The French and Spanish Pyrenees are a remote and rugged mountain area, a land full of legends and reported curing powers. They represent one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Europe. The range along the border between France and Spain is not as high as the Alps but is nonetheless dramatically beautiful and less developed than other areas. Similar to the way locals have moved freely across the mountain border for hundreds of years, hiking tours in this area also provide the opportunity to experience both sides of this beautiful area of dramatic cirques, quaint stone villages, mountain lakes, wild flowers and charming hotels.
Bredeson Outdoor Adventures is pleased to announce a guided tour from August 28 - September 6, 2012 offering nine nights and ten days in the French and Spanish Pyrenees hiking some of the best trails in two National Parks. Participants will take in the famous Brèche de Roland and the magnificent Ordesa Canyon, both of which fall in an area registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The guide is a Certified Mountain Leader, who has made this area his home for the past 20 years and knows it inside and out.
The Pyrenees Highlights trip combines the comfort of being able to relax for two to three nights in a row at most locations, with the high adventure that comes with a point-to-point tour where you arrive at the next destination on foot.
This is truly an adventure on the trail less traveled!
Remote, historic trails, long used by farmers, pilgrims and smugglers
Remote valleys with dramatic cirques
Quaint stone villages
Charming hotels with delicious regional cuisine
A chance to experience Spanish and French culture
The high adventure of crossing the border from France to Spain and back
$2985 per person double occupancy with 4 – 7 participants. $2785 per person double occupancy with 8 - 14 participants. $270 single supplement.
$500 USD deposit per person
Payment in full required 90 days before departure
Moderate to strenuous. 7.5- 12.4 miles daily with a typical daily ascent/descent of approximately 1600 feet
Trip begins in Cauterets, France and ends in Gavarnie, France
9 nights and 10 days from August 28 - September 6, 2012
7 nights half board (breakfast and dinner)
2 nights bed and breakfast
Authentic and charming two star hotels with private bath
Baggage shuttle while in France
Comprehensive Trip Planner and topographic maps
Full itinerary is posted at http://www.bredeson.com/outdoor_adventures/hikes/hiking_pyrenees.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bredeson Outdoor Adventures
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