A first GR ® accreditation in America
It is at Forillon National Park, on October 2, 2015 that the French Federation of Hiking (FFRandonnée) inaugurated the first Long-distance hiking route (GR®) in North America, the GR®A1, by the approval of 650 km from the International Appalachian Trail - Quebec (SIA-QC). The aim of this certification is to guarantee the quality and sustainability of the routes to which it is granted, in accordance with recognized and proven standards.
What is that than a GR ® ?
A GR® (Grande Randonnée), is a route supported by a network of path (s) which allows you to travel in several days:
One or more region (s): in France, we can cite the GR®20 in Corsica or the GR®3 from Mont-Gerbier de Jonc (in Ardèche) to Nantes (in Loire-Atlantique).
›A massif: the GR®10 in the Pyrenees or the GR®54 around the Ecrins massif.
Whole countries: the GR®5 from the Netherlands to the Mediterranean or the GR®65 from Geneva (Switzerland) to finish in Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
They can be followed on foot, guided by the uniform markup composed of a white line and a red line superimposed.
The GR® have a number and a name, they are approved by the French Federation of Hiking.