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The view from the summit of Pic Carlitte in the Pyrenees Orientale

A lifetime of walking and climbing in the Pyrenees

Feature · On 30 Aug 2020 by Alf Robertson

Alf Robertson has spent the last forty years exploring the Pyrenees, starting with summer trekking trips in Andorra before enjoying the crags, peaks and lakes from subsequent homes in Spain...
White villages of Andalucia

Can I go walking in Spain? Walking and trekking in 2020

News & Events · On 1 Jul 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Spain – travel, accommodation and other facilities are open and possible, but with certain restrictions. This page will help you find up-to-date...
Refuge de la Breche and the Cirque de Gavarnie

40 years of Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees

Feature · On 20 Jul 2019 by Kev Reynolds

Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees is 40 years old. First published in 1978, it’s never been out of print and, following numerous updates and reincarnations, the latest edition is...
An overview of the Vignemale peak, the Ossoue glacier and the three Russell caves in the middle

Searching for Russell’s caves on the Pyrenean Haute Route

Feature · On 17 Jul 2019 by Tom Martens

In spring 2018, while doing research for the new guidebook on the Pyrenean Haute Route, Tom Martens discovered that the Vignemale, France’s highest Pyrenean peak at 3298m, held a cave...
Gr Markers

Walking 1000 miles across France and Spain on the Camino de Santiago

Feature · On 1 Jun 2019 by Anna Blackwell

Anna Blackwell describes spending her summer holiday walking over 1000 miles across France and Spain. Following ancient pilgrimage routes that make up the Camino de Santiago, she spent three months...
Pic du Midi d'Ossau over Lac Gentau from Refuge d’Ayous

Seven Shorter Treks in the Pyrenees

Feature · On 11 May 2019 by Brian Johnson

The Pyrenees form the border between France and Spain, rising to over 3000m. The varied and spectacular mountain chain, which stretches over 400km from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, offers...
001 Refuge de Larribet (2072m) in the Central Pyrenees

Writing a guidebook in a mountain hut on the Pyrenean Haute Route

Feature · On 28 Apr 2019 by Tom Martens

I wasn’t even planning to stop at the Larribet mountain hut, but on an early July morning in 2014, mist came in and reduced my view. Eventually, I got into...
13 Parc Nacional Daiguestortes

Trekking in the Parc Nacional D’Aigüestortes in the Spanish Pyrenees

Feature · On 28 Oct 2018 by Clive Darley

When Clive and Jennifer Darley were invited by their colleagues Kath and Simon to join them for a trek through the Spanish Pyrenees, they accepted with enthusiasm. Simon is a...
Infierno peaks over Ibón de Respomuso

The GR11 – the Atlantic to the Mediterranean through the Spanish Pyrenees

Article · On 12 Sep 2018 by Brian Johnson

The GR11 is a glorious 820km traverse of the Pyrenees on a well-waymarked trail through Spain and Andorra. And if it’s solitude among spectacular scenery you’re after, Brian Johnson believes...
Meeting Point Of Three French Routes At Hiriburia

An intro to… The Way of St James - France

Article · On 28 Feb 2018 by Alison Raju

An intro to… The Way of St James - France, answering questions like 'What's so special about St James?', 'What does the scallop shell mean?' and 'How fit do I...
04  Second  Set Of  Lacets  Lead To The  Cirque De  Troumouse

Cycling in the Pyrenees – Col des Tentes and Cirque de Troumouse

Feature · On 5 Jun 2017 by James Cox

Seen the Tour de France? Cycled the Col du Tourmalet? Want to do something else? Why not try these two huge and stunning lesser-known climbs in the heart of the...
On The  Gr10 In The  Pyrenees

From Ocean to Sea through the Pyrenees: The GR10, GR11 and HRP

Feature · On 9 Jan 2017 by Brian Johnson

Crossing the Pyrenees on foot is no mean feat but to do it ten times over is something else entirely. Brian Johnson, who has done just this, explains the differences...
An intro to the GR10 trail

An intro to... The GR10 Trail: a trek through the Pyrenees

Article · On 15 Oct 2016

Have you ever wanted to trek the GR10 Trail? Where even is it? Why should you walk it? Here is a very quick intro to the popular trek.
Climbing in the Pyrenees

A difficult day in the Pyrenees

Feature · On 25 Mar 2015 by Kev Reynolds

An extract from A Walk in the Clouds by Kev Reynolds reveals that sometimes you can have 'Something of a doo-day'. This story takes place in the Pyrenees, near the...

Hole in One

Feature · On 16 Dec 2014 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds and his climbing partner Hugh explore the Vignemale and Vignemale glacier in the Pyrenees, but all was not well when they crossed the glacier.