Institut Geographique National do publish 1:25,000 scale maps for the whole of France but you would need as many as 50 to cover the whole trek. The RANDO Editions maps we used have scale 1:50,000 and approx 10 of these cover the whole trek, except for the portion through Spain near Arizkun. For this, we used the Spanish 'Editorial Alpina' maps scale 1:40,000. All the maps we carried added up to a fair weight, so we divided each one in order to take only the portions needed; they were posted home after traverse of the region covered.
The original French RANDO series are numbered 1-11, cover some of the HRP, but favour the GR10. The later Spanish contribution to the RANDO series comprise Numbers 20-25, favoring the GR11, and overlapping the French series. Choice for the HRP thus draws from both groups.
|Reference HRP trek guide in french|
The author of the HRP guidebooks is Georges Véron, the man who created the route itself. The 12th edition of this work is
'Haute Randonèe Pyrènèene
Publisher: RANDO èditions, 2003
This has not been translated from the French, and though the publishers state an interest in doing so, there is no firm schedule.
|HRP trek guide in english|
Released March 2007, this is an English language guide for the HRP written by Ton Joosten.
'Pyrenean Haute Route: the High Level Route'
Publisher: Cicerone Press, 2007
NB. Regardless of given 'english' names for this route, it remains the HRP in France, and on all map references.  Preview with Google Books.