Category Archives: Map

Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre

Topographic maps and guides for walking in France are available at the online store run by the French Association for Hikers — Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre.  The search function enables you to look by region, départment (regions in … Continue reading

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Planning Your Pyrénées Pilgrimage Walk

Best tool I know for travel planning is to pull out a map and study where you are going.  Don’t limit yourself to a tiny GPS based map — get the real thing, unless you enjoy squinting. Before investing in … Continue reading

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Evaluate GPS Navigation Services Before Renting

 

If you plan to rent a GPS tool and service provider during your walking journey, examine the services closely.

Will content be in your language?  Are there extra changes for certain features or locations?

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Hiking the GR-65 in France to Join the Camino de Santiago

Hiking the GR-65 can be a classic route to Southwestern France.  The route in blue is suggested by this hotel in the region. I walked a more southern route recommended by a local guide through Arudy, Oloron-Sainte-Marie. Mauléon-Licharre and Ordiarp. … Continue reading

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Topo Maps and Guides for Walking the Pyrénées and the Camino

Topographic maps and guides are on sale until June 30, 2012 through the online store run by the French Association for Hikers — Fédération Francaise de la Randonnée Pédestre. Pyrénées-Atlantiques  – Western region towards Atlantic Ocean Hautes-Pyrénées – High Pyrénées in the central … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage Routes in 1648

In 1648 the Camino Francés de Santiano de Compostela was an extensive web of paths across France through the Pyrenees and westward along northern Spain to Santiago.  I’ve walked the southern French path which passes through St Jean Pied de … Continue reading

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Pyrenees Geology

Prospecting in the Pyrenees? Here’s the geology map to plot your search. If you are planning on hiking in France, the best topo maps are from IGN.  

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