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GR5A Hike around Flanders from Nieuwpoort to Menen (133km) (Anticlockwise)

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 Nieuwpoort to Menen

- 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 Nieuwpoort (km approximate) Shortest distance to GR5A (km) Website
Town 0.0 0.40
Town 14.2 0.50
Village 54.4 0.16
Village 56.8 1.80
Village 61.7 0.18
Village 77.8 1.84
Village 80.5 0.06
Village 82.9 1.67
Village 85.8 0.78
Village 88.0 0.74
Village 92.0 0.11
Town 93.3 0.34
Village 97.1 1.84
Village 96.5 0.01
Village 102 0.16
Zwarte Leen
Village 113 1.42
Village 113 0.40
Village 115 0.11
Ten Brielen
Village 119 1.08
Village 119 1.09
Village 121 1.17
Village 126 1.38
Village 130 0.97
Town 133 0.19
Menen - Nieuwpoort (Clockwise)
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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 Antwerpen 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 230.53 km end point 363.08 km)

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!

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Selected part GR5A

Route from Nieuwpoort (Town) to Menen (Town)
Shortest distance from Nieuwpoort to the GR5A: 0.40 km
Length of the displayed part of the GR5A: 133 km
Shortest distance from GR5A to Menen: 0.19 km
Total distance Nieuwpoort - Menen approximately 133 km

Total ascent 1,447 m
Total Descent 1,435 m
The elevation data contains minor measurement errors which can cause the total ascent and the total decent 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!

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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 GR5A

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

Start point Nieuwpoort
Distance on the GR5A from Antwerpen 231 km
Distance to GR5A 0.40 km
Type Town
Elevation 10 m

End point Menen
Distance on the GR5A from Antwerpen 363 km
Distance to GR5A 0.19 km
Type Town
Elevation 20 m

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Notes on the map and the table

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 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 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!


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