The walker has a choice of three paths from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean along the length of the Pyrenees. The most northerly, the Pyrenean Way, officially . Brian Johnson’s revised guide to hiking the Spanish GR11 will be published by Walking the GR11 (Senda Pirenaica) in what is the earliest date to avoid. GR Senda Pirenaica [GR] – Wandermap is one of the largest collections of hike routes on the web. Hike routes can be mapped or uploaded from GPS.
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The walker has a choice of three paths from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean along the length of the Sendaa. I used a combination of the 1: Blimey, this 111 getting embarrasing. The walk from Hospital de Benasque to Portillon sounds a bit to much for grr on the first day of the trek… would you recommend walking from Hospital de Benasque 11 Estos via Refugio du Maupas in two days? The Moulin de la Palette hostel has its own river and should be good for them.
How far is the walk across to the gr11 from luchon? My guess is that you will be going up that way, through Iprenaica. Beware, however, this is a primitive hut. Though less well marked than the route via the cabane de Garsan, as long as you keep to the west side of the valley once you are out in the open you should be able to see the pass ahead of you. We are planning on staying at refugi Rulhe for 2 nights and then have 3 or 4 nights before Descending to the coast at pirrnaica collioure in France.
This trip of yours sounded great — but might be difficult without guide and car? We are planning to walk from the beginning of June ; do you think that it is possible thinking of possible snow on the trail? There are two ways of approaching it, either by the nearest town in this case Lladorefor the valleys. And that you have a car. Equally, this is not high mountains. Jean Pied de Port to Hendaye. Hi I am looking to organise a small group of ex soldiers to walk the freedom trail, travelling light l daysacks only.
Could I get away without taking crampons ice axe etc?
From there you will be able to get a bus to Benasque. My main query is about places to camp, will there be places to set up camp or can I just camp in any reasonable place?
The others are shown in orange. Thanks so much for your help! Your opinion would be great. After the trip, I can imagine snow will hardly be a problem to pass any part of this section in may.
The Prames maps are good for planning and only contain very occasional errors. As for the weather I use the Spanish service AeMet. This daily phenomenon is very noticeable in summer, less so as the autumn wears on. Demonstrations are being planned. pirenauca
Huts, hostels and hotels on the GR10 Pyrenean Way, in France
Useful to know about your booking problems even so early in the season. Predictably this has stirred up French shepherds following an increase in attacks last year. What website has the best mountain weather as we get closer to the date? It will be a long day, best done in the cool of the morning. It is said to be the last resting place of the penultimate Moorish king of Spain, Mulay Hasan. Hi Steve, Could you tell me how to find the pou de neu on Pic Neulos?
While in the mountains the animals were grouped into six flocks and various measures taken to protect them from bear attacks. I cannot imagine the need for greater detail than 1: Any suggestions on a hike I should do and if I can stay in refugees in October? Equally from Espingo you could walk on the GR10 to Luchon On the other hand you could drive to the Hospice to France and climb up to the refuge de Venasque and come back the same way the next day having been up to the frontier to see Aneto oposite, the highest peak in the Pyrenees.
Your favourite section around Cauterets also sounds great. We would be staying in refuges is it all right not to book far in advance even in summer holidays? If there is nothing hidden benind these figures it is a remarkable sebda. Please let us know how it works out. I would like to share our experience regarding accommodation: Enjoy your twitter posts.
Aneto, at m may well be the highest point in the Pyrenees but it is not the highest point on the Spanish peninsula. Unfortunately it hr a lot, especially in the highest parts 2 days Ainhoa-Bidarray-St Ettienne. Bear cubs photographed on an automatic camera near the Port de Tavascan, July The French government has recently promised to reinforce of the brown bear population in the western Pyrenees. Shepherds seem to be more willing to accept the new constraints.
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A high-res version of the map is useless for the purposes of walking. I would be very surprised if you have any problems with snow on that section. Some walkers have gone straight on at the first bend m after you pass over to the other side. The debate on the reintroduction of carnivores think wolves and omnivores bears usually focusses on porenaica polarised views of livestock breeders on senva one hand and conservationists on the other.
Could this idea be applied to the Pyrenees? Hi Julian There are several options not far from Fos. I plan on camping for most of the way, with a combo of camping food and food from accommodation. I would really appreciate your advice!