Two weeks to go!

GR5 route, lac Léman to the Med

Two weeks today we leave for Geneva and a few days later we will begin our walk of the French section of the GR5 from Thonon les Bains on lac Léman to Menton on the Mediterranean. It is about 675 km (420 miles) through the Alps and should take us about a month to walk.

We are doing this on our own rather than as part of an organized group. We will be staying in gîtes (hostels) and small hotels so our packs can be light, about 10 kg, which is good as it is a very up-and-down route.

Inge and I will try to post to this blog as we go so check back, or better, subscribe by email (see the Welcome page).