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Places in Andorra where to combat high temperatures

In this article we’ll give you some ideas that you’ll only find in Andorra to cool off and combat the high temperatures in August. Although the heatwave is over, you can still feel the typical heat of these dates, so in case another one comes back, we leave you with a list of the most refreshing plans so you won’t be caught unawares. Our flats with spa are one of the options we propose, but of course there are many more, so read on to discover them all.

 

  1. Apartments with spa to refresh you in summer

Our apartaments have the particularity that they have a wide variety of services that you can take advantage of during your stay in Andorra. One of them is the spa with mountain views, open all day long so you can enjoy it whenever you want. It has an outdoor and indoor jacuzzi, sauna, solarium and fitness room. As it is located in the same building, you won’t even have to leave the hotel to get your strength back after a day of hiking in the mountains or shopping in the city. It is also free of charge. If you wish, you can also book a treatment on request, with the possibility of having it done directly in your flat. We use products that take care of you and the environment.

 

  1. The Park Spa Mountain Wellness Club

The Park Piolets hotel is in Soldeu, just 5 minutes away by car, and belongs to the same group as Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. It is a good proposal to take a morning or afternoon to relax and visit the hotel’s mountain spa. You’ll find a large water area with a heated pool with massage jets, sauna, hammam, and indoor and outdoor jacuzzi. From here you will also enjoy incredible views of the hotel’s natural surroundings and the Grandvalira slopes. The spa offers different schedules to enhance your experience depending on whether you come with your family or prefer to spend time as a couple. Discover its extensive menu of treatments and book a relaxing or beauty treatment with natural cosmetic products. After the spa, stop by the Green Salon hair and beauty salon for a relooking or a manicure and pedicure. Check out the full range of services offered by the Park Piolets hotel for guests of Els Llacs Mountain Apartments.

 

  1. Caldea, an urban thermal spa

Although Caldea is a thermal spa, there is also cold water for you to feel the temperature contrasts, as in the Indo-Roman baths or the Icelandic bath.  But there are also outdoor lagoons where you can sunbathe and bathe in the outdoor lagoons. You just have to choose whether you want to bathe in Inúu (which is for over 16s) or in the Thermoludic, Caldea’s largest spa where you can go with children from 5 years old. If you go with children from 3 years old, they can also swim in the Likids children’s spa. If you wish to make a reservation at Caldea, do not hesitate to contact us and we will arrange it for you.  

 

  1. The lakes of Andorra

For the last refreshing summer plan, we suggest a hiking route to discover one of the 100 lakes in Andorra. When you finish the route, there’s nothing more satisfying than putting your feet in the water to cool off. Although it is not an experience for everyone as the water is freezing, even in August, and not all the lakes are suitable for swimming. If you have not been able to swim in the lake, remember that you will be able to do so when you arrive at our flats with spa.

 

These are our refreshing plans for the summer and you still have time to come and try them all. To do so is very simple: you just have to enter our website, enter the dates you want to come and book the type of flat you like the most. Does this plan sound good to you?

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Discover 3 hiking routes in Andorra

Make the most of your summer holidays in Andorra. Very close to the Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you have an endless number of routes to enjoy hiking. Some are easier and others not so easy… but there are options for all levels, to do with children or for the more experienced hikers.  One thing is clear, you will discover the exuberant nature of the Andorran mountains and breathe fresh air while you exercise. So, for you to have a great time this summer, here are 3 hiking routes in Andorra. And as an extra, 1 cycling route, for those of you who love cycling.

A fun route for the whole family

We start with a very picturesque hiking track in Andorra, close to the flats and ideal to do with children: the Gall path. You can start in Canillo, at the Telecabina car park, or in the opposite direction from Soldeu. The itinerary is signposted and there are signs explaining the fauna and flora that you will come across, as well as the views. The path runs parallel to main road 2, so you can take it or leave it at various points. It also has several bridges (one of them Tibetan), a tunnel and a group of bordas (typical Andorran houses), elements that enrich the route. It owes its name to the fact that it is the habitat of capercaillies; in fact, the signposts are made of wood and marked with a red cockerel. It is a fun and accessible route for children.

Discovering the new Tristaina solar viewpoint

This summer Andorra has opened a new viewpoint in Arcalís. What makes it so special is its originality, as it is a circular structure on top of the Peyreguils peak at 2,701 metres. It is also a sundial in homage to the sundial mountain of Arcalís. From here the views are impressive over the Tristaina lakes, the rest of the peaks and the whole valley.

The excursion on foot (about 15 minutes) is well worth it, for the scenery and the contact with nature. But also to put the icing on the cake at the end of the walking route in Andorra by being able to contemplate the landscape from the new viewpoint. To get there you have to go to the Ordino-Arcalís resort. The route starts at the Coma car park near the chairlift, heading towards Creussans lake and continues to Creussans pass, ending at Peyreguils peak. If you wish, you can go up by cable car and chairlift (the ride takes 5 and 15 minutes respectively), finishing with a walk of another 15 minutes.

High altitude trekking route in Andorra

Finally, we leave you with a more difficult route that will take you to the highest peak in the Principality: Comapedrosa, at 2942 metres. The route requires a good physical preparation as it covers 14 kilometres (outward and return), with a difference in altitude of 1,300 metres and some more complicated sections. The ascent starts in Arinsal, crossing the Comapedrosa Valleys nature reserve, a protected natural area since 2006. Along the way you will be able to appreciate the changes in vegetation, passing through red and black pine forests, meadows and some lakes. 

Extra: a cycle touring route for road bikes

If you like trekking in Andorra but you’re more of a fan of cycling, you’re also in the right place. You can choose from 21 cycling routes categorised by level of difficulty. The one we’ll tell you about today is medium level: it starts in the village of Canillo and ends in El Forn, near the Grandvalira adventure activity centre. It is 5.2 kilometres long and has an average gradient of 388 metres. It is undoubtedly a good alternative to continue discovering new landscapes while cycling.

For you to enjoy the experience even more this summer at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you have the bike included in your stay. Check our offers and choose the one you prefer, with road bike, MTB or e-bike.

These are some of the hiking routes you can do in summer in Andorra, although there are many more to do on foot or by bike. Do not hesitate to contact us to make your reservation or ask for more information. 

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This summer enjoy the best events programme in Andorra

Make a note in your diary of the sporting activities taking place in Andorra this summer. After a year in which most of the open-air events were cancelled, they are now back with all the safety guarantees.

Here are the most important ones so that you don’t forget any of them.

 

Cycling competitions are back

With 21 mountain passes, the Principality is the perfect setting for lovers of two wheels and top-level sporting activities are already planned.

The Tour de France: Andorra will be the last part of a stage on 11 July. It will enter via Pas de la Casa and descend via Port d’Envalira. When they arrive at Bordes d’Envalira you will be able to see the riders pass in front of the door of the appartments. Then they will head for the other valley, passing first through Soldeu, Canillo and Encamp. They will go up the Beixalís pass and back down through Anyós until they reach the finish line in Andorra la Vella. After a rest day, they will resume the competition from Pas de la Casa towards France.

Andorra 21 ports: if you are a fan of road cycling, you will have the opportunity to take part in this new competition, from 22 to 26 June. It is divided into 3 stages and is a good way to get to know the landscapes of Andorra.

The Multissegur Volta als Ports: this is one of the most eagerly awaited sporting activities for cycling enthusiasts and has been held for more than 40 years. This year it has different routes starting from La Massana and finishing in Andorra la Vella.

The Andorra MTB Classic-Pyrenees: this is a mountain bike competition in pairs which will be divided into 4 stages and will take place from 30/06 to 03/07.

– La Mussara Andorra: this is also a MTB race that will take place in Naturlandia on 1 August.

 

More sports activities in Andorra

The environment, the mountains and nature are the ideal setting for all kinds of outdoor events.

Spartan Race: the obstacle race returns to Andorra on 12 and 13 June. It has 4 courses of 5, 10, 21 and 50 kilometres and different levels of difficulty.  There will also be a circuit for children.

Trail 100 Andorra-Pyrenees: this is the perfect mountain race for trail running lovers. There are 4 different distances starting and finishing in Ordino. There is also an easy 7.5 km course so that everyone can take part. From 24th to 27th June.

– Iron Man 70.3: this summer a prestigious triathlon is added to the calendar of sporting activities in Andorra. The swimming race will take place in the Engolasters lake, the road bike race will cover 90.1 km from the lake to Andorra la Vella where the 21.1 km foot race will take place. It is scheduled for Sunday 4 July.

The Comapedrosa Skyrace: this is one of the most emblematic races that runs through incredible landscapes until it reaches the top of the country at 2,942 metres. This year it will be held on 25 July.

 

Don’t let the culture stop!

Combine sporting activities in Andorra with concerts, festivals, exhibitions and everything in the open air, surrounded by nature.

– Very close to the Els Llacs apartaments, in Soldeu, you will be able to enjoy the best music in the Andorra Mountain Music. A festival that offers open-air concerts every Saturday from 26 June to 31 July. Discover it here!

– Don’t miss the L’Andart biennial.  On the lake of Engolasters and the surrounding area, in the heart of nature, there is an exhibition of works of art during the months of July and August. 

– In June you will also enjoy the Jambo Street Music in the streets of the capital.

 

This summer you will once again be thrilled by the great sporting and cultural events that await you in Andorra. Book your accommodation at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments and you’ll have the perfect getaway.

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In summer, book your holiday accommodation with bike and discover cycling in Andorra

This summer, come and discover Andorra by bike!

To make sure you have everything at hand and well planned, we have special offers that include bike rental for your entire stay at the Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. You just have to decide how you want to enjoy the best cycling routes in Andorra: on a road bike, mountain bike or electric bike.

If riding is your thing, you’ll have a great time this summer 😉. 

 

Mountain trails and MTB tracks await you.

You’ll enjoy mountain biking in all its variations. Whether you’re a lover of mountain trails or downhill tracks. You’ll discover incredible landscapes while putting yourself to the test.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, we recommend Vallnord, where you’ll find one of the most spectacular mountain bike parks in the Pyrenees. It has 29 circuits of different levels and modalities, including: enduro, Pump Track, Cross Country, Wood Park and Four Cross. There are a total of 40 kilometres for mountain biking and also for beginners. It also has 3 children’s rides so that you can share your favourite hobby with your children.

 

Enjoy the best cycling in Andorra

Cycle through the country’s most legendary mountain passes – in total you’ll be able to climb up to 21! Dare to emulate the great cyclists of the Tour de France or the Vuelta a España by following the stages of these sporting events. Can you imagine climbing the Envalira pass and then going on to the Coll de la gallina at the other end of the country? If you are a lover of this sport, you know exactly what we are talking about. The roads are perfectly asphalted and signposted. They are ready to welcome you with your road bike.

We suggest a cycling route in Andorra which, apart from being one of the best known by cyclists, is also very beautiful. It starts in Canillo, the same valley where the appartments are located, on the road to Montaup and takes you to the Coll de Ordino. You will be at the foot of the third highest peak in the Principality: the Casamanya, and you can also make a quick stop at the Coll del Quer viewpoint.

 

Make the most of your holidays by riding an electric bike

If you have already discovered this activity, we also offer it to you with your stay in the holiday flats Els Llacs.

You can enjoy beautiful mountain trails or go to the Vallnord Bike Park where you will find circuits suitable for e-bikes and discover new landscapes. The circuits are signposted and go from Pla de la Caubella in the ski resort of Pal to Coll de la Botella.

The routes are suitable for all levels and are signposted.

 

Bike Friendly Apartments with the best location

We are ready to welcome you with everything you need for your cycling holidays. At the Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you’ll find a guarded room with a camera where you can store your bikes safely.

And when you finish your day on two wheels you can enjoy a bath in the outdoor jacuzzi of our spa to recover.

 

Covid cancellation refund guarantee

You can book with complete peace of mind as we have adapted our cancellation and modification conditions to the current situation. We promise to refund your money if the cancellation is for Covid-19 related reasons.

 

When you think of a summer holiday, do mountains, nature and fresh air come to mind? Then you are in the perfect place. Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are very close to you and we can also include bike rental in your stay to make your trip more comfortable. Choose the cycling offer in Andorra that best suits you.

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Andorra: a safe destination to travel this spring

It’s confirmed! You can now travel to Andorra without any problems. It is now possible to travel between Spain and the Principality without restrictions. So pack your suitcase and come and breathe fresh air and enjoy nature in a safe destination.

 

Safe flats in the heart of nature

Break your routine in the city and enjoy a well-deserved break with your family or partner. If you want to enjoy more privacy and comfort for you and your loved ones, Els Llacs Mountain Apartments Holiday Flats are ideal, as everyone will have their own space. You can choose the one that best suits your trip and with maximum comfort. All the apartaments are fully equipped and carefully decorated in the style of a mountain chalet.

 

With all the services to make your stay easier

You won’t have to depend on timetables for lunch or dinner, and you will have limited contact outside your centre, if you prefer so. However, to ensure that you don’t have to worry about anything, we also have unique services that make us different from other holiday flats. Before your arrival you will be able to do your shopping online in order to have it on your arrival and you will find a welcome pack with everything you need for the first day of breakfast

We also welcome pets, as this is a pet friendly accommodation.

As we said, the Els Llacs apartaments are different and have more services to make your stay more enjoyable. You can relax in the spa with an outdoor jacuzzi and the children can enjoy the indoor play area.

So, this will be your home in Andorra, while you enjoy a total nature getaway. When you open the windows, wherever you look you will be met with the green of the mountains and the singing of the birds.

 

With all anti-covid security measures

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been actively working to adapt to this new situation. Together with specialised companies and following all governmental indications, we have adopted all the necessary anti-covid protocols. You can find them here.

 

Andorra: it is a safe destination with no mobility restrictions.

The country also respects all the security measures required to make it a safe destination. Mobility within Andorra is not restricted, so you can move around freely without curfew. You can eat out and enjoy good food, go shopping or visit museums and other tourist activities because everything is open. However, you will also have to plan ahead and make a reservation because the capacity has been reduced in order to keep a safe distance to comply with security measures.

 

The best outdoor activities are in Andorra

We are located in a privileged place for all kinds of outdoor activities. Whether you love walking in the mountains or cycling.

Very close to the apartaments you have spots as impressive as the Incles Valley. Here you can start many high mountain hikes or more easily accessible hikes that lead to peaks, lakes and mountain huts. If you get to Soldeu you can discover the Gall Way. A mountain trail suitable for everyone with excellent signposting. It will take you to Canillo, passing by such curious places as a Tibetan bridge, while you discover the flora of the country. If you take the path from Soldeu to Canillo, it’s all downhill (and therefore much easier). When you get to Canillo, you can have a drink in the village and take the bus back to Soldeu or the apartments.

As a novelty, from May onwards, you will be able to book your stay with a bike. And if you are one of those who prefer to bring your own bike, we have bike lockers for you to store it. Come and explore Andorra through its mountain passes and discover the best cycling routes on road bikes. And also to enjoy the mountain trails with your mountain bike.

 

Andorra is a safe destination where you can come with complete peace of mind and stay at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments close to nature for lots of adventures.

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Family activities in Andorra: find the seven Tamarros

Do you know the Tamarros? They are magic beings that live in the Pyrenees and are very difficult to see. They are hidden in the woods and mountains. Would you like to join your children to look for these wonderful creatures? It’s a great activity for the whole family. As well as taking you to discover new corners of our country, you will enjoy nature and the little ones in the house will get a reward.

Leave to find the seven Tamarros

Have fun with your family this summer by searching for the seven Tamarros who are hiding all over Andorra. Their hideouts are easily accessible and located in beautiful natural areas, near viewpoints, rivers or picnic areas.

We have been told that these beings are protecting our natural habitat from an evil troll called “Brutícia” (dirt) who is dirtying everything it finds around: forests, lakes, meadows… Each Tamarro takes care of one of the seven parishes of the Principality and the children who visit us can help them in their mission. They only have to find the magic portals and activate them with a round stone so that the Tamarros can find their way out of their magic world to Andorra.

At the end of the search, and to reward this great help, each child will receive a gift. But before starting, you have to visit a tourist office to get a notebook to fill in at each point. The closest one is in Canillo.

Let the search begin! 

End the day resting in the spa

After all that hard work, you deserve a reward too. When you arrive at the Els Llacs Mountain apartments, recover yourself in our spa with mountain views while listening to the singing of the birds or watching a sunset from the Jacuzzi.

 

This summer don’t think twice about it. Come and spend your holidays surrounded by nature, discovering the Tamarros’ hideout, an activity in Andorra for the whole family. Stay at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments and enjoy all the comfort and unbeatable location of tourist apartments in the countryside.

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Enjoy your safe summer holidays in Andorra

In a few days we will meet again! Start to imagine your summer holidays in Andorra, because in a few days we open again Els Llacs Mountain Apartments.

Summer activities in Andorra

We are not the only ones thinking about opening. There are other tourism establishments that are considering operating this summer with the relevant security measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

At the moment, these are the first news we have received and of which we are beginning to speak: this summer we will be able to enjoy Mon(t) Magic in Canillo, Soldeu Golf, located in Grandvalira and the Bike Park in Pal in Vallnord station.

For the moment, the activities and timetables have not been confirmed. But they are starting to talk about security measures.

A limited volume of people will be considered. For example, to get on the chairlifts and cable cars, the limit is set at 2 people (or more if they belong to the same family) and they will be disinfected after each use.There is also talk of making reservations and payments by internet to avoid physical contact and thus encourage minimum distance. In addition, from our apartments, at the time of booking your stay, we can also manage the tickets for these activities, as soon as we have more information. 😉

Another of the activities to be opened is the Palau de Gel, located in Canillo, where preventive actions will also be implemented to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

And if you wish, you can also take a bath in Caldea this summer. The centre is also working to adopt major safety measures in its thermal waters, as well as in all its facilities.

Not to mention that these activities in Andorra are perfectly complemented by excursions to the mountains.

Don’t forget that our tourist apartments are very well located, at the door of Grandvalira in the middle of the mountain. They are ideal for hikking in the open air and enjoying 100% of nature and are suitable for all levels!

Opening of borders

The borders with neighbouring countries have been closed during the entire coronavirus quarantine period. As of June 1, the border with France will be opened and the Spanish border is expected to open in early July. In order to allow tourists to travel to Andorra, work is underway to make it a domestic destination in both countries.

Andorra is a safe country to travel to

As in any other country, Andorra was also quarantined by completely stopping its activities and confining the entire population to their homes. It also began a gradual deconfinement in which, little by little, economic activities and businesses were resumed. In mid-April, measures were taken to ensure that citizens began to enjoy one hour every two days in the open air, with specific time slots. And so, until June 1 when these restrictions were lifted and the vast majority of economic activities were resumed.

On the other hand, it has pioneered a study of antibodies to the entire population.

As general safety measures all people must wear a mask in their daily life, as well as gloves and disinfectant gel for people facing the public, among other measures according to their activity.

In Els Llacs Mountain Apartments we will also open with all possible safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. You can check them out here. See you very soon!

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