Synopses & Reviews
This guide is an introduction to one of Europe's finest mountain ranges. It offers suggestions for 170 walks, multi-day tours and moderate ascents of some of the principal summits of the Central or High Pyrenees. Covers all valleys and peaks on both sides of the border with France and Spain, with through routes and peaks to bag, as an introduction to one of Europe's finest mountain ranges. The 2008 edition now includes three new districts - Lac d'O and the Circque d'Espingo; Vall es de la Pique and du Lis; and Haute Vall e du Garbet - and several new routes. The active hiker and climber is spoilt for choice. There are exquisite valleys and passes to wander day after day, and summits of 3000m and more within the reach of most hikers. The landscape is full of diversity and contrast, with Alpine-style peaks, small glaciers, deep gorges and more than a thousand mountain lakes. The range is also known as the 'flower garden of Europe', and the wildlife includes various species rarely seen elsewhere in Europe.