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Walking and Hiking in the Pyrenees

The Pyrenees are a walker's paradise. From the glory and majesty of the high peaks to the forested slopes of the sheltered valleys, the Pyrenees really have it all. Stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean they are dotted with forts and castles - the legacy of the history of this much disputed region.

Blessed with warm weather through the walking season, any holiday in this region is only further enhanced by the wonderful regional cooking. Visit the Pyrenees at your peril - after you've been here once you will be planning your return visits for years to come!

Examples of Local Walks/Hikes from Amélie-les-Bains web site

Walk duration : 4 hrs -
Difference in height : 700 meters.

A countryside hike with a beautiful panorama on the Belmaig and the plain of the Roussillon; and the ruins of a former Catalan forge.
Starts from Arles by the GR10, heading in the direction of Batère, the Canigou.

Walk duration : 6 hrs
Difference in height : 1005 meters
The mythical mountain of Arles dominates the whole southern chain.
In early spring one of the greatest mountain races in the region takes place here.

Walk duration : 4 hrs - Difference in height : 630 meters.
A hike on the mountain chain south of Arles-sur-Tech ; the Batterie de Santa-Engracia gives a lovely view of the 'Roc of France'.

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