The Rough Guide to the Pyrenees is the only guidebook available to the entire region, covering both the French and Spanish sides of this spectacular region, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. A full-colour section introduces the author''s pick of the attractions, from relaxing in the picturesque spa towns to watching the Tour de France wind up the mountains. There are detailed listings of the best places to eat, drink and stay, from boutique hotels in Biarritz to the most remote mountain refuges. For the outdoor enthusiast there are exhaustive accounts of the walking and climbing routes available and information on the host of other activities available, including skiing, paragliding, rafting, cycling and horse riding. There is also expansive coverage of all the cultural highlights including the prehistoric cave art at Ariege and an accesible history of the region from prehistory to the current day.The most momentous day at the Portillon de Benasque/Port de Venasque - the historic route across the watershed - was ... way south on the bus to Darbastro before heading up the Cinca valley, a route poorly covered by public transport. ... Ita#39;s an issue on the French side too, where people feel aggrieved that the Alps has had 300km of tunnel built since 1960, ver- oagt; sus under 40km in the Pyrenees.
|Title||:||The Rough Guide to the Pyrenees|
|Publisher||:||Rough Guides - 2004|