All the walks have been rechecked for this eighth edition of Sunflower’s best-selling guidebook to walking in the Pyrenees.
The maps have all been redrawn using OpenStreetMap mapping with reference to GPS tracking, and free downloadable GPS tracks are now available for all the hikes in the guide.
You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy trekking in the Pyrenees with this guide book. None of the hikes requires special skills (under summer conditions) and, if you are not very fit, simply turn back when you feel like it (although there are also specific short walk suggestions with most of the itineraries).
Nevertheless, the authors (who have lived in the Pyrenees for 30 years) believe that ‘experienced and fit walkers will find much to enjoy, for we have included some of the wildest scenery in the Pyrenees, walked pilgrim routes and World War 2 escape routes, climbed to summits (like Canigou), enjoyed the habitat of marmots, vultures and lizards (the Pyrenean chamois), and not neglected the great and the famous (like the Breche de Roland)’.
Paul and Christine have also written the Rough Guide to the Pyrenees (1st ed) and the Berlitz Explorer guide to the Pyrenees.
We found your book on the Pyrenees while browsing for books to help us plan our walking holiday in the Pyrenees; it was pure serendipity! The book proved a godsend: helpful, informative and a wonderful guide to an area we did not know at all. (F&DN, Dunfermline)
The Sunflower guides are for me what makes or breaks a holiday… This guide is a ‘must’. To be absolutely recommended. How do they get so much into a guide that fits in your pocket! (AL, Amazon)
Pocket powerhouse: We rely on these books as one of the best sources of walking and touring information. They are simple, descriptive and easy to correlate with other maps and guides. They are all-round pocket powerhouses of information and save us lots of planning time. This was one of our first books and have since bought several more. (Kathryn, Amazon)