Route Queralbs-Font de l'Home mort-Vilamanya-Queralbs. Ruta 12 Vall de Ribes

Queralbs, with its church devoted to Saint James, is a picturesque mountain village and the gateway to Vall de Núria. Enjoy the magnificent views of Puigmal and the surrounding mountains from collet de les Barraques.

Modality
  • By foot
Region
  • Ripollès
Towns
  • Planoles
  • Queralbs
Time
  • More than 4 hours
Difficulty
  • High
Time
  • 5h30min
Distance
  • 15,2 Km
Hide elevation maximum
  • 1.889m
Hide elevation minimum
  • 1.149m
Ascent
  • 902m
Descent
  • 902m
Thematic
  • Vall de Ribes routes

Queralbs, with its church devoted to Saint James, is a picturesque mountain village and the gateway to Vall de Núria. Enjoy the magnificent views of Puigmal and the surrounding mountains from collet de les Barraques. Please, respect the sheep tracks and remember to close the electric fence!

The starting point is plaça del Raig of Queralbs. Follow the sign R114 to Font de l’Home Mort. Walk through the village to take the GR11 in the church of Sant Jaume de Queralbs R115. From here continue to the spring by a pathway that gains altitude progressively. Once in the sign Q1 Prat del Barló, leave the Itinerànnia path to follow the trail that matches the GR11.
Walk about 1 hour and 40 minutes to get to the spring.

Just some metres far from the sign Q2 , there is the Font de l’Home Mort. Continue towards the Saragossa Mine and Vilamanya. Cross the wooden bridge over the torrent to continue going up through the forest to the Collet de les Barraques, sign R146, the highest point of this route. Turn left at this point to start a steep stretch in the woods and follow the signs to arrive at the Saragossa Mine in a 15-minutes' walk. After 10 minutes more of walking, there is the sign Q3 Roc punxegut. The route can be shortened at this point by going back
to Queralbs through Estret del Forn (1.5 h approx.).

Our proposed route, however, continues towards Vilamanya by a forestry road that goes through pastures and leads directly to the sign Q4. Once past the village, turn left to go into the forest and go down until Pont del Boscàs. Cross the Toses Torrent by this bridge and go back to Queralbs after a last uphill stretch.