HRP 2011 Actual Schedule

Our expedition across the Pyrenees HRP in 2011 took 50 days in total: 45 days walking with 5 days’ rest. This was 10 days ahead of our original schedule, which we made up by not climbing peaks and by adjusting our days according to weather and how we were feeling.

45 days is one day quicker than Ton Joosten’s guidebook. Clearly there is scope for completing the HRP quicker, but it is not a race …
See also our Route Notes and Resourcing page.

Date Day From To Km Total Accommodation
13/06/2011 Home Hendaye Overnight TGV from Montparnasse
14/06/2011 Hendaye Hendaye
15/06/2011 1 HENDAYE Col de d’Ibardin 16.6 16.6 Bivouac (E of Col d’Ibardin)
16/06/2011 2 Col de d’Ibardin Col de Lizuniaga 8.9 25.5 Bivouac by the bar
17/06/2011 3 Col de Lizuniaga Dantxarinea 22.3 47.8 Camping Xokoan
18/06/2011 4 Dantxarinea Bidarray 19.6 67.4 Bivouac, Refuge Errekaldia, Bidarray
19/06/2011 5 Bidarray Col d’Elhorrieta 18.3 85.7 Bivouac (Col d’Elhorrieta)
20/06/2011 6 Col d’Elhorrieta Urepel 16.2 101.9 Camping Urepel
21/06/2011 7 Urepel Roncevalles 13.8 115.7 Bivouac (forest above Puerto Ibañeta)
22/06/2011 8 Roncevalles Egurgui 19.4 135.1 Bivouac (near Borne Frontière 223)
23/06/2011 9 Egurgui Col Bagargui 17.5 152.6
24/06/2011 10 Col Bagargui Ardané via Pic d’Orhy 20.5 173.1 Bivouac (Cabane d’Ardané)
25/06/2011 11 Ardane Sources du Marmitou 19.3 192.4 Bivouac (Sources du Marmitou)
26/06/2011 12 Source du Marmitou Lescun 10.7 203.1 Camping Municipal Le Lauzart
27/06/2011 13 REST DAY Lescun Camping Municipal Le Lauzart
28/06/2011 14 Lescun Cabane d’Atsout 23.7 226.8 Cabane d’Atsout
29/06/2011 15 Cabane d’Atsout Ayous 19.7 246.5 Bivouac ( / Lac Gentau)
30/06/2011 16 Ayous Pombie 9.9 256.4 Bivouac (Refuge de Pombie)
01/07/2011 17 Pombie Arremoulit 10.9 267.3 Bivouac ()
02/07/2011 18 Arremoulit Wallon 16.3 283.6 Bivouac (Refuge Wallon)
03/07/2011 19 Wallon Oulettes de Gaube 8.7 292.3 Bivouac ()
04/07/2011 20 Oulettes de Gaube Gavarnie 19.5 311.8 Camping la Bergerie
05/07/2011 21 REST DAY
Gavarnie Camping la Bergerie
06/07/2011 22 Gavarnie Cabane Aguila 19.9 331.7 Bivouac (Cabane d’Aguila)
07/07/2011 23 Cabane Aguila Riu Barrosa
16.2 347.9 Bivouac (Riu Barrosa)
08/07/2011 24 Riu Barrosa Viados 26.4 374.3
09/07/2011 25 Viados Benasque 20.2 394.5 Camping Aneto
10/07/2011 26 REST DAY Benasque 394.5 Camping Aneto
11/07/2011 27 Benasque Vallibierna 13.7 408.2 Bivouac (Lago Vallibierna)
12/07/2011 28 Vallibierna Hospital de Vielha 16.0 424.2 Bivouac (Vall de Conangles)
13/07/2011 29 Hospital de Vielha Restanca 11.8 436.0
14/07/2011 30 Restanca Arties 8.9 444.9 Camping Era Yerla
15/07/2011 31 REST DAY Arties Camping Era Yerla
16/07/2011 33 Arties Gracia Airoto 18.6 463.5 Bivouac (Estany d’Airoto)
17/07/2011 32 Gracia Airoto Col de Cornella 14.1 477.6 Bivouac (Joosten’s ‘tiny lake’
18/07/2011 34 Col de Cornella Graus 15.2 492.8 Camping Bordes de Graus
19/07/2011 35 Graus Pla de Boavi 13.5 506.3 Bivouac (Pla de Boavi)
20/07/2011 36 Pla de Boavi Baborte 7.2 513.5 Bivouac (Estany de Baborte)
21/07/2011 37 Baborte Pla de l’Estany 15 528.5 Cabana Pla de l’Estany
22/07/2011 38 Pla de l’Estany Llorts 10.5 539.0
23/07/2011 39 Llorts Vall d’Inclés 23.9 562.9 Bivouac (en route to Refugi Juclar)
24/07/2011 40 Vall d’Inclés Hospitalet près l’Andorre 14.2 577.1 Camping La Porte des Cimes
25/07/2011 41 REST DAY Hospitalet Camping La Porte des Cimes
26/07/2011 42 Hospitalet Bouillouses 22.4 599.5
27/07/2011 43 Bouillouses Vallée d’Eyne 24.3 623.8 Bivouac (Orri del Baix)
28/07/2011 44 Vallée d’Eyne Ulldeter 15.1 638.9 Bivouac (Refugi Ulldeter)
29/07/2011 45 Ulldeter Mariailles 22.9 661.8
30/07/2011 46 Mariailles Pinatell 20.0 681.8 Cabane de Pinatell
31/07/2011 47 Pinatell Arles sur Tech 18.6 700.4
01/08/2011 48 Arles Ermita de las Salinas 20.4 720.8 Bivouac (Ermita de las Salinas)
02/08/2011 49 Salinas Col l’Ouillat 30.8 751.6 Bivouac (Col de l’Ouillat)
03/08/2011 50 Col l’Ouillat
BANYULS
22.8 774.4 Camping la Pinède
04/08/2011 51 Banyuls s/Mer Paris Overnight Lunéa to Austerlitz
05/08/2011 52 Paris Home