Adventure - Vall de Nuria and Puigmal d’Err mountain, Pyrenees, Spain, 9/13/2014
Continuing on from my last post (Ribes de Fresser adventure), this was the next day when we completed our journey to the valley of Nuria in the Pyrenees to run to the top of Puigmal d’Err mountain.
And so our journey began, with my trusty friend and guide (Jose), as we took the Vall de Nuria Rack Railway, which I spoke about in my last post, from Ribes de Fresser.
The Pyrenees is a range of mountains that forms a border between France and Spain, and is about 305 miles long beginning from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean Sea.
Vall de Nuria is a valley just below the crests of the Pyrenees in a province of Girona, community of Catalonia, Spain. The valley floor is about 6,600 feet above sea level.
Puigmal d’Err mountain lies along the Spanish-French border in the Pyrenees. The summit is 9,546 feet above sea level, and is one of the highest peaks in the eastern Pyrenees. The scenery is amazing at the top, with sharp peaks, views of the Mediterranean sea (on a clear day), and a trail that goes along the crest for miles. On the other side of Puigmal d’Err mountain is France, and there are footpaths leading from the floor of France up to the top as well. There are no roads. In the Valley of Nuria, there is a ski resort with 10 alpine ski pistes, hotel, church, lake, and historical museum.
Enjoy the pictures! Next post will be my following 4 day adventure of running from Girona, Spain to the Mediterranean Sea.