Andorra is advertised as the “country of the Pyrenees”, which makes sense because it is an extremely mountainous country – though none of its summits reach 3000m. France is to its north and east; Catalonia to its west and south....

The GR11 is the star of all the trails in the southern Pyrenees. It is a route of outstanding beauty and landscape diversity that crosses the Pyrenees from the Mediterranean Sea to the Cantábrico Sea. GR stands for Gran Recorrido (long path, in English). The...

Puigmal (2,913m) is the highest peak of the Núria valley, on the crest line between France and Catalonia. Although it does not have an especially striking summit and is not particularly attractive to look at, it attracts many mountaineers because it has far-reaching panoramic views....

La Garrotxa is a middle-mountain comarca (‘county’) in the Northeast of Catalonia. It belongs to the Girona province. Its capital is Olot. La Garrotxa can be divided into two completely contrasting parts on all levels: - On one hand, the northern half, known as Alta Garrotxa,...