FRANCE'S THRU HIKING TRAIL

The USA has its Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail and CDT, New Zealand has its Te Araroa, Italy has its VA Sentiero, France now has the HexaTrek, the great crossing of France through its most beautiful mountains !

HEXATREK

HexaTrek is a 3034 km hiking trail, connecting 14 of the most beautiful nationals parks and crossing France from the Vosges to the Pyrenees.

The path follows the highest mountain regions of our country, often nicknamed "l'Hexagone" for its hexagonal shape, joining together some of the most emblematic summits, natural wonders and wildest places.

 

47 Great Hiking GR®  trails have been brought together in a single path to create this thru hike.

Stopping off in the most picturesque villages, HexaTrek is a journey into wildernesstradition, history and french culture.

FRANCE'S LONG DISTANCE TRAIL

PIONEERS WALK

All about the first edition

From the 15th of June to the 20th of October, starting from Hendaye to Wissembourg, we will hike the HexaTrek for the first time.

If you contributed during the crowdfunding campaign, you will find all the information in this article.

THE HIKING GEAR LIST

Equipment you should carry in your bag

The gear you are bringing with you on your thru-hike is paramount to its success

To guarantee your independence and autonomy, here is a gear list to help you be ready to face the HexaTrek.

THE HEXATREK PLEDGE

Be a responsible hiker

Because the preservation of nature must be the hikers' priority, we have established the Hexatrek pledge.

 

This allows, in addition to protecting nature, to inform and educate on best practices for those who decide to venture on this long hiking route.

Leaving for several months to cross France requires preparation!
Find our 3 most useful articles to help you organize.

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Vosges - Doubs - Jura

Etape 1 - Le Grand Est

Rencontrez les paysages féeriques du Grand-Est.
Entre forêts verdoyantes et cascades d’eau cristalline, à travers les trésors cachés de l’est français.

Distance

672 km

Dénivelé +

23.300 m
20 à 45 J

Durée

Savoie - Beaufortain - Vanoise

Etape 2 - Alpes du Nord

Une traversée au cœur des plus beaux paysages de montagne, au centre de la mythique chaine des Alpes.

Distance

380 km

Dénivelé +

22.500 m
15 à 30 J

Durée

Ecrins - Belledonne - Vercors

Etape 3 - Hautes Alpes

Les Hautes-Alpes sont un paradis pour les randonneurs qui s’y aventurent. Des espaces naturels sublimes à chaque virage de l'étape.

Distance

535 km

Dénivelé +

30.100 m
20 à 35 J

Durée

Cévennes - Tarn - Languedoc

Etape 4 - Gorges & Causses

Ici, les gorges ont façonné les paysages au fil du temps et de l’eau. Créant de hauts plateaux entre les jonctions de ces rivières, ces reliefs offrent aux randonneurs de l’HexaTrek d’incroyables points de vue.

Distance

491 km

Dénivelé +

15.600 m
15 à 25 J

Durée

Catalogne - Ariége - P.Esp

Etape 5 - Pyrénées Est

L’itinéraire de cette étape traverse continuellement les frontières, entre la France, l’Andorre et L’Espagne. Vous resterez au cœur du massif pyrénéen, au plus proche des sommets.

Distance

512 km

Dénivelé +

30.200 m
20 à 35 J

Durée

Parc National - Bearn - Basque

Etape 6 - Pyrénées Ouest

Des plus hauts sommets pyrénéens au littoral français, cette étape vous conduira à travers des lieux mythiques comme le cirque de Gavarnie ou le pic du midi d'Osseau

Distance

441 km

Dénivelé +

24.600 m
17 à 30 J

Durée

DISCOVER 6 STAGES OF THE TRAIL

Whether you are going for the big adventure, or just a section of the HexaTrek, discover each stages in more detail

Vosges - Doubs - Jura

Stage 1 - The Great East

Discover the mystical landscapes of the Grand Est.
Between green forests and crystal clear waterfalls through the hidden treasures of Eastern France.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 45 J

Time

Savoie - Beaufortain - Vanoise

Stage 2 - Northern Alps

Throughout the heart of the most beautiful mountain landscapes, hike and enjoy the beautiful vistas in the center of the exceptional Alps.

Distance

380 km

Elevation

22.500 m
15 à 30 J

Time

Ecrins - Belledonne - Vercors

Stage 3 - Southern Alps

The Hautes-Alpes are a paradise for hikers who venture there. You will encounter magnificent natural areas at every corner.

Distance

535 km

Elevation

30.100 m
20 à 35 J

Time

Cévennes - Tarn - Languedoc

Stage 4 - Gorges & Causses

Here, time and water have shaped the landscape and dug deep gorges. Creating high plateaux between the junctions of these rivers, this contrast offer HexaTrek hikers incredible views.

Distance

491 km

Elevation

15.600 m
15 à 25 J

Time

Catalogne - Ariége - P.Esp

Stage 5 - East Pyrenees

The itinerary of this stage crosses the borders continuously, between France, Andorra and Spain. You will remain in the heart of the Pyrenean range, close to the summits.

Distance

512 km

Elevation

30.200 m
20 à 35 J

Time

Parc National - Bearn - Basque