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
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,
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
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'.