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GR 10 stays

The GR10 crosses the whole Pyrenees, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, along 850 kilometers, requiring around two months of walking in its entirety, depending on the pace and logistics of each person.

It can be done from Hendaye to Banyuls or vice versa. In turn, it slips through 6 French departments from west to east.

This fabulous adventure enables all wild nature lovers to cross wonderful and preserved natural spaces, and also realize an amazing dream : reaching one sea from the other one, through all valleys, crossing so many mountain villages, discovering so many lakes and summits.

It is surrounded by many famous natural sites and often stops in mountain villages. Thanks to our knowledge of the terrain, we have set up a solid logistics system allowing you to carry out the complete crossing by the GR10 in freedom or several very specific parts divided into 8 sections of 7 days, according to the sections presented below.

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GR10 self-guided Section 1 : From Hendaye to St Jean Pied de Port


7 days


6 nights


Easy Moderate

from 620 €

The first section, from Hendaye to Saint Jean Pied de Port, covers a variety of landscapes typical of the Pays Basque region, set in the heart of the Atlantic Pyrenees. The scenery has a charm and regional originality that you won't find elsewhere. Rolling hills, magical villages, such as Sare, Ainhoa and Dancharia that are seeped in Basque tradition, and a rich pyrenean flora and fauna are all waiting to be discovered. At the end of the walk you will reach the villages of Bidarray and Saint Etienne de Baigorry with the sumptuous Iparla mountain ridge in the background.

GR10 self-guided Section 2 : From Saint Jean Pied de Port to Etsaut


7 days


6 nights


Easy Moderate

from 515 €

The first part of the itinerary is in the Pays Basque. The GR10 weaves its way from village to village, without reaching Spanish soil. An opportunity to discover typical villages of the region such as Estérençuby or the hamlet of Logibar. After Logibar, Sainte-Engrace, the most eastern basque mountain village. From here the GR10 goes into a typically Pyrenean, high mountain setting. In gaining altitude you will reach Saint-Martin before descending upon the village of Lescun, renowned for its famous glacial cirque. The first Pyrenean peaks of more than 2000m altitude like Pic d'Anie will appear. Before that, you will also discover the Iraty forest, the Haute Soule, the Holzarté gorges and its famous footbridge. The best part of the walk awaits you at the end of this section at the village of Estaut, in the Aspe valley, gateway to the famous Pyrenean National park.

GR10 self-guided Section 3 : From Etsaut to Cauterets


7 days


6 nights


Easy Moderate

from 555 €

From Etsaut to Cauterets, the GR10 takes you through the Pyrenean National Park. The park stretches from the Aspe valley to the Aure valley, along the Spanish border. Setting off from Etsaut, via the famous chemin de la Mâture, you will reach the grandiose surroundings of the Ossau valley, that opens out before you and affords a spectacular view of the pyramid-shaped Pic d'Ossau. From Gabas to Arrens valley, you encounter a succession of lakes and villages in stone and slate and a never-ending wilderness that serves as summer pastures. After having discovered the Arrens and Estaing valleys, you finish your holiday in the spa town of Cauterets.

GR10 self-guided Section 4 : From Cauterets to Luchon


7 days


6 nights


Easy Moderate

from 595 €

This section of the GR10 takes you to the heart of the Pyrenees. It crosses the Pyrenees from Cauterets to Bagnères-de-Luchon and can be described in two parts. The first part of the itinerary takes place in Pays Toy. The word ‘Toy', formerly Thôys, means : child or small and refers to the youthfulness of the villages. From Cauterets to Barèges, via the high valley of Luz-Saint-Sauveur and the col de Riou, where there is a splendid panoramic view, you will visit villages renowned for the benefits of their thermal waters. In the second part, from Barèges to Bagnères-de-Luchon, the itinerary makes its way through a succession of lakes, mountain passes, at more than 2000m altitude, and mountain villages. You will cross the Natural Reserve in Néouvielle and its remarkable glaciar lakes, before reaching the villages of Saint-Lary-Soulan and Germ, the famous Espingo lake refuge and finally Bagnères-de-Luchon, the « belle of the Pyrenees ».

GR10 self-guided from Cauterets to Luchon : Variant Vignemale and Gavarnie


7 days


6 nights


Easy Moderate

from 640 €

In the heart of the Central Pyrenees, this variant of the 4th section invites you to discover amazing sites, beginning with the Gaube Valley, on foot of the Vignemale, the highest French Pyrenees summit. The night in the highest refuge of the Pyrenees (Bayssellance, 2651 meters), then the arrival in the Cirque de Gavarnie are the other highlights of the first part of this trek. In the second part, from Gavarnie to Luchon, the itinerary makes its way through a succession of lakes, mountain passes and mountain villages. You will cross the Nature Reserve in Néouvielle before reaching the villages of Saint-Lary-Soulan and Germ, the Espingo lake refuge and finally Bagnères-de-Luchon, the belle of the Pyrenees.

GR10 self-guided Section 5 : From Luchon to Aulus les Bains


7 days


6 nights


Easy Moderate

from 615 €

From Luchon to Aulus-les-bains, the GR10 follows ancient passages that were used as a means of communication between the deep valleys. Here, the itinerary follows a rural and forestry trail around the Piemont villages of Artigue and Melles-en-Comminges and the hamlets of Eylie, Bouche, Aunac and Bidous before rejoining another thermal station, Aulus-les-bains. The walk between Comminges and Couserans will take you through some remarkable flora : Gispet (widespread grass that gets slippery when wet and thrives on high altitude terrain), rhododendron flowers, blueberries and majestic beach trees that share the forest with fir trees. In Couserans you discover more traces of the past when the trail takes you to various ‘jasses', (an area where the shepherds would gather their sheep near to the river), old shepherd's cabins and cairns, all signs of an ancient presence.

GR10 self-guided Section 6 : From Aulus les Bains to Merens


7 days


6 nights


Easy Moderate

from 540 €

The walk from Aulus-les-bains to Mérens in Haute Ariège connects the western and the central sections of the Pyrenees with the Ariège part of the mountain range. This region is known for its high plateau landscapes, deep valleys hemmed in by soaring summits, sometimes covered with a sprinkling of snow, and mountain lakes whose waters change in colour. In the evening, the Ariège gastronomy will get you back in shape for the next day.

GR10 self-guided Section 7 : From Merens to Vernet les Bains


7 days


6 nights


Easy Moderate

from 585 €

From Mérens, the high mountains open up and offer a wonderful section of the GR10, with a walk that leads to the Refuge of Bésines, altitude 2104m. Another highlight is the part of the trail that takes you past the Bouillouses lake, famous for its natural beauty, it's situated at 2020m altitude in the Carlit Massif, it is an absolute gem to discover. Crossing the high plateau of the Capcir towards the Pays de Conflent you will enjoy a feast of wonderful views. You will discover some lovely mountain villages, the gorge of Caranca and the natural reserve called Mantet and Py before arriving at Vernet-les-Bains.

GR10 self-guided Section 8 : From Vernet les Bains to Banyuls sur Mer


7 days


6 nights


Easy Moderate

from 645 €

The mountain that is fully representative and symbolic of the Eastern Pyrenees, the very symbol of the Catalans, is the Canigou. This summit dominates the Roussillon plains and the Mediterranean coastline. From Vernet-les-Bains, you can visit the Abbey of Saint Martin du Canigou. Depending on the weather and your motivation, you have the choice of going around the Canigou, or going up and over! You will drop down to the Roman spa town Arles sur Tech. After having passed the Roc de France and the Col du Perthus, you will drop down into a vegetation of Mediteranean garrigue. The last mountain foothills of the Massif des Albères give way to the sea.