Trekking the GR10 Trail

Through the French Pyrenees

Guidebook to the GR10, the Sentier des Pyrénées, a 954km trek across the French Pyrenees from Hendaye on the Atlantic Coast to the Mediterranean coast at Banyuls-sur-Mer. Divided into four sections and 55 day stages, the route can be walked either in its entirety or section by section. Good bus and rail links throughout the region ensure plenty of access options for walkers completing the trek in sections.

Of the three long distance routes traversing the Pyrenees, the GR10 is regarded as the easiest, despite a total climb of 53,000m. The route is well waymarked and follows good mountain paths. Towns and villages are frequent so finding accommodation and supplies is rarely a problem. The region offers sublime mountain vistas, and is rich with birdlife, making it a tantalising destination for the avid birdwatcher.

Step by step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping and gradient profiles. Useful practical information is also included such as when to go, getting there and back, camping, accessing fuel and water, plus handy equipment tips and more.

Paul Lucia Paul Lucia has explored the Pyrenees for many years and has become an acknowledged expert on the region. Through the Spanish Pyrenees:GR11 was first published in 1996, the fruit of many happy research trips, and has been meticulously updated ever since. Paul passed away on 6th July 2007, a few weeks after visiting the Pyrenees for the last time.

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  • Wide range of accommodation options on route
  • Best walked between July and September
  • Superb flora and fauna