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Stage 46: Port de la Selva - Cap de Creus


Distance/elevation: 15,3 km / (+470),(-450)
Time: 3h50min (walking time without stops).
Difficulty: none, easy stage.
Water: the only place where you can get water is from the lighthouse bar in Creus.

Route/Itinerary:

(0h00min; 0 kms) Port de la Selva (6m). The GR11 follows the coast towards La Punta de la Creu. You pass a marina, the nautical club and a series of coves, and when you are about to reach the Point, you turn south-east towards an area of villas. At the junction, you take the street that leads uphill on the right (Calle del Puig Gros). Soon after the end of the uphill stretch, you follow a track on the left that heads gently up to a col (4kms/190m) where you come to another track on the left. Shortly afterwards you cross a cattle grid and leave the track for the second path on the left (well waymarked).

(1h05min; 4,8 kms) Sant Baldiri de Taballera (125m). You pass Sant Baldiri and at the junction, fork right. After a while you cross the track going to Cala Taballera — the route used to go this way — and go straight ahead along a wide path. After passing Mas Vell (right at the crossing), you begin the descent to Riera dels Nou Recs, where the rocky landscape lends it a strange beauty. After reaching the river you gain height once more, the path becomes wider, and after 400m you take a path on the left that comes to the...

(2h00min; 8,3 kms) Crossing/Track Mas de la Birba (144m). The sign, made in the purest “Far West” style, presided over by an animal skull, certainly grabs the attention. Follow the track to the left, then shortly afterwards take a path on the right, which comes to another one, and this one will take you to the...

(2h50min; 11,9 kms) Road to the Cap de Creus lighthouse (110m). Cross the road and continue by path over rocky terrain, with constant rises and falls. Not long before reaching the lighthouse, half a kilometre in a straight line, the path comes out at the road on a hairpin bend, just before a long straight section, where the land narrows towards the last patch of terra firma. Follow a path that drops down to the right and almost touches Cala Jugadora, then climb back up to the road at another hairpin bend, where a path takes you directly to the lighthouse.

(3h35min; 14,8 kms) Faro del Cap de Creus (80m). You are almost there. As you head towards the point, at the beginning there are no markings, but they soon appear. Almost at the end, the narrow landscape above the cliff seems unwilling to give in. It is too late now to turn back. Just a few steps to go and you have made it. Congratulations!

(3h50min; 15,3 kms) Cap de Creus (25m).

Maps:

- Alpina: Cap de Creus (Scale: 1/25.000).

Where to sleep:

At the beginning of the stage, in Port de la Selva, there is a wide range of accommodation catering for all budgets. Among the most economical: Hostal German , Hotel Agora or Cal Mariner.

On completing the stage, you will need to think about finding a nearby town to spend the night (Cadaqués, Figueras or Port de la Selva).

In Cadaqués, close to the centre, and among the most economical: Hostal Cristina , Hostal Marina Cadaqués or Hotel Ubaldo.

Other services:

In Port de la Selva, all possible services are covered.

In Cap de Creus there is a bar/restaurant.

In Cadaqués there are supermarkets, bars, etc.


Perfil de la etapa

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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 (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


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