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    DescriptionThis is a practical guidebook to the trekking possibilities in the Vosges and French Jura mountains. These mountains, which contain three regional parks and contrasting landscapes and wildlife habitats, are of a relatively moderate height, and have a well-developed network of waymarked paths that provide a wealth of opportunities for the walker. The book will be useful to anyone who plans to explore this lesser-known corner of France on foot, whether by means of short excursions or longer trails. The main part of the guide describes a continuous long-distance route (672km, 418 miles) which traverses the Vosges and Jura ranges from the German border in the north to Lake Geneva in the south, much of it along the GR5 footpath. Walking the entire route is a significant undertaking, amply rewarded by the diversity of landscapes and villages encountered along the way. The guide has suggestions for circular walks using selected sections of the GR5, ideas for shorter walks from centres throughout the region, and information on alternative long-distance routes. The background section, written with the walker in mind, covers the history, wildlife and landscape of the region.

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    Trekking in the Vosges and Jura
    The GR5 and Other Walks and Treks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Les Smith, By (author) Elizabeth Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 116 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    ISBN 13: 9781852844349
    ISBN 10: 1852844345

    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC subject category V2: WSZC
    BIC E4L: SPO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14490
    BISAC V2.8: SPO050000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DDF
    DC22: 796.5220944389
    Thema V1.0: WTH, SZC
    Illustrations note
    85 colour photos, 20 maps and 1 profile
    Cicerone Press
    Imprint name
    Cicerone Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Les and Elizabeth Smith live in Perthshire and, after following sensible careers as scientist and geographer respectively, have embraced a more flexible outdoor life, pursuing their love of Scotland, wild places, wild life and photography. Enthusiastic walkers and campers, they have backpacked along many long-distance routes, both in the UK and more widely in Europe. This is their first guidebook.
    Review quote
    'The GR5 is one of the great long-distance walks in western Europe. This Cicerone guide deals with the section down the Vosges and Jura, a total of 672km, and gives a good overview of an interesting area not much visited by walkers from these islands.' Irish Mountain Log magazine / Autumn 2006
    Table of contents
    THE GR5/GR53 LONG DISTANCE ROUTE; Section 1 GR53 Wissembourg to Niederbronn-les-Bains; Section 2 GR53 Niederbronn-les-Bains to Saverne; Section 3 GR53 Saverne to Schirmeck; Section 4 GR5 Schirmeck to Ribeauville; Section 5 GR5 Ribeauville to Mittlach; Section 6 GR5 Mittlach to Thann; Section 7 GR5 Thann to Hericourt; Section 8 GR5 Hericourt to St-Hippolyte; Section 9 GR5 St-Hippolyte to Villers-le-Lac; Section 10 GR5 Villers-le-Lac to Mouthe; Section 11 GR5 Mouthe to Nyon; SHORT WALKS ALONG THE GR5/GR53; OTHER WALKS IN THE VOSGES; Long Distance Routes in the Vosges; Short Walks in the Vosges; OTHER WALKS IN THE JURA; Long Distance Routes in the Jura; Short Walks in the Jura