgium (km approximate) Shortest distance to GR5 (km) Website
Border Netherlands - Belgium
Border 0,0 0,01
Hotels Border Netherlands - Belgium
Station Kijkuit
Station 15,1 0,01
Hotels Station Kijkuit
Town 16,2 0,07
Hotels Kalmthout
Town 28,2 0,29
Hotels Wuustwezel
Station Noorderkempen
Station 36,6 0,01
Hotels Station Noorderkempen
Town 38,5 0,15
Hotels Brecht
Town 49,8 0,28
Hotels Risschot
Town 67,1 1,16
Hotels Grobbendonk
Station Herentals
Station 72,8 0,12
Hotels Station Herentals
Town 73,7 0,06
Hotels Herentals
Town 80,3 0,02
Hotels Olen
Town 89,2 0,38
Hotels Tongerlo
Jeugdherberg Boswachtershuis
Youth hostel 90,7 0,02
Town 101 0,26
Hotels Blauberg
Station Zichem
Station 114 0,20
Hotels Station Zichem
Town 117 0,47
Hotels Scherpenheuvel
Town 128 0,50
Hotels Diest
Station Diest
Station 128 0,49
Hotels Station Diest
Town 143 0,32
Hotels Lummen
Town 157 0,13
Hotels Bolderberg
Station Kiewit
Station 170 0,96
Hotels Station Kiewit
Station Bokrijk
Station 178 0,01
Hotels Station Bokrijk
Station Genk
Station 190 1,19
Hotels Station Genk
Town 198 0,11
Hotels Zutendaal
Town 217 0,36
Hotels Lanaken
Town 227 0,78
Hotels Maastricht
End point Pieterpad on Sint-Pietersberg
Finish 231 0,50
Hotels End point Pieterpad on Sint-Pietersberg
Town 235 0,23
Hotels Kanne
Town 253 0,73
Hotels Haccourt
Station Visé
Station 258 0,03
Hotels Station Visé
Town 259 0,41
Hotels Vise
Town 262 0,05
Hotels Dalhem
Town 285 0,09
Hotels Olne
Town 295 0,66
Hotels Banneux
La Reid
Town 302 0,06
Hotels La Reid
Station Spa-Geronstere
Station 313 0,08
Hotels Station Spa-Geronstere
Town 330 0,00
Hotels Stavelot
Town 346 0,26
Hotels Vielsalm
Town 355 0,00
Hotels Commanster
B&B Le Tapis rouge
B&B 355 0,02
Town 359 0,01
Hotels Braunlauf
Chambres d'hotes Oase
360 0,22
Am Hohenbusch
Hotel 363 0,84
Hotel Burg-hof
Hotel 370 0,02
Town 371 0,01
Hotels Burg-Reuland
Hotel Zur Alten Muhle
Hotel 374 0,57
Ouren (Burg-Reuland)
Town 381 0,01
Hotels Ouren (Burg-Reuland)
Border Belgium - Luxembourg
Border 382 0,00
Hotels Border Belgium - Luxembourg
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 137.11 km end point 519.49 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 Border Netherlands - Belgium (Border) to Border Belgium - Luxembourg (Border)
Shortest distance from Border Netherlands - Belgium to the GR5: 0,01 km
Length of the displayed part of the GR5: 382 km
Shortest distance from GR5 to Border Belgium - Luxembourg: 0,00 km
Total distance Border Netherlands - Belgium - Border Belgium - Luxembourg approximately 382 km

Total ascent 6.794 m
Total Descent 6.487 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

The GPS files (.gpx) can be used with a smartphone or GPS device.
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Info selected point (s)

Start point Border Netherlands - Belgium
Distance on the GR5 from Hoek van Holland 137 km
Distance to GR5 0,01 km
Type Border
Elevation 14 m

End point Border Belgium - Luxembourg
Distance on the GR5 from Hoek van Holland 519 km
Distance to GR5 0,00 km
Type Border
Elevation 321 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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