PYRENEES - GR11
(Info based on Cicerone Guide - Paul Lucia - updated 2008)
Stage Date Day Start/Route Finish Height Dist Ascent Hours Restaurant Lodging CAF Provisions Days Comment
Metres Km Metres Food
Mon 15/6 1 Manchester Irun Y Paris? N Y Train
Tues 16/6 2 In Irun, or set off a day early Irun 0 Y Hotel N Y 1L Book hotel in Irun
1 Wed 17/6 3 Cabo Higuer Vera de Bidasoa 56 30.0 830 7.25 Y Hotel N Y 1L Book hotel
2 Thurs 18/6 4 Vera de Bidasoa Elizondo 202 30.0 1130 7.25 Y Hostal N Y 2L1D Hostal Antxitonea - antxitonea@terra.es
3 Fri 19/6 5 Elizondo Puerto de Urkiaga 912 18.5 1050 5.60 N Wild camp N N May need to continue to find good camping
4 Sat 20/6 6 Puerto de Urkiaga Burguete (Auritze) 898 16.0 680 5.00 Y Hostal/|Hotel/Campsite N Y 3L2D Campsite 2km south
5 Sun 21/6 7 Burguete (Auritze) Fabrica de Orbaiceta 840 20.5 600 5.00 N Hostal/Camp N N Perhaps camp at Arraozla picnic site
6 Mon 22/6 8 Fabrica de Orbaiceta Casas de Irati 860 16.5 400 4.25 N Wild Camp N N
7 Tues 23/6 9 Casas de Irati Ochagavia 770 14.5 670 4.40 Y Hotel/Camp N Y
Wed 24/6 10 Ochagavia Ochagavia 770 0.0 0 0.00 Y Hotel/Campsite N Y Rest Day
STAGE 1 TOTALS 146.0 5360 38.75
8 Thurs 25/6 11 Ochagavia Isaba 818 23.8 710 5.60 Y Hostal/|Hotel N Y 1L Several Hostels
9 Fri 26/6 12 Isaba Zuriza 1227 18.5 1300 6.70 Y Campsite N Y 1L Alternative Belabarze route to N takes 3 hours
10 Sat 27/6 13 Zuriza La Mina 1230 12.0 735 4.10 N Wild camp N N 2L1D Perhaps continue 1 hr 40 min to Aguas Tuertas
11 Sun 28/6 14 La Mina Candanchu 1550 22.0 990 6.00 Y Hotel/Campsite N Y If no provisions, go to Canfranc Estacion 3km south (Campsite 1km)
12 Mon 29/6 15 Candanchu Sallent de Gallego 1305 22.3 880 6.20 Y Hotel/YH/Campsite N Y 1L
13 Tues 30/6 16 Sallent de Gallego Ref de Respomuso 2200 11.8 925 4.00 Y Refuge/Wild camp N N 2L1D Wild camp beyond refuge
14 Wed 1/7 17 Ref de Respomuso Banos de Panticosa 1640 13.3 690 5.40 Y Hotel Sabocos N Y Walk or get lift to Collett's in Panticosa - 7.5 km
Thurs 2/7 18 Panticosa Panticosa 1150 0.0 0 0.00 Y Hotel Sabocos N Y Stay with Collett's
Fri 3/7 19 Panticosa Panticosa 1150 0.0 0 0.00 Y Hotel Sabocos N Y Stay with Collett's
STAGE 2 TOTALS 123.7 6230 38.00
15 Sat 4/7 20 Banos de Panticosa San Nicolas de Bujaruelo 1338 20.5 940 6.80 Y Refuge/Campsite N Y 3L2D Get a lift from Panticosa
16 Sun 5/7 21 San Nicolas de Bujaruelo Refugio de Goriz 2160 22.5 1180 6.00 Y Refuge/Camp N N
17 Mon 6/7 22 Refugio de Goriz Circo de Pineta 1290 13.5 880 7.20 Y Hotel/Camping N N Meals may be available
18 Tues 7/7 23 Circo de Pineta Parzan 1144 18.0 880 5.40 Y Hostal/rooms N Y 2L1D Could eat at restaurant and camp two hours further on
19 Wed 8/7 24 Parzan Biados 1740 19.5 1445 6.00 Y Refuge N N Could camp an hour further on
20/21 Thurs 9/7 25 Biados Puen de San Chaime via Ref d'Estos 1250 20.5 860 6.30 Y Campsite N Y Could continue to hotel in Benasque
Fri 10/7 26 Puen de San Chaime Benasque area 1250 0.0 0 0.00 Y Campsite or hotel N Y Rest Day in Benasque area
STAGE 3 TOTALS 114.5 6185 37.70
21/22 Sat 11/7 27 Puen de San Chaime Refugio d'Anglios 2220 19.5 1640 8.10 N Wild camp N N 4L2D Wild camp above refuge
22/23 Sun 12/7 28 Refugio d'Anglios Refugi dera Restanca 2010 20.0 940 7.20 Y Refuge/Camp N N Could camp near end of dam
24 Mon 13/7 29 Refugi dera Restanca Refugi de Colomers 2115 7.5 660 3.70 Y Refuge/Camp N N Could camp at northern end of dam
25 Tues 14/7 30 Refugi de Colomers Espot 1320 19.5 500 6.00 Y All services N Y Two campsites
26 Wed 15/7 31 Espot La Guingueta 945 9.5 175 2.70 Y Campsite or hotel N Y Semi rest day
27 Thurs 16/7 32 La Guingueta Estaon 1240 10.5 1272 5.70 Y Refuge/B+B N N 2L1D Tough stage. Could camp half an hour further on
28 Fri 17/7 33 Estaon Tavascan 1120 12.5 693 4.50 Y Hotel/B+B N Y Casa Feliu recommended
29 Sat 18/7 34 Tavascan Areu 1225 17.5 1120 6.30 Y Hotel/Campsite N Y
Sun 19/7 35 Areu Areu 1225 0.0 0 0.00 Y Hotel/Campsite N Y Rest Day.
STAGE 4 TOTALS 116.5 7000 44.20
PHASE 1 TOTALS 500.7 24775 158.65 (E5 was 36 days (30 walking) 540km, 29000 metres ascent)
30 Mon 20/7 36 Areu Refugi de Baiau 2517 15.5 1350 5.50 N Wild Camp N N 3L2D Camp by lake
31 Tues 21/7 37 Refugi de Baiau Ansalonga 1310 18.0 750 7.20 Y Campsite (off route) N Y Hotel and wild camp options also, as well as Xixerella campsite
32 Wed 22/7 38 Ansalonga Encamp 1280 17.5 1010 5.75 Y All services N Y Could postpone rest day to here
33 Thurs 23/7 39 Encamp Cabana dels Esparvers 2068 20.5 1350 6.00 N Wild camp N N 2L1D
34/35 Fri 24/7 40 Cabana dels Esparvers Camping Pirineus (Seneja) 1220 23.0 905 6.60 Y Campsite N Y
35/36 Sat 25/7 41 Camping Pirineus (Seneja) Planoles 1137 29.5 1020 7.75 Y Campsite/B+B/YH N Y 1L
Sun 26/7 42 Planoles Planoles 1137 0.0 0 0.00 Y Campsite/B+B/YH
STAGE 5 TOTALS 124.0 6385 38.80
37 Sun 26/7 43 Planoles Nuria 1967 21.0 1600 6.50 Y Hotel/YH/Camping N Y 1L
38 Mon 27/7 44 Nuria Setcases 1265 21.0 1080 6.40 Y Hotel N Y
39 Tues 28/7 45 Setcases Beget 510 22.0 820 6.50 Y Hostal N Y Stock up in Mollo. Possible wild camp 2km into next stage
40 Wed 29/7 46 Beget Sant Aniol d'Aguja 460 16.5 690 4.70 N Wild Camp N N 2L1D
41 Thurs 30/7 47 Sant Aniol d'Aguja Albanya 237 18.0 685 6.25 Y Campsite N Y
42 Fri 31/7 48 Albanya Macanet de Cabrenys 372 21.0 750 5.00 Y Hostal N Y Could continue to wild camp at La Vajol
42/43 Sat 1/8 49 Macanet de Cabrenys La Jonquera 112 20.0 300 4.75 Y Hotel N Y Perhaps continue to Requesens
STAGE 6 TOTALS 139.5 5925 40.10
43 Sun 2/8 50 La Jonquera Requesens 500 11.0 640 3.10 N Wild camp N N 3L2D
44 Mon 3/8 51 Requesens St Quirze de Colera 165 26.0 575 6.25 Y Restaurant verandah N N
45 Tues 4/8 52 St Quirze de Colera El Port de la Selva 12 27.0 775 6.70 Y Campsite N Y Provisions at Llanca
46 Wed 5/8 53 El Port de la Selva Cap de Creus 15 16.0 445 4.40 Y Uncertain N N Walk/hitch to civilisation
Thurs 6/8 54 Uncertain Banyuls-sur-Mer 0 0.0 0 0.00 Y Campsite N Y
Fri 7/8 55 Banyuls-sur-Mer Overnight train to Paris 0.0 0 0.00 Train to Perpignan, then Perpignan to Paris
Paris Manchester 0.0 0 0.00 Eurostar then train or bus
STAGE 7 TOTALS 80.0 2435 20.45
PHASE 2 TOTALS 343.5 14745 99.35
TOTAL TRIP 844.2 39520 258.00 (GR10 was 58* days (50 walking) 953km, 52300 metres ascent)
* excluding travelling to and from the Pyrenees
Notes on Travel
Sue flies to Toulouse on Mon 29 June, LS837 from Manchester, (Jet2 - 8.40) and stays at Collett's (Hotel Sabocos) from 29 June to 5 July, returning 6 July on LS838 to Manchester (Jet2 - 12.30)
Train from St Pancras (7.55) to Irun (18.20) 90 Bus to Victoria - overnight 29 (if travelling on 16 Feb)