Funicular Fun and Fine Vistas
Ideal base for
The Vall de Núria
The GR11 coast to coast walking route
HRP high Pyrenean walking route
Served well by 3 staffed refuges
From 1964m to 2252m
7km downhill slopes
4 ski lifts
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Lift Pass Tariff
Access to the Vall de Núria is confined to the charming old cremallera railway, the only funicular in Spain which departs from Ribes de Freser on its steep ascent. The stunning scenery enjoyed during the dramatic journey is only a small preview of what you can expect to find at the end.
In summer the stunning views and peaceful setting provide some excellent walking. The GR11 coast to coast path reaches its highest point here sharing the HRP (High Pyrenean Route) for a number of hours. There are three staffed refuges in the area and a fine, well marked figure of eight route is possible taking four to five days to complete.
With the arrival of the first snowfall, the Vall de Núria becomes a cosy, family-oriented ski resort. Surrounded by near 3000m peaks the skiing is quite limited serving only 7km of slopes between 1964m to 2252m altitude. What makes the site so popular for beginners and low intermediates is the setting, hidden away in a vast amphitheatre only accessible by funicular. That holiday excitement hits as soon as the old rack and pinion railway emerges from the last tunnel to reveal the spectacular scenery around.
There are a total of 10 pistes served by a 4 seater chair lift, a cable car and 2 drag lifts, the best of which are a long blue of 1.75km from the top station and a red just over 1km. The resort is equipped with all the necessary facilities including ski school, equipment hire, a snow park and medical service to ensure a comfortable stay.