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"Days of wine and roses laugh and run away,
Like a child at play"
Johnny Mercer

Monday, May 25, 2009

These boots were made for walking..

And that's just what they'll do
And one of these days
These boots will climb the Canigou!

After living here for over 7 years and admiring the pic de Canigou every day, I am finally going to climb to the summit with a group of friends on 3rd July of this year.
The Canigou, one of the highest peaks in the Pyrenees, is a sacred place, revered by the locals and can be seen as far as Marseilles and all the way down past Barcelona in Spain.
The Canigou stands at an impressive 2,784 metres. Carrauntoohil, Irelands highest peak is at 1014 metres and Scaffel Pike is only a mere 978 metres , to put it into perspective.
So, I've taken the first step (pardon the pun) and I've bought a proper pair of hiking boots. I've got 5 weeks to prepare for the hike , and weather permitting, we will be planting our Irish flag at the summit of Canigou on 3rd July!

Also, this week, along with a qualified and highly experienced local guide, we are introducing walking tours into our portfolio of tailor made tours that we offer. The area is perfect for walking enthusiasts, with the rolling Roussillon plains, the challenging mountains and the stunning scenery on the Cote Vermeille.

Check out our tours on for the inside track

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