Katherine & Phil's Pyrenees Trip, 2000



Our destination in the western-central Pyrenees.

Katherine and I spent a couple of weeks in the Pyrenees at the start of September 2000. My only previous visit had been brief - I cycled across the Col du Somport back in 1989 - but I'd had a book, "Long Distance Walks in the Pyrenees", on my shelf tempting me to go back.

This was our first, and as it turned out only, light-weight backpacking trip together. We took my small one-and-a-half person tent and only vague plans about what we would do. In the end we spent nine days walking, crossed the frontier once in each direction, and covered around a hundred kilometers.

Part 1 : Misadventure in the Valée de Lutour

Part 2 : Across the Col d'Arratille to Spain

Part 3 : A Day Off in the Ordesa Canyon

Part 4 : Back to France via the Brèche de Roland

Useful Information

Or: see everything on one long page