(0h00min; 0 kms) Refugio de Ulldeter (2.220m). You head down the access path to the refuge as far as a hairpin bend (small car park) in the road, that goes up to the Vallter 2000 ski resort.
(0h20min; 0,7 kms) Road (2.085m). You avoid the road by taking a number of shortcuts until you reach the last bend, where you follow it as far as the lower car park.
This second car park was built in 2004 and modified the old GR11 route. On most maps you will find that this place appears correctly as Pla dels Hospitalets, but at Pla de la Molina, you will see a panel that wrongly gives this spot as its location.
Cross it in search of the yellow and white markings that lead you down to a wide path that runs along the river Ter, "accompanied" by a line of high-tension pylons. It is not long before the red and white markings reappear. Further down, after 20mins, you pass the Font del Saüc drinking fountain.
(1h30min; 4,0 kms) Pla de la Molina (1.595m). You come back to the road on a hairpin bend where there are usually cars parked. You will see a set of information panels, one of which indicates that the GR11 heads up the road to the resort for 200m, then takes a path on the right. No markings can be seen, and you follow the road downhill. After 20 minutes you pass a drinking fountain on the left and 2.2kms later, just as you pass a bridge before reaching Setcases, there is another one (Font del Pont Nou). A few metres further ahead, at the junction where you take the turning that indicates the way to the centre of Setcases, you pass another drinking fountain.
(2h40min; 8,0 kms) Setcases (1.270m). You cross the village down Camí d'Ull de Ter street until you again come out at the road. About half-way through the village you will see a bridge (d'en Xacó) that crosses the river Ter, where there are a number of panels with information on walking routes. Cross the bridge, where there is a drinking fountain and follow the right-hand path. This point marks the beginning of a long climb along tracks, shortcuts and paths. The GR11 makes its way into the pine forest, then at about 1,700m altitude you come to a flat wide path used as a farmyard, which you follow on the left. Shortly afterwards, there is a path on the right that heads uphill and takes you to an area of fields. Here you follow some tyre tracks in the grass that lead to a col criss-crossed by a barbed-wire fence. The markings take a left turn, running parallel to the fence, you climb a small hill and drop down the other side to the...
(4h25min; 12,2 kms) Collado de Lliens (1.867m). You cross the barbed-wire fence and walk along the hillside, past pine trees, below the Puig Sistra peak (1,989m). The path comes to the border ridge, where it follows it down, passing La Fembra Morta col (1,726m) and coming out into a more open area below Puig Moscós peak (1,739m), where you pass a stream -the area is a bit boggy- and you reach a fence running in a north-south direction.
(5h25min; 15,8 kms) Alambrada (1.660m). Cross it and follow it for about 200m, until the GR11 peels away and drops down to the left, crossing an area dotted with trees. At the end of the woods you come to a path (right), which crosses a small stream. In the distance you can make out Can Pletis.
(6h05min; 18,1 kms) Can Pletis (1.366m). A track coming from Molló, which is suitable for motor vehicles, reaches this point. The surface of the track turns to cement, the first villas start to appear and you join a wider track. This track becomes a tarmac road and some yellow markings indicating the Camino de Santiago begin to appear. A wash house at the entrance to the village, with a drinking fountain (Font Vella) welcome you.
(6h40min; 20,0 kms) Molló (1.180m).
During the stage, in Setcases, we recommend Hotel La Coma (Tel: (+34) 972 136 074; email@example.com). Comfortable rooms, restaurant and swimming pool in summer.
The previous stage is usually extended to Setcases. In that case, the best option is continue to Beget. In Beget, we recommend La Cabanya de Beget (B&B) (//). In addition to the rooms, it has an area of camping with the right to bath. It offers Bed & Breakfast service, dinner, food for vegans and the typical breakfast of sausages and Catalan cheeses.Services:
In Setcases you will find "Ca La Nuria", a small store selling fruit, salami products, typical produce and a little bit of everything in general. There is no shortage of bars and restaurants. In Molló,in the square, you will find a small shop selling the basics and, on the way to the church, there is a butcher’s. This will be your last chance to do any shopping before Albanyà. You will also find the odd bar/restaurant.Activities in the area:
In Molló you can visit the Romanesque church of Santa Cecilia.
|- 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|