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From Channel to Pyrenees

From Ouistreham (Calvados) to Bourg-Madame (Pyrenees-orientales)

GR36 Randonnée de la Manche aux Pyrénées

The GR®36 trail stretches from Ouistreham in the Calvados department to Bourg-Madame in the Pyrénées-Orientales, covering a remarkable 1,917 kilometers. This long-distance hiking route offers a rich tapestry of diverse landscapes, inviting you to traverse dense forests, verdant valleys, expansive plateaus, and majestic mountain peaks. As you journey along the GR®36, you'll be immersed in the splendor of nature, from breathtaking panoramic views to the intricate details of the local flora and fauna. The trail is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, providing opportunities to observe a wide array of animals, including various bird species, deer, wild boar, and more. The lush landscapes are equally captivating, home to a diverse range of plants and flowers, each uniquely adapted to its environment. The route takes you through forested areas, across plateaus offering spectacular vistas, and through high mountain passes. Following the GR®36, you walk along historic pathways that were once trodden by pilgrims, shepherds, and travelers. By treading these ancient routes, you'll connect with the region's rich history, its legends, and its traditions, making each step a journey through time as well as across the land.

GR®36 From Channel to Pyrenees

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Distance: 1917km, Elevation maximum: 2378m, Elevation minimum: 0m, Elevation gain uphill: 37697m





Coulonge: Le Moulin de Chenon, M. Moreau, 06 04 03 63 41
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Bucolic stop on your way, along the GR®36 near the village of Coulongé mill dating from the Renaissance, with two terraces on the edge of the stream. Accessories for meals, a bedroom with 5 beds and a bathroom. Very quiet and very popular for a relaxing stopover.
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Les Eyzies: Le Pech Charmant Camping, M. Chevalier, 05 53 35 97 08, 06 70 47 26 24, Email, Facebook, Instagram
Haven of peace for nature lovers in the heart of a forest of oaks and chestnut trees, it offers all the conveniences for hikers on the GR6, GR36 & GR64. Furnished safari tents and cabin lodge, heated swimming pool, gourmet restaurant & snack, private bathrooms. Possibility to go for walks with one of their donkeys.
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Font-Romeu: Le Logis Catalan Guesthouse, M. Michaud, 04 68 30 01 04, 06 64 81 53 84, Email
Murielle and Jean-Louis Michaud welcome you to their group and family stopover lodge with a capacity of 36 beds. Open all year. Overnight, half-board, packed lunch, free management, dormitory, rooms. Group rate. Hiking Trails: GR®10, GR®36, GRP®Capcir, GRP®Carlit, GRP®Perics, GRP®Cerdagne.
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Accommodation or business owner on or near a GR®, you can appear on GR-INFOS

For your registration, you can send me by email ( your address and phone number, your website (Facebook page), a brief description with 5 beautiful photos of your establishment.

Registration price : 25€/year or 100€/5 years per GR® or GRP®. Renewable.


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GR®36 From Channel to Pyrenees
From Ouistreham (Calvados) to Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin (Orne)
From Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin (Orne) to Mont-Saint-Jean (Sarthe)
From Mont-Saint-Jean to St Mars-d'Outille (Sarthe)
From St Mars-d'Outille (Sarthe) to Allonnes (Maine-et-Loire)
From Allonnes (Maine-et-Loire) to Gourge (Deux-Sevres)
From Gourge to Chize (Deux-Sevres)
From Chize (Deux-Sevres) to La Rochefoucauld (Charente)
From La Rochefoucauld (Charente) to Bussac (Dordogne)
From Bussac to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (Dordogne)
From Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (Dordogne) to Prayssac (Lot)
From Prayssac (Lot) to Savignac (Aveyron)
From Savignac (Aveyron) to Marsal (Tarn)
From Marsal to Cambounes (Tarn)
From Cambounes (Tarn) to Ribaute (Aude)
From Ribaute (Aude) to Sournia (Eastern-Pyrenees)
From Sournia to Bourg-Madame (Eastern-Pyrenees)


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L'Etoile Guesthouse between Cevennes, Ardeche and Lozere in the South of France

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier river, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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