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GR 59: From the Vosges to the Jura

Long-Distance Hiking · France
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  • Chateau-Chalon
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Distance 557.2 km
176:00 h
15,581 m
16,573 m
1,242 m
218 m
The GR 59 long-distance hiking trail connects the Vosges and the Jura mountains. From the high summit of the Ballon d’Alsace, the trail leads through varied landscapes, past historic villages to Yenne.

The start and finish of this route are in two different mountain ranges: the Vosges and the Jura. After starting at an altitude of over 1,000 metres, the GR 59 leads us over gentler slopes through the flowery nature of the east of France. Historic villages invite you to get to know the local culture and experience it at close quarters. Ronchamp is home to the pilgrimage church of the famous French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier, and in Arc-et-Senans we can visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site with the royal salt works. With plenty of time and stamina, we master the long stretch of the GR 59 and enjoy the diversity of nature and culture on offer.


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