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Cicerone Guides: Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees Walks, Climbs and Multi-Day Treks

Walking / Outdoor Guide New Edition
By: Kev Reynolds(Author)
408 pages, 140 colour photos and 20 maps
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Cicerone Guides: Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees
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Essential guidebook of walks and climbs in the Pyrenees, one of Europe's finest mountain ranges. The guide includes 170 day walks, multi-day walks, climbing routes and mountaineering ascents, and covers all valleys and peaks on both sides of the border with France and Spain, with through routes and peaks to bag.

The guidebook divides the range into 21 sections, including Andorra, the Ordesa National Park, the Carlit Massif, Gavarnie and the Cirque du Lescun to name a few. Each area includes practical information on travel, accommodation and mountain refuges, as well sketch mapping. Between short, half-hour walks, to 12-day treks and 25 summits, this guidebook will help any walker, climber or trekker experience the best of the Pyrenees.

The active walker, trekker and climber is spoilt for choice. There are exquisite valleys and passes to wander and summits of 3000 m and more within the reach of most hill walkers. The landscape is full of diversity and contrast, with Alpine-style peaks, small glaciers, deep gorges and more than 1000 mountain lakes. The range is also known as the 'flower garden of Europe', and the wildlife includes various species rarely seen elsewhere on the continent. Since the first edition appeared in 1978, Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees has become accepted as the authoritative guide to the range and has been continuously updated and in print. For centuries the Pyrenees were dismissed as holding little of importance to the climber and mountain walkers ignored them almost completely. But all that has changed and the Pyrenees have now become the focus of attention for mountain activists of all degrees of commitment.


      The mountains
      National parks
      Getting there
      Refuges, gîtes and camping
      Emergency services
      Using the guide
      Information at a glance
1 Cirque de Lescun
      Route 1 Lescun – Refuge de Labérouat
      Route 2 Lescun – Pic d’Anie
      Route 3 Lescun (Parking Nabia) – Lac de Lhurs
      Route 4 Lescun – Cabane de Pédain
      Route 5 Cabane de Pédain – Cabane d’Ansabère
      Route 6 Lescun – Cabane d’Ansabère
      Route 7 Cabane d’Ansabère – Pic d’Ansabère
      Route 8 Lescun (Pont Lamary) – Lac d’Ansabère – Ibón de Acherito
      Route 9 Cabane d’Ansabère – Col de Burcq – Refuge d’Arlet
      Route 10 Cirque de Lescun and the Frontier Ridge
      Route 11 Lescun to Refuge d’Ayous via Etsaut
2 Pic du Midi d’Ossau
      Route 12 Lac de Bious-Artigues – Refuge d’Ayous
      Route 13 Lac de Bious-Artigues – Col de Suzon – Refuge de Pombie
      Route 14 Lac de Bious-Artigues – Col de Peyreget – Refuge de Pombie
      Route 15 Ossau Valley (Caillou de Soques) – Refuge de Pombie
      Route 16 Col du Pourtalet (Anéou Pastures) – Refuge de Pombie
      Route 17 Refuge de Pombie – Pic du Midi d’Ossau
      Route 18 Ayous Lakes Circuit
      Route 19 Tour of Pic du Midi d’Ossau
      Route 20 Extended Tour of Pic du Midi
3 Balaïtous
      Route 21 Ossau Valley (Caillou de Soques) – Refuge d’Arrémoulit (via Passage d’Orteig)
      Route 22 Ossau Valley (Caillou de Soques) – Refuge d’Arrémoulit (via Lac d’Artouste)
      Route 23 Lac d’Artouste – Refuge d’Arrémoulit
      Route 24 Refuge d’Arrémoulit – Pic Palas
      Route 25 Refuge d’Arrémoulit – Col du Palas – Port du Lavedan – Refuge de Larribet
      Route 26 Plan d’Aste – Lac de Suyen – Refuge de Larribet
      Route 27 Plan d’Aste – Refuge Ledormeur
      Route 28 Plan d’Aste – Refuge de Migouélou
      Route 29 Lac d’Artouste – Col d’Artouste – Refuge de Migouélou
      Route 30 Refuge d’Arrémoulit – Col d’Arrémoulit – Refugio de Respomuso
      Route 31 Sallent de Gallego (Puente de la Fajas) – Refugio de Respomuso
      Route 32 Tour of the Balaïtous Region
      Route 33 Lac du Tech (Vallée d’Arrens) – Lac de Pouey-Laün
      Route 34 Refuge d’Arrémoulit – Balaïtous
      Route 35 Refuge de Larribet – Balaïtous
4 The Gourette Massif
      Route 36 Gourette – Lac d’Anglas
      Route 37 Gourette – Lac d’Uzious – Lac du Lavedan
      Route 38 Gourette – Lac du Tech – Arrens-Marsous – Gourette
5 Vallée d’Estaing
      Route 39 Circuit of Lac d’Estaing
      Route 40 Lac d’Estaing – Lac du Plaa de Prat
      Route 41 Lac d’Estaing – Col d’Ilhéou – Refuge d’Ilhéou
      Route 42 Lac d’Estaing – Lac du Barbat
6 Vallée du Marcadau
      Route 43 Cauterets – Pont d’Espagne – Chalet-Refuge du Clot
      Route 44 Chalet-Refuge du Clot – Refuge Wallon
      Route 45 Pont d’Espagne – Refuge Wallon
      Route 46 Refuge Wallon – Grande Fache
      Route 47 Refuge Wallon – Port du Marcadau
      Route 48 Refuge Wallon – Pic de Cambalès
      Route 49 Refuge Wallon – Col de Cambalès
      Route 50 Marcadau Lakes Circuit
      Route 51 Refuge Wallon – Col d’Arratille
      Route 52 A Tour of the Arratille Valley
      Route 53 Refuge Wallon to Gavarnie
7 Vignemale
      Route 54 Pont d’Espagne – Refuge des Oulettes de Gaube
      Route 55 Refuge des Oulettes de Gaube – Refuge de Bayssellance
      Route 56 Refuge des Oulettes de Gaube – Petit Vignemale
      Route 57 Hourquette d’Ossoue – Pointe Chausenque
      Route 58 Gavarnie (Barrage d’Ossoue) – Refuge de Baysellance
      Route 59 Refuge de Bayssellance – Vignemale
      Route 60 Refuge des Oulettes de Gaube – Col des Oulettes – Torla
      Route 61 Refuge des Oulettes de Gaube – Refuge d’Estom
8 Vallée de Lutour
      Route 62 Cauterets – La Fruitière
      Route 63 La Fruitière – Refuge d’Estom
      Route 64 Refuge d’Estom – Lac Glacé
      Route 65 La Fruitière – Refuge Russell
9 Gavarnie
      Route 66 Gavarnie – Plateau de Bellevue – Gavarnie
      Route 67 Gavarnie – Hôtellerie du Cirque – Gavarnie
      Route 68 Gavarnie – Refuge des Espuguettes
      Route 69 Gavarnie – Refuge des Espuguettes – Piméné
      Route 70 Gavarnie (Col de Tentes) – Pic de Tentes – Pic de la Pahule
      Route 71 Gavarnie – Refuge de la Brèche
      Route 72 Col de Tentes – Port de Boucharo – Refuge de la Brèche
      Route 73 Gavarnie – Refuge de la Brèche
      Route 74 Refuge de la Brèche – Pic du Marboré
      Route 75 Refuge de la Brèche – Tour du Marboré
      Route 76 Refuge de la Brèche – Casque du Marboré
      Route 77 Refuge de la Brèche – Pic du Taillon
      Route 78 Refuge de la Brèche – Refugio de Góriz
10 Ordesa National Park
      Route 79 Torla – Pradera de Ordesa
      Route 80 Pradera de Ordesa – Refugio de Góriz
      Route 81 Pradera de Ordesa – Circo de Soaso – Faja de Pelay – Ordesa
      Route 82 Pradera de Ordesa – Faja los Canarellos – Ordesa
      Route 83 Refugio de Góriz – Collado de Arrablo – Añisclo Canyon – Puente de San Úrbez
      Route 84 The Spanish Canyons Tour
      Route 85 Refugio de Góriz – Monte Perdido
      Route 86 Valle de Pineta – Monte Perdido
      Route 87 Valle de Pineta – Llanos de La Larri
11 Estaubé, Troumouse and Barroude
      Route 88 Barrage des Gloriettes – Cabane d’Estaubé
      Route 89 Héas – Lacs des Aires – Le Cot
      Route 90 Héas – Hourquette d’Héas – Hourquette de Chermentas – Cirque de Barroude
      Route 91 Cirque de Barroude – Pic de Port-Vieux – Port Vieux – Cirque de Barroude
12 Réserve Naturelle de Néouvielle
      Route 92 Barèges – Refuge de la Glère
      Route 93 Barèges (Pont de la Gaubie) – Lac dets Coubous
      Route 94 Barèges (Pont de la Gaubie) – Cabane d’Aygues-Cluses
      Route 95 Barèges (Pont de la Gaubie) – Col de Madamète – Pic de Madamète – Lac dets Coubous – Pont de la Gaubie
      Route 96 Barèges (Pont de la Gaubie) – Col de Madamète – Chalet-Hôtel de l’Oule
      Route 97 Barèges (Pont de la Gaubie) – Hourquette Nère – Refuge de Bastan
      Route 98 Chalet-Hôtel de l’Oule – Refuge de Bastan
      Route 99 Artigues (Col du Tourmalet road) – Refuge de Campana de Cloutou
      Route 100 Vallée de Couplan – Chalet-Hôtel de l’Oule
      Route 101 A Walking Circuit of Lac de l’Oule
      Route 102 A Circuit of Lac d’Aumar
      Route 103 A Néouvielle Lakes Circuit
13 Lac d’Oô and the Cirque d’Espingo
      Route 104 Granges d’Astau – Lac d’Oô – Refuge d’Espingo
      Route 105 Refuge d’Espingo – Refuge du Portillon
      Route 106 Refuge d’Espingo – Port d’Oô – Refugio de Estós
14 The Posets Massif
      Route 107 Eriste – Refugio Ángel Orús
      Route 108 Benasque – Refugio de Estós
      Route 109 Refugio de Estós – Pico de Posets
      Route 110 Refugio de Estós – Pico de Posets via SE Arête
      Route 111 Puente Nuevo de San Chaime – Ibónes d’Escarpinosa
      Route 112 Refugio de Estós – Puerto de Gistain – Refugio de Viadós
      Route 113 Refugio de Viadós – Collado de Eriste – Refugio Ángel Orús
      Route 114 Tour of the Posets Massif
15 Vallées de la Pique and du Lis
      Route 115 Vallée du Lis – Refuge du Maupas
      Route 116 Refuge du Maupas – Lac Célinda
      Route 117 Vallée du Lis – Lac Vert – Lac des Grauès – Vallée du Lis
      Route 118 Hospice de France – Refuge de Vénasque – Port de Vénasque
      Route 119 Hospice de France – Pas de la Montjoie – Pas de l’Escalette – Puerto de la Picada – Port de Vénasque – Hospice de France
16 The Maladeta Massif
      Route 120 Hospital de Benasque – Ibón de Gorgutes
      Route 121 Hospital de Benasque – Forau dels Aigualluts
      Route 122 Hospital de Benasque – Refugio de la Renclusa
      Route 123 Refugio de la Renclusa – Pico de Aneto
      Route 124 Refugio de Coronas – Pico de Aneto
      Route 125 Refugio de la Renclusa – Pico de la Maladeta
      Route 126 Refugio de la Renclusa – Pico de la Maladeta
      Route 127 Refugio de la Renclusa – Pico de Alba
      Route 128 Refugio de la Renclusa – Pico Forcanada
      Route 129 Hospital de Benasque – Refugi Sant Nicolau
17 Aigüestortes West – The Besiberri Massif
      Route 130 Refugi Sant Nicolau – Port de Rius – Collado de Lac de Mar – Refugi de la Restanca
      Route 131 Refugi Conangles – Estany Gran de Besiberri – Refugi de Besiberri
      Route 132 Vall de Sant Nicolau – Aigüestortes – Refugi d’Estany Llong
      Route 133 Refugi d’Estany Llong – Estany Redó – Refugi d’Estany Llong
      Route 134 Refugi d’Estany Llong – Portarró d’Espot
      Route 135 Estany de Cavallers – Refugi Ventosa i Calvell
      Route 136 Refugi Ventosa i Calvell – Besiberri Nord
      Route 137 Tour of the Agulles de Travessani
      Route 138 Refugi Ventosa i Calvell – Montardo d’Aran
      Route 139 Refugi Ventosa i Calvell – Coll de Crestada – Refugi de la Restanca
      Route 140 Salardú/Banhs de Tredòs – Refugi de Colomèrs
18 Aigüestortes East – Encantados
      Route 141 Espot – Refugi JM Blanc
      Route 142 Espot (Prat de Peiro) – Refugi E. Mallafré
      Route 143 A Circular Tour of Estany Sant Maurici
      Route 144 Refugi E. Mallafré – Gran Encantat
      Route 145 Estany de Sant Maurici – Refugi d’Amitges
      Route 146 Refugi d’Amitges – Agulle d’Amitges
      Route 147 Capdella/Embalse de Sallente – Refugi Colomina
19 Haute Vallée du Garbet
      Route 148 Aulus-les-Bains – Cascade du Fouillet – Aulus-les-Bains
      Route 149 Aulus-les-Bains – Étang de Guzet – Cascade d’Ars – Aulus
      Route 150 Aulus-les-Bains (Le Garbettou) – Plateau de Garbettou – Étang du Garbet
      Route 151 Aulus-les-Bains (Coumebière) – Port de Saleix – Refuge de Bassiès
20 Andorra
      Route 152 Grau Roig – Estanys dels Pessons
      Route 153 Soldeu – Estanys del Siscaró – Pont de la Baladosa – Soldeu
      Route 154 Soldeu (Pont de la Baladosa) – Collada de Juclar
      Route 155 Soldeu (Pont d’Incles) – Pont de Bonavida – Port d’Incles – Étangs de Fontargente
      Route 156 Soldeu – Canillo
      Route 157 Ransol – Refugi dels Coms de Jan
      Route 158 Arcalís – Estanys de Tristaina
      Route 159 Arinsal – Refugi de Coma Pedrosa
      Route 160 Refugi de Coma Pedrosa – Pic de Coma Pedrosa
      Route 161 Les Escaldes – Refugi de l’Illa
      Route 162 A Circuit of Andorra’s Frontier Peaks
21 The Carlit Massif
      Route 163 Orlu (Pont de Bisp) – Refuge d’En Beys
      Route 164 Refuge d’En Beys – Porté-Puymorens
      Route 165 l’Hospitalet-près-l’Andorre – Refuge des Bésines
      Route 166 Walking Tour of the Vallée de Lanous
      Route 167 Porté-Puymorens – Pic Carlit
      Route 168 Chalet-Refuge des Bouillouses – Pic Carlit
      Route 169 The Carlit Lakes Tour
      Route 170 Tour du Carlit

Appendix A Useful addresses
Appendix B Bibliography
Appendix C Glossary
Appendix D Route index

Customer Reviews


Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone Press (Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees) appeared in 1978; he has since produced many more titles for the same publisher, with others in the pipeline. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside remains undiminished after a lifetime's activity, and he regularly travels throughout Britain to share that enthusiasm through his lectures.

Walking / Outdoor Guide New Edition
By: Kev Reynolds(Author)
408 pages, 140 colour photos and 20 maps
Publisher: Cicerone Press
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