GR-11 The Pyrenees’ trail. Auto-guided trekking with vehicle support

Slow version available in every stage

Our trip includes a support vehicle driven by a mountain guide that not only moves the luggage but also  helps you where you need it:

  • Daily and personalized briefing for every stage: Key points of the route,weather forecast, tips for the day …
  • SLOW version of each stage: Small transfers to shorten some of the hardest stages
  • If someday you do not feel confident on route you can avoid the stage and jump to the next accommodation.

Confirmed dates and price * per person for summer 2019

  • June            From 15 to 30        92 €/stage
  • July             From 15 to 30        92 €/stage
  • August        From 15 to 30       96 €/stage
  • September From 15 to 30       92 €/stage

It is not necessary that you do all the stages. You can choose the ones that suit you best.

Consult us and we will help you organize your treking


Day 1: reception

  • Wellcome dinner, team presentation and briefing
  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast in Jaca

Day 2: Stage 9. By the western valleys   Zuriza – Selva de Oza

Opposite the Linza refuge, the path climbs for 20 minutes to the Caballo pass and then on towards what appears to be an impassable wall of Anzotiello, Mallo Gorreta and the Quimboas. During the descent to Guarrinza you can find vestiges of prehistoric menhirs and tumulus. At Selva de Oza we have prepared an unforgettable experience, a outdoor night in the Selva de Oza. Do not worry, we take care of everything.

  • Transfer to the starting point
  • Difficulty: Easy .Evident and well marked
  • Route: 15 km. 5-6 hours of trekking. Elevation gain: +790 m -730 m
  • Slow version: same
  • Vivac. Outdoor camp with dinner and breakfast

Day 3: Stage 10. The valley of the chamois   Oza- aguas tuertas-Ibón de Estanés- Lizara

The panoramic views are amazing: Walls of limestones plaques from the cretacic and the ancient volcano of Midi D’Ossau standing up in the French chain.

  • Difficulty: Easy. Watch out the track with  fog.
  • Route:  21 km. 6-7 hours of trekking. Elevation gain: +1200 m -720 m
  • Slow version: 16 km. 4-5 hours   +880 m -720 m (Short transfer until Aguastuertas)
  • Accommodation: dinner and breakfast in  Mountain hut of Lizara

Day 4: Stage 11. Summus Portus    Lizara-Somport-Canfranc Estación

The new route between Lizara and Candanchú rediscovers some of the most forgotten valleys of this part of the Pyrenees. After crossing the impressive limestone escarpments Bozo pass where one of the best views of the whole journey awaits us.

  • Difficulty: Medium, With snow, special care must be taken in the mountain coll
  • Route: 19 km. 7-8 hours of trekking. Elevation gain: +1100 m -1020 m
  • Slow version: 16  km. 6-7    +1040 m -940 m.  (Descent by Rioseta valley  to avoid the ski resort)
  • Accommodation: Double room with dinner and breakfast in Somport-Canfranc

Day 5: Stage 12. Volcanoes of the Pyrenees Canfranc Estación-Anayet-Sallent

You go up the Canal Roya valley to reach the mountain lakes of Anayet, extinct volcano brother  of Midi d’Ossau.

In the valley of Tena, wider and sunnier, begin the highest Pyrenees, where peaks with more than 3,000 m.

  • Difficulty: Easy In melting season it can be slow to cross some streams
  • Route: 21 km. 7-8 hours of trekking. Elevation gain: +920 m -940 m
  • Slow version: 17 km.  5-6 hours    +920 m -670 m (Until the main road, 7 km from Sallent)
  • Accommodation: Double room with breakfast in Sallent de Gallego

Day 6: Stage 13. High mountain lakes and Balaitous peak Sallent – Respomuso

You will reach the first mountain refuge going up  along the river of AGUASLIMPIAS between peaks over 3000m. In this short stage we have the opportunity to approach the mountain lakes of Arriel before reaching the hut.

  • Difficulty:
  • Route: 11 km. 4-5 hours trekking. Elevation gain: + 850m – 170m
  • Slow version:  Same
  • Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in  Mountain hut of Respomuso (no luggage tonight)

Day 7: Stage 14. Among  lakes and peaks Respomuso-Ibones azules-Balneario de Panticosa

This stage is considered one of the best due to its beauty. Landscapes that you will find at every step worth the effort. This huge Pyrenean area is surrounded by mountain lakes and 3000m high peaks. You will cross the “Tebarrai pass” -2782m- the second highest mountain pass of this traverse.

  • Difficulty: High Stage for high mountain terrain. The Col of Tebarray can present snow until August
  • Route: 14 km. 6-7 hours of trekking. Elevation gain: +710 m – 1270 m
  • Slow version: Same
  • Accommodation: Double room with dinner and breakfast in Balneario de Panticosa

Day 8: Stage 15.  Ara, the last great wild river in Pyrenees   Panticosa- Torla

You will walk among lonely peaks and small lakes rarely visited by hikers. GR-11 goes down towards the valley of Bujaruelo and Ara River, the last wild river of Pyrenees and also one of the most beautiful.

  • Difficulty:  High Stage for high mountain terrain. Long sections of oulderfields.
  • Route: 21 km. 8-9 hours of trekking. Elevation gain: +910 m -1210 m
  • Slow version: Same
  • Transfer to Torla and Accommodation: Double room and breakfast in Torla

Day 9: Day off in Torla

  • Accommodation: Double room and breakfast in Torla

Day 10: Stage 16. Ordesa National Park  Torla-Ordesa-faja de Pelay-Goriz

You get in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, the largest limestone massif in Europe. A beautiful path along the river Arazas  leads you along the waterfall Arripas, Forest Las Hayas, the steps of Soaso before to reach the famous waterfall of “cola de caballo”. But there is a less crowded and more breathtaking views alternative; The Pelay way.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Route: 13 km. 6-7 hours of trekking. Elevation gain:  +1180 m -330 m
  • Slow version: 12 km. 5-6 hours:  +880 m -190 m (Along the bottom of the valley avoiding the “Faja of Pelay”)
  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast: mountain hut of Goriz (no luggage tonight)

Day 11: Stage 17. Canyon of Añisclo bird’s eye view  Goriz–Collado de Añisclo-Pineta

Añisclo Canyon is one of the most spectacular scenery in Europe, especially from above. Deep gorges with numerous waterfalls and a well preserved forest.  After crossing Añisclo pass (2,450m) you will discover the glacial landscape at the north side of the massif of Monte Perdido. It is one of the most beautiful in entire Pyrenees mountain range.Itinerary: Goriz-Añisclo-Pineta

  • Difficulty: Very high Terrain is wild and slow. The final descent to Pineta is the strongest descent of the entire GR11.
  • Route: 16 km. 8-9 hours of trekking. Elevation gain: +880 m -1750 m
  • Slow version: 17km  5-6 hours  +180 -1070m  (Goriz-Nerin along the viewpoints of Añisclo’s canyon)
  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast: mountain hut  Pineta OPTIONAL: Parador Nacional**** 88e/pp

Day 12: Stage 18. The north face of Perdido   Pineta-Llanos de Larry-Bielsa

This stage allows you to enjoy the stunning views that stand at the north side of Ordesa’s National Park. Perdido Massif, the Col de Añisclo, Las Tres Marias … a landscape that will remain forever in your memory.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Route: 22  km. 7-8 hours of trekking. Elevation gain: +880 m -1050 m
  • Slow version: 14 km  5-6 horas  +880 -770 (you finish 8 km before Bielsa)
  • Accommodation: Double room with dinner and and breakfast in Bielsa

Day 13: Stage 19. Valley Cinca vs Valley of Gistaín  Parzan-Ordiceto-Bordas de Biadós

We said goodbye to the karst landscape of Monte Perdido to approach the Gistaín Valley. Along the way you will find a beautiful scenery humanised by centuries of transhumance: meadows, forest and traditional huts are in perfect harmony.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Route: 22 km. 6-7 hours of trekking. Elevation gain: +1580 m -1000 m
  • Slow version: 14 km. 4-6 hours +730 m -1000 m  (8km 4wd-lift to Ordiceto. Included)
  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast at mountain hut of Biadós (no luggage tonight)

Day 14: Stage 20. Shepherd huts and mountain pastures of Chistau Biadós-Benasque

This stage jump between two beautiful valleys: Añes Cruces and Estós. The rocky moles of Bachimala and Posets are with us at all times. We highlight the contrast between the gentle Gistaín Valley that we left behind, and the granitic massif of La Maladeta, much more rugged.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Route: 21 km. 8-9 hours trekking.  Elevation gain: +910 m – 1360 m
  • Slow version: Same
  • Accommodation: Double room and breakfast in the valley of Bénasque

Day 15: Stage 21. The top of the Pyrenees  Coronas-Coll of Ballivierna-Ibones de Llauset

The last stage of this traverse is hard, demanding and a bit tech. You are on the Pyrenees’ top. The views are extraordinary and the path is flanked by the highest peaks of the Pyrenees: Aneto, Tempestades and Ballibierna. It is worth going up the mountain lakes of Coronas between old black pines and huge granite blocks.

  • Transfer 4×4 Refuge Coronas
  • Difficulty: Medium. High mountain terrain. The path may disappears and it is difficult to walk in the the boulder fields
  • Route: 17 km. 8 hours of trekking. Elevation gain: +1500 m -360 m
  • Slow version: 8 km 4-5 hours  +740 m -360 m (10 km 4wd-lift to Coronas. Included)
  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast at the new mountain hut of Llauset (no luggage tonight)

Day 16: Farewell

Itinerary: You just have to walk down from the refuge to the parking of Lake Llauset 1 hour, 3.5km

Transfer to the starting point of the journey (Jaca) to recover the vehicle (3 hours) and farewell

Accommodations available:

This trek is available from june to september

The price shown is the average price per stage

Confirmed dates for summer 2019

From   15 to 30  June, July, August  and September
  No se han encontrado alojamientos disponibles.

Difficulty:

  • Medium: mountain trekking with considerable difstances in some stage.
  • GR11 is a trek of around six hours per stage (etapa). Physical fitness is a requirement for this walk, as well as mountain walking experience and an ability to read a map and a compass. You are able to choose your starting point, and in which direction you walk, clockwise or anti-clockwise (see map).

Practical tips:

Your subscription guarantees you the reservation of your places at each refuge. It also ensures your safety as we will be aware of your route and you will be expected at a different refuge each evening as you complete each stage. It includes too a pass to be stamped, a map (1:25.000) and guidebook, amap bag, a light sleeping bag and an exclusive gift at the completion of the walk.

Useful information:

  • Description of the crossing in the blog of Iñaki Zuri Bakea
  • Technical sheets of the stages
  • EU citizens should bring a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from their home country, or take out prívate medical insurance.
  • Non-EU citizens will need a passport and visas.
  • All excursions are guaranteed with a mínimum of four people.

Activities:

Personal attention:

A Fulltimeguides guide will be at your disposal throughout the trip so that you get the most out of the trip and solve any problems in person

Accommodation options:

GR-11 The Pyrenees’ trail. Auto-guided trekking with vehicle support


Pyrenees
Crossings on foot and on horseback | Trail running | Trekking
Duration:
8 días

Level:

Season:

Desde 92€

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