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.

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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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • The Way of St James - Spain
  • Guidebook to walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, or Way of St James. A 778km trek through northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela and onto Finisterre on the Galician coast. The camino typically takes between 4 and 5 weeks to hike. Guide to the Frances route, with maps and accommodation details. 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
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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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
  • Wandelgids The Cathar Way | Cicerone | Alan Mattingly
  • 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... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Spain's Sendero Histórico: The GR1
  • Guidebook to the 1250km of Spain's Sendero Historico (GR1), traversing northern Spain from Puerto de Tarna in the province of Leon in the west to the Mediterranean near L'Escala in Catalonia, through fascinating, varied landscapes and the foothills of the Pyrenees. Described in 53 stages, about 25km each in length, with detailed mapping. Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • The Way of St James - France
  • This handy guidebook describes the 730km Way of St James pilgrim route from Le Puy-en-Valey in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. The camino route descriptions include the history of the pilgrimage, places of interest and accommodation. Suitable for all abilities but a basic level of fitness is required due to the distance. Read more
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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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2014
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2014
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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
2015
  • Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees
  • Guidebook describing 170 routes for walks, climbs and multi-day treks on both sides of the Pyrenees, including a circuit of Andorra's Frontier Peaks. The 3000m summits are within reach of any hill walker and offer a variety of terrain. The day walks range from 30 minutes to 9 hours and the multi-day walks from 2 to 12 days. Read more
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2015
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Pyrenees Walks and Climbs
  • Essential guidebook of walks and climbs in the Pyrenees, with over 170 day walks, multi-day walks, climbing routes and mountaineering ascents. Covers valleys and peaks on both sides of the border with France and Spain, with through routes and peaks to bag, as an introduction to one of Europe's finest mountain ranges. The active walker, trekker... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
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Netherlands
2015
  • Klimgids - Wandelgids The Pyrenees - Pyreneeen | Cicerone |
  • Uitputtende beschrijving van alle wandel- en klimmogelijkheden in de Pyreneeen. Ongekende diepgang in informatie over wat, waar en hoe de gebieden in elkaar zitten. Geschreven door een van de toonaangevende bergwandelaars op dit moment: Kev Reynolds. Essential guidebook of walks and climbs in the Pyrenees, with over 170 day walks, multi-day... Read more
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United Kingdom
2013
  • The GR10 Trail
  • Guidebook to walking the long-distance GR10 across the French Pyrenees from Atlantic to Mediterranean. 866km, the trek takes 50 days, but the route is divided in this guide into two-week sections, with details of accommodation and transport. The GR10 is an official French Grandes Randonnées. Read more
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Netherlands
2004
  • Cicerone wandelgids GR10 Pyrenees - Pyreneeen / Frankrijk |
  • Engelstalige beschrijving van de mooiste wandeltocht in de Pyreneeen. De gids voldoet aan alle verwachtingen die je kunt hebben. Wel heb je voor de zwaardere gedeelte voor de zekerheid goede kaarten nodig ...... This classic long-distance walk across the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean takes a lower route than the more arduous... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • This handy guidebook contains route descriptions for the Pyrenean Haute Route. It zig-zags across the Franco-Spanish border and stays close to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. It covers 800km and has a total of 40km ascent, so is only suitable for experienced mountain walkers. The route is split over 45 day stages and is largely unwaymarked. Read more
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  • Pyrenees 2: French Central Pyrenees, Arrens to Seix
  • The 50 walks in this walking guide to the French Central Pyrenees can only offer a representative selection of the wealth of trails available, but they will hopefully make the choice much easier and give hikers the opportunity to discover the scenic richness of the French Central Pyrenees in whatever way they choose. With each route having an... Read more
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  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN's excellent TOP25 / S Read more
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  • The Hidden Lakes (Ruta dels Estanys Amagats) Hiking Circuit
  • The Hidden Lakes (Ruta dels Estanys Amagats) Hiking Circuit, a 97km route across the Cerdanya region of the Spanish Pyrenees and Andorra, presented at 1:40,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editorial Alpina, with contact details of mountain refuges.The map has contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading. The Hidden Lakes... Read more
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  • Central Pyrenees
  • The central part of the French Pyrenees on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from terraQuest, highlighting hiking trails, campsites and refuges, etc. The map is presented in a special format handy for conveniently viewing just small sections of it at one time.Coverage extends north to the towns... Read more
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  • Muntanyes de Llibertat Hiking Circuit
  • Muntanyes de Llibertat Hiking Circuit, a 62km-long cross-border hiking trail in the central Pyrenees covering the routes of Republican refuges from Spain into France after the Civil War and of Jewish refuges from France during World War II, presented by Editorial Alpina at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map. Staring from the... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Muntanyes de Llibertat - Alt Pirineu | Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig / Engelstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Circuit d 'alta muntanya Circuito de lata montana Traversee d 'haute montagne Gedetailleerde wandelkaart van de trektocht... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2249ETR - 2249 ETR Font Romeu, Capcir, Olette Pyreneeën | IGN |
  • Geplastificeerde versie! De wandelkaart die de perfectie benadert! Werkelijk alle topografische details zijn er op te vinden; van hoogtelijnen tot aan bruggetjes en allerlei wandelpaden. Daarnaast hebben de makers een flinke dosis toeristische informatie op de kaart verwerkt: campings, gites d étape, restaurants en ingetekende doorgaande... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • GR10 Trail Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A self-guided walking holiday in through the French Pyrenees. The principal attraction of the Pyrenees is their breathtaking natural beauty and status as one of Europe's greatest wilderness areas. Although the memories you will take away from the GR10 are more likely to be of the people you meet, the charm of her mountain people and the unique... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • GR10 Discovery In Comfort
  • Walking in the in the heart of the Altlantic Pyrenees. This section of the GR10 in the heart of the Atlantic Pyrenees takes you through scenery that has its own regional uniqueness; verdant rolling hills, beautiful mountain scenery, the rich Pyrenean flora and fauna and villages that are seeped in Basque tradition. You will be walking from... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
Sawadee
Netherlands
  • Highlights of the Basque Country
  • Straddling the Franco-Spanish border but boasting a unique culture that pre-dates both its neighbours, the Basque Country has much to offer. The sparkling coastline with sweeping golden beaches, colourful fishing ports and dramatic Atlantic surf form a perfect backdrop for our week of relaxed walking. Exploring both the Spanish and French... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk & Spanje - Transpyreneeën, Etappe 3
  • Spectaculaire voettocht in 6 etappes, die de hoofdkam van de Pyreneeën van oost naar west volgt. Bagage wordt waar mogelijk vervoerd, overnachting in hutten en gites. Etappe 3: Vanuit de Franse Ariège naar Spanje en via het bloemenrijke Valle de Aran en de kaarmeren van het Parque Nacional des Aiguës Tortes en langs de hoogste berg van de... Read more
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 & Spanje - Transpyreneeën, Etappe 4
  • Spectaculaire voettocht in 6 etappes, die de hoofdkam van de Pyreneeën van oost naar west volgt. Bagage wordt waar mogelijk vervoerd, overnachting in hutten en gites. Etappe 4: Via een stevige klim via het Lac d'Oo terug naar de Spaanse kant, waar de canyons van Ordesa wachten. Via de beroemde Brèche de Roland naar het keteldal van Gavarnie. Read more
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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
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Netherlands
  • Frankrijk & Spanje - Transpyreneeën, Etappe 5
  • Spectaculaire voettocht in 6 etappes, die de hoofdkam van de Pyreneeën van oost naar west volgt. Bagage wordt waar mogelijk vervoerd, overnachting in hutten en gites. Etappe 5: de pieken, grashellingen en diepe beboste valleien  van het Franse Parc National des Pyrenées. Via de markante Pic du Midi d'Ossau en de Chemin de la Mâture naar de... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk & Spanje - Côte Vermeille
  • Een kleurrijke, Catalaanse wandeltocht langs de  prachtige 'Vermeille' kust. Van het antieke, Franse vestingstadje Collioure naar het spierwitte, Spaanse Cadaqués, één van Dali's favoriete plekken. Over oude smokkelpaden onderlangs de Pyreneeën, met altijd zicht op zee. Langs slaperige kustdorpjes en ruige zeekliffen. Een heerlijke mediterrane... Read more
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  • Frankrijk & Spanje - Côte Vermeille
  • Ontspannende wandelreis langs de ruige Catalaanse Vermillioenkust; van het Franse stadje Collioure naar het mooie witte stadje Cadaques, waar Dali ook verbleef. Prima hotels, vaak aan het strand gelegen.  's Zomers zijn de stranden en haventjes overladen; ons rest rust en een aangenaam winterzonnetje. Read more
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  • Frankrijk & Spanje - Transpyreneeën, Etappe 6
  • 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 6: van de vallei van de Aspe door het desolate kalkmassief van de Anie, via de kloven en  bergen van de Haut-Bearn en de groene heuvels, boerenhoeves en vakwerkhuizen van het Baskenland... 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
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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
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Netherlands
  • Spanje - Ordesa
  • Het Parque Nacional Ordesa, gelegen in de Spaanse Pyreneeën, behoort zonder twijfel tot de mooiste berggebieden van Europa vanwege haar majestueuze gletsjerdalen en diepe canyons. U overnacht in twee comfortabele hotels in levendige Spaanse bergdorpjes en maakt van daar uit rondwandeling in de bergen. Grote kans dat u hierbij gemzen en gieren... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Aragón - Sierra de Guara
  • Wandelvakantie in de Sierra de Guara in Aragón, tussen de besneeuwde bergtoppen van de Pyreneeën en de uitgestrekte, droge Ebrovlakte. Loop door spectaculaire kloven en geniet van adembenemende vergezichten in het grillige, desolate landschap van de Somontano ('aan de voet van de berg'). Start in het eeuwenoude stadje Alquézar en trek het... Read more
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