Pyrenees, Car tours and Walks
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Pyrenees, Car tours and Walks, Paul Jenner and Christine Smith
This pocket-sized guide describes car tours, picnic places and walks throughout the entire range - France, Spain and Andorra. There are well over 400km (250 miles) of walks in this guide, the equivalent of a coast to coast traverse - one of the 'classics' for all serious walkers.
But you don't have to be an expert to enjoy walking in the Pyrenees with this guide. None of the hikes requires special skills (under summer conditions) and, if you are not very fit, simply turn back when you feel like it (although there are also specific short walk suggestions with most of the itineraries).
Nevertheless, the authors (who have lived in the Pyrenees for 30 years and wrote the first Rough Guide Pyrenees and the Berlitz Explorer Pyrenees) believe that 'experienced and fit walkers will find much to enjoy, for we have included some of the wildest scenery in the Pyrenees, walked pilgrim routes and World War II escape routes, climbed to summits (like Canigou), enjoyed the habitat of marmots, vultures and lizards (the Pyrenean chamois), and not neglected the great and the famous (like the Breche de Roland)'.
12 car tours (with accompanying touring maps covering the entire range), 65 long and short walks (each with 1:50,000 topo map), 12 picnic suggestions. Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily.
The 'Landscapes' series, with 50 destinations, has been dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and led to Sunflower being one of only four publishers (from a field of 18) chosen as a Which?Recommended Provider of Guidebooks.