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Trekking in the Pyrenees (Trailblazer) Paperback – 19 Feb 2005
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An excellent trekking guide -- Adventure Travel
The best trekking guide in the business. -- The Sunday Times
When I return...I shall definitely be armed with this new guidebook... Fascinating background material...Comprehensive information...Well written --John Cleare, High Magazine
Take this one with you...Very informative --Country Walking
About the Author
Douglas Streatfeild-James grew up in Malta, Britain, and Canada. After graduating from Oxford University, he spent six years in the British army where he honed his map-reading skills and learned that being cold, wet, or hungry was definitely to be avoided. He has trekked in South America, canoed across France, motorcycled across Europe and backpacked around much of Asia. He wrote Lonely Planet's Goa guide and is the author of Trailblazer's "China by Rail."
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After only a couple of days I left the Ciccerone guide behind and only used the maps when the snow prevented me from continuing on the path or when I just wanted to check out other areas.
This guide is brilliant, it points out areas that may be tricking to navigate, gives information on where to stay on the route, it covers alternatives and also sections of the GR11, all in one small book that fitted perfectly into my pockets. I met many lost French people using the French Randonneurs guides (4 books) and helped them out along the way.
The pricing for the Refuges and gite d'etapes etc are now out of date, but that is to be expected.
With this guide, the route markings, 4 x 1:100 scale maps, good kit and very poor French I had one of the best trips of my life....it is a beautiful place with great people.
Looking forward to my next adventure....
BUT - as i found out - bear in mind that the time guides given in guide (eg "allow 8 hours to hike this section) do not make any allowance at all for stopping. So, when the book says eight hours hiking, that means at least ten hours unless you literally do not stop or slow down at all, ever (and let's face it, that's not very likely really).
Walks are probably too much for me & my family, but good ideas and we'll probably do segments of the some walks & drive/bus/rail between sections.
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