The Pyrenees

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Most days you can enjoy spectacular views of the Pyrenees off to the south west, and with little more than an hour’s drive you can find yourself standing with them.  They stretch from the Bay of Biscay east across the border separating Spain and France to the Mediterranean sea at Cap Creus.  At their highest point they reach just over 11,000 ft or 3,400 metres.  The Pyrenees’ natural beauty is in abundance with varied peaks offering flora and fauna, lakes, valleys and local farmed and wild livestock throughout.  Skiing, Walking, lang-lauffing, are all available, as are guided riding trips, which offer a connection to the mountains that is hard to beat.  Trips are offered with overnight stays en route in auberges or even in shepherds huts.  A number of useful sites are listed below.