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 2. en Espagne
  • 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
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
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
2017
  • Pyrenees Centrales et tours du Val d`Azun et d`Oueil-Larboust GR10/GR101
  • Pyrénées Centrales, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 1091, covering the second section of the GR10 along the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean – a 270-km long walk from Arrens-Marsous to Bagnères-de-Luchon. Different variants of the GR10 are covered, with or without including the highest part of the mountains at Gavarnie, plus a link to... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
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Cartes

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
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Prespa - Vitsi - Voras Anavasi 6.2
  • Prespa - Vitsi – Voras area of northern Greece at 1:50,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible, contoured map from Anavasi, with recommendations for three hiking trails and notes on the E4 and E6 cross-European trails. The map is double-sided; coverage in the west starts from the Prespa Lake on the border with Albania and... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Hermitage (Ruta de l`Ermità) Hiking Circuit
  • Ruta de l`Ermità, the Hermitage Trail in the Catalan Pyrenees on a contoured GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina which highlights alternatives for the hiking (105km), mountain bike (168km) and horse riding (120km) variants of the route.The map has contours at 10m intervals with relief shading and colouring to indicate... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valle de Canfranc - Valle de Aisa Editorial Alpina
  • Valle de Canfranc - Valle de Aisa 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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • E4 Arquipelago de Cabo Verde
  • Plans included:Porto Novo (Ilha de Santo Antão) (1:10 000)Mindelo (Porto Grande) (Ilha de São Vicente) (1:20 000)Ilha de Santa Luzia (1:not known)Porto de Tarrafal (Ilha de São Nicolau) (1:8500)Porto da Preguiça (Ilha de São Nicolau) (1:8500)Baía da Palmeira (Ilha do Sal) (1:15 000)Porto de Sal-Rei (Ilha da Boavista) (1:30 000)Porto da Praia... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Puigmal - Vall de Nuria - Ulldeter Editorial Alpina
  • Puigmal - Vall de Núria - Ulldeter area of the Catalan Pyrenees presented by Editorial Alpina at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map with an overprint highlighting hiking trails, various recreational sites and accommodation options, etc, plus English language descriptions of recommended hiking routes, lists of caves and of useful... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Czechia Shocart 50K Tourist Atlas
  • Czech Republic Tourist Atlas from Shocart with over 600 pages of contoured mapping at an exceptionally detailed scale of 1:50,000 with hiking and cycling trails, presented in an A4 ring-binder with a hard slipcase. Each page is removable so coverage can be easily assembled for just selected parts of the country, or individual pages used on... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • E3 Arquipelago de Madeira
  • Plans included:Porto Santo (1:25 000)Porto de Recreio da Calheta (1:6250)Funchal (1:10 000)Água de Pena (1:5000)Porto de Machico (1:7500)Quinta do Lorde (1:5000)Ponta de São Lourenço (1:30 000)Enseada da Doca (Isla Deserta Grande) (1:25 000)Selvagem Grande (1:30 000)Selvagem Pequena (1:30 000)On this edition the chart specification has been... Lire la suite
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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
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... Lire la suite
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
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
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... 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
Snp Wandelreizen
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  • Portugal - Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais
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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,... Lire la suite
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Tour de France, Ariège
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  • Spanje - Vall de Boí & Aigües Tortes
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  • GR10 Trail Self Guided Walking Holiday
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Snp Wandelreizen
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  • Frankrijk - Les Pyrénées Cathares
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