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Stage 11v (GR11.1): Lizara - Canfranc Station

Distance/elevation: 22,1 km / (+1.030),(-1.350)
Time: 7h30min (walking time without stopping).

Difficulty: No difficulty except for the elevation and distance.


(0h0min; 0kms) Lizara (1.540m). Take the path that crosses the Lizara plain. Leave the Chorrota waterfall (usually dry) to the left at the end of the plain and keep on walking uphill as far as Napazal cabin (used by shepherds) to the furthest point you can reach by all-terrain vehicle. The GR11 continues to the left along a path that enters Napazal ravine on the right-hand side. In summertime, water is available sporadically.

(1h20min; 3.5kms) collado del Bozo (2.019m). The vista opens out onto the other side overlooking the LLena del Bozo and the Llena de la Garganta. The path divides. If you go to the left you would go to Candanchu following the main route of the GR11. In this instance, you will take the right-hand fork down to Canfranc via the variant GR11.1. The path drops down to a plain where you will come to Izagra lake. You cross the animal fold in an easterly direction avoiding the descent to the Napazal plains and continue along the hillside so as not to lose height. You cross the ridge that drops down from Aspe and the view opens out onto Rigüelo and the Mallos de Lecherín. You head towards the now visible...

(3h55min; 9.2kms) collado de la Magdalena (2.043m) where there is a track coming from Sieira col. As soon as you pass the col, you will come to López Huici shelter. Keep walking downhill past Lecherín Alto and Lecherín Bajo farmsteads where you will come to another shelter with a drinking fountain. The path now enters into Campón ravine to later emerge at the...

(5h30min; 14.8kms) majada de Gabardito (1.520m) where you will find another shelter. You will shortly join the track coming from Villanúa, and a little further on a signpost indicates a variant you can take to get to Canfranc via Aguare ravine, passing a stretch equipped with stakes. Although the sign gives warning of the difficulty of the route, it isn’t so bad. If you wish to avoid surprises, follow the signs and keep walking down the track until the markings stop, then take a path which heads directly down to Canfranc via Añaza canyon.

(6h30min; 18.4kms) Canfranc (1045m). Cross the village along the main street (Calle Albareda) until you come to the road again, next to the bus stop and "Puente de Arriba". A signpost indicates the way to Canfranc Station. At this point the route coincides with the Camino de Santiago (GR65.3), going in the opposite direction. Cross over the bridge, where there is a car park. This is the starting point for several popular ascents in the area; Collarada, La Moleta or Pala de Ip. Keep left on the wide path, then shortly afterwards take the left-hand path. On a gentle ascent along the left bank of the river Aragón, you pass a waterfall (Ip ravine). Keep climbing and you will make out the Fusileers Tower on the other side of the river, then head downhill and cross the river below a huge dam. Yoe head up to the road, and follow it until...

(7h30min; 22.1kms) Canfranc Station (1.197m).

Where to sleep:

At the beginning of the stage, Refugio de Lizara (/) (staffed, half and full-board, with bar, accessible by road).

In Canfranc Station there are a number of hostels and hotels open depending on the time of year. We recommend Albergue Río Aragón (Tel: (+34) 608 229 576 / (+34) 974 373 150; Double rooms and shared rooms with private bathroom and an equipped kitchen for the use of guests.


Between Candanchú and Jaca, there is a regular line on the Mancomunidad Alto valle del Aragón local route. You will find information on timetables on the Comarca de la Jacetania website.

Perfil de la etapa

Stages - GR11

- 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
- Stage 3: Elizondo - Pto de Urkiaga
- Stage 4: Puerto de Urkiaga - Burguete
- Stage 5: Burguete/Auritz - Villanueva de Aezcoa/Hiriberri
Stage 6: Villanueva de Aezcoa/Hiriberri - Ochagavia
Stage 7: Ochagavia - Isaba
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
Shortcut: The pipeline path from Bachimaña to Brazato
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 (Fuenblanca)
Stage 17v (GR11.9): Refugio de Goriz - Circo de Pineta (Faja de las Olas)
Stage 18: Circo de Pineta - Parzán
Stage 19: Parzán - Biadós
Stage 20: Biadós - Puente de San Jaime
Stage 20v (GR 11.2): Biadós - Ref. Ángel Orús
Stage 21v (GR 11.2): Ref. Ángel Orús - Puente de San Jaime
Stage 21: Puente de San Jaime - Refugio de Cap de Llauset
Stage 21v (GR 11.5): Puente de San Jaime - Refugio de la Renclusa
Stage 22v (GR 11.5): Refugio de la Renclusa - Refugio de Cap de Llauset
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

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- T.confort: +3ºC
- Peso: 760grs
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- T.confort: +2ºC
- Peso: 1020grs
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