Pyrenees

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Pyrenees

The Pyrenees form the natural border between Spain and france. The mountain range extends from one sea to the other, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, always a good excuse for hikers to symbolically cross over and stay away from home two months.

Of course there is a fan group of the Pyrenees versus one of the Alps. The Pyrenees are very different from the Alps alltogether. There are no large lakes, but many high situated small ones. There are almost no passings over the Pyrenees from France into Spain. The famous exceptions - St Jean-Pied-de-Port and Col de Somport - are used by the Way of St. James, Camino de Santiago.

There are plenty of good hikes, among them the GR10, the Haute Randonnée Pyrénéenne, and - on the Spanish side, the GR11.

Opinions

Rate 9.0 | 1 vote | No 1. in Andorra
  • Henk Nouws June 1986
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Green and lovely! The Pyrenees are special. Interesting cultures of the Basques and the Catalan.
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Map

Hiking Map of Pyrenees

Trails in this region

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walks in the Cathar Region
  • Guide to over 30 walking routes around the Cathar castles of south-west France, reminders of religious turmoil from 1000 to 1250. Routes from 16 centres, including Béziers, Minerve, Lastours, Foix, Roquefixade, Lordat, Montailloe, Puivert, Montségur, Usson, Puilaurens, and Rennes. Read more
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United Kingdom
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • The GR11 Trail - La Senda
  • The GR11 is an 820km long-distance trek that traverses the Spanish Pyrenees from Irun on the Atlantic coast to Cap de Creus on the Mediterranean. Leading over high passes and through sweeping valleys, the 45 stages of the route often have better weather than its French counterpart - the GR10. Trekkers require experience of high mountains. Read more
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United Kingdom
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • The GR10 Trail
  • Guide to walking the long-distance GR10 across the Pyrenees from Atlantic to Mediterranean. 866km, and taking 50 days to complete and divided here into sections tackled in a fortnight's holiday, with details of accommodation and transport. The GR10 is an official French Grandes Randonnées. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • A Walk in the Clouds
  • This book is a moving collection of 75 autobiographical short stories from prolific outdoors writer Kev Reynolds, an insight into a lifetime of mountain travel and adventure. These tales are spread across the Moroccan Atlas, Pyrenees, European Alps, Himalaya amongst other destinations, and will leave you by turns amused, reflective and inspired. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Cathar Way
  • A guidebook to walking the Cathar Way, a waymarked trail through France's southwest, linking historic castles associated with the ill-fated 13th-century Cathar heresy. This 250km (two-week) route runs through the foothills of the Pyrenees in the Languedoc region of southern France, from the Mediterranean to Foix. Beautiful and historic area. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • The Pyrenees
  • A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. It is the first in our World Mountain Ranges series. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Great Walks Of Europe
  • From the high-level route across the Pyrenees to the scenic Kerry Way in Ireland, from a descent through the Samaria Gorge in Crete to an ascent of Helvellyn in the Lake District, this book identifies the greatest walks in Europe: twelve of the best long-distance walks (taking from four to fifteen days to complete) and twelve extraordinary day... Read more
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pyrenees East
  • Pyrenees East by Arthur Battagel covers a selection of walks and climbs that span the areas from Ariege to Roussilon, including Andorra and catalonia. An introductory section covers general information, National Parks, weather, geology, road access and parking, public transport, camping, equipment, grading, times and distances etc. The... Read more
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Maps

De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pyrenees
  • Pyrenees and their foothills both in France and Spain on a physical map at 1:400,000 from the IGN clearly showing the regions topography through bright altitude colouring. Additional panels show main peaks, etc.Coverage north/south extends from Toulouse to Zaragoza and Barcelona. The pa highlights various places of interest including locations... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
IGN
France
  • Le P'Tit Crapahut dans Les Hautes Pyrenees en Pays Toy
  • Le pays Toy, à deux pas de l'Espagne, est un pays attachant.Ces 30 balades ont pour but de donner l'envie de le connaître mieux. Les sites incontournables sont signalés comme tels, ainsi que d'autres destinations un peu moins connues, moins fréquentées mais toutes aussi riches en belles surprises.Ces balades,... Read more
IGN
France
  • Guide Multi-évasion Pyrénées Tome 1
  • Albères, Vallespir, Conflent, Cerdagne, Capcir, Donezan...Une centaine de randonnées pédestres et d'une vingtaine d'itinéraires VTT agrémentés d'informations thématiques et pratiques sont ici proposés. Ainsi que des idées week-end ou séjours longs et les multiples... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk & Spanje - Transpyreneeën, Etappe 1
  • Spectaculaire voettocht in 6 etappes, die de hoofdkam van de Pyreneeën van oost naar west volgt. Bagage wordt vervoerd, overnachting in hutten en gites. Etappe 1: Van de Middellandse Zee door de mediterrane bergen van de Catalaanse Pyreneeën en de hoogtes van de Cerdagne naar de Ariège. Read more
Te Voet
Belgium
Sawadee
Netherlands
  • Walking in the French Pyrenees
  • No two mountain ranges are the same. Each offers its own environment, culture and and atmosphere. The Pyrenees are no different, and have been enthralling walkers with sky-scraping peaks, glistening lakes and a multitude of trails for many years. This new trip is based in the village of St Lary in the Aure Valley and explores the rugged ridges,... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Pyreneeën, Bigorre
  • Vanuit Bagnères-de-Bigorre aan de voet van de Pyreneeën, wandelt u over de beboste kalksteenhellingen van de groene vallei van de Adour, en langs stille bergmeertjes in de richting van het hooggebergte en de 'Koningin van de Bigorre'. De meeste dagen heeft u de keuze uit een meer of minder inspannende wandeling en u overnacht afwisselend in... Read more
Te Voet
Belgium
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Valle del Aragón
  • Vanuit het opmerkelijke bergdorp Canfranc, met zijn reusachtige vervallen treinstation, verkennen we de ongerepte bergwereld van de Spaanse Pyreneeën. Wandelen door de weinig bezochte 'canals' en 'ibones' van de Valle del Aragón, door een spectaculaire bergwereld vol geologische fenomenen, bijzonder bloemen en een rijke vogelwereld. We... Read more
Te Voet
Belgium
Te Voet
Belgium
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk & Spanje - Catalaanse Pyreneeën
  • Vanaf de grens met Spanje, daalt u in een week af naar de Middellandse Zee. De Spaanse droogte maakt plaats voor het Franse groen en uitzicht op het Canigou-massief. En terwijl u de kust nadert door een landschap waar schilders als Matisse en Picasso inspiratie vandaan haalden, bereikt het eerste vleugje Middellandse Zee-lucht uw neusgaten. In... Read more
Te Voet
Belgium
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