(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).
At the beginning of the stage, in Delfià, on the road betweenRabós and Garriguela (a 5km diversion from the crossroads between Rabós and Vilamaniscle or 3kms by track from Vilamaniscle), we recommend Can Jenot en Delfià (//) . It has two apartments for 3 and 5 people, a swimming pool, washing-machine, internet, fridge…The price per person is 60€ with breakfast and dinner included. In July and August, it is only available for the whole week.
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.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.
|- 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|