- 79 €
- Per Person
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In this tour you will thoroughtly enjoy a full day around high mountains. In just two hours we will arrive in a radically different environment: from the urban bustle to the more comforting peacefulness of the mountain landscape. Leave behind the local mountain of Montjuic and try something different than a tour of Montserrat. If you want to come to We will discover dreamy sceneries: high peaks, lush valleys, crystal clear streams, capriciously rugged rocks, and captivating villages.
We will leave towards Ripoll, a medium-sized Catalan village lying at the foot of the Pyrenees range. Ripoll is considered “the cradle of Catalonia” especially for the influence of its important monastery, in which we are going to do a complete visit.
About 12:00pm we will go to the Ribes de Freser railway station and take the rack railway up to Nuria Valley. The rack railway is the only possible transport to access the valley. This journey brings a continuous procession of spectacular views: breath-taking waterfalls and rugged landscape.
Surrounded by high mountains reaching almost 3.000m and with an unquestioned natural wealth, Nuria is also well-known for being a pilgrimage place. Its sanctuary, with ancient roots, venerates the virgin of the same name, a beautiful Romanesque sculpture.
We will arrive in Nuria about 13:30pm and after visiting the sanctuary and the adjacent facilities, we will have free time to enjoy multiple out-door activities.
One of these activities included in the price of the ticket is for the cable car to go up on a near peak and have an excellent view of the valley.
At about 16:00pm we will take the rack railway and descend to the small town of Queralbs, a typical Pyrenean village. Its streets with traditional stone-houses testify to its rural life, especially cattle. Herds of cows and sheep are grazing in the huge surrounding fields.
Before returning to Barcelona we will stop in the most typical bar in town and taste excellent local cheeses and sausage (embutidos) made by small local producers, all accompanied by a suggested wine.
About 18:00pm we will go back to Barcelona, planning to arrive at about 20:00pm.
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Info at a glance
- Air conditioned motor coach
- Multilingual official guide
- Ticket for Ripoll Monastery Rack railway and cable car
- Local cheese and sausage “embutidos” tasting with bread tomato and wine and taxes
Near to Plaça Catalunya (Central meeting point)
Please be aware that the tour includes Walking Tours, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and come prepared for some walking.
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