GR 406 Route Napoléon

France France

Worth knowing

The GR 406 Route Napoléon runs for a length of 165 kilometers through France.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 8 days to walk the GR 406 Route Napoléon.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp, in guesthouses/hotels along the way and on campsites.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about GR 406 Route Napoléon

165 km
Elevation gain
4.800 m
Elevation loss
4.850 m
Highest Point
1.296 m
Lowest Point
Malijai / 424 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
165 km
4.800 m
4.850 m
1.296 m
424 m
You have the following accommodation options on the GR 406 Route Napoléon
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
  • on campsites
Solitude on the GR 406 Route Napoléon
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

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Arrival to the GR 406 Route Napoléon

You will arrive via Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus. Duration approx. 1 hours.

Departure from the GR 406 Route Napoléon

Departure is via Marseille Provence Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus. Takes about 3 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the GR 406 Route Napoléon

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