Vallter-Núria crossing

The Núria crossing is the classic of the classics. It is the crossing par excellence. The view from the peaks of La Vaca over Carançà is magnificent, as is the view from Núria when you reach Nou Creus.

  • Modality
    • By foot
  • Region
    • Ripollès
  • Towns
    • Queralbs
    • Setcases
  • Time
    • More than 4 hours
  • Difficulty
    • Very high
  • Estimated duration
    • 5h25min
  • Distance
    • 12,93Kms
  • Hide elevation maximum
    • 2811 metres
  • Hide elevation minimum
    • 1005 metres
  • Ascent
    • 894 m
  • Descent
    • 1.005 m

Departure point - We leave curve number 8 of the Vallter road to go towards the chalet of Ull de Ter. There we find the intersection of Itinerànnia R207. The path is a stretch of the GR-11 to Núria, so we can follow both the GR markings and the yellow Itinerànnia markings. We will arrive at the Ull de Ter refuge, the path continues to climb gently up to the Coll de la Marrana, we descend from the Coll de la Marrana until we reach the bottom of the valley, where we will reach the intersection of Itinerànnia R108-Aigols podrits. The path goes gently up the Freser valley to the bottom of the cirque, we reach the Tirapits hut, the path turns left to make a diagonal and crown the Tirapits pass. At the top of the ridge, we continue climbing towards the West, the path is very marked, we reach the balcony of Picos de la Vaca, we will have an impressive view of the lakes of Carançà. The path continues west to flank the Pics de la Vaca, pass the Coll de Carançà, and definitively climb the Coll de Nou Creus. From the Coll, the descent begins along the ridge path until reaching Núria. We will find the crossing of Itinerànnia R112-Santuari de Núria, if we continue in the direction of Queralbs we can go to the station to take the train zip and go down to Ribes de Freser or stay overnight in Núria.