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Vall de Núria Rack Railway

An adventure almost 3,000 metres above sea level

The only means of transport that allows you to reach the valley!

A rack railway that climbs a vertical distance of 1,000 metres along a 12.5-kilometre track.

The history of the Núria rack railway dates back to a hundred years ago, when for the first time there was a need to develop a means of transport to link the valley to the town of Ribes de Freser. It was not until 1928 that work started and finally in 1931 the rack railway was inaugurated. The Ribes-Enllaç and Vall de Núria stations, the start and end of the route, were built during the Civil War and the post-war period, from 1933 to 1953.

Apart from the one at Montserrat, the Núria rack railway is the only one of its kind left on the Iberian peninsula and it is the only means of transport that can be used to reach the valley. The 12.5-km track climbs a vertical distance of more than 1,000 metres through a natural space of great beauty.