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Shortcut: The pipeline path from Bachimaña to Brazato

Distance/elevation: 4kms / (+157m),(-113m). To Bujaruelo: 21.3kms / (+698m),(-1,539m).
Time: 1h35min (walking time without stops). To Bujaruelo: 7h25min.
Difficulty: You should avoid this short cut if there is evidence of ice or snow. In the area around Labaza ravine and at another point further ahead, the path is exposed. The path is marked by cairns rather that painted markings.
Water: At the beginning of the stage you can fill up with water at the auberge. Later on, you will pass the odd stream coming from the mountain lakes.

(0h0min;0km) Bachimaña Bajo reservoir dam (2,172m). In 3 minutes you reach the Ibones de Bachimaña auberge. A clearly-marked path leads you down to the banks of the reservoir. You will take another one on the right that heads down towards a boggy area. You pass a shelter in poor condition – some 50 metres to the left – and continue in a southerly direction, following the valley that is hidden behind the shelter. Upon reaching a kind of wall or raised pipeline over the river, you take a path on the left. You head to the top of a brow where a pine tree stands proud, and descend with care as you cross huge sections of granite slip rock.

(0h25min; 1.0kms) Barranco de Labaza (2,360m). You cross the stream coming from the Labaza lakes. The path drops to the west until it leaves the buttress behind. Once round it, take a path marked with cairns up to the left. During the climb, the vistas towards Argualas (3,046m), Garmo Negro (3,051) or los Picos del Infierno (3,082m) are truly magnificent. You head over a kind of mini pass beyond which, after a short drop, is to be found the...

(1h05min; 2.6kms) Pipeline (2,400m). Follow alongside it until you join the GR11. Along the way you walk through a couple of tunnels where a torch is not required, as the longest one is just 30 metres long.

(1h35min; 4.0kms) Enlace GR11 (2,200m). Stage 15: Balneario de Panticosa - Bujaruelo.

Where to sleep:

See: Stage 14: Ref. Respomuso - Balneario de Panticosa and Stage 15: Balneario de Panticosa - Bujaruelo


Valle de Tena (Scale: 1/25,000) and Valle de Tena (Scale: 1/40,000)
Balaitús-Vignemale (Scale: 1/25,000)
Valle de Tena (Scale: 1/25,000)
Editorial Pirineo:
Valle de Tena (Scale: 1/40,000)

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

Map of the stage