We have no doubt that if you are reading this blog it is because you love the mountains, the outdoors and all activities related to nature. Well, we have good news! Because in summer there are endless events in Andorra. From top-level sporting competitions to concerts, festivals and parties that will liven up the days and nights of the whole family. So we bring you the agenda so you don’t miss any of them.
Trail running for mountain lovers
Mountain running lovers will find many challenging proposals.
– The Casamanya Extrem
This vertical race will allow you to crown one of the most emblematic peaks in the country on 11 June. You can choose between two routes: one of 5 kilometres and a vertical drop of 1,440 metres starting from the centre of Ordino and another of 3.5 kilometres and a positive vertical drop of 760 metres starting from the Coll de Ordino. There is also a race for the youngest members of the family (from the age of 11) who want to take their first steps in mountain races.
– The Spartan Race
The same weekend Encamp hosts the Spartan Race, the obstacle course race par excellence. It is made up of 4 races of different distances where the participants will have to face different obstacles, as well as a Kids Race for girls and boys. The Spartan Race scores points for the European Championships and the village offers activities for all ages.
– Trail 100 Andorra by UTMB
A challenge for the most demanding mountain runners. The event has 4 races of varying difficulty and will start in the village of Ordino, from 22 to 25 June. It is one of the most successful mountain running events in Andorra every summer.
– Merrel Mountain Festival Comapedrosa
The 15th edition of the most classic trail running event in Andorra will be held on 23 and 24 July. The Skyrace Comapedrosa and Skyrace Arinsal are joined by a new competition: the Vertical Comapedrosa. This year the Comapedrosa Mountain Festival will be launched and, in addition to the races, it will also offer activities for the whole family in the natural environment of the Comapedosa Park.
– The Pas de la Casa Crossing
From 12 to 13 August, a new trail running event with three distances (3km, 6km and 10km) will start and finish in Pas de la Casa.
Cycling championships and cycle-tourist rallies
One of the big stars of the summer is cycling, so there are many events in Andorra related to road cycling and mountain biking.
– Naturland Enduro Race
This is a mountain bike race that will take place at the Naturland Bike Center on 24 and 25 June. It is part of the Enduro World Series Qualifier, an international competition that qualifies the best riders for the Enduro World Series. It consists of four timed sections in the La Rabassa forest, with an advanced technical level. There will also be a race for children aged 2 to 14, the Enduro World Series Kids.
– The Andorra Epic Pyrenees
This is a mountain bike race in pairs, in the men’s, women’s and mixed categories. It has 4 stages, a total of 220 kilometres and 7160 metres of elevation gain. It is part of the Epic Series and will take place from 5 to 8 July.
– La Volta als Ports
This is the most historic cycling tour in the Principality. It includes 5 different routes, all starting from La Massana. It will be held on 23 July.
– Vallnord World Cup MTB
The Vallnord Pal bike park hosts this MTB competition which counts towards the UCI MTB World Cup from 22 to 27 August in the Cross-Country, Short-Track and Downhill categories. It is one of the most eagerly awaited events in Andorra by mountain biking fans and attracts a large number of people in summer.
– The Tour of Spain
On 28 August, the Grandvalira Resorts’ Arinsal resort will be the finish of the third stage of the Vuelta, starting from Súria. The following day, the day will start from the Parc Central in Andorra la Vella and head for Tarragona. The Vuelta a España is another of the cycling competitions that attracts the largest crowds, along with the Tour de France.
Other events in Andorra
– Outdoor Trial World Championship
From 16 to 18 June in Sant Julià you can see the best riders in the world competing in two rounds, with Toni Bou as the favourite.
– Ironman 70.3 Andorra
Yes, when we say we have everything, it’s true! The Ironman will take place on 2 July. As in previous editions, the swim (1.9km) will take place in the Engolasters lake, followed by the 90.1km road bike section in which the runners will have to climb the Coll de Ordino. The running section (a 21.1km half marathon) will start from the Parc Central in Andorra la Vella.
Parties and open-air concerts
After the sports competitions in the mountains, it’s time to relax and have fun.
– The fire nights of San Juan and San Pedro
This year the festival of the summer solstice of San Juan could not be more perfect. It’s the perfect excuse to organise a weekend getaway to Andorra and experience its fire night traditions. The whole country, from Canillo to Sant Julià, celebrates it with the traditional burning of the fallas and lighting of the bonfire. If you want to enjoy the fire festival again, you can do so on 29 June in Ordino with the burning of the Mai and its village festival.
– The Escaldes Engordany Jazz Festival
The Sala Prat del Roure, where the festival’s headliners will be performing; the Plaça Coprínceps with the “Jazz al Carrer” sessions, where you can enjoy the terrace while listening to an open-air concert or attend sessions and masterclasses for jazz lovers. This music event has been a reference point since 1984.
– The most authentic Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil presents a new show exclusively for Andorra: FESTA. This time acrobatics take centre stage to commemorate the company’s 10 years of collaboration with the Principality. We advise you to book your ticket before you come, as all seats are numbered. The shows run from Tuesday to Saturday from 1 to 30 July at 10pm.
– Evenings at the museums
The museums organise very special visits in the evenings, with small concerts, themed tours or small tastings of local beers and wines.
These are the events in Andorra that you can attend during the summer months. In case we’ve missed any, here’s the agenda for you to consult.
Whether you come to participate actively in these events or to enjoy them as an audience, you can book your flat in Andorra with us.