Pyrenees

Description

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.

Map

Hiking Map of Pyrenees

Trails in this region

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Du Léman à la Vanoise - par le Mont Blanc et le Beaufortain GR5
  • The first, 206-km long Alpine section of the GR5 from Lake Geneva, past Mont Blanc and across the Col de la Croix-du-Bonhomme, to Landry north of the Vanoise Massif, FFRP topo-guide ref. no. 504, with colour maps from the IGN TOP25 series at 1:25,000. Also included is a tour of the Dents du Midi. Current edition of this title was published in... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2021
  • Volcan du Cantal et Pays de Saint-Flour - Haute-Auvergne GR400/4
  • Volcan du Cantal: Pays de Saint-Flour et de Ruynes-en-Margeride, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 400, covering 600kms of long-distance paths in the Cantal region of the Massif Central, which can also be walked as shorter circuits. Current edition of this title was published in July 2013.To see other titles in this series please click on the series... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Cote d`Emeraude - Les Chemins du Mont-Saint-Michel GR34/GR37
  • Côte d`Emeraude: Les Chemins du Mont-St-Michel, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 345, covering in all 636km of GR routes in western Brittany: the coastal path between Mont-St-Michel, St-Malo and St-Brieuc, plus circuits linking Rennes with the coast. Current edition of this title was published in March 2019 ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids 603 La grande traversée du Gard GR6, GR61, GR62, GR63, GR66 | FFRP
  • Guide FFRandonnée La Grande Traversée du Gard. GR Pays - GR 6,61,63,66,42,62 - 620 km de sentiers GR. Refonte totale de l'ouvrage, quasi nouveauté (l'édition précédente datait de 1995). Itinéraires et hébergements entièrement remis à jour Entre Gard et Lozère, une succession de points de vue uniques et majestueux. Des torrents qui descendent... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • GR653D Chemins de St-Jacques: Montgenèvre - Arles FFRP Topo-guide No. 6531
  • Chemins de St-Jacques: Montgenèvre - Arles, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 6531, covering a 459km route along the GR653D from Montgenèvre in the French Alps on the Italian border, across Gap, Sisteron, Apt and Cavaillon, to Arles. Current edition of this title was published in June 2014.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre)... Read more
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Netherlands
2014
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Santiago de Compostela - Roncevaux / Roncesvalles to Santiago IGN 89022
  • Camino Francés, the main route of the Way of St. James across northern Spain from Roncesvalles in the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela on a double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant map from IGN France with cartography and tourist information identical to coverage of this route by Kompass map No. 133.The IGN map differs from Kompass map No.... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • A Travers la Montagne Corse - PNR de Corse GR20
  • À Travers la Montagne Corse, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 067, covering one of Europe’s most popular and demanding long-distance hiking walking trails, the 200km/125 miles-long high-level route across the mountains of Corsica. Current edition of this title was published in March 2014.To see other titles in this series please click on the series... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Sentier vers Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle via Arles: Arles - Toulouse GR653
  • GR653: Chemins de St. Jacques from Arles to Toulouse, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. 6533 in a new edition published in July 2019, with colour reproductions of IGN’s topographic mapping at 1:50,000. The guide covers the 465-km long Via Arletanensis route of the Way of St James in France from Arles across Montpellier and Cartres to Toulouse.From... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Côte de Granit rose - Trégor morlaisien GR34/GR34A,B,D/GR380
  • Côte de Granit rose - Trégor morlaisien, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 346, covering 608kms of routes along the northern coast of Brittany between Saint-Brieuc and Morlaix, including inland circuits. Current edition of this title was published in May 2018.Pink Granite Coast and Bruyères coast: you are in Armor. It is the ”country by the sea”, with... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Corse entre Mer et Montagne
  • Corse entre Mer et Montagne, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 065, covering various trails across the mountains of Corsica which provide shorter and/or easier alternatives to the popular but longer and more strenuous GR20. Current edition of this title was published in April 2016.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES:... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • GR654 Sentier St-Jacques: Perigueux - Roncevaux FFRP Topo-guide No. 6543
  • Sentier St-Jacques: Perigueux - Roncevaux, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 6543, covering the second part of the Way of St James route along the GR654 which starts in Vézelay, the section from Perigueux to the Pyrenees. Also covered is an eastern route from Bergerac to Montréal-de-Gers. Current edition of this title was published in June 2014.ABOUT THE... Read more
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2015
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Volcans et lacs d`Auvergne - Pays du Val d`Allier GR30/GR41
  • Volcans et lacs d`Auvergne, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 305, covering in all 886km of hiking trails across the volcanic landscape of the Auvergne west and south of Clermont-Ferrand, including sections of GR 30 and GR41. Current edition of this title was published in June 2014.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre)... Read more
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Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 304 Volcans et lacs d'Auvergne GR441, GR30, GR4 | FFRP
  • Uitstekende routegids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. De gids bevat een lijst met overnachtingsadressen inclusief telefoonnummers. Alle gidsen... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Volcan du Cantal - Pays de Saint-Flour - Haute-Auvergne GR400/4
  • Volcan du Cantal: Pays de Saint-Flour et de Ruynes-en-Margeride, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 400, covering 600kms of long-distance paths in the Cantal region of the Massif Central, which can also be walked as shorter circuits. Current edition of this title was published in July 2013.To see other titles in this series please click on the series... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
  • Les Abers - le Chemin de Phares GR34/GR34F
  • Les Abers - le chemin de phares, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 347, covering the coastal route in north-western Brittany between Morlaix, Brest, and le Fau, plus 4 walks on the Ile d`Ouessant. Current edition of this title was published in September 2017.Between Morlaix and Brest, where the sea has dug deep furrows in the land. More than 20 days of... Read more
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Maps

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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rila Mountains Domino
  • Rila 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 50m intervals with additional relief shading and graphics and colouring for scree, single rocks over 5m high, marshlands and pine scrub and forests. An... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Canary Islands Autonomous Region 350K CNIG Physical Road Map
  • Canary Islands Autonomous Region of Spain at 1:350,000 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... 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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 6 Pirin gebergte | 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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Way of St James / Camino de Santiago CNIG Overview Map
  • Northern Spain on an overview map at 1:500,000 highlighting the course of the Camino Francés route of the Way of St James from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela via Burgos and León. Published by Spain’s civilian survey organization as part of their set providing topographic coverage of the route at 1:50,000, the map is also available... Read more
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
  • Stara Planina Central: Uzana to Vratnik Domino Map
  • Stara Planina Central: Uzana to Vratnik map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from just west of the Uzana massif, the geographical centre of Bulgaria, eastwards to... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alt Empordá 2-Map Set Editorial Alpina
  • Alta Empordá administrative district on the Costa Brava at 1:50,000 in a set of two contoured and GPS compatible maps from Editorial Alpina highlighting local and long-distance waymarked hiking trails, different types of accommodation, etc. Coverage of the whole area is conveniently divided east-west; one map shows the coastal region from... 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
  • Bregenz F&B
  • Indexed street plan of Bregenz extending north along the Bodensee coast to Lochau and Unter Hochsteg. Detail includes pedestrianised areas, railways, bus routes and cycle paths. Notable buildings are highlighted in red, and symbols indicate post offices, hostels, campsites and car parks.On the reverse is a 1:50,000 contoured map of the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Aragón Autonomous Region 300K CNIG Physical Road Map
  • Aragón 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
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
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2010
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Walking holidays

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
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Les Pyrénées Cathares
  • Avontuurlijke (ezel)tocht door de fraaie voetheuvels van de oostelijke Pyreneeën, met zicht op de hoogste, besneeuwde bergtoppen bij Andorra. Je overnacht in een gastvrije chambres d'hôtes en een refuge (berghut) op 1600m hoogte, waar heerlijke maaltijden worden verzorgd. Afwisselend door stille bossen en over kleurrijke bloemenweides wandel je... 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 zijn majestueuze gletsjerdalen en diepe canyons. Je overnacht in twee comfortabele hotels in levendige Spaanse bergdorpjes en maakt van daar uit rondwandelingen in de bergen. Grote kans dat je hierbij gemzen en... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Spanje - Ordesa
  • Uitdagende dagwandelingen door de ‘Grand Canyon’ van de Spaanse Pyreneeën. De prachtige natuur van deze ruige bergwereld en de gelaagde kloven van Ordesa en de Añisclo zijn strikt beschermd in de vorm van een Nationaal Park. Een ongekende bloemenpracht, peilloze kloven, spectaculaire rotsformaties en een scala aan vogelsoorten wachten hier de... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Pyreneeën
  • De Tour du Pic du Midi d'Ossau staat alom bekend als een van de mooiste korte huttentochten in de Franse Pyreneeën. De imposante 2884m hoge Pic du Midi d'Ossau torent hoog boven het omringende berglandschap, bespikkeld met grote en kleine bergmeren, uit. Heerlijk wandelen op de Frans-Spaanse grens in een woest berggebied waar nog bruine beren... 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 Ebro-vlakte. 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
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Pyreneeën - Canigou
  • Vlakbij de Middellandse Zee, aan de voet van de Pic du Canigou, met 2784m een van de hogere toppen van de Pyreneeën, verblijf je een week op een groene outdoor camping aan een koel riviertje in een schitterende omgeving. Samen met andere gezinnen doe je de hele week uitdagende buitensport activiteiten zoals rotsklimmen, canyoning, via ferrata... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Parque Natuurlijke Sintra-Cascais
  • Dicht bij Lissabon, midden in 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 wandel je door mysterieuze mediterrane bossen naar de kust bij Azenhas do Mar. Met de oceaan aan je zijde maak... 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 ook kamperen in een Indiaanse tipi of een Mongoolse yurt. Ontdek de spannende geschiedenis van de streek in oude bunkers.... 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 kun je 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 - Sierra de Guara
  • Avontuurlijke bestemming met op gezinnen toegesneden outdooractiviteiten. De regio is vooral fameus vanwege het canyoning. Een aantal activiteiten is inclusief. 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
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Sierra de Guara
  • Het grootste en mooiste klovengebied van Europa ligt aan de voet van de Spaanse Pyreneeën in het natuurpark Sierras y Canyones de Guara. Tijdens prachtige wandelingen ervaar je de rust en ruigte van het verlaten landschap, waar gieren en arenden rondcirkelen. We verblijven in het unieke, van oorsprong Moorse vestingplaatsje Alquézar en twee... Read more
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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. Het is een waar wandelparadijs, zeker... Read more
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