Tag Archives: Pyrenees
The day’s route meandered through small villages and along corn fields. At one hamlet on the east side of L’Adour River, not far from Vielle-Adour, a woman tending her roses suggested I ask a neighbor two houses over to open … Continue reading
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
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
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
Llivia is a town under Spanish jurisdiction, a part of Girona, yet it is completely surrounded by French territory. The historical and political elements that created this situation relate to Llivia’s pre-Medieval status as a city rather than a village. … Continue reading
Camp in the Pyrenees Mountains © http://www.backpackinglight.com One difficulty I encountered was ambiguous sign postings along parts of the route. A path continuation may have two or three options and occasionally there was no clear choice. It seems like the … Continue reading
Upcoming Pyrenees Pilgrimage event on Thursday, May 12, 2010 – http://www.takeaclass.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_class_info&products_id=493 This adult education center is near Dupont Circle in downtown Washington DC. There will be Basque food, wine tasting and discussion. Meet other travelers!