Friday, 20 March 2015

Hike the Pyrenees GR10 with overnight privacy

Hair shirt purists might cringe but with more and more mature travellers looking for (slightly) soft adventure it's time tourist offices and travel industry entrepreneurs invested in private, en suite accommodation on long distance mountain walking routes. Most of us would prefer not to bed down in existing refuges or huts. Comfort at night doesn't make the walking less tough. Tour operator Macs Adventure is to be congratulated on finding a compromise solution on the GR10, which runs the length of the Pyrenees on the French side of the border with Spain. The company offers a seven night self guided hike along a 66km section from Hendaye to St Jean Pied de Port with relatively short walks each day,   accommodation in hotels (and one rural guesthouse) with three dinners - otherwise b&b - and luggage transfers. The tour runs from April - October and costs from £775 per person. Flights are not included.   

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