Monsaura appartment house in Austrian Alps. Hikes in Montafon Valley at the Rätikon mountain range

Hiking trails

Trail databases featuring trail descriptions, maps, pictures.

  1. France on Foot – short description of French trail system, reference to book Walking in France, links to other useful resources.
  2. Katherine and Phil’s trip – description with maps and pictures of several Pyrenees trails.

In French

  1. Short description and maps of trails in Ossau valley.
  2. Philip’s Pyrenees trails – grouped by valleys, on can select the trail group or trail clicking on the map.
  3. Randozone – descriptions, maps, pictures of the Pyrenees trails.
  4. Pyrenees Team – detailed descriptions and pictures of the Pyrenees trails.
  5. Gerard’s Pyrenees trails – descriptions and pictures.
  6. Patricia’s trails for families – Pyrenees, Alps and other French mountains.
  7. Jean Paul’s trails includes trails in Pyrenees – descriptions, pictures.
  8. Balades dans les Pyrenees – trail descriptions, maps, pictures.

GPS tracks

You can search, view and download gps tracks to your computer or gps gadget as well as to upload your tracks for public use.

  1. Everytrail – more than 42 000 tracks: descriptions, photos, maps, search, forum, blogs.
  2. Wikiloc – more than 43 000 tracks: descriptons, maps, search.
  3. ActiveTrails – tracks in USA and France: descriptions, maps, no search available.
  4. GPSies – tracks, photoss.
  5. Marengo travel planner – one can mark the trail in a map and create a gpx file for later use in a gps device


  1. Pic du Midi de Bigorre – 6 webcams.
  2. Cauterets.
  3. Andorra and elsewhere in Pyrenees


  1. Costasur – hotels, hostels, campings etc.
  2. Abritel. Search results are shown on map grouped by regions then towns. Handy.
  3. ActiveHotels. Handy search. Shows description, place on the map, photos, prices, near by and other useful information.
  4. HolidayLettings – renting of holiday villas and apartments.
  5. Gites de France (French) – search of B&B, campings etc in French countryside.
  6. Mountain refuges (French) – search by map or title, near by refuges, map (Google Maps un Google Earth).

Weather forecast

We suggest Meteo Consult  and Meteo France. The sites are in French but most of it is understandable for those of us who do not possess the language 🙂


  1. France this way – tourist information about France: descriptions, maps, photos.
  2. France for vizitors – general information on regions of Pyrenees, national parks, towns, villages etc.
  3. An official home page of the tourism in  Midi-Pyrenees region.
  4. Pyrenees photo pool on Flickr.
  5. Catalogue of the Pyrenees lakes (French) – photos and information. Lakes grouped by Pyrenees valleys.
  6. Safe mountain driving. – how to drive safely without wearing out the brakes (and keeping alive 🙂