the bordermarkers along this stage are shown (and some adjoining ones).
The main route is red,
the variants have other colors. The main route provides a smooth
on-going route along most bordermarkers, the variants give access to
the remaining bordermarkers. See the GRPdesBF-principles.
Click here for an fullscreen interactive map.
gradually descending stage, leading you from a rocky and exposed ridge
to a lower and greener hillridge. We are leaving the hight mountains
behind us and until the Mediterranean we won't exceed the 1600m again.
From bm511 we can follow a trail N of the borderridge until Portella de
Callau. Then directly climbing to Roc Colom (bm512) and along the
borderridge to Coll del Pal (bm513). On the S-side of Pic de Costabonne
we can now traverse to the borderridge 1,5km to the SE without having
to climb the Pic. And then it's essentially following the grassy
hillridge on trails and sometimes dirtroads until Col d'Ares with bm519.
There are in generail no wayfinding-issues.
Water is scarce: there is only one source on the trail: at the
S-side of Pic de Costabonne. When studying the maps, I spotted however
a source ± 250m N of the col just W of Puig del Rey ("Font de l'Artique
d'En France"). That's ±
1,2km W of bm515. The next stage
is also scarce in water sources so you have to collect enough to get
through the next day as well.
min - max
|incl. all variants
|No variants in this stage
|- the main route is a smooth trail along the border and most of the 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 statistics computed in 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.
February 2016. If you have any correction, suggestion etcetera ->
please email me: email@example.com
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