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Summer Adventures in the Eastern Pyrenees.

Escape and Evasion: The Chemin de la Liberté (Freedom Trail) as seen on Channel

This is justifiably our most popular trek and follows one of the toughest of the World War 2 escape and evasion lines across the Pyrenees from France into Spain. I have 7 years experience of this trek, and I have had the pleasure to help many walkers across the mountains, both with the Commemorative Walk in July and also as a private guide.  As well as the epic scenery filled with flora and wildlife there is also the history as we walk in the footsteps of the brave who endeavoured to cross the Pyrenees to reach safety to fight again and the brave men and women of the escape and evasion networks that helped them.

The Chemin de la Liberté was featured in the Channel 4 documentary series 'Escaping Hitler'. Programme 4, shown on October 7th 2017, saw the presenter Monty Halls complete the trek. Pyrenees Mountain Adventure were the support team for Monty Halls and the crew during filming.

Mountain huts and B and B style accommodation used although one evening is in a shepherd's shelter with no warden. Can be completed with wild camps.  Basic trek is 4 days but there are options to extend your trek to include the summit of Mont Valier that dominates the latter stages of the trek. 

From mid July to early October. More details in the Trip Dossier PDF.

Escape and Evasion: In The Footsteps of Francis 'Bud' Owens

Follow in the footsteps of US Airman Francis 'Bud' Owens.

This trek starts in the Ariege Regional Nature Park, crossing the Pyrenees into Andorra.

Maximum height - 1800 metres.

Hotels before and after the trek, mountain huts/refuges while on the trail.

Evening meal, breakfast and packed lunch provided.

Can also be completed carrying a tent and wildcamping.

Some snow patches may have to be crossed early in the season.

Basic trek is 3 days.

Mid July to late September.

More details: contact me

Escape and Evasion: In The Footsteps of Frank McNichol

Follow in the footsteps of US airmen Joe McNichol and John Vollmuth.

This trek starts in the Ariege Regional Nature Park, crossing the Pyrenees into Spain.

Maximum height - 2500 metres.

Hotels before and after the trek, mountain huts/refuges while on the trail.

Evening meal, breakfast and packed lunch provided.

Can also be completed carrying a tent and wildcamping.

Some snow patches may have to be crossed early in the season.

Basic trek is 3 days.

Late May to early October.

More details: contact me

Pic Carlit Challenge

This is based in the beautiful Catalan Pyrenees Regional Nature Park.

Circular route around the highest mountain in the Park (Pic Carlit 2921m/ 9583 ft) including an optional ascent of the peak on the last day with fantastic 360° views.

Hut to hut trek staying in mountain refuges with a warden. Dorm accommodation. Evening meal, breakfast and packed lunch provided.

Can also be completed carrying a tent and wild camping.

Would be excellent as a charity trek or D of E Gold expedition.

Basic trek is 4 days but there are options to extend your trek.

More details in the Trip Dossier PDF.

Three Nations Trail

3 Days, 3 Countries, 3 Borders, 3 Peaks.

Adventure through the borderlands of rance, Spain and Andorra with the chance to summit several peaks along the route including the highest in Andorra.

Basic trek is 3 days but there are options add a 4th and 5th day which involve days out to summit a peak with a lighter day pack returning to the refuge for a second night.

More details in the Trip Dossier PDF

Andorra 5 Peaks Challenge

The 5 highest peaks in Andorra in a week! This can be done as a series of days walks out from the accommodation returning each day to your hotel. However Pyrenees Mountain Adventure advises that to truly discover the best Andorra has to offer, you should choose the Across Andorra 5 Peaks Challenge. A trek across Andorra that includes the highest 5 peaks with a mixture of nights wild camping and in high mountain refuges. Exclusive to Pyrenees Mountain Adventure!

Would be ideal as a charity trek or a Gold D of E expedition.

Range of accommodation available.

Basic trek is 5 days but there are options to extend your trek.

More details: Contact Pyrenees Mountain Adventure.

Porta del Cel (Heaven's Gate Challenge)

This circular trek (from hut to hut) starts in the Ariege Regional Nature Park, travels into Spain and then returns.

Hut to hut trek staying in mountain refuges with a warden. Evening meal, breakfast and packed lunch can be provided. Can also be completed carrying a tent and wildcamping.

Includes an ascent of a 3000m peak (Pic d'Estats 3 143m/10 311ft) with fantastic 360° views.

Some snow patches may have to be crossed early in the season.

Basic trek is 5 days but there are options to extend your trek.

More details in the Trip Dossier PDF.

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