Guided walking in the Pyrenees
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Jun 20, 2012 4:40 AM Last Post By: RohanMathew
Jun 18, 2012 10:30 PM
Guided walking in the PyreneesHi.
I was planning to go to Spain in September and was looking for a stay in the mountains for a week or so. But since I don't have a lot of experience with trekking in the mountains, I prefer to go for a guided walk.
My first preference is for the Picos de Europa and when I asked the question here, I got replies with links to very nice guided walks for a week.
But my schedule is uncertain and I need a backup. I was googling for walks in the Pyrenees and came across this link - http://www.hikepyrenees.co.uk/ordesa-walking-holiday.html
Does anyone know whether their itinerary is good? Also, any experience with that company?
Edited by: RohanMathew
Jun 19, 2012 2:22 AM
1You don't really need a guide to do the walks in the Pyrenees. If you have zero experience, Pyrenees is the place to start.
For starters, you're hardly going to be alone, in fact, too many people is often cited as a problem.
Secondly, you don't need to camp, the majority of people stay in refuges.
Thirdly, you don't need to worry about food as you can request a meal in the refuges and even have them prepare take-away lunch for you.
Guides are (somewhat) useful in mountain ranges like the Himalayas and Andes. In Pyrenees they would suck every last bit of adventure out of your trip and are basically useless. It makes the trip sterile.
Jun 20, 2012 4:40 AM
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