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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Evaluation 9.0 | 1 vote | No 1. en Andorre
  • Henk Nouws Juin 1986
  • Evaluation 9
  • Positive Green and lovely! The Pyrenees are special. Interesting cultures of the Basques and the Catalan.
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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. Lire la suite
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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. Lire la suite
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Shorter Treks in the Pyrenees | Cicerone
  • 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. Lire la suite
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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. Lire la suite
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United Kingdom
2019
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Netherlands
2019
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
  • Camino de Santiago: Camino Frances
  • Guidebook and map book to walking the 784km Camino Frances from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in southern France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, including an additional route to Finisterre. Split into 6 sections and 36 customisable stages, the guide lists over 500 pilgrim hostels. The map book covers the entire route, which can be walked in 4-5 weeks. Lire la suite
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees
  • Guidebook to 170 selected walks, multi-day tours and moderate summit ascents in the Central and High Pyrenees of France, Spain and Andorra. Graded routes lasting from 1hr to 12 days explore this diverse mountain range. Includes Monte Perdido, Pic du Midi d'Ossau, Vignemale, Ordesa National Park and Gavarnie. Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Pyrenees Walks and Climbs (170 routes)
  • Guidebook to 170 selected walks, multi-day tours and moderate summit ascents in the Central and High Pyrenees of France, Spain and Andorra. Graded routes lasting from 1hr to 12 days explore this diverse mountain range. Includes Monte Perdido, Pic du Midi d`Ossau, Vignemale, Ordesa National Park and Gavarnie. Lire la suite
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids The Pyrenees - Pyreneeen | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to 170 selected walks, multi-day tours and moderate summit ascents in the Central and High Pyrenees of France, Spain and Andorra. Graded routes lasting from 1hr to 12 days explore this diverse mountain range. Includes Monte Perdido, Pic du Midi d'Ossau, Vignemale, Ordesa National Park and Gavarnie. Lire la suite
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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. Lire la suite
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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. Lire la suite
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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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • 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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Andalucia Walking the GR7
  • This comprehensive guidebook to trekking the GR7 through Andalucia in southern Spain describes about 60 days of walking, covering both the northern fork of the route, through Cordoba and Jaen (34 to 41 days in total), and the southern fork (35 to 42 days), through Almeria and Granada. Both routes finish at Puebla de don Fadrique. An epic 1183km... Lire la suite
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Cartes

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tour of the Canigó Hiking Circuit
  • A 64-km long tour of Canigó (Canigou), the highest mountain in the eastern Pyrenees, presented by Editorial Alpina on a contoured, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000, with a booklet providing descriptions of its recommended stages.The map has contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading. The tour which follows sections of the GR10, the HRP... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Massif de la Vanoise IGN Wall Map
  • Massif de la Vanoise presented on an encapsulated waterproof wall map, size 100 x 132cm (39.5” x 52” approx), with cartography of IGN’s excellent TOP25 series reduced slightly to 1:28,000. The map combines sections of TOP25 maps 3532ET, 3532OT, 3534OT, 3633ET and 3634OT to extend from Mâcot-la-Plagne and Aiguille Rouge in the north to Lac du... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • GR 11: La Senda
  • GR11 long-distance footpaths along the Spanish side of the Pyrenees in a French language guide from Rando Editions, with extracts from the publisher’s topographic series at 1:50,000 highlighting the route and mountain refuges.The guide divides the route into 40 sections and covers it from the Mediterranean, starting at Cap de Creus on the Costa... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Southern Alps IGN Top200 203
  • 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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hungarian National Long-distance Blue Trail (E4): Visegrád to Írott-ko
  • Hiking guide to the north-western section of Hungary’s National Blue Trail which forms part of the E4 European long-distance footpath. The guide covers the route from the historic town of Visegrád on the Danube, across the Buda Hills on the outskirts of Budapest and the Bakony Hills along the north-eastern shore of Lake Balaton, to Írott-ko in... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pyrenees West - Zaragoza - Santander - Burgos 500K CNIG Regional Map No. 3
  • The western part of Spanish Pyrenees, with coverage extending west to Santander and Burgos plus south to Zaragoza and Soria, 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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Olympus Geopsis 139
  • Mt Olympus in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant hiking maps at scales varying from 1:50,000 to 1:10,000, with a UTM grid for GPS users. Contour interval varies depending on the scale, on most maps it is 20m. Relief shading, spot heights, springs, seasonal streams and, in most titles, landscape/land-use variations, e.g. forests,... Lire la suite
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Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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.... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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 ervaart u de rust en ruigte van het verlaten landschap, waar gieren en arenden rondcirkelen. U verblijft in het unieke, van oorsprong Moorse, vestingplaatsje Alquezar en twee... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
Snp Wandelreizen
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  • 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... Lire la suite
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