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Stage 45: Vilamaniscle - Port de la Selva

Distancie/elevation: 21,2 km / (+760),(-910)
Tiempo: 5h45min (walking time without stops).
Difficulty: take care with the heat. The descent to La Selva de Mar is steep.
Water: you will find water in the villages and in Sant Pere de Rodes.


(0h00min; 0 kms) Vilamaniscle (152m). The GR11 heads out by the drinking fountain at the entrance to Vilamaniscle, along Carrer de la Pujada del Castell, turns left past the castle ruins and continues right along Carrer de Tramuntana until you get to Carrer de la Serra. Walk up this street, which turns into a track, to the...

(0h25min; 1,6 kms) Col de la Serra (258m). Soon after reaching the top, at the junction, you follow the track on the right, which you stay on for about 2 kilometres until a path on your left drops sharply down to the Romanesque chapel of San Silvestre. The red and white markings coincide with other red and green markings.

(1h05min; 4,4 kms) Sant Silvestre de Valleta (118m). In Sant Silvestre the red and white markings of the GR11 disappear. Keep left, following the red-green and yellow markings that quickly lead you up to a track where the red and white markings reappear. Continue uphill to the left along a track.

(1h30min; 5,9 kms) Col de les Portes (228m). The Mediterranean is visibly closer. You quickly head down the track towards Llança. As you arrive, you pass below the railway tracks and turn left, walking parallel to a road that you later cross, after 200m. Head towards the Tourist Information Office up ahead.

(2h15min; 9,2 kms) Llança (tourist office) (10m). The GR11 leaves Llança and continues around the back of the tourist office –next to a park with a drinking fountain- along Calle del Comte Jórre. You soon turn left along Avenida Antoni Margarits i Sagrera, and walk on to a roundabout where a path emerges and leads you up, without respite, to the...

(3h10min; 12,2 kms) Coll del Perer (346m). Turn right and continue climbing up to a large rock, which marks the end of the tough part of the climb, where you join a wider path. Follow it for 1.5 kms until you come out at the road that joins Vilajuiga and El Port de la Selva. At the crossroads go straight on.

(4h05min; 15,3 kms) Sant Pere de Rodes (510m). Below the monastery wall there is a drinking fountain.

The Benedictine Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes was built in a Romanesque style that was unconventional for its time. The church dates back to the 10th century and the façade is from the 12th century, although there were other buildings prior to this one, possibly even Roman.

Head down some steps to the left, next to the monastery entrance, then turn right below the southern stretch of the wall along a cement track that heads down to a car park. Once at the car park, on the right, you will see a path that zigzags down a steep slope, and towards the end, heads along the bottom of the Rec dels Gatiens valley. Shortly before reaching La Selva de Mar, you pass by the Chapel of Sant Sebastià, of Romanesque origin, that looks more like a castle.

(5h00min; 18,1 kms) La Selva de Mar (60m). Drinking fountain. Walk down Carrer de la Font and cross over the river by the second bridge. Continue along Carrer de l'Hospital and after 100m, turn left into a side street that takes you down to a pathway that runs parallel to the river. At the end, you come to a path that crosses the river and climbs up between old farm walls. After 15 minutes you come to a road that leads up to Sant Pere de Rodes, on a hairpin bend, where another path leads you down on the right to the road joining La Selva de Mar and El Port de la Selva. Follow this road – it has a pavement and a cycle lane – until it comes out onto the coast road, next to the L'Erola campsite. Keep right, skirting the Bahia del Port de la Selva, until you come to...

(5h45min; 21,2 kms) Port de la Selva (6m).

Where to sleep:

At the beginning of the stage, in Delfià, on the road betweenRabós we recommend Can Jenot (Tel: +34 672 208 690; It has two apartments for 2 and 4 people, a swimming pool, washing-machine, internet, cooker and fridge...The price per person is 40€ (minimum 2 people) and 30€ more with breakfast and dinner included. The minimum stay is two nights. In July and August, it is only available for the whole week. Book in advance and confirm via phone. It is located in Delfià on the road between Rabós and Garriguela. If you so wish, they will come and pick you up in Sant Quirze or Vilamaniscle... for no extra charge. To get to the intersection of the road from Sant Quirze de Colera with the one from Rabós to Vilamaniscle on foot, there are two options: By road (5kms), passing Rabós and afterwards towards Garriguela de Baix, or an easy route via track (3kms). Follow the road towards Vilamaniscle for about 700m until a track emerges on the right, which brings you directly to Can Jenot. You just need to follow the main path (0.1kms ahead, 0.3kms right, 2kms right, 2.3kms ahead). See map.

In Vilamaniscle, Mas Vivent. For large groups Casa Colonias Tramuntana. Below the swimming pools, an area for wild camping has been made available for walkers.

In Llança, there is no shortage of accommodation. Right by the GR11 and for a budget price, you have the Hotel Gran Sol. Also among the cheapest options are: Alberg Costa Brava and Pensió Restaurant Llança.

In la Selva de Mar: Fonda Felip.

At the end 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.

Other services:

In Vilamaniscle there is a municipal swimming-pool with a bar.

In Llançà, you can find all kinds of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and hotels.

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

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

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