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Stage 10v (GR11.1): Puente de Santa Ana - Lizara


Distancie/elevation: 12,2 km / (+1.090),(-500)
Time: 4h00min (walking time without stops).
Difficulty: Without difficulty.
Notes/suggestions: The 4 hours of this stage make this one of the “resting” stages. A pleasant option is to spend the afternoon/evening in the Lizara area. There is a short walk to the Chorrota waterfall, or you could try out the small via ferrata below the auberge. However, for those who have never reached the summit of Bisaurín it will be hard to resist laying down rucksacks at the lo Foratón col and, in just one hour, climbing to the top (equipment required in snow).
Route/Itinerary:

(0h0min; 0kms) Puente de Santa Ana (925m). On the valle de Oza road, take the turning that is signposted to Gabardito and Bisaltico auberge. After crossing the river (Santa Ana bridge) keep on the narrow road for another 5mins then take a path on the left that heads uphill through the woods. This is a straight ascent, offering little respite. You will cross over the road several times on your way up, until you reach...

(0h55min; 2.8kms) Gabardito auberge (1.370m), standing on a great plain with magnificent views towards Lenito peak. Drinking fountain. Once you have left if behind you, the track heads back into the pine and beech forest and becomes a path. Rising up the right-hand side of Agüerri ravine, the path gets closer to the rocks, passing an enormous gendarme pinnacle known as "Puntal de los Porquez". Soon afterwards you ignore a path leading to the bottom of the valley, and zigzag uphill over a rocky step, rising steadily, until the woodland gradually gives way to pastureland.

(1h55min; 5.5kms) Plan de Dios te Salve (1.650m). On your left you will see the Dios Te Salve refuge (in OK condition) and later on, on the way to Plan d’Aniz, a refuge with the same name. The GR11.1 climbs up across fields to the...

(3h10min; 9kms) Cuello de lo Foratón (2.032m). This col lies at the foot of Bisaurín itself (2670m) (for those brave souls in search of a complete day’s walking). The path zigzags down the last descent from the col then follows much gentler terrain. Walking through open countryside, you cross the odd stream and almost at the end, you pass the Fuenfría drinking fountain.

(4h00min; 12,2 kms) Refugio de Lizara (1.540m).

Where to sleep?

At the beginning of the stage, 300m down the Hecho valley road towards Siresa: Hotel Uson. Also, in Hecho and Siresa you will find a wide choice of accommodation. In Siresa: Hotel Castillo d'Acher. In Hecho: Hotel Lo Foraton and Hotel de la Val.

During the stage, Refugio de Gabardito (/) (staffed, 3kms; 1h; 450m climb). Before Cuello de lo Foratón:  Dios Te Salve refuge (free, in OK condition, 5-6 places) and Plan d’Aniz refuge (free, in OK condition, 4-5 places). On the other side of the col (Lizara side), Fetás refuge (free, in OK condition, 2-3 places).

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

Other services:

In Siresa there is the odd bar and shop. In Hecho you have a little of everything: 2 ATM machines close to the town hall square, a sports shop, a post office, a supermarket and even a Wi-Fi hotspot in the library.

Transport:

To get to Siresa from Jaca, Autobuses Escartín (). You can reach Lizara auberge by car.


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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