The Pyrenees are full of adventures to be had for all skill and experience levels; from mountain walking, climbing, rafting,mountain-biking, winter sports... and for a long time I think they were undervalued or perhaps looked at as secondary to the higher Alps. Nonsense. I spent a few happy summers drinking... I mean walking in the Pyrenees. From the wonderful majesty and myth of the Breche de Roland and the equally touristy but no less spectacular nearby Cirque de Gavarnie to the more remote edges and quieter, rugged and testing terrain, the Pyrenees serve up a half Spanish, half French dish worthy of any mountain menu!

  • Are you planning a trip to the Pyrenees, check out the guidebooks below? 
  • Wherever possible the book links below should lead to pages giving the option of Hardcover / Paperback / Kindle Edition

My mate Dan (read briefly about him here) has walked the Pyrenees, coast to coast as well as sharing some comparatively disappointing days with me in the same hills. He raves about it as do many others. So what are you waiting for? Start planning now!


Pyrenees Guidebook
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Classic and comprehensive guide from the masters of guidebooks and Kev Reynolds. Its all in here!

GR10 guide
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Best guide for coast to coast walk, from the Atlantic to the Med at a lower level than the Pyrenean High Route.

Pyrenean Haute Route
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The best guide to what is arguably the most spectacular and challenging long-distance trek through the Pyrenees, the 800km Haute Route.

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Pyrenees Mountains guide
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Intended as a resource book for those planning a range of mountain activities in the Pyrenees, the guide describes each area valley by valley, and provides information on access and accommodation, as well as recommended maps and guidebooks.