Hiking shoes or trail runners?

Traditionally, it was unthinkable to go into the mountains without a good pair of boots.
But this century-old consensus has been overturned by the democratisation of long-distance hiking in the USA.
So which shoe is right for you, and for the HexaTrek?

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THE FRENCH THRU-HIKING FRANCE

Hexatrek - The French thru hiking trail

United States has the Pacific Crest Trail, New Zealand has the Te Araroa, it was time to give France a trail that would hike all the beauty and diversity of its landscapes! A team of true enthusiasts are launching the HexaTrek in 2022: 3,000 km of trails through the mountains!

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Gas re-supply strategy on the hexatrek

Even if there are petrol or wood burning systems, the majority of hikers use gas stoves for their multi-day hikes. Estimating the amount of fuel needed for a long hike is not always easy and finding the right cartridge for your burner in France can sometimes be murderous!

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Cerces Massif

Less well known than its closest neighbours, the Vanoise and the Ecrins, this massif is nevertheless one of the must-sees on the HexaTrek.
The Mont Thabor or the Lac des Cerces are simply sublime and offer an unforgettable experience of nature.

Trail

Mont-Blanc Massif

This region, even if it has never had a "Natural Park" label, is one of the most beautiful in France (according to the Savoyards). The Mont Blanc massif is a must-see, the Aiguille du Midi and the surrounding glaciers are a must-see.
Sixt-Fer-A-Cheval with its thousands of waterfalls is also on the route.

Trail

Ballon Vosges Regional Park

Also known as the High Vosges, this region is full of emblematic peaks such as the Honeck or the Grand Ballon. Lakes with crystal-clear waters, such as those of Lac Blanc or Schiessrothried, will guide you and villages with typical Alsatian colours, such as Riquewihr, will give you a warm welcome.

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Advice

Hexatrek - The French thru hiking trail

United States has the Pacific Crest Trail, New Zealand has the Te Araroa, it was time to give France a trail that would hike all the beauty and diversity of its landscapes! A team of true enthusiasts are launching the HexaTrek in 2022: 3,000 km of trails through the mountains!

Advice

Gas re-supply strategy on the hexatrek

Even if there are petrol or wood burning systems, the majority of hikers use gas stoves for their multi-day hikes. Estimating the amount of fuel needed for a long hike is not always easy and finding the right cartridge for your burner in France can sometimes be murderous!

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Bivouac rules in France

Bivouacking is the favourite activity of long-distance hikers. Synonymous with freedom, no need to book refuges, however, before setting off on the hexatrek and to fully enjoy this activity, a little knowledge of the rules of bivouac is essential

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NOBO, SOBO, Which way to go ?

If you want to avoid the late snow in the Alps and Pyrenees or if you want to take the risk of leaving earlier in the season, discover through this article all our advices to know when to leave on the HexaTrek

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MARCHE DES PIONNIERS

Tout savoir sur la première édition

Du 15 Juin au 20 Octobre, de Hendaye à Wissembourg, pour la premiere fois nous allons parcourir l'hexatrek.

Si vous avez contribué pendant la campagne de financement participative, vous trouverez toutes les infos dans cet article.

LE MATÉRIEL DE RANDO

Les équipements à mettre dans le sac

Certes vous serez dans les montagnes comme dans une randonnée classique, mais vous allez surtout devoir porter tout votre équipement, votre eau, votre nourriture, votre système de couchage. Donc on n’aborde pas un long trek, d’une

LA CHARTE HEXATREK

Soyez un marcheur responsable

Parce que la préservation de la nature doit être la priorité du randonneur, nous avons établi la charte de l'Hexatrek

 

Celle-ci permet, en plus de protéger la nature, d'offrir le minimum de sécurité pour celui qui décide de s'aventurer sur cet itinéraire de longue randonnée.

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Cerces Massif

Less well known than its closest neighbours, the Vanoise and the Ecrins, this massif is nevertheless one of the must-sees on the HexaTrek.
The Mont Thabor or the Lac des Cerces are simply sublime and offer an unforgettable experience of nature.

Trail

Mont-Blanc Massif

This region, even if it has never had a "Natural Park" label, is one of the most beautiful in France (according to the Savoyards). The Mont Blanc massif is a must-see, the Aiguille du Midi and the surrounding glaciers are a must-see.
Sixt-Fer-A-Cheval with its thousands of waterfalls is also on the route.

Trail

Ballon Vosges Regional Park

Also known as the High Vosges, this region is full of emblematic peaks such as the Honeck or the Grand Ballon. Lakes with crystal-clear waters, such as those of Lac Blanc or Schiessrothried, will guide you and villages with typical Alsatian colours, such as Riquewihr, will give you a warm welcome.

Trail

North Vosges Regional Park

The castles of Fleckenstein, Windstein, Lichtenberg and 22 other monuments from the old days will accompany you through this historic park.
The lookout points of the Krappenfels rock or the Bohemian rock will give you a view of the forested hills as far as the eye can see.

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The ridges of the Swiss Jura

Le Creux du Van, Le Mont Tendre or the Aiguilles de Baulmes, a ridge path with, in good weather, breathtaking views of the Alps on the other side of Lake Geneva.

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