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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Way of St James - Spain
  • Guidebook to walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrim route, 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 usually takes between 4 and 5 weeks to hike. Guide to the Frances route, with maps and accommodation details. Read more
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United Kingdom
2013
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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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Spain's Sendero Historico: the GR1 | Cicerone
  • A step by step guide to walking the 1250km long Sendero Historico (the GR1) across northern Spain. Travelling from west to east, the GR1 starts at the Puerto de Tarna, on the border of Asturias and Castilla y Leon, heads east along the southern flank of the Cantabrian Mountains and the foothills of the Pyrenees before finishing on the... 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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United Kingdom
2013
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • St-Lary-Soulan et la Vallée d`Aure à pied ST07
  • Saint-Lary-Soulan et la vallée d`Aure à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. ST07, with 25 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the French Pyrenees. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • GR3: Les Monts du Forez FFRP Topo-guide No. 334
  • Les Monts du Forez, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 334, covering in all 259kms along the GR3 and its variant, with additional descriptions of 21 day walks in the region. Current edition of this title was published in April 2016.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy A5 paperback format, the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wild France
  • The romance of France lies deep in the hearts of travellers from Britain. Normandy, Provence, the Loire and the Camargue - such names have an instant magic, and all are represented, along with over 50 other exploration zones, in Wild France, a comprehensive guide to the country`s most out-of-the-way places. `Friends smiled knowingly when I told... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2005
  • Andorra Mountain Walks
  • The Mountains of Andorra is Alf Robertson and Jane Meadowcroft’s Cicerone guide to walks, scrambles, via ferratas and treks in a country tucked away between France and Spain in the heart of the Pyrenees. The guide covers the whole of the country, from its 80 mountain lakes to its host of elegant peaks. The principality is also relatively... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Le Languedoc-Roussillon: Sentiers Forestiers FFRP Topo-guide No. SF02
  • Le Languedoc-Roussillon: Sentiers Forestiers, FFRP topo-guide ref. no. SF02, one of the titles in an extensive series of light, A5-size, high quality paperback guides published by the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre in association with local authorities, ramblers’ clubs, etc. The guides have *colour extracts from the French... Read more
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wild Spain: a Traveller`s Guide
  • With a compelling sureness of touch, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Frederic V. Grunfeld offers the reader an intimate knowledge of Spain gained over twenty-five years. He takes the intending traveller south from the Pyrenees, across the central meseta of Castilla and Aragon and down to Andalucia. He finds wild mountain walks above the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • GR96: Tours et Traversées du Massif des Bauges FFRP Topo-guide No. 902
  • Tours et Traversées du Massif des Bauges, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 902, covering 500kms of routes in the French Alps between Annecy, Aix-les-Bains, Chambéry and Albertville. Current edition of this title was published in May 2015.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy A5 paperback format,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • GRP: Tour du Massif Mezénc - Gerbier de Jonc FFRP Topo-guide No. 4302
  • Tour du Massif Mezénc - Gerbier de Jonc, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 4302, covering two adjoining circuits in the Ardèche Mountains near Fay-sur-Lignon, with a total length of 140km Current edition of this title was published in August 2013.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy A5 paperback... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Chemins de St.Jacques: Cluny/Lyon - Le Puy à pied
  • Chemins de St.Jacques: Cluny/Lyon-Le Puy à pied from Chamina presents the route overprinted on IGN’s 1:50,000 topographic survey with details of accommodation, local services and other tourist information.Each stage is shown on extracts from IGN`s 1:50,000 topographic survey cross-referenced to the descriptions of the route. Symbols indicate... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Central Crete Terrain Editions 449
  • Central Crete at 1:100,000 on an indexed, GPS compatible road map from Terrain Editions, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper, with street plans of central Heraklion and Rethymno.This title is part of a series which covers Crete in three sheets. The maps have contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by relief shading with... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Landscapes along the River Ter Ed. Alpina 40K Map
  • Landscapes along the River Ter map in an extensive and very popular series of walking maps from Editorial Alpina covering the Pyrenees, Catalonia and other selected hiking areas in Spain, including Picos de Europa, Sierra Nevada and parts of Andalucía, Majorca, etc. Scales vary from 1:50,000 to 1:10,000, with the majority of the titles at... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Spain: 100K Catalan Topographic Survey
  • Catalonia on seven large topographic survey maps at 1:100,000 from the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, each providing very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography.Relief is presented by contours at 40m intervals, enhanced by additional hill-shading and spot heights; additional colouring... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pau - Tarbes - Gavarnie - Pyrenees National Park IGN Top100 Map 167
  • Map No. 167, Pau - Tarbes, at 1:100,000, part of the TOP100 series from the Institut Géographique National (IGN). These exceptionally detailed, contoured and GPS compatible road maps which include English language map legend are ideal for exploring the French countryside by car, by bike, or even on foot. Used by millions of locals and tourists... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bourg-Madame - Mont-Louis - Col de la Perche IGN WATERPROOF 2250ETR
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pla de Lleida
  • Pla de Lleida map at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography. Maps in this series have relief presented by contours at 40m intervals, enhanced by additional hill-shading and spot... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Catalonia Auotomous Community CNIG Physical Road Map
  • Catalonia Autonomous Region of Spain at 1:300,000 on a large physical map from the IGN/CNIG - country’s civilian survey organization providing an excellent picture of the region’s topography, from the peaks of the highest part of the Pyrenees, across the valley of the Ebro, to the sierras of southern Teruel province. Icons prominently highlight... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Peloponnese Anavasi Road Atlas
  • Road Atlas of the Peloponnese from Anavasi, in an A4 paperback format, with contoured, GPS compatible mapping at 1:50,000, very detailed road classification, hiking paths, and place names in both Greek and Latin alphabets.The main section of the atlas has 178 pages of detailed maps with contours at 100m intervals, altitude colouring and relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Greece: Terrain Editions 100K Touring Maps of Crete
  • Crete at 1:100,000 on three contoured maps from Terrain Editions printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper. Each title is indexed and includes large street plan(s) of main town(s).The maps have contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by relief shading with spot heights and plenty of names of topographic features such as peaks,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Camp de Tarragona
  • Camp de Tarragona map at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography. Maps in this series have relief presented by contours at 40m intervals, enhanced by additional hill-shading and spot... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Massif Central IGN Top200 204
  • Pyrénées Ouest map from the IGN at 1:200,000, with excellent presentation of the terrain through contours and vivid relief shading, plenty of names of topographic features, long-distance GR hiking routes, places of interest, etc. The map is designed to provide convenient coverage of the western and central part of the Pyrenees, extending across... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Greece: Attika and Central Greece Road Atlas
  • Road Atlas of Attika, the region around Athens, and Central Greece from Anavasi, in an A4 paperback format, with contoured mapping at 1:50,000, a 2km UTM grid for GPS users, very detailed road classification, hiking paths, and place names in both Greek and Latin alphabets.The main section of the atlas has 219 pages of detailed maps with... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Spain: Sua Edizioak Map/Guides of the Pyrenees and Northern Spain
  • Selected areas of the Spanish Pyrenees and northern Spain on maps at 1:25,000 from the Bilbao-based Sua Edizioak, with exceptionally vivid presentation of the topography and highlighting for recommended trails described in the accompanying Spanish-language guides, plus tourist facilities and interesting sights, etc.The maps provide an excellent... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Barcelona and Environs
  • Barcelona and Environs map at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography. Maps in this series have relief presented by contours at 40m intervals, enhanced by additional hill-shading and... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 1 & 2: Lisbon to Coimbra Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Combine the first two sections of the Camino Portugués. Combining the first two sections of the Camino Portugués means that you are getting to visit many of Portugal’s most important, historic cities as well as walking through some of its most beautiful scenery through the ‘Garden of Portugal.’ The walking on these two sections is mainly flat,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • GR10 Discovery In Comfort
  • Walking in the in the heart of the Atlantic Pyrenees. This section of the GR10 begins in lovely seaside town of Hendaye on the Atlantic Coast and finishes in St Jean Pied de Port, a fortified citadel. One of the main reasons to try this superb stage of the GR10 are the accommodations as on the regular GR10 you stay in refuges and huts,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees
  • A self guided walking holiday in La Garrotxa. Discover the unspoilt foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees in the beautiful La Garrotxa region. Explore two distinct areas, the Zona Volcanica, filled with medieval villages and volcanic landscapes cloaked in woodland, and the Alta Garroxta with its rocky crags, gorges and tiny mountain hamlets.... Read more
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
  • Villages of the Catalan Pyrenees
  • Self-guided walking holiday in the Catalan Pyrenees. The Catalan Pyrenees are a walker’s paradise, offering unspoiled mountains, quaint villages, Romanesque churches, and the warmest climate of the Pyrenean range. Enjoy fantastic mountain walks through the warm, wooded hills of the Garrotxa and the dramatic final peaks of the Pyrenees, areas... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in the Pyrenees National Park
  • Cauterets and Luz San Sauveur. Follow trails through the heart of the Pyrenees National Park surrounded by classic mountain landscapes. Discover many natural highlights such as turquoise lakes, waterfalls, jagged peaks, flower-strewn meadows and dramatic cliffs. Walk to Cirque du Gavarnie, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and to the Pont... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Full Camino - St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago Self-Guided Walking Tour
  • Walk the full Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela. Walk the full Camino Frances (Way of St James) - a journey for the spirit and soul that millions of travellers complete year after year. Setting off from St Jean Pied de Port in the foothills of the Pyrenees, and finishing in Santiago de Compostela, you will enjoy... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Last 100km - Sarria to Santiago - 8 Days
  • Walk the last 100km of the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela over 6 walking days. Walk the classic final stage of the Camino de Santiago, covering the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago over six walking days. This breaks up the longest day (usually 28km) between Palas de Rei and Arzua. By adding an extra night you will have more... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Final Stage - Tui to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The final 110km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago. Walk the last 100km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago de Compostela. This final section of the walk takes you from Tui through the friendly region of Galicia in Northern Spain. Following country roads and woodland paths, you pass through wooded valleys, follow gentle... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - 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 bijna altijd zicht op zee. Langs slaperige kustdorpjes en ruige zeekliffen. Een heerlijke... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais
  • Dichtbij Lissabon, middenin een natuurpark ervaar je de grootsheid van Portugals verleden. Wandel over keienpaadjes langs de weelderige parken en prachtige paleizen van de koningsstad Sintra. Via het sobere Franciscaner kurkklooster door mysterieuze mediterrane bossen richting kust bij Azenhas do Mar. Met de oceaan aan je zijde maak je over de... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Pyreneeën, Cerdanyavallei
  • Vanuit een klein dorpje dat uitkijkt over de wijdse Cerdanyavallei in de Catalaanse Pyreneeën, vlakbij Andorra, beleef je een afwisselende en actieve gezinsvakantie in de bergen. Je gaat natuurlijk bergwandelen, maar je gaat kamperen in een Indiaanse tipi of een Mongoolse Yurt. Ontdek de spannende geschiedenis van de streek in oude bunkers. Ga... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Tour de France, Ariège
  • Op bijna 900m hoogte in de Haute Vallée du Salat ligt het bergdorpje Salau. Alle wegen houden hier op, alleen te voet kunt u verder, bijvoorbeeld naar de 2087m hoge pas Port de Salau, de grens met Spanje. Er zijn ook minder zware wandelingen te maken in de schaduw van de beuken die in het lagere deel van het dal groeien. Het kleine berghotel... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
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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