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Stage 13: Sallent de Gallego - Respomuso Auberge

Distance/elevation: 11,2 km / (+902),(-36)
Time: 3h15min (walking time without stopping).
Difficulty: None, other than the elevation gain.
Suggestions: You can make this stage longer by walking on to the ibones de Bachimaña shelter. See the next stage.

(0h0min; 0 kms) Sallent de Gallego (1288m) Leave the village behind via a track that initially runs parallel to the river. After a few minutes you turn left at the crossing, where the track turns into a path and joins the road rising up to la Sarra reservoir. Follow it for a short distance until you reach...

(0h40min; 2,6 kms) la Sarra reservoir (1420m). Following the path on the western side of the reservoir, you will reach its headwaters (entrance to the biosphere reserve Ordesa-Viñamala). On the other side there is a small car park and a bar-restaurant. You leave behind the las Faxas bridge, without crossing it, and also, shortly afterwards, a recreational area (Plana Tornadizas). The path heads into the forest and up through the Aguas Limpias valley along the right-hand side, crossing several ravines (Bozitero, del Ministirio, de Balsaroleta and del Garmo Negro) until it reaches an area of imposing crags called Paso del Onso. You then pass the Llano Cheto where it converges with Arriel ravine (the crossing to Ibones de Arriel which you do not take). You keep on walking up the valley alongside the river. The walk gets tougher now, the valley opens out and at last you can make out the dam of Respomuso Lake. You walk past the Virgen de las Nievas chapel (by the dam) and continue to walk around the reservoir on the right-hand side.

(3h15min; 11,2 kms) Respomuso Auberge (2200m).

Where to sleep:

In Sallent de Gállego there is a wide choice of accommodation. We recommend Hostal Centro (//) which also has its own restaurant.

At the end of the stage is the staffed auberge of Respomuso (/).


To reach Sallent de Gallego, consult timetables at Alosa-avanzabus.

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 (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

Selección: Piolets
Glacier Literide
320grs (50cms)
Nepal S.A.
440grs (58 cm)
Tour-X Pro
470grs (55cms)

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