Things to do in Queralbs

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From Barcelona: Pyrenees Mountains Day Tour

1. From Barcelona: Pyrenees Mountains Day Tour

This is a perfect tour for anybody wanting to truly escape the city and immerse themselves in nature. From Barcelona, take an exciting and picturesque journey into one of the world's most famous mountain ranges. Depart Barcelona in the morning and head north towards the Pyrenees. Along the way, stop for a short but sweet break in the medieval town of Vic.  In keeping with the philosophy of giving you as much time as possible to explore on your own, head first for the Market Square where the guide will give you an introduction to the town and suggestions of what to see. You'll have plenty of time to stroll around the town center. See the grand cathedral and some magnificent Renaissance and Baroque buildings, or simply relax while having breakfast in the heart of the town: a beautiful arched square (one of the biggest in the country) where the market and other major events are held. The visit to Vic coincides with traditional market days, something which has been taking place every week for over a thousand years! From Vic, continue up to the Pyrenees. Before boarding the train, briefly visit Queralbs, which, at an altitude of 1,236 meters (4,055 feet), is the last vehicle-accessible village on the way up to the mountain valley destination. This tiny mountain village has a population of only 200 permanent residents living in a rambling collection of traditionally-built stone houses. Perched on the side of the mountain, this impossibly quaint hamlet is one of the most memorable parts of the day. See the Church of Sant Sadurní de Fustanyá, built from stones so perfectly-hewn that legend says it was built by the fairies and witches said to inhabit the surrounding caves. From Queralbs, take the last 6 km (4 miles) of the impressive rack railway up to an altitude of 1,964 metres (6,443 feet) and into the stunning mountain valley of Vall de Núria. Thanks to the mountain railway, you’ll be able to get high into the mountains with no effort at all. If you love hiking, then ask the guide to show you some routes, as there's something for everyone. In the valley you’ll also find a sanctuary, originally built to house pilgrims to the valley, and which takes its name from the Virgin de Núria. Her image, buried in the earth, was reputedly unearthed by a very persistent ox! You can even try horseback riding, open-air bowling, archery lessons, crazy golf, or boating on the lake. Another option is to enjoy some of the traditional Catalan dishes available in the valley’s restaurants. From Queralbs, the return trip to Barcelona begins, and you'll arrive back in the city in the early evening.

From Barcelona: Small-Group Pyrenees Hike with a Local Guide

2. From Barcelona: Small-Group Pyrenees Hike with a Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the nature of one of the most iconic valleys in the Pyrenees mountains. Departing from Barcelona, travel to the picturesque town of Queralbs where your hike will begin. To access the Vall de Núria, follow the “Camí Vell” from Queralbs to Núria, one of the most iconic hiking routes in Catalonia. The Camí Vell de Queralbs to Núria, used for centuries by pilgrims as a path to the sanctuary, is a path full of history and legends. During the hike, learn about the distinctive flora and fauna of the Pyrenees and, if lucky, see some wild animals such as vultures, lizards, king eagles or marmots in their natural habitat. The Núria Sanctuary is located in the heart of the Pyrenees, surrounded by many peaks of 2,800 meters (9,200 feet) that form a mountain circus known as “l’Olla de Núria”. Discover some of the legends of Núria and its religious and cultural significance. Also, have some time for lunch (not included) and exploring the area around the sanctuary. To get down from Vall de Núria, which is about 2,000 meters (6,562 feet) above sea level, take the rack railway “Cremallera de Núria”, a beautiful route that runs 12.5 kilometers (7.8 miles) and descends about 1,000 (3,281 feet) meters to Queralbs.

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What people are saying about Queralbs

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 84 reviews

Rod was a great guide-personable, excellent knowledge and presentation of history (and everything else you might want to know about, including recipes!), skilled driver, really made the trip fun and interesting. Van was clean and comfortable, with very welcome AC in the hot weather. Highly recommend this trip, with no hesitation.

our guide Arnau was very kind with a lot of knowledge about the area. we was a small group around 12 people all was by the time. The tour goes from Barcelona at 8.30 am and return around 7 pm.

The tour was absolutely amazing! Our guide was informative and funny. We had several age groups in our group and he made it enjoyable for all!

It was a very nice trip, a must for everyone who likes nature and mountains, the guide Sergi was very good. A very varied day

Very fun, wish a bit more time was allotted for hiking but had a great time, and the guide was great