Welcome to Vall de Núria & Ribes de Freser
Sheltered within the Vall de Ribes is small, well-equipped Ribes de Freser, 13km north of Ripoll. Six kilometres further north lies the charming stone village of Queralbs (1180m), home to a 10th-century church with a beautiful Romanesque portico. Beyond, accessible only by cremallera (rack railway), are Núria (1960m) and its lofty valley. Núria holds the revered Santuari de la Mare de Déu, though in winter it draws as many winter-sports devotees as pilgrims. A trip to Núria by cremallera is worth it for the views alone as the train rattles past lichen-wrapped rubble, miniature waterfalls, patches of forest, and gaping valleys.