Hiking the French Pyrenees

On the Famed Long-Distance GR10 Trail

Trip Level

This trip is rated Level 4+, Strenuous. Most hiking is between 6,000 and 8,000 feet, and the maximum elevation reached is about 9,000 feet. Trail conditions can be primitive, and there is a good bit of up-and-down (often a 2,000- to 3,000-foot gain and loss in elevation per day). Every participant must understand that this hike is truly challenging—trip members should be in excellent physical condition and have mountain hiking experience. We recommend you make a special effort to get in top physical shape for the trip. Of course, you are always free to skip a day’s hike and travel to the next destination in the support vehicle.
Our lunches will be in mountain refuges, villages, and small cafes. Most evenings we have dinner at our hotel. Vegetarians please note that we will accommodate dietary needs as best as possible, but it is a good idea to bring along protein bars and other supplements. Please note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 7:30 pm. Luggage space is limited in our van, so we ask that you restrict your luggage to one piece, plus your daypack. We spend our nights in comfortable hotels.


We operate this trip in the optimal weather season. However, mountain weather is fickle. The weather can range from blue skies with the temperature in the 70s to cloudy, wet, cold days on which rain gear and warm garments are necessary.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.