Arrive at our base in the hamlet of La Preste (known as the end
of the road), nestling under the shadows of the Pic de Costabonne.
Explore the river valley or visit the local spa before dinner
in our spectacularly located hotel.
Leaving La Preste you have a walk along the river before starting
a gradual climb through the forested slopes to the Col de Siern
where you cross over to Spain. Following the border you soon
descend via Espinavell and onward to your stay in the village
Leaving Mollo you retrace your steps for a
short while before climbing past Fabert to ascend to the Col
des Basses-de-Fabert where you cross back into France. Take time
for lunch at the Tour du Mir, before starting a steep descent
through woodland and back down to the Tech valley at Prats.
4 (10km Prats de Mollo to Arles-sur-Tech)
Our transport brings you this morning to a distant col beyond
St Laurent-de-Cerdans where you have a beautiful walk along blossom-strewn
ridges. Ascending to the Pilo de Belmaig you are rewarded with
distant views of the Rousillon plain and the Mediterranean before
descending via the GR10 to the historic town of Arles-sur-Tech.
Starting on the GR10 again today you have an easier day's walking.
Following forest trails and local footpaths you ascend gradually
to the Batterie de Santa Engracia before commencing your descent
along ridges down to Amelie-les-Bains and your hotel on the banks
of the Tech.
Once again you are transferred to the start of today's walk by
our local transport. Following parts of the GR10 you ascend to
a high point at the Puig de Fontfreda before descending along
switch-back paths through deciduous forests to come out on the
gentle slopes above Ceret.
Transferred to the GR10 below Puig Neulos you have a wonderful
last day's walking along the border ridge between France and
Spain. Today is characterised by stunning views across the mountains
and steep valleys of this region and the numerous forts and military
installations that dot the high points of this coastal area.
A steep descent takes you out of the mountains and down to the
vineyards and cork oaks around the port of
Banyuls and the end of your walking.
The tour is completed following your breakfast in Banyuls. Take
time to explore Banyuls-sur-Mer or Collioure or just enjoy
having the Mediterranean on your doorstep after your week of
7 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in our approved
partner hotels (normally with en-suite facilities).
Meals consist of a full breakfast each day, packed
lunch and a two/three course meal each evening. Drinks are not
Luggage transfer each day, route description and
Transfers to/from Perpignan Airport or train station
are included. Please contact us for separate pricing of transfers
to/from other airports.
For more information on the Oriental Pyrenees visit the Tourism
website at www.pyreneesorientalestourisme.com.
Flight schedules and information (in French) on Perpignan Airport.
For information on trains to Perpignan and Tralee, visit the SNCF site.
The price for the Pyrenees self-guided
tour is £695 Sterling (approx $1,145 US Dollars or €780
Euro) per person sharing.
- 7 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in our
approved partner hotels (normally with en-suite facilities).
- Transfers to/from Perpignan Airport or train station are
included. Please contact us for separate pricing of transfers
to/from other airports.
- Meals consist of a full breakfast each day, packed lunch
and a two/three course meal each evening. Drinks are not included.
- Luggage transfer each day along the route, detailed daily
route notes, and map(s).
Single supplement -
Single occupancy (if accompanying a party) at £80
Lone traveller supplement - Travelling
alone (not with a party) at £150. Note
that this is in place of the single supplement (not in addition
You can start your self-guided tour on any day
that you wish throughout the season (June through October). Although
the route can be attempted in May there is the risk of snowfall
hampering you from walking the higher sections. Please complete
a booking form, or contact us