How does the GR20 compare to GR11 Spanish Pyrenees?


Posted: Tue, Aug 1, 2017, 16:45

Hi, I've never hiked the full GR20 (although I've done a few individual stages of it), but I'm just back from hiking 15 stages of the GR11 in the Spanish Pyrenees. It was the main mountainous section from Candanchu to Espot totally approx 250 miles, total ascent 13,900 meters, total descent 14,700 meters.

I was just wondering how this compares to the GR11 as I'm considering doing it next year.



Posted: Tue, Aug 1, 2017, 18:49

I will do the GR11 this summer, so if nobody here has done it, I can say sth about it when I return. But I'm sure there's someone here who has done it ;)

What I assume is that the GR11 is less strenuous (GR20=ca. 23000 m total ascent on 110 miles). Cicerone says there's 'some easy scrambling with about maximum difficulty the inexperienced would want when carrying a heavy rucksack'. The GR20 maybe raises this level a tiny bit.

Well, in case nobody answers, I'll surely give a better comparison when I'm back.


Regards, Simon