the bordermarkers along this stage are shown (and some adjoining ones).
The main route is red,
the variants have other colors. The main route is a smooth
on-going route passing along many bordermarkers, the variants give access to
the remaining bordermarkers. See the GRPdesBF-principles.
Click here for an fullscreen interactive map.
Andorra descending to the plains of the Cerdagne. But in doing so
you'll need to do a steep climbing in the beginning to the Portella
Blanca de Meranges (bm428 at 2634m).
The main route then descends S, joins
the GR11 and gradually descends to (close to) the cross-country
ski-station of Guils-Fontanera. Then - leaving the GR11 - easy
(dirt)roads will bring you to bm443-444.
The variant however
climbs from bm428 further to the summit of Puigpedros (officially
2915m), the highest point on the whole GRPdesBF! Then it
traverses the plateau of Campcardós for 6km along bm429-434, gradually
descending. From bm424 onwards it gets soon greener and forests appear.
The main route
shouldn't present problems though the climb to Portella Blanca de
Meranges is steep in the end. Wayfinding is easy and you will pass a
cabin (when you join the GR11) and later on the refuge of Malniu
The variant should be
taken seriously: the high altitude on the rough and islolated plateau
of Campcardós (from the Puigpedros to ± bm434) requires good weather or
at least experience & wayfinding competences. Bad weather can be
dangerous here. From the Puigpedros until bm439, there are no trails or
waymarkings. There's a running water at bm429 and bm439.
The end of this stage - bm444 - is a nice bivouac-spot, water is available.
min - max
|incl. all variants
|variant 1 via
|- the main route is a smooth trail along the border and many bordermarkers (within ±100m reach of the main route)
- the variants allow you to visit the remaining bordermarkers
altitudes are derived with Gpsvisualisizer using NASA SRTM1-data
& elevations according to Basecamp.
- time according to
Naismith's rule with average speed 4km/h; 10 min. extra for every 100m
ascent and 5 min. extra for every 100m descent. Don't forget: this is a
- (+ or -) = extra
elevation & time compared to continuing on the main route)
* = including overlap of 1 bm with previous stage
on main route:
You might check the relevant webpages in the 'All
markers'-section and 'All my trips'-section. They provide pictures of
the bordermarkers and additional information.
January 2016. If you have any correction, suggestion etcetera ->
please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAPS AND DIRECTIONS
Print your own maps
It's easy to print your own - custom made - maps with the GRPdesBF-route and the bordermarkers on them.
See: Print your own maps