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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995



This is a partial list of the FFRP Topo Guides (Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre) available for the Beyond region. There are actually a few guides included in this list by other publishers as well (marked acordingly). The Hiking Guidebooks and Maps page has more about the FFRP Topo Guides, and lists places where you can get more information about hiking guidebooks and maps.

(Note: GR = Grande Randonnée; PR = Petite Randonnée)

  • GR 4, GR Pays: La Haute Provence par les Gorges du Verdon (ref. 401)
  • GR 4: Grasse--Pont-Saint-Esprit (Orange), 410 km
  • GTPA (Grande Traversée des Préalpes): Sisteron--Entrevaux, 190 km
  • La Voie Impériale: Castellane--Digne, 45 km
  • 3, 4, 7, 8-day hikes
  • GR 49, GR 99: De la Méditerranée aux Gorges du Verdon (ref. 910)
  • From Toulon, Saint Raphaël
  • GR 51: Balcon de la Mediterranée (ref. 506)
  • NOTE: The trail is still there (June 2000) but the FFRP guide is not listed on their website and is apparently no longer available.
  • Itinerary from Triangle du Soleil: Menton to Marseilles, 508 km
  • 1 day, 2 days, 3 days Menton-Nice, 4 days Pierrefeu-Cogolin, 4 days Toulon-Cassis, 5 days La Manda-La Napoule, 6 days Trayas-Cogolin
  • GR 5, 52: Tinée-Vésubie-Vallée des Merveilles (ref. 507)
  • Parc National du Mercantour, Larche, Nice, Menton
  • 3-day loop Sospel, 5-day loop Col de Turini, 8 days, 9 days
  • GR 52A: Panoramique du Mercantour (ref. 500)
  • Parc National du Mercantour, Col de Tende, Sospel, Colmars
  • 1 day between two stations, 3 days, 3-day loop Sospel, 4 days, 4-day loop Col de Turini
  • GR57: Autour de Nevache (ref. 046)
  • North of Briançon, "très sportifs" to taste the life at high altitude
  • GR 58, GR 541: Tour du Queyras (ref. 505)
  • Easy hikes in the Parc Naturel Régional du Queyras
  • GR 58: Ceillac, Abriès, Brunissard, Guillestre
  • GR 541: Saint-Crépin, Mont-Dauphin
  • GR 6: Montagne de Lure, Alpilles (ref. 601)
  • 285 km from Sisteron to Tarascon
  • GR 9, 91-92-97: Tour du Luberon et du Ventoux (ref. 905)
  • Brantes, Apt, Mirabeau, Parc National Régional du Luberon
  • 3 day loop Regain, 4 days around Mont Ventoux, 4 days Apt-Mirabeau, 5-day loop Regain, 8-day loop Mérindol
  • GR 9, 98, 90: Massifs Provencaux (ref. 906)
  • Pont du Mirabeau to Saint-Pons-les-Mûres, Ste. Victoire, Ste. Baume, Maures, Calanques (335 km)
  • 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 day hikes
  • GR 93, 94, 946: Tours dans les Haute-Alpes (ref. 915)
  • GR 93: Saint-Etienne-en-Dévoluy, Col de Festre
  • GR 94: Loop from Serres
  • GR 946: Serres, Sisteron
  • GR de Pays - Tours Dans la Montagne de Lure (ref. 628)
  • Region of Forcalquier, Sabron, Luberon Oriental; 12 circuits from 1-10 days. Loops starting from Sisteron.
  • GR de Pays - Tour du Haut Verdon (ref. 624)
  • Trail of hikes in the Parc National du Mercantour
  • Three loops: Colmars, Allos, Parc National du Mercantour
  • GR de Pays - Tour du Lac de Serre-Ponçon (ref. 036)
  • 10 days of walking, near Gap: Embrun, Chorges
  • GR de Pays - Haute-Ubaye, Pays du Viso (ref. 635) [French]
  • 2-to-5 day loops starting in France or Italy
  • GR de Pays - Paesi del Viso, Haute-Ubaye, (ref. 636) [Italian]
  • 2-to-5 day loops starting in France or Italy
  • PR Dans le Parc Regional du Luberon (ref. 615)
  • 20 circuits: Mérindol, Lourmarin, Viens, Oppedette
  • PR Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Pays d'Annot et d'Entrevaux (ref. 634)
  • 21 walks and hikes, many near the Train des Pignes
  • PR Haute Provence, Le Pays de Seyne (ref. 626)
  • 21 walks and hikes of different difficulties
  • PR Haute Provence, Prealpes de Dignes (ref. 625)
  • 28 small hikes of varialble difficulties, for family walks
  • PR Haute Provence, Val de Durance (ref. 633)
  • 40 Hikes between Sisteron and Manosque
  • PR Provence, Autour de Sisteron (ref. 623)
  • Walks and hikes: Saint-Geniez, Mison
  • PR Vallée de l'Ubaye Tome 1 (ref. 608)
  • Walks and hikes in the Parc National du Mercantour, Haute Ubaye, Ubayette
  • PR Vallée de l'Ubaye Tome 2 (ref. 627)
  • Walks and hikes around Barcelonnette
  • PR Gorges, Lacs et Plateaux du Verdon (ref. 630)
  • 18 circuits: Serre-Ponçon, Mercantour
  • Gorges du Verdon
  • Randonnées Pédestres dans le Pays du Verdon
  • J. Alor, C. Catrisse, A. Lucchesi
  • Hikes in the canyon and the surrounding area; includes three large maps
  • Ubaye - Verdon
  • Les Guides IGN (ISBN 2.85595.038.8)
  • Ubaye, Vallée de la Blanche, Préalpes de Digne, Val d'Allos, Gorges et Lacs du Verdon
  • This excellent guide is easy to use, and includes some rock climing, canyoning and even bungee jumping in addition to the hikes.