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GR5A Hike around Flanders from Menen to Wijtschate (31.1km) (Clockwise)

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

For planning walks on the GR5A. With the different features on this page, parts of the GR5A can be selected and distances determined.

POIs GR5A from Menen to Wijtschate

- 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 point and an end point in the table and press the start and end point button below the table.
- More options see the text below the table.

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Other sections of the GR5A
Wijtschate - Menen (Anticlockwise)


From / To Distance to the route Distance along the route
Menen (Town)
Wijtschate (Village)
Total stage
Ascend (m)
Descend (m)

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 De Panne 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.

Map selected part GR5A

The route of the GR5A is displayed in red. The shortest direct connections between the GR5A 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 GR5A) for a new starting point of the route. Or click on the button for the route from the

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Elevation graph GR5A from Menen

The elevation data contains minor measurement errors. As a result, possibly more height differences can be seen in the elevation graph than in reality.
The elevation graph does not show the elevations of the start and end points and links to the route!

Selected part GR5A Route from Menen (Town) to Wijtschate (Village)

Shortest distance from Menen to the GR5A: 0.18 km
Length of the displayed part of the GR5A: 30.8 km
Shortest distance from GR5A to Wijtschate: 0.16 km
Total distance Menen - Wijtschate approximately 31.1 km

Total ascend
188 m
Total Descend 121 m
The elevation data contains minor measurement errors which can cause the total ascend and the total decend to be (far) 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
Ascend speed m/h
Descend 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 + ( totalascend / ascendspeed + totaldescend / descendspeed)/2

GPS file selected part GR5A

The GPS files (.gpx) can be used with a smartphone or GPS device.
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GR5A Hike around Flanders

Hike around Flanders clockwise

Hike around Flanders anticlockwise

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Notes on the map and the table

The route of the Wandelronde van Vlaanderen is based on Openstreetmap.org data. The route is obtained from waymarkedtrail.org.
The most recent version of the route can be seen on Waymarkedtrails and Openstreetmap. The Wandelronde van Vlaanderen route was downloaded from Waymarkedtrails on January 2, 2023.
Wandelronde van Vlaanderen
waymarkedtrails.org openstreetmap.org
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 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 GR5A to the POI are not included.
The distance from a Point Of Interest (POI) to the GR5A is the shortest distance to the GR5A 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 GR5A + Distance point 2 to nearest point on the GR5A + Distance between the two nearest points on the GR5A

If points 1 and 2 are close to the GR5A, the calculated distance is usually a good approximation.
If one of the two points is situated further from GR5A, the actual distance may differ (significantly) from the calculated distance.

It is recommended to check the route from a starting point to the GR5A and from the GR5A 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 GR5A and from the GR5A to the end point.

The track of the GR5A may include errors. Also, the recorded POIs may include errors! It is recommended to check the track and points before walking the path!
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Data routes and POI by OpenStreetMap.org contributors under CC BY-SA 2.0 license.


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