Trekking the GR5 Trail Competition

Win a copy of Cicerone's Guidebook Trekking The GR5 Trail - Through the French Alps: From Lake Geneva to Nice

Written by Paddy Dillon and published in January 2016, this is Cicerone's new and essential guidebook for walking the GR5, one of the world's most spectacular long-distance trails. The GR5 makes its way through the Alps from the shores of Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean at Nice. A route of 674km (420 miles), it can be trekked in a month, or split over a series of summer trips.

High Point Holidays offer the trail split over three holidays:

Alpine Adventure: Lake Geneva to Chamonix - Chamonix to Briancon - Briancon to Nice

The GR5 is well within the reach of fit and moderately experienced walkers and backpackers. There is good signposting and waymarking, and accommodation, food and drink are all available at regular intervals. The paths and tracks are generally well graded, while steep climbs are tackled on zigzag paths, so the overall gradient is not so severe.

This guidebook also describes some scenic variant routes, including the stunning GR55 through the Vanoise National Park and the delightful GR52 that crosses the Mercantour National Park.

At High Point Holidays, we also offer the following self guided walking holidays in the Alps:

Alps to Med Trail - Les Ecrins: Panoramic Alpine Trail

Marvels of Mercantour - Tour of Queyras: An Alpine Secret

Panoramic Vercors - Queyras: Best Kept Secret in the Alps

Tour of Mont Aiguille - Trekking Tour of the Vanoise

Cicerone's guidebook includes full descriptions and maps for all routes. The book includes daily stages, timings, ascents and descents, full-colour mapping and gradient profiles, alongside information about facilities and services along the route. The book is an ideal companion for an alpine trek along the GR5. Read what we thought about the travel guide on our blog.

We have 3 copies to give away.

Win yourself a copy and maybe it will inspire you to explore the French Alps

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer this one question:

From Day 5 of our Alpine Advenure: Brancion to Nice, which National Park will you be entering?

This competition is now closed

By entering you are agreeing to the competition terms and conditions (third party terms and conditions apply, see point 14)

To enter:

Send us an email to providing your name, a contact number, address and of course the answer, which you can put in the subject line. If you would like a copy of our 2016 brochure, please state 'Brochure Request' next to the answer.

Winner will be notified by e-mail as soon as possible following the closing date of the competition.

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