The Pyrenees Mountains have been called "a wonderland holiday-maker", whether your interests be hiking, backpacking, biking, skiing or just the need for adventure.
The lately developed coast to coast lengthy distance footpaths (Atlantic to Mediterranean): The Spanish GR11 and also the French GR10, provide a superb chance to see eco-friendly countryside, climbing snow whitened peaks and valleys of untouched natural splendor.
Over the past three decades the Pyrenees
have really been discovered and are everyday growing in recognition and becoming an alternative choice to the well-known Alps.
There's something to do in Pyrenees whatever the occasion or season. You will discover numerous possibilities for outside hobbies. Snowfall enabling, the downhill/mix-country ski season will get serious by the month of January, while spring sees high-level ski touring.
Using the spring thaw, rafting and canoeing become practicable, after which a lengthy summer time walking season starts at the begining of June (also a great time for riding, cycling, and also the more extreme hobbies of canyoning, hang-gliding and parachuting. In the Fall, the crowds depart and the mountain trails remain to solitary ramblers.
Anybody will find the perfect retreat within the Pyrenees, as there are a diversity of landscapes rarely equalled in Europe. Between the balmy beaches from the Mediterranean lie parts of lush meadowland, swathes of dense broadleaf forest, strangely eroded limestone pinnacles and valleys so sheer and overgrown that scarcely a ray of sunshine permeates them.
The fact is that this diverse region matches remarkable natural parks along with a wealthy cultural heritage of Architecture, Monuments, Museums and other tourist destinations.
Festivals & Events
You will find numerous holidays and festivals throughout the Pyrenees. Festivals within the Western Pyrenees: 13 This summer, Celebration from the Tribute from the Three Cows, Roncal. Mid-This summer, Bull running, the favourite festival in The country happens in Pamplona, Navarra. Festivals within the Central region: Mid This summer, Jazz Altitude, Luz Saint Sauveur.
Late This summer, Tour p France, this famous cycle race passes with the Central Pyrenees. Late August, Floral Festival in Bagneres p Luchon. Semana Santa (Holy Week) is the week prior to Easter time Sunday, and it is marked by parades of holy images with the roads.