We caught the last day of the season at Refugee de Pombie on a gorgeous hike in the Pyrenees. Hiking the GR10 and the GR11 in France and Spain is incredible and a multi-day trek seems more within reach with these shared refuges, especially for solo travelers. Meals are served family-style and gives everyone the chance to swap stories and route advice.
To see the stunning view on the other side of the refuge... you need to experience it first-hand, pictures just don't do it justice! We always start from Sallent de Gallego on the Spanish side. We try to get up here as often as we can - it's about a 4 hour road-trip from Barcelona.