Holidays to Andorra

Andorra is one of Europe’s smallest countries, packing in over 100 mountains and three natural parks across a Pyrenean landscape

Peer at a map of Pyrenees, and you’ll spy a landlocked nation on the border of France and Spain. This is Andorra: an isolated microstate that’s existed in its current form for over 700 years. That sense of independence fuels walking holidays in Andorra. Adventure seekers strike out into the mountains, forests, valleys, meadows and stone villages on walks that range from family-friendly ambles to long-distance treks. Cyclists are in their element too, thanks to the smooth, swooping mountain roads and hair-raising backcountry tracks that host the MTB World Championships each summer.

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Walking Holidays in Andorra: The grand routes of the Pyrenees

Glacial valley walks, lazy lakeside loops, mountain village strolls, pine forest trails, via ferrata and suspension bridges… walkers will find every type of footpath in Andorra. Explore the many view points with breath-taking scenery on offer or have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? Well on certain walking routes you can be, with trails sharing borders between Andorra and France - you can have one foot in each country. Many of the marked walking trails have also been seriously thought out with clear signage and even QR codes to translate directions into numerous different languages.

Summer adventures in the mountains

Road cycling and mountain biking are huge in Andorra – there are over 200km of marked cycling trails, including 20 mountain passes. Three natural parks offer places where you might wind up sharing the trails with semi-wild horses and horned ibex, or catching a glimpse of golden eagles and bearded vultures high above. These giant birds of prey aren’t the only amazing things to be spotted in the skies. La Massana is a lively town to visit and at night, if you head outside the main town then you'll find a dark sky reserve with viewpoints perfectly placed for catching glimmering constellations and the luminous brushstroke of the Milky Way. 

Family holidays in Andorra

Many of Andorra’s ski resorts transform into family adventure parks in the summer. Mon(t) Magic has zip lines and toboggan rides, Pal Arinsal hosts one of southern Europe’s biggest bike parks, and Naturland offers archery and forest trails. Plus, there are lots of easy footpaths that ramble through foothills and between storybook lakes.

Sky-high cities and Catalan culture

Andorra is home to the highest capital city in Europe: Andorra la Vella. Peruse Romanesque stone churches, the open-air geology museum and riverside Parc Central. Digging into the cuisine is one of the best ways to experience the city’s Catalan culture. Mountain flavours are often on the menu – so cannelloni, wild boar with even wilder mushrooms, salted cod and lake trout, and charcoal-grilled snails called caracoles a la llauna. While you’re out and about, try out a few words of Catalan. Spanish, French and Portuguese are widely spoken in Andorra, but Catalan is the national language. Bon profit!

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Summer holidays in Arinsal

Enjoy an active summer holiday in Arinsal, a mountain village in the north-west of Andorra, close to the Spanish border. Here you will find the Comapedrosa Nature park, hundreds of bike-friendly routes, and the village of La Massana and the capital city of Andorra La Vella close by.

Best for: Walkers of all abilities, families, nature

Good to know

Hiking trails: 100km in Arinsal

Terrain: Mountain terrain

Best time to go: June, July & August. Enjoy cool air at the top of the mountains but head back to resort for the Pyrenees sunshine

Recommended for: New walkers, regular walkers, experienced hikers, families with kids, families with teens

Fly into: Barcelona airport

Fly from: London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Luton, Birmingham and Manchester

2024 Summer Holiday Deals
June 2024 Summer Deals from £459 pp
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August 2024 Summer Deals from £800 pp
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