Over the Somme - GR800 | FFR 8000
This guide offers over 10 days worth of hiking from the bay of the Somme to Saint Quentin along the GR800. The GR800 runs along the Somme, from the source of the Picardy river in the Aisne, to the sea, crossing the entire department of the same name from East to West. The cities on route - Saint-Quentin, Ham, Péronne, Amiens, Abbeville, Saint-Valery - are all places steeped in history.
About the Grande Randonnée series of guidebooks
These trail guides cover the long distance GR footpaths that criss-cross France, the countries extensive network of long-distance footpaths. They are aimed at those who want to hike for several days or to cross whole regions.
The text is all in French, but a large amount of information is conveyed by symbols (different types of accommodation, food shops, public transport links, tourist offices etc).
FFR trail guides vary in size from 70 - 200 pages, with the average being 125 pages. Each guide covers either a circular route, or part of a longer path and has an overview of the area including its history, culture, local specialties, fauna and flora, etc, practical tips for hiking the trail, a summary of facilities available at each stage of the route, colour photographs (in the newer guides), IGN maps, detailed trail descriptions and all types of accommodation (gîtes d'étape, campsites, mountain refuges, hotels, etc.) with addresses and telephone numbers.
The guides have colour extracts from IGN's 1:50,000 or 1:25,000 topographic maps, with important points cross-referenced to the accompanying text placed on the adjoining page.
|Publisher||FFRP - the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre|
|Series||FFR Grande Randonnee|
|Dimensions||21 x 13.5cm|
|Item weight||0.18 Kg|
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