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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And will I be able to use the toilets of places without actually staying there important stuff? What are the conditions to hike the first section of the gr Hendaye- St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in early May next weekfrom 5th to May 12th ? Hi steve, we will be walking the gr10 from merens les vals to banyuls hut to hut.
I guess you will be following the GR11 trek. This daily phenomenon is very noticeable in summer, less so as the autumn wears on. Say at Portillon and come back the following day. Hopefully this could be the start of a regular family mountain walking summer holiday!
Steve — I am a pretty experienced hiker — I need to pirrenaica away for a few days 5, lets say to clear my head — I wonder if you have any recommendations as far as a route with refuges being open still I am looking at last week of October.
The walk from Hospital de Benasque to Portillon sounds a bit to much for us on the first day of the trek… would you recommend walking from Hospital de Benasque to Estos via Refugio du Maupas in two days?
Could I get away without taking crampons ice axe etc?
Do I just look at the wrong pages not speaking any spanish the choice ist limited or would I need a car after all? Most of the possibilities for shelter are pirsnaica on the map but please let me know if there is anything missing from the more complete list, below.
Map of the Senda Pirenaica, Spanish GR11
Beware, however, this is a primitive hut. We are off on Friday and very excited.
Your favourite section around Cauterets also sounds great. My first is in walking, but under the sea. Your opinion would be great.
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? I plan on camping for most of the way, with a combo of camping food and food from accommodation.
We will go in from near Toulouse …. Do you think these walks are reasonable or are they extremely strenuous?
Thank you very much for your elaborate reply!
One day we will be brave and stay in Refuge Tomy for a proper adventure! The French government has recently promised to reinforce of the brown bear population in the western Pyrenees. I am inquiring if the high resolution vector map version is still available.
We are staying near Fos the village is Aspet and I wondered if you could recommend a few days trekking with one or two nights in a hut. Hello Steve, thank you for the info on your website. I cannot imagine the need for greater detail than 1: After five months in the high pastures the 36 sheep farms working with the PirosLife project have brought their sheep and goats back from the mountains.
Steve — Thank you so much — I have decided to head to the Appenines Italy where temperatures are still reasonable. Enjoy your twitter posts. Could you please let me have more info. Something that would give us a great taste of the mountains. Blimey, this is getting embarrasing. If you chose to take in the Aneto, the highest peak in the Pyrenees, you will be climb to m. Ask about Manel the shepherd, and go and see the ice house.
All very best Flora. Or in Mantet try the Ferme Cazanove. My third is edible, much prized and much prised open. Maps of the GR11 I used a combination of the 1: A high-res version of the map is useless for the purposes of walking. The high-res version of the map above is no use for walking.
Map of the GR10 (Pyrenean Way) and GR11 (Senda Pirenaica) with accommodation – Walking the Pyrenees
We would love to walk from refuge to refuge or hear any other ideas you might have from all your knowledge of the area.
Unfortunately it rained a lot, especially in the highest grr 2 days Ainhoa-Bidarray-St Ettienne. There are lots of tracks that you can zoom in to. Do the walks require extra gear such as cramp-ons?