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Real adventure along the Spanish Pyrenees.

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Thinking about an adventurous holiday for this summer? Can you spend seven weeks on a continuous trek or split the journey over three successive summers. For most such a trek means the summer after school or university, a gap year, a period without a job or , as in our case, retirement.

We spent some time looking at alternatives. These included walking down the east coast and inland valleys from the Pyrenees to Gibraltar along the GR7  walking one of the several pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostella, Walking the Silver route from Seville to tge north of Spain, walking the GR10 from Valencia to Lisbon or attempting to walk from the bay of Biscay to tMediterranean Sea along the entire Pyrenean mountain range on the Spanish side starting and finishing on tge GR11 . The latter was our final choice for the wilderness of much of the route, generally a marked route with alternatives should late snow block our way. We being two retirees who took up walking as a hobby and for fitnress only when coming to live in Spain and were not climbers or experience in coping with wintery conditions of snowand ice.

The above indicates our general route and our adventure is now written upand available from Amazon Books as the book 'Our 52 day retirement adventure along the Spanish Pyrenees'. The book is available as a regular book and in Kindle format.