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Pyrenees high level route, Atlantic to Mediterranean

Georges Ve ron

Pyrenees high level route, Atlantic to Mediterranean

mountain walking and trekking guide for a complete traverse of the range in 45 day stages with 50 easier or harder alternatives and variations.

by Georges Ve ron

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Published by Gastons-West in Reading .
Written in English


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Pyrenees High Route (HRP) Hiking Guide for JUMP TO: PROS & CONS / ITINERARIES / COMPARISON WITH GR10 & GR11 / CAMPSITES & HUTS / WHEN TO GO / MAPS & GUIDEBOOKS / ANIMALS / WHAT TO PACK The Pyrenees High Route (Haute Route Pyrénées, HRP) is a long distance hiking trail that follows the mountainous divide along the French-Spanish ://   High Pyrenees to the Atlantic Ocean In this article you'll find 58 photos from the rest of my Pyrenees crossing, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

I jumped between the GR 11 (Spain), HRP (high route), and the GR 10 (France), depending   Of all the world's natural frontiers, the Pyrenees make up one of the most clearly defined. Stretching coast to coast from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Mediterranean in the east, they form a natural barrier between France and Spain which – until modern times – was unpassable for several months of the year Atlantic to Mediterranean book by one route on the Atlantic coast and a couple more very close to The HRP is the classic high-level coast to coast route.

It attempts to follow the ridge of the mountain range from Atlantic to Mediterranean, crossing between France and Spain as the land dictates. Trekkers on the HRP may still find snow in the high passes in early to mid-June, and an ice axe is necessary in certain places in early summer   Our Haute Route Pyrenees Hike.

In the summer of we (Amy and Jim) hiked through the Pyrenees from the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean coast, following the Haute Route Pyrenees (aka HRP or Alta Ruta or Pyrenean Haute Route) through France, Spain, and :// Hendaye - Itxassou This is a gentle, warm-up day that takes you from Hendaye into the heart of the Pays Basque at Itxassou via two low altitude cols (the highest just feet).

As you can tell by the name of your destination, this is not "France". This is Basque country with its own language, culture, architectural styles and cuisine as you will discover during this first ride, but to the Our High Pyrenees of Catalonia walking holiday takes you into one of the loveliest parts of the Pyrenees, largely unknown to outsiders.

Our Catalan Pyrenees route is designed to combine some superb mountain walking with welcoming accommodations, where you will   Maps, Guidebooks & GPS.

In we used a combination of Georges Veron’s, Pyrenees High Level Route ( – now out of print) and the French IGN seriesTopographical to find topos for the Spanish side, we made do with the sketch maps in Veron’s bare-bones guide while hiking on the southern side of the ://   Because Purely Pyrenees is located in the heart of the Pyrenees, on the edge of the Pyrenean National Park, we are very well placed to offer the most beautiful walking routes, we know the area so our selection of self-guided trips you will discover a large choice of programmes for all tastes, from four days to two weeks long.

From the Hautes-Pyrenees to Aragon, from the Basque The GR11 trail (La Senda Pirenaica) is a glorious km traverse of the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean on the Spanish side of the border with France.

The guidebook presents the route in 47 stages of km and provides everything hikers will need to take up the challenge - detailed route description, excellent photographs, lots The Pyrenean Haute Route; The Pyrenean High-Level Route is probably the most beautiful, spectacular and challenging trek Pyrenees high level route the Pyrenees.

Unlike the GR10 and GR11, the trek from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer crosses the French Spanish border many times, exploring both sides of the mountain range and staying as close as possible to the main ridge of the :// /continents-Europe/countries-Spain/trails-GR11_Sendero_Pirenaico.

Great Pyrenean Traverse. From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, from France to Spain and back again Legend has it that Hercules could not resist seducing Pyrène, the beautiful daughter of the King of Cerdagne (a high plateau in the Catalan Pyrenees), before leaving on a new   Conquer majestic mountain passes and relive epic race battles as you pedal across the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

With daily routes through France and Spain, averaging over 60 miles and vertical feet, this cross-country bike trip offers avid cyclists an invigorating combination of riding and cultural :// Pyrenees: from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Hard it is a real MTB itinerary (the longest and toughest in the Iberian Peninsula), only for those able to take part in France From Inside Tours offers some of the best cycling trips in the Pyrenees in southern France, and one of their best is the epic Conquer the Pyrenees: 12 days riding miles from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back, climbing overfeet.

The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains why this trip is so popular, it’s back for the 13th :// Walking the GR11 (La Senda) trek, as described in this guidebook, takes you through Spain's Pyrenees from the Atlantic at Iruns to the Mediterranean at Calaques, and is one of the world's great trekking routes.

The Spanish Pyrenees present a wonderland to the holidaymaker, whether backpacker, botanist, canoeist, cyclist, entomologist, ornithologist, mountain biker, skier, walker or simply   Physiographically, the Pyrenees may be divided into three sections: the Atlantic (or Western), the Central, and the Eastern er, they form a distinct physiographic province of the larger Alpine System division.

In the Western Pyrenees, from the Basque mountains near the Bay of Biscay of the Atlantic Ocean, the average elevation gradually increases from west to :// The Haute Route spans the Pyrenees from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.

People tend to walk it in this direction (roughly from West to East) because you start on the flatter bits. Always best to get a warm up in before you hit the serious ://   Church bells tolling far down in the valley, accompanied by the tinkling of much smaller replicas dangling from the throats of sheep grazing upslope, and the gurgling of a nearby stream—sounds of the GR 10, the hiking trail stretching across the southern border of France through the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the ://   At each end of the range, there are fabulous beaches and resorts, including Collioure on the Mediterranean and Biarritz on the Atlantic.

Read more about the Pyrenees in Cossins’ book, A Cyclist The GR10 Trail: Coast to Coast Through the French Pyrenees Guide to walking the long-distance GR10 across the Pyrenees from Atlantic to Mediterranean.

This classic walk takes a lower route than the more arduous Pyrenean High Route. Nevertheless it passes through striking mountain country and The Pyrenees are by turns beautifully natural and bleakly austere; shaped by centuries of labour and scarred by human suffering.

In Footprints on the mountains, Steve Cracknell returns to them — on the Spanish high-level Senda — to see how they are is the story of an ageing hiker and a long and sometimes difficult ://   This is on the Spanish side, and runs from Irun on the Atlantic to Cap de Creus on the Mediterranean.

It seems to be a recent development by a group of local councils eager to copy the GR It uses whatever local tracks they could find, and as such the route is more variable; some bits are rather rough stony 4WD tracks, while others are rather Guide to walking the long-distance GR10 across the Pyrenees from Atlantic to Mediterranean.

This classic walk takes a lower route than the more arduous Pyrenean High Route. Nevertheless it passes through striking mountain country and gorge scenery. The easy ascent of the Pic du Midi d'Ossau is described as an ://   The majority of the walk was on the GR11,a long-distance footpath in Spain, and also parts of the high French Pyrenees around Gavarnie and Cauterets.

The description of the walk gives details of the landscape, villages and local history of the area, including the route through the Basque Country, Navarra, Aragon, Andorra and Spain's trans-Pyrenean route plots a km course along the mountains from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

It is often wild, high and remote, with snow a significant factor outside the period 2 days ago  The Pyrenees Mountains, located in southwest Europe, form a natural border between France and Spain. The mountain range stretches km between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

It is an unexplored and wild area which features high peaks, often exceeding m above sea-level. The range is home to Pico d’Aneto, which is Spain’s   After an early pickup in Narbonne, take a short drive to the coast. We’ll fuel up and get fitted on our bikes before we start cycling across the Pyrenees.

You’ll have a chance to dip your wheel in the Mediterranean, or sacrifice a white bull to the gods before we climb meters above sea level 2 days ago  The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa and on the east by the gh the sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is usually referred to as a separate body of :// This comprehensive guidebook to the GR11 trail, which runs km from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, provides everything trekkers will need to take up the challenge - detailed route description, excellent photographs, lots of background information and unique custom-produced  › Books › Travel › Europe.

The Pyrenees are a European mountain range on the border between France and Spain. Andorra is also to be found in the range. Understand []. The Pyrenees are among Europe's highest mountain ranges, separating Spain and the rest of Iberia from France and the rest of ns of this mountain range have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Get in [] Ride across the Pyrenees in hours. Cycling’s classic mountain challenge. Our 5-days, 6-nights Ride Pyrenean package covers many bucket list climbs including the Aubisque, Tourmalet and Aspin.

This scenic package begins on the Atlantic coast and leads on to the :// We returned to one of our much-loved places - the Pyrenees - and completed our own coast to coast route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, following a combination of the GR10 in France, the GR11 in Spain and the HRP (Pyrenean Haute Route).

Watch out for new blog posts with our weekly trail reports and photographs coming soon   Walking and hiking in the Ariège Pyrenees Ariège is a walker’s paradise, laced with a hundreds of kilometres of waymarked paths for all abilities, from unpaved tracks through rolling countryside to blazed footpaths used by mountain inhabitants for centuries to high-altitude transpyrenean hiking trails that extend from the Atlantic to the The Pyrenees is a vast mountain range that splits the two countries of France and Spain, and runs right through the middle of tiny Andorra.

One of the most picturesque regions in Europe, it’s dotted with many charming towns and villages. Here’s our pick of 15 of the prettiest towns and villages in the Pyrenees. Ordino, :// /spain/articles/pretty-towns-and-villages-in-the-pyrenees. Our first stage brings us to Roquefixade, whose village itself already sits m above sea level.

Perched atop an impressive m-high mound, the fortress of the Château de Roquefixade dates back to the 11th century and provides an exceptional degree view of the Pyrenees and surrounding area.

This place has witnessed significant events in recent centuries, from the beheading of the Duke Walking in the French Pyrenees. Steve Cracknell has also written If You Only Walk Long Enough: Exploring the Pyrenees an account of his first trek from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, in France.

‘A very humorous tale of adventure.’ The French Paper Book of the Month February ‘A superb and unique addition to books about the   Unrelenting switchbacks, beautiful rugged peaks and the history of the Tour de France.

Cycling The French High Pyrenees - September 27 photos and movies by Steven Hill and Rebecca Heald, (The free QuickTime player may be needed to view the movies). The west side of Col du Tourmalet viewed from the top -- the highest paved road in the French Pyrénées at m (') Basque-speaking, wet and green in the west; craggy, snowy, Gascon-influenced in the middle; dry, Mediterranean and Catalan-speaking in the east – the Pyrenees are physically beautiful, culturally varied and less developed than the Alps.

The whole range is marvellous walkers’ country, especially the central region around the Parc National des Pyrénées, with its metre-high peaks Through the Spanish Pyrenees: The GR11 Trail (Cicerone Guides) Paul Lucia The fourth edition of this popular Cicerone guide offers up-to-date information on walking the GR11 from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean in 44 daily stages.

The GR11 is a truly high-quality, high-level.