Not many people would argue with the proposition that the Pyrenees is the finest walking area in Europe. Unlike the Alps where the high peaks are beyond the skills of the average person, any fit walker with a little determination can reach most of the major summits.
The Pyrenees encompasses a diversity of landscapes rarely equalled in Europe. Lush meadowlands, peaks clad permanently in ice, sun blasted canyons of bare rock, swathes of dense forest, weirdly eroded limestone pinnacles and valleys so sheer and overgrown that scarcely a ray of light penetrates them.
These mountains challenge and invite rather than intimidate. Generally rounded, most of the peaks are attainable even to people with little experience of such terrain.
Sauto at 1600m and Bajande at 1200m are ideal bases for walking the Eastern Pyrenees. While most of the walks are easily tackled without assistance, there are several guide offices in Font-Romeu who organise many types of activities.
The map to have for this area is the IGN Carte de Randonnée - Pyrenees No.8, Cerdagne & Capcir; a quick study of which will show the possibility of easy meadow and village walks suitable for children and the less fit, in close proximity to more challenging walks, mountain lakes and the high peaks, e.g. :-
We have further information at the properties; maps and books covering the
numerous walking possibilities - meadows, lakes, caverns, gorges, peaks…
There are many walks out from the properties, & with the "Little Yellow Train" stations only ¼hr, non-circular walking routes can easily be planned.