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
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. Lire la suite
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United Kingdom
2013
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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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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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Netherlands
2019
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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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United Kingdom
2013
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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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
  • 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
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Cartes

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
  • Terres de l`Ebre
  • Terres de l`Ebre 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
  • 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
  • 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... 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
  • 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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pau - Tarbes - Gavarnie - Pyrenees National Park IGN Top100 Map 167
  • Map No. 167, Pau - Tarbes, 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 tourists... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pau - Mont-de-Marsan - Condom - Tarbes IGN Top100 Map 159
  • Map No. 159, Pau - Mont-de-Marsan, 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... 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
  • 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
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
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
  • Toulouse - Pamiers - St Gaudens IGN Top100 Map 168
  • Map No. 168, Toulouse - Pamiers, 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... Lire la suite
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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... 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
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 leuke hotelletjes en een refuge (berghut) op 1600m hoogte, waar heerlijke maaltijden worden verzorgd. Afwisselend door stille bossen en over kleurrijke bloemenweides wandel je van dorp... 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
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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Transpyreneeën, Etappe 6
  • Spectaculaire voettocht in 6 etappes, die de hoofdkam van de Pyreneeën van oost naar west volgt. Bagage wordt vervoerd, overnachting in hotels, hutten en gites. Etappe 6: van de vallei van de Aspe door het desolate kalkmassief van de Anie, via de kloven en bergen van de Haut-Bearn en de groene heuvels, boerenhoeves en vakwerkhuizen van het... Lire la suite
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
  • 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
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... Lire la suite
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... 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
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... 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
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