Bikepacking the GR5 With TRPN

420 miles, countless passes, every night in a bivvy bag, and endless climbs with incredible views. Watch as the crew from TRPN tackles the ultimate cross-Alps adventure, the GR5 from Geneva to Nice…

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The GR5 is a Grande Ranndonée footpath that starts in the Netherlands, crosses Belgium and Luxembourg, and dips in to Switzerland before its passage through France from north to south. It is part of the European walking route E2. The GR5 is most famous for its traverse of the French Alps from Lake Geneva to Nice, which is exactly what the this group from TRPN (Trippin) did. Perhaps a little more shreddy* than you’re used to here at BIKEPACKING.com, but we’ve had this section of the GR5 pegged in the back of mind for quite some time. And the fellas at TRPN did an excellent job at showing its grandeur.

  • Bikepacking the GR5, Geneva to Nice, Trippin
  • Bikepacking the GR5, Geneva to Nice, Trippin

Bikepacking the GR5, Geneva to Nice, Trippin

  • Bikepacking the GR5, Geneva to Nice, Trippin
  • Bikepacking the GR5, Geneva to Nice, Trippin
  • Bikepacking the GR5, Geneva to Nice, Trippin
  • Bikepacking the GR5, Geneva to Nice, Trippin
  • Bikepacking the GR5, Geneva to Nice, Trippin

Bikepacking the GR5, Geneva to Nice, Trippin

For more amazing videos by the TRIPPIN crew, visit http://www.trippin.life, or check them out on Instagram @trippinfellaz.

*And remember kids, no need to skid.

  • Little Deezy

    Wow never really wanted to go to Europe until seeing that trail, Saweet, think I will bring a tent though.

  • Tons of great GRs in Europe. Check out the Republic of Georgia Caucasus route too…

  • Agreed.

    Definitely one of my favourites!!

  • Bobby Cotton

    St what Time or the year have you did this one? From when to when you think it’s possible?

  • I would say mid/late summer through mid-october based on the elevation (just guessing though). Really depends on what kind of a snow year the Alps have…

  • john metcalfe

    Typical ballsy stuff from these lads. Kit off as usual!!

  • John T

    I did this route (on foot) over the last two weeks of September five years ago. On that year, it felt like it was snatched from the weather (snow on Crete de Gittes for example when I definitely wouldn’t want to be on a bike!). Safest bet would be finishing by mid Sept but you could be lucky to mid Oct as Logan indicates
    Also worth noting that a lot of the services in smaller villages/ski stations shut down from mid Sept making resupply a bit more tricky….

  • Great music, beautiful nature, crazy riders :).

  • I’d love to you know what you filmed this on?

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