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The picturesque Pyrenees mountain range loosely forms the border between France and Spain. The magnificent scenery and outstanding trails are excellent for hiking. A walkers' paradise, the French region offers waterfalls, 3000 metre peaks, streams, forests and wildlife for you to enjoy. The incredible scenery is elevated by the medieval castles, historic villages and hilltop monasteries that dot the landscape.

Our self-guided hiking holidays mostly focus on the foothills of the French Pyrenees or combine these with walking along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

An eight-day walk in the Catalan region of the Pyrenees takes you from the mountain town of La Preste, down to the Mediterranean seaside town of Collioure. Then there is another eight-day itinerary that is set along the coastline where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean Sea. On this hiking route you’re not actually walking in the Pyrenees, but enjoy the panoramas of the this impressive mountain range as you walk along ‘la Cote Vermeille’. Lastly, on the border of the Pyrenees and Corbières region we have explored for you a network of secret trails that lead to the mysterious Cathar Castles. On the seven-day Crusaders Cathar Castles Walk you can follow these ancient trails yourself and immerse in this stunning region that is the beginning of the Pyrenean chain.

Take a look at the hiking options below and discover the beauty of the pristine wilderness region that is the French Pyrenees.


Local Connections in the French Pyrenees

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries to ensure you get the very best experience out of your hiking trip in France's Pyrenees region. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.

Great Value & Quality Holidays in the Pyrenees

Our hiking holidays in the French Pyrenees are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, GPX tracks, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally-run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your trip in the Pyrenees region.

Personal Experience in the French Pyrenees

Our team have been walking and cycling in France for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the Pyrenees, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

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Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with partners in France. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel in the French Pyrenees with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice related to hiking in the French Pyrenees.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.