Pyrenees Hiking Tour Vall de Nuria

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Highlights

Take part in our full-day Pyrenees hiking tour in the most legendary place in the Catalan Pyrenees. Departing from a picturesque Queralbs village we will tackle 10 km distance with 800m elevation gain to reach the famous Vall de Nuria. Enjoy this challenging journey following the Camí Vell through the Nuria River gorges with waterfalls. Ride a mountain train on the way back with a deep sense of personal achievement.

 

  • Pyrenees hiking tour for experienced hikers
  • Wildlife encounters, traditions and environmental conservation
  • Professional and AEGM-qualified mountain guide
  • Mountain train ride back to our starting place in Queralbs

Detail

We will meet up at 8:30 am at Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona and head North to the majestic Pyrenees. 
 
Our first strategic stop for a cup of coffee, and bathroom will be at the Bar Gusi in a small town called Ribes de Freser. This is a well-known meeting hub for famous Catalan mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts.

 

Exploring the Majestic Catalan Pyrenees: A Hiking Adventure to Remember

We will set off from Queralbs and follow the historical Camí Vell trail to Vall de Nuria. The very first Catalan ski and snow enthusiasts used to hike on this trail to pioneer snow sports in the Catalan Pyrenees.
 
The Camí Vell trail provides a stunning change of vegetation as we progress. A good physical level is required to enjoy 800 m of positive elevation gain over a 10 km distance. It will take 4 hours to reach Nuria and if our group is still full of energy we can continue to the higher sections of this valley.

 

Exploring the Significance of a Pilgrimage Site in Vall de Nuria

The iconic Nuria hotel with the shrine of the Virgin of Nuria is the main feature of this green valley. The very first draft of the Catalan Statute of Autonomy was signed here in 1931. The hotel’s exhibition showcases the legends, history, and traditions of people living in this area.

 

Unveiling the Natural Beauty: Pyrenees Day Trip from Barcelona

Our guided Pyrenees hiking tour is a great outdoor activity for the summer months in Barcelona as you will be able to enjoy pleasant temperatures due to its elevation. Try the Sant Gil’s mountain spring, visit the Sanctuary, or simply rejuvenate your body on the grass around the lake. You will have enough free time to explore on your own.
 
Please note that this Pyrenees hiking tour requires a certain fitness level as well as good hiking boots and a waterproof jacket.
 
We will ride a mountain train back to Queralbs and you can expect to be back in the Barcelona center at 6:30 pm.

Departure & Return Location

  • Banco de España, Plaça de Catalunya, 17, 08002 Barcelona

Departure Time

  • 8:30 am

Price Includes

  • All ground transportation in a comfortable AC minivan
  • Cremallera train one way ticket Nuria > Queralbs
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Accident and liability insurance
  • Hiking poles
  • Bottled water

Price Excludes

  • Any drinks & food not specified above

What to Pack for Tour

Recommended Clothing and Footwear

  • Warm layers of clothing (jacket, hat, gloves etc.)
  • Comfortable hiking shoes/boots
  • Sun protection, hat and sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Packed lunch, small snacks or fruit

FAQs

How long is the hike in total?

The entire hike from the village of Queralbs to the Nuria Valley is 10 km long with an 800 m elevation gain. The total estimated time to reach the Nuria Sanctuary including technical breaks is 4 hours. This hiking experience is suitable for guests used to the high mountain terrain and prolonged exercise.

The weather looks bad. What will happen?

If the weather does not allow the tour to operate according to the pre-planned itinerary you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund. At certain times of the year, the weather forecast may change quickly and the tour has to be canceled. We are very sorry for any inconvenience the late cancellation might cause to our guests. We always search for the best solution but safety is our top priority.

Are we going to visit the Nuria Sanctuary?

Yes, you will be given enough free time to visit Sant Gil’s chapel, the Nuria Sanctuary or to rest around the lake.

How long is the train ride back to our starting place?

After our fantastic visit to the Nuria Valley, we will hop on the mountain train called Cremallera which will bring us back to Queralbs. The train ride takes about 20 minutes.

Do I need to bring food and water?

Yes, you should bring your packed lunch/sandwich with you. Our guests are also advised to bring some small snacks (dry fruit, nuts, chocolate) to enjoy along the trail. Your guide will provide extra bottled water for each guest. Once reaching the Nuria Valley you will be able to refill the water bottle at the Sant Gil’s natural spring.

Can I change my tour date?

Yes, we will happily reschedule your tour as long as we have availability. Please request the change ASAP.

My discount code is not working, What should I do?

We have got you covered! Please get in touch with us by sending your discount code to info@worldadventour.com and we will double-check our system.

Can I get a refund?

Our flexible 24-hour cancellation policy anticipates some unforeseen situations that our guests might experience when traveling to Barcelona. Please get in touch with us ASAP so that we can assist you and find the best solution.

Do you have an accident insurance included?

World Adventour has a valid insurance policy with SegurArtic (policy number: 8-6.930.422) which covers all activities offered on this website. Our customers are expected to clearly and honestly state their current health conditions regarding any illnesses and disabilities, which could significantly influence the tour itinerary and other clients’ enjoyment. Please see our booking conditions for more details.