The GR® trails, also known as “Chemins de Grande Randonnée”, are one of the largest trail networks in the world. Covering 98,000 km across France and its neighbouring countries, the GR® trails provide a unique playground for athletes – from mountain to sea, their red and white signs have guided athletes for more than 70 years.
We asked you to share your best shots of the summer on the GR® trails – hiking, running or biking – to pay tribute to this incredible network of routes. More than 2,500 of you participated, capturing unique moments of your adventures. We were blown away by the photos we received, thank you all for your participation. In this very unusual year, these summer trail activities will have a special place in our memories.
Photographer Alexis Berg helped us choose the winners and finalists in the 3 categories, as well as a selection of other stand out photos.
"In a time of dead ends, everyone is looking for an escape. The long-distance hiking trails are wide open exit doors. At the end of any path, another one always begins: there are 95,000 kilometers of GR® trails in France." – Alexis Berg