TopoPirineos: a free and detailed map of the Pyrenees

I was surprised to learn from Charles Darrieu that there is an extensive and free hikingmap of the Pyrenees. It’s built to be used it in Garmin-software (Mapsource / Campbase) and on Garmin-gps-devices. You can download it from

Installing this map-software wasn’t that straightforward (at my computer): in the download-process the two files were renamed and that prevented a proper ‘unzipping’. So: when you have downloaded both files, check of they have the following names: ‘TOPO PIRINEOS 6.1.part1.rar’ and ‘TOPO PIRINEOS 6.1.part2.rar’ (of course without the ‘). If not, rename them. Finally you can ‘unzip’ them with software like Winrar of 7-zip. The unzipping gives a giant .exe-file which does the final installment. In Mapsource or Campbase you can chose this map as map-layer.

And what does this map offer? Well, every bordermarker is indicated (pillar or cross) but most of all we see many, many trails which we don’t see on the official IGN-maps. You can distinguish between official waymarked trails (and see their names) and other trails. It’s a treasury! An example: the access-routes to bm001:

5 thoughts on “TopoPirineos: a free and detailed map of the Pyrenees

  1. Marek


    I have just tried this last link and it does not work.

    I tried to fins it somewhere else but did get it.

    Do you have any idea?


  2. Jerry W

    Hi .. I just found this marvellous website.. I walked the HRP from Hendaye to Banyuls in 2015 and was wondering how to follow it.. now I think I know!
    Topo-Pirineos is still available and in fact is now on version 8.0:

    .. another wonderful resource! Though some details are not quite accurate .. neither the line of the GR10 nor the HRP are totally reliable. Mostly OK but not 100%..


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *