(0h00min; 0 kms) La Vajol (540m). Cross the village and come out at the GI-501 road towards La Jonquera. Follow it until kilometre 3, where there is a track signposted to Santa Eugènia.
(0h50min; 3,7 kms) Road - Km3 (316m). Follow the track leading to...
(1h30min; 6,9 kms) Santa Eugènia (352m). Pay no attention to the track that climbs to the left, and keep straight on down a gentle descent towards the Torrent de Querols. Further ahead you face a short but tough climb as you continue your walk through evergreen oak and cork oak woodland. Forest fires have left their mark on this area. At the bottom you can make out La Jonquera, and it is downhill all the way there from now on. Your arrival in La Jonquera means a sudden return to urban life, as you are greeted by the AVE high-speed rail tracks and the busy AP7 motorway. The GR11 runs parallel to the motorway for half a kilometre in search of a pedestrian tunnel, which you cross below the road, that takes you to the village.
(3h40min; 14,6 kms) La Jonquera (105m). Once in the village, you cross over to the other side of the river Llobregat and walk down Calle Mayor. When you reach the Town Hall square (Plaza del Ayuntamiento), turn left down Carrer de Sant Miquel – a narrow passage -, then right and finally take the first on the left (Carrer del Migidia). Here you begin the climb to...
(4h35min; 17,6 kms) Santa Llúcia (433m). Just before you get to Santa Llúcia there is a table and a drinking fountain. By the chapel there are a few more tables and a few barbecue grills. You continue to climb up the path past an area of woodland that has been devastated by fire. At the top, you reach an open and largely rocky area, of predominantly scrubland. You leave Puig dels Falgers (760) on your right, then pass the Collet d'en Dutres (774), by the peak La Barbota (780) and begin a short descent to the Coll de l'Auleda (697m), criss-crossed by a forestry track. You cross it and follow the path to the...
(5h55min; 20,9 kms) Coll de les Canals (715m), where you rejoin the track, which you follow on the right on a gentle descent.
(6h50min; 25,2 kms) Vecindario de Requesens (504m). Parking zone, livestock pens, La Mare de Déu church (very poor condition), Can Seferino and “La Cantina”.
In La Jonquera there is a large number of hotels and hostels. To the south of the village, next to the La Tortuga shopping centre, and for a reasonable price, we recommend Hotel/Restaurante Font del Pla (//). Standing above La Jonquera you have the Refugio de La Torre De Carmanxel (). It is free of charge and exclusively for the use of CEE members and members of the mountain association. The local police have the keys to the refuge. Most of the hotels and pensions are outside the town centre, in service areas by the motorway.
Two kilometres from Requessens, along the GR11, is the Refugi del Forn de Calç (acceptable condition, for around 10 people, "inhabited by the odd mouse").Where to eat: Other services:
In La Vajol, Ca la Conxita has a little shop selling food and other basic products.
In La Jonquera, there are all kinds of shops, shopping centres (2 kilometres away), supermarkets, etc.
|- Prologue: Cabo Higuer - Hondarribia - Irun|
|- Stage 1: Cabo Higuer - Bera|
|- Stage 1v (GR 11.3): Cabo Higuer - Lesaka|
|- Stage 2: Bera - Elizondo|
|- Stage 2v (GR 11.3): Lesaka - Elizondo (Spanish)|
|- Stage 3: Elizondo - Pto de Urkiaga|
|- Stage 4: Puerto de Urkiaga - Burguete|
|- Stage 5: Burguete/Auritz - Villanueva de Aezcoa/Hiriberri (Spanish)|
|Stage 6: Villanueva de Aezcoa/Hiriberri - Ochagavia (Spanish)|
|Stage 7: Ochagavia - Isaba (Spanish)|
|Stage 8: Isaba - Zuriza (via Belabarce)|
|Stage 8v (GR 11.4): Isaba - Zuriza (via Ezkaurre)|
|Stage 9: Zuriza - Aguas Tuertas|
|Stage 10: Aguas Tuertas - Lizara|
|Stage 10 (discontinued): Aguas Tuertas - Candanchú|
|Stage 11: Lizara - Candanchú|
|Stage 12: Candanchú - Sallent de Gallego|
|Stage 9v (GR 11.1): Zuriza - Puente de Santa Ana|
|Stage 10v (GR 11.1): Puente de Santa Ana - Lizara|
|Stage 11v (GR 11.1): Lizara - Canfranc Estación|
|Stage 12v: Canfranc Estación - Sallent de Gallego (via C.Izas)|
|Stage 13: Sallent de Gallego - Refugio de Respomuso|
|Stage 14: Refugio de Respomuso - Balneario de Panticosa|
|Stage 15: Balneario de Panticosa - San Nicolas de Bujaruelo|
|Stage 16: San Nicolas de Bujaruelo - Refugio de Goriz|
|Stage 17: Refugio de Goriz - Circo de Pineta|
|Stage 18: Circo de Pineta - Parzán|
|Stage 19: Parzán - Biadós|
|Stage 20: Biadós - Puente de San Jaime (Spanish)|
|Stage 21: Puente de San Jaime - Refugio de Cap de Llauset (Spanish)|
|Stage 22: Ref. Cap de LLauset - Conangles|
|Stage 23: Conangles - La Restanca|
|Stage 24v (GR11.18): La Restanca - Colomers|
|Stage 25: Colomers - Ernest Mallafré|
|Stage 26: Ernest Mallafré - La Guingueta|
|Stage 27: La Guingueta - Estaón|
|Stage 28: Estaón - Tavascán|
|Stage 29: Tavascán - Areu|
|Stage 30: Areu - Baiau|
|Stage 31: Baiau - Arans|
|Stage 32: Arans - Encamp|
|Stage 33: Encamp - Ref. l'Illa|
|Stage 34: Ref. l'Illa - Malniu|
|Stage 35: Malniu - Puigcerdá|
|Stage 36: Puigcerdá - Planoles|
|Stage 37: Planoles - Santuario de Nuria|
|Stage 38: Santuario de Nuria - Refugio de Ulldeter|
|Stage 39: Refugio de Ulldeter - Molló|
|Stage 40: Molló - Talaixà|
|Stage 41: Talaixà - Albanyà|
|Stage 42: Albanyà - La Vajol|
|Stage 43: La Vajol - Requessens|
|Stage 44: Requessens - Vilamaniscle|
|Stage 45: Vilamaniscle - El Port de la Selva|
|Stage 46: El Port de la Selva - Cap de Creus|