GR52 - Vallée des Merveilles

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  1. Name GR52 - Vallée des Merveilles (GR52)
  2. Start of trail St Dalmas-Valdeblore
  3. End of trail Menton
  4. Traildino grading SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail
  5. Hut tour grading T2, Mountain walk

GR52St Dalmas de Valdeblore - Menton (Mediterranean)

The southeast corner of France, bordering on Italy, is called the Mercantour. Apart from a beautiful name it is also a beloved Alpine region. The GR52 goes right through it. Therefore, GR5-hikers sometimes take this diversion to finish their trek to the Mediterranean. Another fine option is to combine GR52 and GR52A to make a round walk, enjoying even more of the Mercantour nature. The trail is a mountain hike, not difficult, but a bit strenuous. At the end are the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and if any money is left, Monte-Carlo is nearby.

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GR 52, 100km

Map

Map of GR52

Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Limone Piemonte - Vallée des Merveilles 25K IGC Map No. 114
  • Limone Piemonte - Vallée des Merveilles area at 1:25,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible walking maps from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale, highlighting hiking trails including long-distance routes, ski routes and alpine accommodation. Maps in this series have contours at 25m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mercantour IGN 75010
  • IGN TOP 75 Topographic map of the Mercantour at 1:75,000 scale. This detailed map covers the Mercantour National Park, from Barcelonette to Villars-sur-Var from north to south. Contour lines, detailed legend and indication of hiking trails. Index of cities. This map includes 5 zooms in scale 1:25 000 to discover exceptional excursions (Vallée... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Le Mercantour - Vallee des Merveilles GR5/GR52/52A
  • Le Mercantour: Larche – Nice/Menton, Vallée des Merveilles, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 507, covering 450km of long-distance routes: the last section of the GR5 in the French Alps from Larche to Nice, an alternative variant off GR5 along the GR52 leading via the Vallée des Merveilles to Menton, plus GR52A – Panoramique du Mecantour from Col du... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 507 Traversée du Mercantour - GR 5 -52 -52A | FFRP
  • 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, soms aangevuld met websites/mailadressen. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde... Read more
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • 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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  • paul challen 2013-01-22 04:57:41
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  • HI HAS ANY ONE WALKED THIS PART 52 GR IF SO HOW MANY DFAYS 6 ? AND IS THERE ACCOMMODATION ON ROUTE OR TENT REQ THANKS PAUL
    • Henk Nouws 2013-01-27 12:19:40
    • Paul, I have walked the nearby Via Alpina. You will find accommodation in Sospel, but starting in Menton, you will need something halfway too, and I do not know of any location. The northern part of the GR52 is served by refuges, but halfway Sospel and refuges, you will also need a place to sleep. Don't know that either. So, altogether I count two missing links. But I'm pretty sure that there will be something.
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