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francoisbrochu

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2022
This French reportage by
Sylvain Delage in Ouest-France
describes plans for a new 3000 km French GR route to open summer 2022 named Hexatrek. The route will roughly be from Hendaye to Wissembourg.
Thanks for great information Sylvain,

But I don't think Hexatrek can be compared to the Camino with plenty of Albergues along the ways, This will be similar to the hike in the Rocky Mountain in North America, where you need to carry 3 to 4 days, if not 5, of food and water and you need to carry your garbage out as well. Even using dehydrated food it can add 10Kg (22lbs) to your pack - and you will need to carry your sleeping gear adding yet another 5K if you are careful - mountain are have very cold night, seeing snow in July and August - 100,000m of total gain is not for everyone - but WOW it sounds ... impressive.
 
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Glenshiro

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Le Puy - León, Camino Frances (2012 - 2019)
The French hiking association, the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre, is rightly proud of France's hills - and expects you to inspect every single one of them.
 

TMcA

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Pamplona to Santiago (2013)
Le Puy to Pamplona in segments (2013 - 2016)
Pamplona to León
But I don't think Hexatrek can be compared to the Camino with plenty of Albergues along the ways,
Very true. Before I looked carefully at the route, I thought it might incorporate the Chemin d'Arles from the Spanish border eastwards, but it winds instead through the heart of the Pyrenees.
 
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JabbaPapa

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Looks OK for those who like this sort of hiking as far as Andorra, if being a part of the Camino is what you want.

Though the article explains there are no waymarks, so it would definitely be one for the DIY mountain hiker-pilgrims.

I dunno, thru-hikers who want to walk a Camino ?
 

Kathar1na

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To Santiago and back (roads & paths; Tours; Francés; sea; roads & paths)
There are interactive maps on the website: https://en.hexatrek.com . When you enlarge them you see that the trail is only a rough sketch; it is not marked throughout - there's a crowdfunding campaign for this to be done sometime in the future. Parts of the trail are existing GR trails, like the GR10 in the Pyrenees and a small section of the GR Tour du Mont Blanc in the Alps. There are only a few days in one of the French Alpine sections where you will have to be self-sufficient and carry your food for several days.
 

NavyBlue

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Le Puy and Camino Frances. Via Francigena. Tro-Breiz in progress.
Hi,

Not really new GRs, as much of the trail will be on existing GRs. And because the "GR" name (for Sentiers de Grande Randonnée) is registered by the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre, which does not look to be involved.

A nice web site. But I am puzzled by the whole project, to some extent. Kinda selling self-guided tours ?
 

mspath

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Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Roger de Flor,
GR in France, is a Grande Randonnée, ie. a major hiking route. See more in this article

They are also found in Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain. See more here
 
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