GR53 - Crête des Vosges

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  1. Name GR53 - Crête des Vosges (GR53)
  2. Length of trail 167 km, 104 miles
  3. Length in days 8 days
  4. Start of trail Wissembourg
  5. End of trail Schirmeck
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

GR53, VosgesWissembourg - Basel

The Vosges (Vogesen) is an old range of low mountains, west of the Rhine Valley. Historically it belonged alternately to Germany or France. The German influence is very clear, especially in the northern parts. Here the hills are relatively low, pushed together, with extensive forests. Actually, it is a continuation of the German Pfälzerwald north of it. Going south the hills broaden, get higher, and in the higher parts open flats top the hills, like the Ballon d'Alsace, with 1247 m the highest summit of these mountains.

The GR53 is interwoven with the GR531 and GR532. Then there is also the popular GR5 intertwining. So alltogether you can feel free to explore the Vosges from north to south, from the dark forests to the vineyards of the Rhine valley, finding ruined bourgs or mediaeval villages on your way.

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GR 53, 52km

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 1 vote | No 14. in France
  • Henk Nouws July 1982
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Gives a good overview. The north part is very different from the south part. North are dense pine forests. South the hills are rising and growing, with large and huge beech trees. Nice villages, good Riesling.
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Map

Map of GR53, GR531, GR532

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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
De Zwerver
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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • GR5/GR53: Traversée du Massif des Vosges FFRP Topo-guide No. 502
  • Traversée du Massif des Vosges, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 502, covering 542km along the GR5 from Lauterbourg across the Vosges Mountains to Feschel-le-Châtel. Current edition of this title was published in May 2015.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy A5 paperback format, the guides are... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids 502 GR5 - GR53 Traversée du Massif des Vosges - Vogezen | 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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