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 2. in Spain
  • 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
2019
  • Shorter Treks in the Pyrenees
  • Guidebook detailing seven circular treks of 4-12 days in the beautiful Pyrenees. The varied routes cover both sides of the French-Spanish border and include both the High Pyrenees and the lower, more gentle mountains of the Basque Country and Catalonia. Variants are suggested for those wishing to shorten or extend the treks. Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Spain's Sendero Historico: 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
  • 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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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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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2019
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • Guidebook to trekking the Pyrenean Haute Route, which zigzags across the Franco-Spanish border, staying close to the main ridge in the highest and most spectacular central Pyrenees. It covers 750km with over 40km of ascent, so is suitable for experienced mountain walkers only. The largely unwaymarked route is presented in 44 stages. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
  • 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
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide France
  • DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooksDiscover France with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you`ve even packed your case - wander the world-class museums of Paris, step back in time at Versailles, relax on the stunning beaches of... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
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Maps

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
  • Ile d`Oléron - Ile de Ré Rando Editions
  • Ile d’Oléron, Ile de Ré and the nearby mainland, including La Rochelle, Rochefort and the surrounding marshes, on a detailed topographic map at 1:50,000 from Rando Editions with cartography from the IGN, hiking and cycling routes, etc.The map, intended to be the first in a series of titles covering the Atlantic coast of France, is overprinted... 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
  • France: FFRP Topo-guides to Long-distance Footpaths
  • Light, high quality A5 paperback guides from the FFRP - the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre, to the long-distance GR hiking trails, with colour extracts from IGN`s 1:50,000 or 1:25,000 topographic survey maps overprinted with the route, plus a table indicating different facilities along the route, contact details for... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Perpignan and its Environs IGN Map
  • Perpignan and its Environs in a series of detailed road maps at 1:80,000 from the IGN, designed to highlight places of interest and recreational possibilities, with a city centre street plan and an enlargement of a selected hiking area.Cartography is an enlargement from 1:100,000 to 1:80,000 of the publisher’s highly popular TOP100 series, with... 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
  • 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
  • Rasos de Peguera - Serra d`Ensija Editorial Alpina
  • Rasos de Peguera - Serra d`Ensija 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
  • Valence
  • 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
  • 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
  • St-Antonin-Noble-Val IGN 2140E
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pirineu Oriental - Girona - Costa Brava
  • Pirineu Oriental - Girona - Costa Brava map, covering the eastern part of the Catalan Pyrenees and the coast southwards to Pineda de Mar 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.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hungarian National Long-distance Blue Trail (E7): Írott-ko to Szekszárd
  • Hiking guide to the western section of Hungary’s National Blue Trail, including part of the E7 European long-distance footpath. The guide covers the route from Írott-ko in the Koszegi range on the Austrian border, across the Orség National Park and the Mecsek Hills near Pécs, to Szekszárd. At the border crossing with Slovakia near... Read more
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Walking holidays

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
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
  • 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 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
  • 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
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Sierra de Guara
  • Avontuurlijke bestemming met op gezinnen toegesneden outdooractiviteiten. De regio is vooral fameus voor het canyoning. Een aantal activiteiten zijn inclusief en daarnaast kun je ter plekke extra tochten boeken of zelf wat ondernemen. Ga zwemmen in de rivier of dobberen in zoutbaden. De kids zonder ouders mee op bivak, de ouders een heerlijk... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Transpyreneeën, Etappe 2
  • 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 2: dwars door de ruige bergen van de Ariège en Andorra. Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Pyreneeën & Languedoc
  • Uniek gelegen camping in de Pyreneeën nabij het beroemde Katharendorpje Montaillou en de brede vallei van het Pays de Sault. Een kleinschalige en vriendelijke locatie met prima sanitair. En uiteraard stilte en rust, niet voor niets heet het hier 'Silence du Midi'. Verken het oude dorpje Comus tegenover je safaritent en geniet van de... 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 - Ebrovallei en Pyreneeën * vogelreis
  • Zeer gevarieerde vogelreis waarin alle biotopen van Noord-Spanje worden verkend: de wetlands van de Ebrodelta, de steppes van de Ebrovallei in de Monegros, de kloven en gierenrotsen van de Sierra de Guara en het hooggebergte. In de hogere valleien van de Pyreneeën zoeken we de sneeuwgrens op. Je verblijft in goede hotels en de begeleiding van... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Vall de Boí & Aigües Tortes
  • Verborgen in een uithoek van de Catalaanse Pyreneeën ligt het ongerepte Vall de Boí. Deze vallei is een waar pareltje, diep ingesneden in de ruige granietbergen van het Aigües Tortes Nationaal Park. Authentieke bergdorpen, prachtige romaanse kerken en een heel eigen cultuur kenmerken deze bijzondere vallei.  Een waar wandelparadijs, zeker in... Read more
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