GR11 Week 1: Baptism of fire in the Basque hills

Sunset over the Atlantic from Cabo de Higuer Week 1: Cabo de Higuer- Irun- Bera- Elizondo- Burguete (7 days) Distance: 98km.  Altitude gain: 4400m Our 500 mile long journey along the length of the Pyrenees on the mighty GR11 trail began at dawn from Cabo de Higuer on Spain’s north coast.  After plucking a stone from the Atlantic…