Great Jura Crossing hiking guide - GR5 | FFR 512
This guide covers more than 30 days of hiking on the GR509 from the Doubs to the Ain.
From the north (Mandeure) to the south (Culoz), it crosses landscapes with tormented reliefs: parade in the chaotic gorges of the Franco-Swiss Doubs, panorama of the Val de Morteau, forests of the Haute Joux.
Then come the Jura ,ountains, which rise as a roller coaster to the Crêt de la Neige (1720 m). The tour ends above Culoz, following the Rhône river through the meadows of the Retord plateau.
The territories crossed, which offer many areas of retreat (cluses, remote, combes...), shelter a wide range of wild species: peregrine falcon, grouse, capercaillie, boreal lynx. In towns and villages, traditions have remained alive. Gastronomy gives pride of place to Jura cheeses and wines.
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||0.279 Kg|
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