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8 Hiking Routes in the Pyrenees that you have to do

The Pyre​nees are a veritable temple for hiking, with countless routes to be enjoyed from east to west that reveal their most secret corners. The range of options is very wide. In the Pyrenees, natural landscapes of great beauty await us, criss-crossed by magnificent routes to suit all tastes.

We are aware that with these 8 hiking routes in the Pyrenees that you have to do we are only going to give you a small sample of the many possibilities available to you. Easy routes, treks lasting several days, ascents of mythical mountains or more demanding hiking routes, among many other options, are just some of the activities you can do. Waterfalls, lakes and ponds, narrow gorges, vertiginous trails or quiet and beautiful landscapes are their calling cards.

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These are the hiking routes in the Pyrenees that we suggest

These 8 hiking routes in the Pyrenees will allow you to discover some of the spectacular landscapes that this land treasures. Our suggestions range from visiting some of the magnificent natural parks in the Pyrenees to spectacular waterfalls steeped in legend and the calm waters of the Pyrenean lakes. As well as walking along trails and through landscapes that will give you an unforgettable experience. Undoubtedly authentic adventures surrounded by nature, crossing some of the most emblematic trails in the Pyrenees.

Routes through the Pyrenees of Navarra

Mount Ori from the Col of Larrau

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Difficulty: Medium

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Time: 1:45h

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Distance: 4.8Km

The Orhi Peak rises proudly above the dense Irati Forest, serving as a natural border between Navarra and France. This unique pyramid has several access routes, the most popular being the one that starts at the top of the Larrau Col, on the road that goes up from the village of Otxagavia. The imposing panoramic view that can be seen from the top is full of contrasts, from the green meadows, through the lushness of Irati, to the steep silhouettes of the Pyrenees mountains that can be seen to the west. It is undoubtedly a magnificent starting point from which to explore these 8 Hiking Routes in the Pyrenees that you have to do.

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Ascent of the Peak Arlas

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Difficulty: Medium

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Time: 1:40h

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Distance: 4Km

The Pyrenees of Navarra treasures countless corners and great contrasts, a whole natural heritage that is distributed throughout the valleys that make up the Pyrenees. Valleys such as the Roncal Valley or the Belagua Valley, where the Larra Nature Reserve awaits us. This chaotic karst labyrinth brings together landscapes and mountains of great beauty and renown. The ascent of Peak Arlas allows us to get close to the authentic Pyrenean atmosphere of the great mountains, but without the need for great technical knowledge or physical preparation. An adventure within our reach with which to feel the essence of these mountains.

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Routes through the Pyrenees of Huesca

Pyrenean lakes of Anayet

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Difficulty: High

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Time: 5:40h

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Distance: 16.2Km

The glacial lakes of the Pyrenees are known in Aragon, and more specifically in Huesca, as ibones, and are one of the great attractions for lovers of hiking and nature. Reaching them is not always free of effort and certain delicate stretches, but the reward is great for those who make it to their shores. Choosing between the numerous lakes to visit in Huesca is no easy task, as they all have their own attractions and peculiarities. The pyrenean lakes of Anayet add to their particular charm the charm of the mountains that surround them, mountains of the stature of the Midi d'Ossau.

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The Path of the Hunters in the Ordesa Valley

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Difficulty: Moderate

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Time: 7:00h

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Distance: 19Km

This is perhaps one of the best-known hiking routes in the Pyrenees of all those we are going to suggest. Travelling along the Pelay Girdle after passing the Calcilarruego Viewpoint and reaching the unique Tail of the Horse waterfall is an experience not without effort and caution. For those who are not able to do this route due to vertigo or the considerable height difference between the Ordesa meadow and the viewpoint, there is the not inconsiderable option of reaching the Tail of the Horse via the SoasoHarrows , a great adventure full of surprises.

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Routes through the Pyrenees of Lleida

Route of the 7 lakes of Colomers

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Difficulty: Moderate

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Time: 6:15h

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Distance: 14Km

As before, there are numerous routes in the Lleida Pyrenees that attract our attention and deserve to be included in any selection made. The Val d'Aran is one of those destinations in the Pyrenees that always comes up when you plan a getaway to these mountains. We would like to tell you about an itinerary that takes us to visit a small part of the more than 30 glacial lakes in the Colomers cirque. The route of the 7 lakes of Colomers is a spectacular and popular route that takes us through this colossal natural landscape, allowing us to discover part of its charms.

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Lake of Sant Maurici

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Difficulty: Moderate

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Time: 5:45h

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Distance: 13.6Km

Another of the must-see places in the Pyrenees in the province of Lleida is undoubtedly the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, an emblem of Cataluña. There are countless hiking routes, ascents and activities that we can do there, although on this occasion we are going to focus on the Isard Route. This route takes us to the Sant Maurici lake, a beautiful spot that gives its name to the national park and that will surprise us, surrounded as it is by mythical mountains.

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Routes through the Pyrenees of Girona

Old Path from Queralbs to Núria

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Difficulty: Moderate

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Time: 3:55h

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Distance: 7.5Km

One of the most representative places in the Girona and Catalan Pyrenees is undoubtedly the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Nuria. Thousands of pilgrims and devotees have made the pilgrimage to this idyllic spot for years, to the point that in 1931 a rack railway was built to reach the sanctuary. The Old Path from Queralbs to Núria is today a popular hiking route that follows the traditional route walked by the devotees of the Virgin, crossing the narrow gorge of Núria and passing by the magnificent waterfall of Cua de Cavall, among other wonders.

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Lake of Malniu

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Difficulty: low

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Time: 1:30h

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Distance: 3.8Km

The Cerdanya-Cerdanya region also offers magnificent options, one of which is to be found in the shelter of the Peak Puigpedrós, in the massif that bears its name. It is none other than the Lake of Malniu, which we reach by following a simple route with a strong mountaineering character. There are several Pyrenean lakes close to Malniu or to the path that leads to it, allowing us to discover more hidden corners that await us if we choose this option.

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We are sure that you will miss other routes and places that you would include in any list. With these suggestions we hope they will serve as a starting point for you to plan and discover more routes and places. These 8 Hiking Routes in the Pyrenees that you have to do just a small sample of what this area of the peninsula has to offer. More or less demanding routes, walks or hikes, mountain ascents, all of them ideal itineraries to explore and enjoy the Pyrenees.

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