There's an incredible amount of hiking in the Pyrenees, some marked, some less so. There's also several long distance through-hikes that traverse the Pyrenees, usually done from west to east but can be done in both directions.
- The GR10 (France) traverses along the French side of the Pyrenees. It's long but steady with no real surprises.
- The HRP (France) (Haute Route Pyrénées), tracks closer to the high Pyrenees French-Spain border, but from the French side. It's significantly more challenging from an ascent profile, through the route itself is quite accessible with few technical challenges, other than access to supplies and accommodation.
- The GR11 (Spain) traverses along the Spanish side of the Pyrenees, again its long, sometimes tricky to route-find, and does have some fairly technical sections, with some exposure.
To complete these particular GR trails camping equipment is essential, because whilst there are some gite-d'etapes (B&B) and alpine refuges along the way, there are significant sections with nothing, meaning more weight and carrying supplies.
Alternatively, we have selected some of the most interesting sections of these routes and others, without the need for camping. We travel with normal day-hiking rucksacks, combined with good accommodation, good cuisine, and all in a manageable 9-day hiking adventure.