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TRAVEL ON THE RACK TRAIN TO “VALL DE NÚRIA”

RIPOLLÈS / PN de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser
THE EXPERIENCE Núria, high mountains within reach of the whole family. Be dazzled by the wonderful views of the Vall de Núria by taking a trip on the Rack Train and discover one of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in all of Catalonia.

Framed in a glacier valley at 1.960 meters above sea level, in the highest part of the district of Queralbs, the Vall de Núria will surprise you with its spaciousness, calmness and exuberant vegetati on surrounded by peaks of almost 3.000 meters where many sources and torrents are born. In its mountains, where chamois and marmots live, trekking and skiing can be practiced.

Access to this beautiful valley is only possible on foot or with the rack train that ascends through gorges, waterfalls, black pine forests and mountain meadows from Ribes de Freser, to the valley. A route of almost 13 km and with a drop of more than 1.000 meters, will lead you to a world of sensati ons from the fi rst moment.

The route ends by the Sanctuary of Nuria, a Marian pilgrimage center with old roots and traditions. The rack railway of the Vall de Núria was inaugurated in 1931 and renewed in 1986, being with the one in Montserrat the only two rack trains in Spain.
BEAR IN MIND Difficulty: Low
Duration: Full day
Languages:  Catalan, Spanish, English
Material: Sport clothes and footwear
Season: Year-round, except during November
Starting Point: Ribes de Freser Enllaç train station
WHAT CAN I DO The journey on the rack train is already an experience. In spite of this, throughout the year there are many outdoor activities that can be done by all family members within the extraordinary landscape and the natural environment that surrounds the valley.

The history of Núria has been, since the end of the 20th century, closely linked to the origins and development of mountain and snow sports in Catalonia.

With the aim of encouraging everyone to travel, to know and to love the mountain in the Vall de Núria it is possible to do activities ranging from a simple walk, to long and challenging hikes to higher mountains. You just need good material, good information and the desire to enjoy yourself.

There are multiple infrastructures and activities in the area
so that you can live an unforgettable experience with the whole family. Some of these activities are:
• Playground:
space with ribbons, climbing walls, zip line ...
• The Farm: so that the little ones can get to know domestic animals, such as chickens, rabbits, ducks...
• Guided tours where the history and the different legends of the place are explained.
• And others like, boat trip or canoeing on the lake, Minigolf, archery, horseback riding, ...
• In winter, Núria works as a ski resort.
+ INFORMATION Vall de Ribes Tourist Office
Ctra. de Bruguera, 2·
Ribes de Freser
Tel. 972 72 77 28
turisme@vallderibes.cat
www.vallderibes.cat


Vall de Núria Tourist Office
Estació Vall de Núria • Queralbs
Tel. 972 73 20 20
valldenuria@valldenuria.cat
www.valldenuria.cat
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