Mercantour

Description

Péone, Mercantour

The Massif du Mercantour is the southernmost high Alpine region in France, bordering on Italy. The Italian part of the massif is called Alpi Marittimi. Highest summit is the Cime du Gélas, 3.143 m. This region is relatively remote and offers varied landscapes. With more sunshine, less snow, no glaciers, it makes a good hiking destination; the GR5 traverses the Mercantour from north to south. Maybe you encounter a wolf somewhere, if not chased by an angry shepherd!

Map

Hiking Map of Mercantour

Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The GR5 Trail - Vosges and Jura
  • Guidebook to a 687km (427 mile) trek through eastern France, traversing the Vosges and the Haut-Jura plateau. The route follows the GR53 from Wissembourg to Schirmeck, before picking up the central section of the GR5 from Schirmeck to Nyon on Lake Geneva, taking in wooded and grassy hills, river gorges and fascinating castle ruins. Read more
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2017
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Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The GR5 Trail Vosges and Jura | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. This guidebook describes a long-distance walking route through the delightful Vosges and Jura. Situated in France near the eastern border, the three regional parks of the Ballons des Vosges,... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • Guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) trail between Farnham and Dover, with an optional visit to Canterbury. Following the ancient Pilgrim's Way for much of the way, through pleasant countryside, this is one of the easier National Trails and the walk is described over 11 stages. With 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
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United Kingdom
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • A guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) walk between the high downland of Farnham and the historic city of Dover on the Kent coast, with an optional visit to Canterbury. The route is described in 11 stages, and is fully illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts. The North Downs Way is one of... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • Guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) trail between Farnham and Dover, with an optional visit to Canterbury. Following the ancient Pilgrim's Way for much of the way, through pleasant countryside, this is one of the easier National Trails and the walk is described over 11 stages. With 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The North Downs Way | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van de North Downs Way, waarbij naast alle noodzakelijke informatie ook gebruik gemaakt wordt van de echte topografische kaart. inclusief gidsje met routekaarten van 1:25000 A guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) walk between the high downland of Farnham and the historic city of... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking in Provence - East
  • Guidebook to 30 varied day walks in the east of Provence in the Alpes Maritimes, Alpes de Haute-Provence and Mercantour, with practical information for the walker. Walks span from the Esterel on the coast to the Mercantour, and include the Verdon Gorge and Geological Reserve of Haute Provence, from bases such as Vence, Grasse and Digne-les-Bains. Read more
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United Kingdom
2014
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United Kingdom
2014
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Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Walking in Provence - East | Cicerone
  • This guide offers 30 circular day walks in the eastern half of Provence, the large sun-kissed coastal region of south-east France. Spanning from the red rocks in the Ésterel on the Mediterranean to high mountains inland, the walks are set in the areas of the Alpes Maritimes, the Alpes de Haute-Provence and the Mercantour. Provence’s sunshine... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • The GR5 Trail
  • An essential guidebook for walking the GR5 trail, 660km from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice or Menton, through the French Alps. Includes all the main variant routes as it passes Mont Blanc, then through the Vanoise, the Queyras and the Mercantour National Parks. Includes accommodation, profiles and maps. Suitable for fairly experienced hikers. Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids The GR5 Trail | Cicerone
  • Engelsetalige wandelgids van het beroemde GR 5 pad in de Franse Alpen. Dezse gids beschrijft de gehele route van de GR 5 van het meer van Geneve tot aan Nice en de Middellandse zee. Goede beschrijvingen en informatie; kaartmateriaal is vrij beperkt. An essential guidebook for walking the GR5, one of the world's most spectacular long-distance... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • A book to 20 classic trekking routes in the Alps. Exploring the best trekking areas, outline descriptions and photographs illustrate the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt, as well a number of trekking routes in Slovenia, the Italian Dolomites, the French Alps, Austrian Alps and Swiss Alps. Ideal for inspiration. Read more
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United Kingdom
2011
  • Alps Trekking
  • An inspirational walking guide to 20 summer treks in the European Alps in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia, by 8 Alpine trekking experts, including the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and lesser-known routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps. All the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned is... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • An inspirational guidebook to 20 classic treks in the Alps. As well as introducing new hiking areas in the Alps, classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt are included. Trekking in the Alps is immensely satisfying, and this book celebrates the rich and scenic diversity for which this great mountain range is renowned. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps
  • This guidebook describes 18 day walks and 6 long distance routes. The treks include a 5-day traverse of the French Mercantour National Park and a 7-day traverse of the Alpi Maritime Park, and the walks range from 6 to 20km in length. The routes are suitable for novices and experienced trekkers alike. Read more
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2016
  • Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps: The Mercantour and Alpi Maritimi Parks
  • Guidebook to walking and trekking in the Maritime Alps on the border of Italy and France, just north of Nice. It includes 18 graded day walks, on both the French and the Italian sides, ranging from 6km to 20km in length and suitable for a range of abilities. There are also 6 long treks, including a 5-day traverse of the Parc National du... Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps - Alpes Maritime | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Guidebook to walking and trekking in the Maritime Alps on the border of Italy and France, just north of Nice. It includes 18 graded day walks, on both the French and the Italian sides, ranging... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Le Parc national du Mercantour à pied PN18
  • L`Aveyron à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.D012, with 50 day walks of varying length and difficulty throughout the department of Ayveron. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was published in... Read more
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2017
  • Wandelgids PN18 Le Parc National du Mercantour... à pied | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Dans la série... Read more
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  • North York Moors Western OS Explorer Map OL26 (paper)
  • The western part of the North York Moors National Park on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL26, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends from Ampleforth in the south northwards to Saltburn-by-the-Sea, and from Ingleby Arncliffe to Danby, Castleton and Hutton-le-Hole, and includes... Read more
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  • Colchester, Halstead & Maldon OS Landranger Map 168 (paper)
  • Colchester, Halstead and Maldon area, including part of the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 168 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 168 Landranger Colchester, Halstead & Maldon | Ordnance Survey
  • Zeer goede detailkaart met topografische ondergrond. Hierop zijn toeristische symbolen van bezienswaardigheden ingetekend, daarnaast staan bijvoorbeeld campings en jeugdherbergen vermeld en - voor wandelaars het belangrijkst - alle right of way paden en Lange afstands Wandelpaden zijn er op te vinden. De ideale kaart voor het wandelen in... Read more
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  • Ely, Wisbech & Downham Market OS Landranger Map 143 (paper)
  • Cambridgeshire around Ely, Wisbech and Downham Market, including part of the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 143 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 143 Landranger Ely & Wisbech, Downham Market | Ordnance Survey
  • Zeer goede detailkaart met topografische ondergrond. Hierop zijn toeristische symbolen van bezienswaardigheden ingetekend, daarnaast staan bijvoorbeeld campings en jeugdherbergen vermeld en - voor wandelaars het belangrijkst - alle right of way paden en Lange afstands Wandelpaden zijn er op te vinden. De ideale kaart voor het wandelen in... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • France: FFRP Topo-guides to Long-distance Footpaths
  • Light, high quality A5 paperback guides from the FFRP - the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre, to the long-distance GR hiking trails, with colour extracts from IGN`s 1:50,000 or 1:25,000 topographic survey maps overprinted with the route, plus a table indicating different facilities along the route, contact details for... Read more
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  • Alsace: Colmar - Sélestat - Guebwiller 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 5
  • The central part of Alsace around Colmar and Sélestat on a GPS compatible, double-sided map at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycling routes, sites for other recreational activities, various accommodation options, restaurants and ferme-auberge locations,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Autour du Thabor: Modane - Bardonecchia - Briançon
  • Mont Thabor area at 1:50,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editions Didier Richard in their series of walking maps of French Alps and other popular hiking regions of south-eastern France. Coverage extends from Modane in the north to Briançon in the south-east, and west to Valloire.The base map with cartography from the IGN has... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Maritime and Ligurian Alps IGC 8
  • A cross-border area of the Maritime and Ligurian Alps at 1:50,000, with coverage on the Italian side including Limone, Alpi Maritime PN and Alta Valle Pesio e Tanaro PN, plus in France Tende, Vallée des Merveilles and Saorge, in a series contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 8 Alpi marittime e liguri | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • France: Kummerly + Frey Recreational Maps of the Vosges Mountains and Alsace
  • Vosges Mountains and southern Alsace on GPS compatible, double-sided maps from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycling routes, sites for other recreational activities, various accommodation options, restaurants and ferme-auberge locations, etc. Scales are either 1:50,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
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2016
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  • Haute Tinée 1 - Auron - Parc National du Mercantour IGN 3639OT
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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  • Alsace - Strasbourg - Saverne - Barr - Offenburg K+F Outdoor Map 7
  • The central part of Alsace around Strasbourg and Saverne on a GPS compatible, double-sided map at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycling routes, sites for other recreational activities, various accommodation options, restaurants and ferme-auberge... Read more
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  • Vallée de la Vésubie - PN du Mercantour IGN 3741OT
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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  • Luxembourg North
  • One of two topographic survey maps of Luxembourg at 1:50,000, with contours at 10-metres intervals and additional relief shading. An overprint highlights long-distance footpaths, including the GR5 (E-2), cycle routes, and various places of interest, including campsites. The map covers an area of approximately 53 x 43 km / 33 x 27 miles. Map... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Du Léman à la Vanoise - par le Mont Blanc et le Beaufortain GR5
  • The first, 206-km long Alpine section of the GR5 from Lake Geneva, past Mont Blanc and across the Col de la Croix-du-Bonhomme, to Landry north of the Vanoise Massif, FFRP topo-guide ref. no. 504, with colour maps from the IGN TOP25 series at 1:25,000. Also included is a tour of the Dents du Midi. Current edition of this title was published in... Read more
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2017
  • Wandelgids 504 GR5 Du Léman à la Vanoise | FFRP
  • Uitstekende routegids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. De gids bevat een lijst met overnachtingsadressen inclusief telefoonnummers en vaak aangevuld... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Mercantour
  • Vier avontuurlijke dagen in de Haute Vallée du Var en het Parc National du Mercantour, het meest ongerepte deel van de zonnige Alpes Maritimes. In deze zuidelijke uitlopers van de Alpen vind je van alles: van verstilde dorpjes en diepe gorges tot een gletsjermeer ruim boven de 2000 meter. Maak de mooiste hikes van de streek, waarvan 1 met ezel,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Mercantour
  • Met de ezel als lastdier volg je de rivier de Var door het Nationaal Parc du Mercantour, het meest ongerepte deel van de Alpes Maritimes. Met je langorige viervoeter krijgt deze bergtrektocht een extra dimensie. Begeleid door het gefluit van Alpenmarmotten heb je zicht op 3000 m hoge bergen, gletsjerdalen en een bergmeer. Bij de lokale... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Mercantour
  • Door de Haute Vallée du Var loopt u van de mediterrane vegetatie in de rode Gorges de Daluis, naar het hoog alpiene gebied rondom de Col de la Cayolle. De tochten gaan over goed gemarkeerde paden van het ene verstilde dorpje naar het andere. De vele zonne-uren en de speciale sfeer in dit wonderschone dal, tezamen met de bijzonder gastvrije... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Mercantour
  • Wandelvakantie door de ongerepte bergwereld van de Mercantour, in de Alpes Maritimes, waar Alpen en Mediterrannée elkaar ontmoeten. Tijdens deze trektocht met bagagevervoer verblijven we in diep in de bossen verscholen boswachtershuizen. Een medewerker van het Franse Staatsbosbeheer zorgt voor uitstekende maaltijden en logistieke begeleiding.... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Alpes-Maritimes
  • Eind 19e eeuw is men begonnen met de aanleg van een spoorlijn door de Vallée de la Roya, een oude handelsroute van de Middellandse Zee naar Italië. Na vele internationale verwikkelingen rijdt hier nu, met tunnels en viaducten, de Train des Merveilles. Bekend is de vallei vanwege de Barokke kunst en architectuur, maar bijvoorbeeld ook vanwege de... Read more
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