The Pyrenees is a natural border between the main European continent and the Iberian Peninsula. For centuries it played as deterrent and make it hard for invaders as it rises to more than 11000ft and still shapes in different ways north to south of the ridges. Spanish and French valleys offer distinct feelings as the weather colors the scenery.
This tour will explore various communities in both sides of this magnificent mountains, as we enter several protected areas of different geologic features. From the pre-Pyrenees to the highest pics of the same range, from the sunnier south slopes to the greener French Basque country, we will hike.
Riglos will be our first approach, impressive geologic formations that are preparing for this intense hiking adventure. History will never be far away and present in the tour, giving you some insight about mankind a is relation with its environment.
The National park of Ordesa and monte Perdido are receiving us for to impressive hikes, some level of fitness will be required. The beauty of the valley and the little villages that present are of symbiosis. Historical legacy related to the ancient camino of Santiago, with the possibility to reach one of the last glaciers of the Pyrenees by the French side in yet another national park, are a mixt between culture, sports, and nature.
From these highest Mountains pics to gentler slopes of the French Basque country will stop at a major historical monument build in the mountain. Place of kings from Aragon X C. Ad. Hiking from one old village to the in-cave Monastery and surrounding natural monument and up to the new build XVII C. Monastery will make this transfer day a memorable one.
Once in France a more karstic environment awaits us! Hiking up green hillsides of deep gorges and beautiful forest covered mountain add to the feeling of being in another Pyrenees. The small hamlets are well preserved and stay as in postcards. Now it’s time to enter the mountain and explore the 3th biggest cave known. Hike along the river inside and feeling a bit of the speleology ambient in a controlled hike.
As the tour ends why not stop at one of Hemmingway´s best known stops: Pamplona. Stroll in the old quarters and feel the same Basque heritage, this time with a Spanish accent. One perfect way of coming back to a more day-to-day reality.
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Groups Personalizados 8 -16
Duration 13 Días
Start/End León - Santiago - Finisterre