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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Aneto, at m may well be the highest point in the Pyrenees but it is not the highest pirenaixa on the Spanish peninsula. It will be a long day, best done in the cool of the morning. I plan on camping for most of the way, with a combo of camping food and food from accommodation. 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? We would love to walk from refuge to refuge or hear any other ideas you might have from all your knowledge of the area.

This trip of yours sounded great — but might be difficult without guide and car? If you get to the hairpin bend you have gone about m too far. In a week you could pienaica to walk from Hendaye to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, both of which have train stations; or in three days from Banyuls to Arles-sur-Tech, at the other end, from where you can get a bus back to the coast. 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 Pirensica.


The high-res version of the map above is no use for walking. This daily phenomenon is very noticeable in summer, less so as the autumn wears on.

Your opinion would be great. You may still be OK for high routes in early October but beware of fresh snow. Maps of the GR11 I used a combination of the 1: This will add to an exceptionally harsh winter — there is still a metre of snow on many ski resorts.

It would be great if you could send me the high resolution version.

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I would be very surprised if you have any problems with snow on that section. If you want to put it on the web or use it for a publication please come back to me. Have decided to walk from Banyuls as I already have walked from St. Hello Steve, I want to ask by this way if the high resolution vector map version is still available, what a nice map. Hi Steve, Me and my partner are planning a trip ge the Maladeta in the Spanish Pyrenees in the aenda of September.

How far is the walk across to the gr11 from luchon? Click here to cancel reply. I recommend going to the Rulhe hostel via the Cabane de Rieutort to avoid the crowds. Please post report when you get back. Some of the refuges may be closed eg Arletso you will need to check if the winter dormitory is open, and take your own food and sleeping bag.

A high-res version of the map is useless for the purposes of walking. Continue reading Rewilding in Catalonia: After the col des Gourgs Blancs there is a steep descent and at least the way we went some easy hands-on stuff. Hi I am looking to organise a small group of ex soldiers to walk the freedom trail, travelling light l daysacks only. It is a good place for a picnic because it is sheltered from the wind.


Sorry to add yet another question but I seem to get stuck with my research on public transport from Bilbao towards the Pyrenees. My whole is a riddle, the search for meaning. Some walkers have gone straight on at the first bend m after you pass over to the other side.

It includes all route changes and changes in facilities up to September I would really appreciate your advice! Could I get away without taking crampons ice axe etc?

Your favourite section around Cauterets also sounds great.

Mail will not be published required. We are planning to walk from the beginning of June ; do you think that it is possible thinking of possible snow on the trail?

Thanks for the report. Predictably this has stirred up French shepherds following an increase in attacks last year.

GR 11 – Senda Pirenaica

Hi steve, we will be walking the gr10 from merens les vals to banyuls hut to hut. My guess is that you will be going up that way, through Noare. New Mexico Bighorn Sheep. Press release Department for the environment and sustainability, Generalitat de Catalunya, in conjunction with PirosLife and EU Life program, 31 Octoberwith additions based on interviews with one of the shepherds involved.

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