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Pyrenees mountain hiking Puigmal Sumit From Nuria Resort

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Updated: 13 Oct 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

"Puigmal Sumit From Vall De Nuria"

Summary: 10 Km walk from Nuria resort to Puigmal summit via cattle grazing hills, pine forests and a mountain river to the summit. Spectacular panoramic views.

Address: Estacio de Muntanya, Vall de Nuria. 17534

Summary of Prices:

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult € 33.50 FREE
Child € 33.50 FREE
Group/Family Ticket: See vall de Nuria website for child fares.
Notes: Walk is free, Return train tickets costs 33.50 Euros.
Free day:


About Puigmal Sumit From Vall De Nuria:

Puigmal summit is is one of the higher peaks in the pyrenees at just under 3000 metres above sea level (2913m) and is on the French border giving fantastic 360 panoramic views of both the spanish and french mountains.

I have two routes for this walk. The first route is a short 9Km starting and finishing in Nuria Resort climbing up to the Puigmal summit and returning via the same route. A MEDIUM level of fitness is requred and takes 5-7 hours to complete. The second 19km route is a bit harder starting at Nuria Resort and ascending to Puigmal summit then returning via the ridgeline down to Queralbs. This route requires more physical endurance and takes 6-8 hours to complete.

For experienced mountain hikers the longer route of 18km can be found on this link. The shorter 10Km route can be found on the wikiloc tab of this page.

It is very important not to loose track of time on both routes and miss the cremallera before the last train.

There are 4 Nearby Attractions:

Visiting Puigmal Sumit From Vall De Nuria:

about 2 minutes walk from the Renfe Train station in Ribes de Freser is Bar Gusi which serves snacks and drinks all day.

Getting To Puigmal Sumit From Vall De Nuria:

Take the Renfe R3 Rodalies train to Ribes de Freser and use the Vall de Nuria Cremallera to get to Nuria Resort. The route starts at Nuria Resort.

Train fares and times for the Cremallera racked railway can be found on the Vall de Nuria website. A combined Renfe and Cremallera ticket is available, TreNatura which is considerably cheaper than buying the tickets individually.

The combined Renfe + Cremallera return ticket called TreNatura can be purchased from any Renfe Rodalies ticket machine or purchased online. Note that the combined return ticket will print out two tickets. One is for the Renfe segment and one for the cremallera segment. When you get to Ribes de Freser you have to swap the cremallera ticket at the Nuria cremallera ticket office for a barcode ticket that can be used on the cremallera ticket machines.

Weather for Queralbs:

Additionally, I recomend checking Mountain Forcast website Which has more detailed information about the Weather in these peeks.

There are 6 PDF files for Puigmal Sumit From Vall De Nuria:

Nuria Resort Train Map PDF: Nuria Resort Train Map
Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks
Nuria Rodalies Map PDF: Nuria Rodalies Map
Nuria Resort map PDF: Nuria Resort map
Nuria Cremallera Information PDF: Nuria Cremallera Information
Nuria Cremalera Timetable PDF: Nuria Cremalera Timetable
Nuria Resort Facilities Map PDF: Nuria Resort Facilities Map

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