Andorra, the country of the Pyrenees
The ideal country for skiing and snow
Andorra is located in the Eastern Pyrenees; an ideal place for winter sports. The main attractions for visitors who arrive in Andorra every winter are the skiing and the snow. Ordino Arcalís, Pal Arinsal and Grandvalira are the country’s three alpine skiing resorts. Together, they add up to a total of 303 skiable km, all of which can be accessed with a single pass: the Andorra Pass. The high mountain climate enables the quality of the snow to be maintained throughout the season.
In Andorra, not only can you practise mountain sports, but you can also do different snow activities such as snow shoe outings, dog sledding (mushing) and snowmobile excursions, among other things.
Nature in Andorra
Andorra is a nature-lover’s paradise. Of the country’s total area of 468 km2, only 8% is urbanised. The summer months are the perfect time to discover the hiking trails and mountain paths, including the GR path, which enables you to walk around the entire country and stay the night in the mountain refuges.
The Madriu-Perafita-Claror valley, which has been declared a World Heritage Site, is a must-visit location due to its landscapes, lakes and diversity. In addition, the country is participating in other UNESCO projects, such as the Ordino Biosphere Reserve. Without a doubt, the country has a wealth of natural richness and biodiversity for you to discover on foot.
Leisure and free time in Andorra
In addition to mountain sports and nature, Andorra is packed with leisure activities. In the country’s shopping areas, or in the historic centre of the capital, you will find lots of options for bars and restaurants where you can take a break after a long day of shopping. If you want to relax, the 30,000 m2 Caldea spa is one of the country’s most well-known options.
During the summer months, you will often come across events such as street entertainment or music. In addition, the ski resorts make the most of their facilities by providing family-friendly activities in the open air, mountain bike or e-bike trails or even guided mountain excursions.
Culture in Andorra
In the museums, you can discover what life was like for Andorrans in the past, and you can also understand the changes the country has undergone throughout its history. The Casa Cristo Ethnographic Museum, Casa d’Areny-Plandolit Museum and the Casa de la Vall are some of the places you can visit to find out about history, politics and life in Andorra.
If you are interested in art, Andorra has an extensive range of examples of Romanesque art which are in good condition. If you take the Romanesque Route, you can go around the entire country, visiting various works and architecture, the majority of which are Romanesque churches. During your visit, you may also come across a temporary exhibition that you are interested in one of the galleries in the centre, such as the Escaldes-Engordany Centre of Art, or even the Carmen Thyssen Museum.
Tourist bus in Andorra
- From June 1 to October 31.
- Sundays to Fridays from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm. Saturdays from 9.30 am to 4.45 pm (lunch is included – drinks are separated).
- Language: Catalan, Spanish, French, English.
- All excursions include walks. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
- Some routes and visits can be cancelled due to the weather conditions.
- Booking: Ph. (+376) 750 100 / (+376) 805 151