Beginners' expeditions. Difficulty: Low
Easy round trips, with a minimum of physical effort, in which the main aim is to get to know part of the valley, accompanied by a mountain guide who will show you the best corners, and the knowledge and observation of the fauna and flora.
Expeditions to peaks. Difficulty: Medium
Easy climbs requiring no mountain-climbing skills, accompanied by an expert mountain guide, who will take you to the summit and back to Nuria in complete safety.
Trekking boots, suitable clothes for the mountain, water bottle.
Additional material for Expeditions to peaks:
Storm-proof clothing, snack food.
Always subject to availability and prior reservation, at least 24 hours, by calling +34 972 73 20 20.
Vall de Núria recommends four guidelines to respect and mantain the environment and the Valley's surroundings:
• Collaborate in the selective collection of waste.
• Respect the flora and fauna.
• Do not light fires.
• Make good use of the facilities and water.
Hiking area in Vall de Núria
Located in the heart of the Eastern Catalan Pyrenees, surrounded by peaks that reach almost 3,000 m, Vall de Núria is for its ubication and easy access, a privileged place to visit and admire the mountain resort Pyrenees.
From the late twentieth century, Núria's story is closely related to the origins and development of the mountain and snow sports in Catalonia.
With the aim of encouraging everyone to visit, know and love the mountains, Vall de Núria presents a collection of classic and frequent excursions that can be done in the valley, from a simple walk, to the attractive long hiking and mountain climbing.
Below are listed the most common and classic trips that can be practiced in Vall de Núria.
There are a lot of people who, once they have visited Vall de Núria, want to return to the valley in order to understand better its environment, stretch their legs by going for a walk, take some pictures or soak up all the myths and legends visiting historical places.
Depending on the season, you can enjoy the flora: there are a lot of different and colorful flowers that can be found.
Choose the most appropriate level for you: check the difficulty and duration of every path. In winter they are not practicable.
"Camí Vell", from Queralbs to Núria, is probably one of the most characteristic mountain routes of Catalonia and the Pyrenees. Upstream or downstream is a wonderful opportunity to combine sport, nature and tradition. For centuries, it was used by pilgrims as a path to the shrine. For this reason, it is full of history and legends.
This makes us through a proposal by classic mountains from Ripoll, a tour through most of the new Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser and deep into French territory with the famous Valley Carançà. One approach five stages with overnight stays in Coma de Vaca, Ulldeter Carançà will allow us to go places worth visiting by it's own, as the Gorges of Freser, Coma de Vaca ,pastures Circus Ulldeter, lakes and Bacivers Carançà surrounded by peaks towering Bastiments, Bacivers, Peak Infern, Noucreus, etc .. In the last stage of the Engineer's Way we will have the option to visit Nuria and make a return to the Queralbs rack or the known "Camí Vell de Nuria".
This crossing takes the name of the cold wind of winter that cross the territory. It links two regions full of beauty and history, Vall de Nuria and Canigó; so tied to the Catalan culture on both sides of the border. Actually we can walk through its trails and enjoy the mountain in all its breadth, with unforgettable places such as Gorges Freser, Coma de Vaca, Marrana Strait, Portella Mantet, Esquerdes de Rojà, Pla Guillem, Marialles, Coll de Jou, Carançà, Noucreus and Nuria.
The organization offers different models to make the route in more or less days or, for those more adventurous, there is a version with the possibility of seven summits, including the two giants from one end of the journey such as Puigmal and Canigó. We stay in all types of accommodation depending on the option chosen: shelters, hostel, hostel gîtes of Hotels etape, even the Vall de Nuria Hotel, whatever the chosen option is, you will enjoy the warm welcome of mountain people.
Trekking in Vall de Núria