Monthly Archives: July 2017

GR 52 – Fantastic Trek 4 Camp d’Argent to Menton

The Auberge L’Estive du Mercantour was welcoming and very practical for back packers. For example, it was the only stopping place we found that offered a sink for washing clothes adjacent to a washing line. The manager was delightful, eager … Continue reading

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GR 52 – Fantastic Trek 2 Refuge La Madone de Fenestre to Refuge Nice

Refuge La Madone was very full that Friday night and there was a great deal of pressure on showers and toilet facilities. We were fortunate that our dortoir, with just 4 beds in line on a raised platform, was just … Continue reading

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GR 52 – Fantastic Trek 3 Refuge Nice to Camp d’Argent

Our sleeping arrangements in Refuge Nice comprised a small cubby hole with 4 beds on two bunks. The space between the bunks was too limited to accommodate any gear so all that had to be stowed in the open area … Continue reading

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GR 52 – Fantastic Trek 1 St Martin Vesubie to Refuge La Madone de Fenestre

Some years ago I walked the GR5 route covering the whole way from just north of Lake Geneva to Nice. On the last week or so we met a couple from Austria, Gerald and Anne, who walked with us for … Continue reading

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