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Le GR11, également appelé "Transpirenaica", longe les Pyrénées en France et en Espagne. Sur une courte distance, il traverse la France et l'Andorre. Selon la direction dans laquelle vous voyagez, le sentier commence au Cap de Creus et se termine au Cap Higuer dans le Pays Basque. L'ensemble du sentier est divisé en 46 étapes, chacune étant destinée à être complétée en une journée de randonnée. L'itinéraire est généralement comparé au GR10, qui longe les Pyrénées du côté français de la frontière et suit généralement un itinéraire plus élevé. Chaque étape de l'itinéraire se termine dans une zone de camping, une auberge ou une ville avec plusieurs options d'hébergement. Préparez-vous à transporter de la nourriture et vos fournitures pendant quelques jours à la fois. La distance totale de l'itinéraire varie en fonction de votre itinéraire et de ses possibles variantes, mais la longueur totale mesure environ 800 km. Le sentier est balisé de rayures rouges et blanches. En chemin, les visiteurs peuvent profiter de la vue magnifique sur la chaîne des Pyrénées et les formations géologiques environnantes.

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All commercial activity in Port de la Selva is centered around the sheltered bay to the west of the northernmost promontory. Around the corner on the eastern side, the trail rises about 100m through houses and turns from asphalt to a well-made track as we pass the last of them. The climb continues another 100m or so, with less-popularised but equally pretty views to enjoy. The path passes over a col and descends briefly to the dilapidated Sant Baldiri hermitage, with picnic area nearby. From here, the path undulates several times with variations of around 50m and opens into a wild landscape with ruins scattered throughout. We eventually meet the main Cadaques-Cap de Creus road, crossing it several times and ultimately following it across the ravine to a lighthouse. Even in coronavirus October, the lighthouse is a popular destination, with a busy cafeteria, and small groups of people venturing further eastwards towards the Cap. The path of the Gr11 is not easy to follow here, as there are several circular routes from the lighthouse. The GPS feature of AllTrails proved invaluable in finding the easternmost part of Spain, without it I would not have found its trig point, and the small shelter built beside it for a more comfortable view.

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The path leads from the auberge at Requessens down, away from the castle at first, before switching back and forth across a couple of rivers. Climbing up gently, the castle appears once again on the right, much nearer than before. (The option exists to circumnavigate the castle at close quarters but I remained on the main path). Before the castle disappears from view, an unmanned refuge and the ruins of an old lime kiln in reasonably good condition sit to the left side of the path. For the next hour or so the path undulates through forest, more or less following the contours of the land until just after the ruins of Mirapols. And so begins the first climb of around 200m or so, mostly through forest, which eventually opens onto a windy ridge with the last view of the castle. At the top of the rise, turn left through a gate, and begin a steady descent of 300m before a level section of a kilometre and a further descent, past the Dolmen de la Font del Roure (beside the path) and a couple of others 5-10 minutes off the path. Before reaching the village of Espolla to the SSE, if not stopping there overnight, the path cuts the corner eastwards, and returns to the main path at a picnic spot beside a spring (not potable). From here, we enter the tarmacced road leading NNE out of Espolla and continue past olive trees, past Mas Girasols (more dolmens above and to the left), and onto Mas Pils. We leave the road here, turning right, and follow a track up a gully, turn right onto an overgrown path, past the Font dels Gossos, arriving at the road again a few minutes later, at the Coll de la Plaja. A steady des ent begins, on past the photogenic Sant Quirze de Colera hermitage, enclosed on three sides by hillsides. The road continues gently downwards. It being late in the day, I camped in a secluded spot some way before a road junction. To the right, direction Rabós, a small sign advertises overnight accomodation. The path goes along the road left to Vilamaniscle, the official end of stage. Approaching the village early the following morning, I encountered my first pedestrian since leaving La Jonquera 40 hours ago, an elderly gentleman enjoying the morning air. In the village, I found no facilities, no shops, nowhere advertising accommodation, but a free-to-use fountain of potable water.

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The path from Vilamaniscle ascends a well-made road north eastwards before turning east to the Coll de la Serra (2km) and descending to the southeast for another 2km. Just after crossing a fast-flowing river the Sant Silvestre de la Valleta hermitage can be seen in a hollow to the left. We rise up past and around it, so that it remains in view for a good while. Alternatively, there is a path which passes beside the hermitage, with a spring nearby to refill water bottles. 20 minutes later, at the top of another climb, we reach the Coll de les Portes. A turning to the left leads to another dolmen, but with glimpses of the Mediterranean directly ahead, the only way is down (450m or so) to the resort of Llança. The official path skirts the town, but if its close to midday (as it was for me), a detour into the town for lunch is tempting. Leaving the town we eventually escape the tarmac and rise up a well-made footpath popular with tourists, for it leads into the hills with views across the north-facing slopes where the Sant Pere de Rodes monastery is tucked in below the ridge. Looking back to Llança behind, the views are equally interesting. At 500m amsl, just before the highest point of today's walk, there are a couple of dolmens beside the path worth a look. Directly after them we turn off the path onto the road which undulates before reaching the monastery. On the peak to the right of Sant Pere is the Castell de Verdera, seen in relief against the skyline, whilst monastery dips into the shade of an autumnal afternoon. Passing through the monastery grounds we can descend via the main path through la Selva de Mar and on to western entrance to the beachside at Port de la Selva from the south, or take the 'short cut' variant along the crest of the hill - the Serrat de la Guerra. It cuts across a zig-zagging minor road in a straight line and passes the Dolmens of Mores Altes, before entering Port de la Selva at the same western end of the beach. Undoubtedly, the views are spectacular whichever route one takes. Camp sites were all closed for me, leaving only the one 3km back along the coast towards Llança available.

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Starting from La Jonquera at around 3.30pm, I found the signposted path going eastwards with the additional help of AllTrails. A steady climb of around 600m through brushy forest takes one into the wilderness with gradually opening vistas towards the south and west. Around half way up, the Ermita de Sant Llúcia provides some interest, a picnic area and a water font. I saw no signs of life on this midweek afternoon in October. Just over the top of the climb (not marked) there is a turning to the right and the beginning of a steady descent with a few bumps that opens onto a well-made track with hills above to the north and views across the plains to the south. Requessens seems little more than a few farm buildings, one of which is home to an auberge with excellent views of the castle from its sheltered back yard.

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Javier Jiménez Jiménez reviewed GR11 Stage 6: Albanyà to Talaixá
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Distancia: 13,37 km. Tiempo: 8 h. 21 min. Velocidad media: 1,6 km/h. Desnivel: 1011,4 metros. Pendiente media: 15,16 %. Material: Senderismo. Terreno: Senderos (GR). Indice de Esfuerzo: 118 HKG. MUY DURA (Preparación Fisica Media). Salimos del parking de Baños de Panticosa y ascendemos por un sendero (GR-11) detras del Refugio de la Casa de Piedra, unas zetas nos hace subir bastante desnivel en poco metros, alcanzamos el mirador del Balneario para contemplar el precioso entorno que tenemos (a nuestra derecha esta el Macizo del Argualas, Garmo Negro...todo tresmiles), pasamos el mirador y seguimos ascendiendo, acto seguido se presentan una sucesión de preciosas cascadas (unas 3) que nos hace pararnos para hacernos unas bonitas fotos, seguimos nuestro camino y llegamos a una zona un poco peligrosa de roca pero que tiene unos cables para agarrarse (extremar un poco la precaución) por lo que es mas facil pasar, tras haber andado unos 2,5 km el camino se torma un poco mas durillo pero esta muy bien marcado (es un GR-11), llegamos a la Cascada del Fraile y un poco mas arriba sobre el km 3,2 alcanzamos el Embalse bajo de Bachimaña, lo cruzamos por su pared y subimos al Refugio de los Ibones de Bachimaña, un merecido descanso y paramos a almorzar, ya estamos a 2177 metros de altitud y el refugio es grande y muy chulo ademas del entorno que lo rodea. Tras el almuerzo volvemos a atravesar la pared y giramos a mano derecha para bordear el embalse y subir ligeramente al Embalse Alto de Bachimaña que lo bordearemos por su parte izquierda y a bastante altura, contemplando un pequeño islote en su mitad, continuamos el sendero y nada mas pasar la cola del embalse cruzamos enfrente un arroyo y acto seguido cogemos el sendero de la izquierda, el de la derecha nos llevaria a los Ibones de Bramatuero pero nosotros vamos a los Azules, seguimos el sendero y ascendemos ligeramente y en alguna ocasión por zetas hasta el Ibon Azul Inferior dónde enfrente a el podemos contemplar los Picos del Infierno que son muy bonitos, seguiremos el sendero a nuestra derecha y ganaremos bastante altura con alguna pequeña trepada facil hasta llegar al Ibon Azul Superior dónde pararemos a comer y a descansar, unas fotos y el camino de vuelta lo hacemos por el mismo sitio. Nos vemos en las Montañas!!.

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Parked in Torla and took shuttlebus to La Pradera de Ordesa. We did the trail to Cola de Caballo. Took about 6h without breaks.

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Beccaria Osvaldo reviewed GR11 Stage 16: Arans to Baiau
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