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Cicerone Guides: Through the Spanish Pyrenees: The GR11

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Paul Lucia

232 pages, Col and b/w photos

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Feb 2008 | Edition: 4 | #174232 | ISBN-13: 9781852845247
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $17/€14 approx

About this book

Walking in the Pyrenees continues to increase in popularity, often as an alternative to the well-known areas of the Alps. A combination of spectacular high peaks, glistening tarns, deep green valleys and expanses of wild beauty as yet unseen by many visitors make the range an excellent choice for the adventurous walker - in addition to a moderate climate and easy access. Affectionately known as 'La Senda' (The Track) the GR11 is now a truly high-quality, high-level mountain trail on tracks and footpaths. It crosses the Pyrenees from coast to coast on the Spanish side of the border with France (mirroring the French counterpart, GR10).

Paul Lucia has been exploring the Pyrenees for many years. He has extensively updated this fourth edition of the GR11 guide with revised maps, tables and profiles, accommodation details and route descriptions. The Spanish Pyrenees present a wonderland to the holidaymaker, whether backpacker, botanist, canoeist, cyclist, entomologist, mountain biker, skier, walker, or simply anyone with a love of mountain scenery. This guide will address the needs of walkers either on day trips or on longer expeditions.


Foreword; Preface to the fourth edition; Introduction; Access; Geography; GR10 and GR11 compared; Equipment; Maps; Mountain huts; Mountain rescue; Insurance; Telephone codes; Waymarking and Navigation; Weather; Wild camping; Water; Wildlife; Notes on using this guide; Sketch maps; Metric conversion table; GR11 facilities list; The Route; Day 1: Cabo Higuer Vera de Bidasoa; Day 2: Vera de Bidasoa Elizondo; Day 3: Elizondo Puerto de Urkiaga; Day 4: Puerto de Urkiaga Burguete; Day 5: Burguete Fbrica de Orbaiceta; Day 6: Fbrica de Orbaiceta Casas de Irati; Day 7: Casas de Irati Ochagavia; Day 8: Ochagavia Isaba; Day 9: Isaba Zuriza; Day 10: Zuriza La Mina; Day 11: La Mina Candanch; Day 12: Candanch Sallent de Gllego; Day 13: Sallent de Gllego Refugio de Respomuso; Day 14 Refugio de Respomuso Baos de Panticosa; Day 15: Baos de Panticosa San Nicols de Bujaruelo; Day 16: Bujaruelo Refugio de Griz; Day 17: Refugio de Griz Circo de Pineta; Day 18: Circo de Pineta Parzn; Day 19: Parzn Biads; Day 20: Biads Refugio dEsts; Day 21: Ests Refugio del Puen de Corones; Day 22: Puen de Corones Hospital de Viella; Day 23: Hospital de Viella Refugi dera Restanca; Day 24: Refugi dera Restanca Refugi de Colomers; Day 25: Refugio de Colomers Espot; Day 26: Espot La Guingueta; Day 27 La Guingueta Estaon; Day 28: Estaon Tavascan; Day 29: Tavascan reu; Day 30: reu Refugi de Baiau (J.M. Montfort); Day 31: Refugi de Baiau Arans; Day 32: Arans Encamp; Day 33: Encamp Cabana dels Esparvers; Day 34: Cabana dels Esparvers Refugi de Malniu; Day 35: Refugi de Malniu Puigcerd; Day 36: Puigcerd Planoles; Day 37: Planoles Nria; Day 38: Nria Setcases; Day 39: Setcases Beget; Day 40: Beget Sant Aniol dAguja; Day 41: Sant Aniol dAguja Albany; Day 42: Albany La Vajol; Day 43: La Vajol Requesens; Day 44: Requesens St. Quirze de Colera; Day 45: St. Quirze de Colera El Port de la Selva; Day 46: El Port de la Selva Cap de Creus; GR11 variants; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Route Summary

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Paul Lucia has explored the Pyrenees for many years and has become an acknowledged expert on the region. 'Through the Spanish Pyrenees:GR11' was first published in 1996, the fruit of many happy research trips, and has been meticulously updated ever since. Paul passed away on 6th July 2007, a few weeks after visiting the Pyrenees for the last time.

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