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…

Introducing the GR11…

Excited today to receive our GR11 maps….all 46 of them! And with the maps comes the sense of reality, and mild panic- only 3 months to go until we hit the trail on 1st August. Although not as well know as the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trails in America, the GR11 is major long distance…