The ski resort of Boí Taüll opens the longest zip line in Catalonia

The ski resort of Boí Taüll opens the longest zip line in Catalonia

Climate change is challenging the survival of ski resorts in the Catalan Pyrenees. The scarcity of snowfall and rising temperatures have made it necessary to look for alternatives to keep tourism alive throughout the year. In response to this need, the ski resort of Boí Taüll, located in Alta Ribagorça, has undertaken an innovative project: the construction of the longest zip line in Catalonia.

This new attraction, which promises thrilling thrills and spectacular views, will be an impressive 1,200 meters long and will reach dizzying speeds of up to 100 km/h.

The zip line, which will be double and will have a self-braking device to ensure the safety of users, will offer the possibility of descending both individually and in pairs, allowing adventurers to enjoy the experience in different ways, even adopting the iconic “Superman” position.

The longest zip line in Catalonia: an adrenaline and nature attraction.

The project, led by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat and with a cost of 1.5 million euros, will be developed in two phases.

The first phase, which is already in the bidding process, will include the construction of an initial 200-meter section from the base of the station to a platform at Pla de Vaques, with inauguration scheduled for this summer.

The second phase will complete the route, crossing the entire valley and ending at the parking lot near the L-501 road.

With this initiative, Boí Taüll seeks to diversify its tourist offer and attract visitors throughout the year, not only in the winter season for skiing.

The ski resort thus joins other mountain activities that do not depend on snow, such as hiking and cycling routes, in an effort to deseasonalize tourism and adapt to changes in climate and travelers’ habits.

A great attraction for adventure lovers

When the Boí Taüll zip line is fully operational, it will become the longest in Catalonia, surpassing the one currently located in Campdevànol, which has a length of 270 meters.

Although it will not reach the national record, which belongs to a zip line in Ordesa, Huesca, with almost two kilometers of course, it will undoubtedly be an outstanding attraction for adventure and nature lovers in the region.

David Ros, director of the Boí Taüll slopes, emphasizes that this new attraction will not only complement traditional skiing activities, but will also contribute to deseasonalize tourism, attracting visitors all year round.

With ski resorts facing increasing challenges due to climate change, it is crucial to diversify tourism offerings to ensure their long-term viability.