GR11: Pyrenaen Trail

Val d'Aran. Rafael López-Monné

The GR11 is the most mountainous of all GR trails running through Catalan territory.

  • Val d'Aran. Rafael López-Monné

It traverses the southern side of the Pyrenees from the Mediterranean to the Cantabrian Sea linking Catalonia with Andorra, Aragón, Navarre, and the Basque Country. It goes through large natural spaces such as Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, Alt Pirineu and Cap de Creus Natural Parks, and numerous Places of Natural Interest such as the Albera Mountains, Alta Garrotxa, Tossa Plana de Lles Mountain, and the sources of the River Ter and the River Freser.

The trail leads through places of major historical and religious importance, such as Núria sanctuary and Sant Pere de Rodes monastery. Please note that some of the higher stretches require specific skills and abilities. There is abundant snow for several months of the year.

Fact file:

Route length: 378Km

Route type: linear

Best time of year for this route: Spring and summer