A hiking trip for two fit late-20s males in Europe in the first week of May: where do we go?
A previous similar question
yielded few responses, and my question is slightly different. My brother and I want to hike in the first week of May for about 5 to 6 days, camping along the way or staying in shelters. As we live in the rather flat Netherlands, the more mountainous the scenery the better. We currently have two options we're considering, but would like the input of the hive mind.
One option is the West Highland Way: 5-6 is perhaps a bit short, so we were thinking about doing only part of this trail. How are the midges in this season, and is there any certainty about rainfall this time of year?
The other option is the Pyrenees. We'd really like to hike here, but are not sure how safe it would be early May. We're pretty fit, but not seasoned hikers, so we're concerned snow would make the trip too difficult.
So: is there anything you can add to our consideration of these two options, or suggest another trail in Europe for the specified period? Anything you can share would be appreciated.