The Pyrenean High-Level Route is probably the most beautiful, spectacular and challenging trek in the Pyrenees. Unlike the GR10 and GR11, the trek from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer crosses the French Spanish border many times, exploring both sides of the mountain range and staying as close as possible to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. The 800km unwaymarked route is described in 45 day stages, and there are numerous alternative routes that allow you to avoid a difficult section, should weather conditions t be in your favour. The guidebook includes practical information on villages, mountain huts, guesthouses, hotels and campsites, with variant routes and the optional ascents of ten classic summits: Grande Fache, Vignemale, Le Taillon, Pimene, Pic Perdiguere, Pico de Aneto, Montardo d'Aran, Mont Roig, Pic de Certascan and Pica d'Estats.
Ton Joosten has written six books on the Pyrenees which he has explored extensively over the last 20 years, walking all the long-distance trails, all major peaks and the national parks in both France and Spain, and has written on the best walking regions. When not exploring, Ton lives in Holland.