Thursday, June 10, 2010

GR 7

The GR 7 is a long-distance footpath in Spain. It is part of the network of Senderos de Gran Recorrido, and forms the westernmost part of the European walking route E4 which runs from Spain to Greece.

The GR 7 is 2699km long. It was the first long distance footpath to be marked out in Spain, and was initiated in 1974. It runs up the east side of peninsular Spain, but at some distance from the coast. From south-west to north-east, it runs through the Spanish regions of:

From Andorra, the E4 continues in France

Like all the Gran Recorrido paths, the GR 7 is marked with red and white waymarks.

There is a choice of two routes around the Spanish Sierra Nevada, one to the north above the mountains, and one to the south below them. The Southern Route through the Alpujarra foothills is popular, linking numerous small Spanish villages.

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