18 Photos That Show the Pyrenees Is a Hiking Paradise

Pyrenees peaks | © Droz Jean-Paul/Flickr
Pyrenees peaks | © Droz Jean-Paul/Flickr
Photo of Jennifer Migan
25 September 2017

The Pyrenees mountain range really is a paradise on earth for hiking lovers. From dramatic peaks and lush, green valleys, to ice lakes and gushing waterfalls, discover why the Pyrenees is a natural wonder worth exploring.

Hiking heaven

Regardless of what path you choose to follow, your hiking trip in the Pyrenees will be a succession of beautiful site after beautiful site.

Le Vignemale at the frontier between France and Spain|Philippemarin17|WikiCommons

Pic du Midi d’Ossau

The Pic du Midi d’Ossau is a 2884-meter (9462-foot) high mountain peak and is known for its tooth-like shape.

Pic Midi d'Ossau|Willtron|WikiCommons

Discover unique fauna and flora

Take a moment to admire your surroundings, and discover the amazing fauna and flora of the mountains, such as the Gentiana Verna flower.

Gentiana Verna|Jacques Paysan|Flickr

Reach the highest heights

After hiking all day, take a cable car ride and enjoy an astonishing view from some of the highest points of the region.

Reach new heights|Macayran|Pixabay

Sentier de grande randonnée

If you are an experienced hiker, plan a longer trip and hike across the Pyrenees over the course of a few days. Choose the Sentier de randonnée 10 hiking trail, which allows you to go from Hendaye in the Pyrenees Atlantiques to Banyuls-sur-Mer in the Pyrenees Orientales.

Hiking alongside the Lac de Gaube|Miguel303xm|WikiCommons

Feel on top of the world

However high up you reach, be sure to take in the breath-taking views and appreciate the stunning natural beauty.

Pyrénées Panorama France View Mountain Summit | © Max Pixel