- ABOUT THE SPOT
Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Vall de Nuria, Girona, Catalonia Spain
Vall de Nuria (The Valley of Núria) is a south opening valley, coming down from the crest of the Pyrenees within the municipality of Queralbs. According to legends, Saint Giles hid in a nearby cave a holy image of the Virgin. Vall de Nuria ski resort is accessible by the rack railway, or by foot. Temperatures vary from 8°C/46.40°F to 24°C/75.20°F with July being the warmest month.
There are more than 130 trails in the area for every level and length. A nice known trail is from Nuria to Queralps passing by Ulldeter. It’s a 25 km/15 mi, moderate trail with a total of 9.32 hours moving at a normal pace. Must visit is the Ulldeter refuge at 2220 m/7283 ft. Don’t forget to take the path to the Sanctuary of Nuria. It’s a 4.5 km/2 mi moderate trail through the alpine mountain terrain, the extraordinary climate full of flora and fauna, the valley and it’s artificial lake near the sanctuary.
At the resort, you can find a variety of services like picnic zones, children play park area, exhibitions, a sanctuary and an auditorium, restaurants and cafes. Visit the local club, meet other hikers and organize excursions to the wild. You can buy all your equipment from nearby stores.