Mountain Biking in Vall de Nuria, Girona, Catalonia Spain

Mountain trails:
At France borders
The mountain resort of Vall de Nuria is located in the Eastern Pyrenees of the municipality of Queralbs. There is no road leading there, only by train or the old footpath - mule track. Enjoy the spectacular mountain landscape using an unusual transport, the rack railway.

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, province of Girona. 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 January being the coldest month and July the warmest. Lowest altitude is at 1964 m/6443 ft and highest one is at 2252 m/7388 ft. Vall de Nuria is a nice spot for rides to the nearby area, the mountains and forest trails. Plan trips to nearby villages and enjoy the alpine scenery of the borders with France.

A famous “experts only” 12 hour trail is from Nuria to Santa Llocaia. It’s a 65 km/40mi route with a 2950m elevation gain uphill and 2848 m/9343 ft downhill. Max elevation is at 2600 m/8530 ft. It passes by Fontalba, Dead mans source, Neck barracks, Dorr, Col de la Cruz Mejan and Ojelo.

At the resort, you can find a variety of services like picnic zones, children play park area, exhibitions, restaurants and cafes.