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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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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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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United Kingdom
2015
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United Kingdom
2015
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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 45 stages. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • L`Ariège à pied - du Piémont aux Pyrénées
  • L`Ariège à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.D009, with 40 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the department of Ariège 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
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • Les Monts du Beaujolais et du Lyonnais à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P691
  • Les Monts du Beaujolais et du Lyonnais à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P691, with 34 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the region between Mâcon and St.Etienne, including a route along the GR7 and its variants. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Aneto - Maladeta - Valles de Benasque y Barraves Editorial Alpina
  • The highest part of the Spanish Pyrenees, the Maladeta massif with Pico de Aneto including the surrounding valleys of Benasque and Barraves, at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editorial Alpina, accompanied by a booklet with English language descriptions of recommended walks and climbs, accommodation details, etc.Vivid... 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
  • 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
2015
  • GRP: La Ligne Bleue des Vosges FFRP Topo-guide No. 880
  • La Ligne Bleue des Vosges, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 880, covering nearly 700km along three GP de Pays routes on the western slopes of the Vosges Mountains in Lorraine, with multiple possible loops including the peak of Le Hohneck. The guide also includes descriptions of 38 day walks of varying length and difficulty across this area. ABOUT THE... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Val d`Azun à pied ST10
  • Val d`Azun à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. ST10, with 18 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the French Pyrenees south-west of Argelès-Gazost, plus a tour which includes part of the GR10 long-distance footpaths. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 and/or 1:50,000,... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Le Languedoc-Roussillon à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. RE13
  • Le Languedoc-Roussillon à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. RE13, with 50 day walks in the some of the most visited departments in France: Lozère, Gard, Hérault, Aude and Pyrénées Orientales which include Mende, Alès, Nîmes, Montpellier, Béziers, Narbonne, Carcassonne and Perpignan. Each day walk is presented on a separate colour extract from... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vignemale - Valle de Bujaruelo Editorial Alpina
  • Cross-border area of the Pyrenees at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map covering on the Spanish side the valleys of Bujaruelo and Ara with the western section of the Ordesa National Park and the Ordesa Valley, and within France extending from the Vignemale Massif to Gavarnie, plus a Spanish/French booklet with recommendations for... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park 2-Map Set Editorial Alpina
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park at 1:25,000 in a set of two GPS compatible recreational maps in an extensive and very popular series from Editorial Alpina, providing more detailed coverage of this popular hiking area.Contours are at 10m intervals, with relief shading and vegetation colouring. An overprint highlights waymarked PR hiking... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Costabona - Alta Val de Ter Editorial Alpina
  • Costabona - Alta Val de Ter area of the Catalan Pyrenees on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina, highlighting hiking trails, campsites and refuges, etc. Topography is shown by contours at 10m intervals with relief shading and numerous spot heights, plus colouring for woodlands, brushwood, meadows and farmland.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Muntanya d’Alinyà Editorial Alpina
  • Muntanya d’Alinyà, including Serra d’Aubenç and Serra de Turp, 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pyrénées Catalanes - Font-Romeu - Massif du Canigou IGN 75021
  • Selected tourist regions of the France on GPS compatible, contoured TOP 75 maps at 1:75,000 from the IGN, highlighting local and long-distance hiking paths, cycling routes and sites for other recreational activities. Each title includes five large panels with mapping at 1:25,000 to cover its most popular areas in greater detail. Cartography of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cingles de Berti Editorial Alpina
  • Cingles de Berti area at 1:25,000 in an extensive and very popular series of walking maps from Editorial Alpina. Contours are at 10m intervals, enhanced by relief shading and vegetation colouring. The map has UTM grid and 1’ margin ticks. In addition to footpaths, the overprint shows various types of accommodation (hotels, campsites, etc.),... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pirin Mountains Domino
  • Pirin Mountains at 1:50,000 on a large, double-sided, contoured map with GPS waypoints for shelters and chalets, peaks, etc. and highlighting hiking routes. Topography is shown by contours at 40m intervals with additional relief shading and graphics and colouring for sandstone stacks, single rocks over 5m high, marshlands and different types of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Grande Traversée Ariège-Pyrénées à VTT: Ax-les-Thermes – Lacave (223km)
  • Grande Traversée Ariège-Pyrénées à VTT: Ax-les-Thermes - Lacave (223km) from Chamina covers a 223km mountain bike route in the central part of the French Pyrenees, shown on 1:50,000 topographic survey mapping from the IGN with additional tourist information.The title is presented as a boxed set of 15 loose pages plus a booklet with practical... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pyrenees East - Barcelona - Costa Brava 500K CNIG Regional Map No. 4
  • The eastern part of Spanish Pyrenees, with coverage extending along the Mediterranean coast beyond Barcelona to Tarragona, at 1:500,000 in a series of regional road maps from the country’s civilian survey organization IGN-CNIG (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica), vividly presenting the topography by... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Camino de Santiago 50K CNIG Topo 11-Map Box Set
  • The whole of Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela in a set of 11 maps: 10 double-sided topographic maps at 1:50,000 plus an overview map of northern Spain, published by the Spanish civilian survey organization.Each 1:50,000 map is double-sided and has four 57 x 35cm panels with full topographic mapping of the area through which the route... 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
  • Carcassonne - Beziers - Perpignan - Roussillon - Cote Vermeille IGN TOP100 174
  • Map No. 174, Béziers - Perpignan, 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bergueda: Berga - Serra del Cadí Ed. Alpina Paragliding Map
  • The Berga - Serra del Cadí area of the Catalan Pyrenees presented by Editorial Alpina at 1:50,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map highlighting sites for paragliding, annotated with information about takeoff cross or hike-&-fly, thermals and wind direction, minimal altitude, GPS waypoints, etc.The base map has contours at 20m intervals... Read more
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Walking holidays

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
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
  • 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
  • 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
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - 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
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 - 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 - 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
  • Frankrijk - 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
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
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