- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
This minicountry wedged between France and Spain offers by far the best ski slopes and resort facilities in all the Pyrenees. Once the snow melts, there's an abundance of great walking, ranging from easy strolls to demanding day hikes in the principality's higher, more remote reaches. Strike out above the tight valleys and you can walk for hours, almost alone.