Andorra is a destination to visit all year round

Andorra is a country to be experienced 365 days a year, and each season has its own special charm! In spring, nature awakens, in summer the sun and the good weather invite you to extend your days in the mountains, and autumn is ideal to escape from routine after your holidays. And the first snowfalls are the first sign that winter is approaching, marking the start of the ski season.
Each season offers different experiences to enjoy in your own way and with whoever you want, whether you are travelling as a couple, with your family or with friends.
Here we tell you all about it!

Spring bursts out in all its splendour

It is the favourite time of the year for many. Temperatures are more pleasant when it comes to taking advantage of the last of the snow to go skiing before the resorts close, ski touring or snowshoeing. But it is also a perfect time for cycling without getting cold or going for a walk or run in the city or the mountains when the snow is gone.
In May and June, the first sporting events and open-air music festivals begin in Andorra and continue until the beginning of autumn.

The quietest season

Another reason to be a fan of this season is that it is less crowded compared to summer or winter. After Easter and before July, there are fewer visitors to Andorra. You’ll be able to stroll and go shopping at your leisure, and you won’t have to stress about booking a table in one of the country’s busiest restaurants. But what’s more, if you get away in spring, you’ll enjoy better prices 😉. Book your spring break on our website and benefit from an extra 10% discount.

In summer you won’t stop!

Parties, festivals and outdoor activities, as well as trail running, road cycling and mountain biking competitions are always on the agenda – check out the events calendar to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
The word that best defines summer in Andorra is: active. These are the days to pack your backpack and go hiking. It doesn’t matter if you climb a peak or reach a lake: nothing compares to having breakfast or lunch surrounded by the sounds of nature. In Andorra, you’ll find hiking trails available for all levels and with durations that are affordable for everyone.

Much more than hiking

You can also set aside a day for the endless activities in the heart of nature offered by the ski resorts during the summer months, perfect for children, without forgetting to make time for culture! Summer gives you the chance to visit the Romanesque churches that are only open at this time of year, or to attend museum nights with small concerts, performances and cultural routes.
And to round off the summer season: an essential part of your visit is a sunset over the mountains from one of Andorra’s viewpoints, an impressive souvenir to take home with you!

Autumn is all about colours, flavours and lots of shopping

During this time of year, getaways to make the most of the weekends and long weekends in autumn are commonplace. Temperatures are still pleasant and there are enough daylight hours to stroll through the streets of the country and have a drink on the terraces.
At the end of September, nature begins its transformation and changes its colour palette from green to ochre, orange and reddish tones. Undoubtedly, a visual spectacle that captivates everyone who sees it.

The shopping festival

In November, the Andorra Shopping Festival is held, a festival for shopping lovers. During the weekends, in the country’s shopping centre you can attend live performances, travelling shows, as well as take advantage of discounts and special promotions. This is the time to get ready for the coming winter season and renew your ski equipment.
For foodies, Andorra Taula is also here, the country’s culinary days whose proposals will delight you 😉.

And then comes the star season of the year: winter.

Skiing, snowboarding and snow activities are the things to look forward to in December in Andorra. This season is synonymous not only with snow sports, but also with celebrations. Christmas, New Year and Epiphany festivities fill the streets with a festive spirit. Lights, Christmas markets and decorations create a magical atmosphere, ideal for enjoying with family or friends. In winter Andorra also celebrates Carnival, a great opportunity to discover local traditions and the much-desired Valentine’s Day.

The après-ski in Andorra

Of course, no snow day is complete without après-ski. A tradition that turns afternoons and evenings into moments of relaxation and entertainment. Andorra offers a wide variety of options.

Plans to do 365 days a year

In Andorra you’ll find activities to enjoy all year round. From shopping in its commercial hubs, to visiting museums that tell the story of the country’s history and culture, to relaxing or having fun in Caldea. Ice skating is an option at any time of year, while visiting the picturesque Andorran villages allows you to discover the rustic charm of the Pyrenees. Each activity offers a unique experience, making Andorra the perfect place for those looking for variety and charm all year round.

Year-round accommodation

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are also for year-round enjoyment and the pace of the plans Andorra has to offer. They are located in Bordes de Envalira, just 2 minutes from Soldeu by car and opposite the Grandvalira ski resort. Here you will feel at home, in holiday flats that stand out for their uniqueness and are fully equipped with all the comforts you can imagine. We also have a children’s mini-club and a spa, so that everyone can make the most of their holidays in Andorra, whether in summer or winter.
Get ready for adventure and book your flat in Andorra!

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Make your holiday a unique experience with your pet

Nowadays, pets are an important part of the family. We rely on them more and more, even for holidays. Aspects such as choosing a destination, means of transport, accommodation and even activities often revolve around them. Beyond their simple companionship, travelling with your pet can have a significant impact on both your well-being and theirs. Not only do they enrich your experiences, but they also bring multiple benefits, which we detail below.


Strengthen your bond

By sharing new experiences and adventures, from hiking in the mountains to exploring downtown Andorra, mutual understanding and trust grows. This quality time, without the day-to-day rush, allows for a deeper connection, strengthening the emotional bond. So, travelling with your pet can strengthen your bond.


Travelling with pets enhances the experience

Pets often lead us to explore places we might otherwise overlook, such as secluded parks, off-the-beaten-path trails or mutually-friendly hiking trails. This different, pet-centred perspective allows you to discover hidden gems.


You meet other animal lovers

Both animals and their owners can benefit from interacting with new people and other pets. It gives you the opportunity to meet other travellers or local dog walkers in your area, which enriches your trip.


Improves physical health

Of course, travelling with your pet ensures a minimally active holiday. Exploring new environments, walking on unfamiliar trails or playing with your pet are great forms of exercise that benefit both of you. This outdoor physical activity not only improves fitness, but also contributes to overall wellbeing.
Discover trails for all levels to do with your dog that we propose in this article of our blog.


Accommodation to stay with your dog

In general, Andorra is a destination that welcomes pets and offers many plans in nature. At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments we are pet friendly because we know that it is very important to you that your dog accompanies you everywhere. We offer spacious and comfortable holiday flats open all year round and designed to accommodate from 2 to 11 guests, with clearly defined spaces and well equipped with everything you need. We are located in Bordes, opposite Grandvalira.


Aspects to bear in mind when travelling with your pet

When travelling with your pet, you will have to take certain measures to cover their needs and adapt to unforeseen circumstances.

– Plan your journey well

If you are travelling by car, most likely if you are coming to Andorra, you will have to plan your stops to stretch your legs and feed and water your dog.

– Pack your pet’s “suitcase”

It is necessary to take with you everything he may need, such as his food, toys, water for the trip, medicines (if any) and his documentation. Remember that you have to cross a border and that Andorra has its own regulations regarding pets. Consult them here.

– Adapt your pet before travelling

If you are going to spend many hours travelling and your pet is not used to it, it would be a good idea to travel a few days beforehand so that it can gradually adapt.
In this article we complete all the details to take into account when travelling by car with your pet.

Travelling with your pet opens up a world of shared experiences that benefit you both. From strengthening bonds to promoting physical health, the possibilities for exploring together are virtually limitless. So next time you’re planning an adventure, consider taking your companion along.
We look forward to seeing you!

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Discover what Nordic skiing is like at Naturland: another experience to try this winter

Although downhill and ski mountaineering are the best-known and most popular options in Andorra, there is a third way to glide over the snow: Nordic skiing. If you are a lover of this winter sport, or if you want to get started in this discipline, the slopes of the Naturland resort await you.

Naturland: the destination for Nordic skiing

– Nordic skiing

Located in Sant Julià de Lòria, in the south of the country, this resort invites you to explore its 15 kilometres of slopes of all levels, through the La Rabassa forest. To get there, you have to go to the 2000 m elevation.
In addition to the trails, it also offers a cross-country ski school with specialised instructors, ideal for beginners and experienced skiers alike. You can also book excursions with expert guides to discover the stunning landscapes surrounding the resort. And to complete the experience, it also offers equipment hire shops, ensuring you have everything you need for your day in the snow.

– Adventure park

Naturland is also an outdoor adventure park offering a host of activities in the heart of the mountains, both in winter and summer. It also has the Tonbotronc, the longest nature toboggan run in the world with a distance of 5.3 km and a gradient of 400 metres, on which you can reach 35 km/hour.
Naturland is undoubtedly the perfect plan for a day of adventure.

What you need for Nordic skiing

If you have not yet taken up this winter sport, the first thing you need to know is that the boards, shoes and poles are different to those you would use for alpine skiing.
The skis are thinner and the binding is mobile, as you have to walk on the ski to glide across the snow. The poles are longer than those used in alpine skiing, to support you better, as you will need to use more force to propel yourself. Finally, cross-country ski boots are more flexible and lighter than ski boots.

Doing sport and getting fit

Nordic skiing is a very complete sport, as it works all parts of the body, including the torso and arms. It does not require any previous physical condition; it is accessible to all ages, opening up a world of possibilities for beginners and sports enthusiasts alike. The tranquillity of its circuits is combined with a less crowded atmosphere than alpine skiing. In addition, Nordic skiing is characterised by gentler slopes as it takes place on circuits through forests and mainly on flat trails.

Nordic ski passes for cross-country skiing in Naturland

The resort offers several alternatives for cross-country skiing in its facilities. You can buy from a one-day ski pass to a complete package, which is highly recommended to try this sport as it includes a day pass, ski equipment, lessons with an instructor and lunch.

A good rest after a day in the snow

Although on this occasion you have to go a little further than usual to experience one of Andorra’s winter activities, the journey will be worth it.
When you get back to the flat, all you have to do is relax. Let yourself be enveloped by the spaciousness and comfort of a perfectly equipped space, designed to guarantee your rest and well-being. Book your flat and come and enjoy the winter in Andorra. If you wish to book a ski pass for Nordic skiing or any other snow activity, contact us and we will manage your reservation.


LLacs Mountain Apartments, nominated for another year’s World Ski Awards

We have been nominated by the renowned World Ski Awards in the category of mountain accommodation in Andorra. At the same time, Grandvalira has also been chosen to win the award for the best ski resort in the country. A perfect match, don’t you think?

Here we tell you about these distinctions that recognise the best companies in the ski industry in different fields.

The renowned World Ski Awards

This award recognises excellence in the world of skiing, a sector that involves some 400 million skiers a year in more than 2,500 resorts worldwide and approximately 6 million hotel beds. This is its eleventh edition and have 5 different categories: Best Ski Resort, Best Ski Hotel, Best Ski Boutique Hotel and Best Ski Chalet.

The winners will be voted, and the deadline is September 13th. On the one hand, the industry professionals are voting, and on the other hand, the general public is voting through their website.

These awards belong to the prestigious World Travel Awards. Created in 1993, their aim is to reward the excellence of companies and brands in each of their sections in the world of tourism.

And we are in the category: Best Ski Chalet.

We love the idea! Because we do all that is possible to make our accommodation a reference spot in which to spend a perfect holiday.

We have 25 vacation apartments ideal for families and groups of friends, all year round. None of them are the same, however they share is the typical mountain style and decoration with noble materials such as wood and stone.

If you like to enjoy nature, you will appreciate the balconies and terraces of the apartments with views to the mountains. In summer you will see everything in green and in winter you will enjoy watching the snow fall while you drink a cup of hot chocolate. 😉

Moreover, you will not lack anything as they are 100% equipped with all the necessary equipment.

Apartments with hotel services

In Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you will find services and facilities at your disposal to improve your stay and your comfort level.

We have a spa and outdoor jacuzzi, ideal to rest after a day in the mountains or shopping and a fitness room to continue with your daily training. We don’t forget about the little ones, who will be able to have fun in the playground.

Of course we also have a covered and supervised parking, ski storage and a room for storing bikes in summer.

Comfort is assured here!

An unbeatable situation

We are in Bordes de Envalira, just 700 metres far from Grandvalira, with access to Peretol sector. With a very good location 5 minutes from the village of Soldeu and the sector Grau Roig. The tourist apartments Els Llacs are ideal for skiing from any sector and also to enjoy excursions and activities the rest of the year.

We will be delighted to welcome you and make sure you have the best of stays. And if we have convinced you to vote for us, you can still do so on the World Ski Award website until 13 October.

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The best views of Andorra in autumn

The most impressive viewpoints in Andorra are still open in autumn. If you have planned a getaway for this time of year, you can also include them in your visits and you won’t regret it! You’ll discover new places, if you haven’t already done so, and you’ll be able to see the change of season as nature prepares for winter, changing from the green of the mountains to the reds, oranges and yellows. From the flats we love to propose plans throughout the year so that you always have ideas for when you travel to Andorra.

A solar viewpoint built on a peak

It is located in the resort of Ordino Arcalís, at an altitude of 2700 metres on the Peyreguils Peak. From here you can see the Ordino valley and the rest of the peaks that form the Tristaina circle. In addition to being a lookout point, it is also a sundial. It is a circular installation 25 metres in diameter suspended over the summit with a central 27-metre pole that offers privileged views. It has been created in honour of the “solar mountain”, a natural phenomenon that takes place once a year when the sun shines through a hole in the mountain on the peak of Tristaina.

How to get to the viewpoint?

You can do it comfortably from the Tristaina cable car that will take you to La Coma and from here you can go up to the Creussans chairlift.
From 12 September to 1 November the gondola lift is only open at weekends and on public holidays. However, weather permitting, the chairlift is open every day until 1 November. Find out before you go up. After the ride, you will only have a short walk of about 20 minutes at most. There is no charge for access to the viewpoint, although the chairlift and gondola lift do.

One of the most famous viewpoints in Andorra

The Roc del Quer has already become a classic summer visit. But we assure you that in autumn it is also highly recommended. It is an iconic spot for its views over Canillo and the surrounding peaks, but also for its construction. A 20-metre walkway, 12 metres of which are suspended in the air, culminating in the figure of a thinker. Access to the Roc del Quer is payable and you can buy tickets along with the Tibetan Bridge in Canillo, from its website, where you can also check opening times.

 How to get to the Roc del Quer?

From the flats, it is about 30 minutes by car, without leaving the parish of Canillo, at kilometre 6.5 km of the road to Montaup. Just before arriving you will find a car park where you can park your car without any problem. Then you only have to walk about 400 metres, with a short descent.

A viewpoint to admire the capital

On this route we have taken you to the most famous viewpoints in Andorra, but we also want you to discover other spots that are also very beautiful. The first is the Comella viewpoint, located on the road of the same name in the country’s capital. Near it you’ll find a picnic area with tables and stone seats where you can prepare a small picnic and enjoy an afternoon in the middle of nature. From this viewpoint you will have a close-up view of the Pic del Carroi, the Pic de les Fonts, or the Pic del Pla de l’Estany, and, of course, Andorra la Vella.

How to get to the Comella viewpoint

It is very easy to reach. It is on the road just 3 km from the capital of the country. So you’ll just have to get in the car and head for Andorra la Vella.

Sant Romà dels Vilars viewpoint

From this viewpoint you will have a view of the towns of Escaldes-Engordany and Andorra la Vella, with the backdrop of the mountains tinged with reddish, orange and ochre colours. It is located next to a small Romanesque church.
In autumn, although the days are cooler, they are also sunny, so you can plan to stop for a snack,

How do you get to Sant Romà dels Vilars?

There are different ways to get to the viewpoint, but first you have to go to Escaldes and from there follow any of the paths that go up to Engordany. Then link up with the cobbled path that will take you to the church. You’ll have to walk uphill (as is usual in Andorra 😉) but you’ll see that it’s a very pleasant walk.

If Andorra’s viewpoints are also for autumn, so are our Els Llacs flats. Make your reservation and enjoy the best views!

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Andorra: the ideal destination for a holiday in the mountains with your dog

Discover a dog-friendly hike with your dog in Andorra!
If you’re a lover of outdoor activities and you also have a loyal four-legged friend, then you can’t miss hiking with your dog in Andorra. The country offers a unique and diverse natural environment, where both you and your furry companion will enjoy yourselves to the full.

Dog-friendly hikes in Andorra

Andorra has a large number of trails and paths that are perfect for walking with your dog. From quiet walks in the forest to more demanding excursions in the mountains. There are options for all levels and tastes: inform yourself thoroughly before starting a hike and choose one that suits your physical condition. It is also important to be properly equipped with mountain clothing and footwear, a hat, sun cream and good hydration. Remember to keep your dog on a leash at all times.
Here is an itinerary that you can do well with the whole family.

Excursion to the Estanyó Lake

The hike starts in the Sorteny nature park in the Ordino biosphere reserve, the starting point for this and other hikes.
From the information hut you will have to climb almost to the top of the Borda De Sorteny refuge. On this first stretch you will come across the sculpture commemorating the stripagecs, by the Andorran artist Pere Moles. Five 8-metre-high figures recreate the iron bars that were once placed on the windows of houses to protect them from thieves. Right next to it you’ll find a small botanical garden with some of the species found in the park. If you take the route with your dog and your children, they will enjoy learning the names of the plants and flowers.
As we said, you have to continue until you almost reach the refuge, which is open in summer and has a restaurant service (if you are interested in staying for lunch, we recommend that you make a reservation beforehand). A little further on you will find a turning on the right that shows you the way to the Estanyó lake. First there is a short descent to the river and then a path that climbs up through the forest. This is the steepest climb of the entire route, with about 200 metres of ascent. Once you leave the trees behind, the path is gentler and follows the river upwards until you reach the lake.
It takes about 2 hours one way and 2 hours return, with a moderate difficulty.
To get to the Sorteny park, you have to go to the parish of Ordino. In the summer months the car park is payable from 8.30 am (€4). If you arrive before that time, you can park for free and avoid the hottest hours of the day.

Pet-friendly flats

After enjoying this trail with your dog, you’ll need a comfortable and cosy place to rest. In our spacious and comfortable flats we welcome guests with pets, where you can relax and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere.
In this article you will find tips for enjoying the mountains with your dog and the information you need to know about travelling to Andorra with a pet. Please note that we apply a surcharge of €10 per pet per night.

There’s no better way to enjoy a holiday than doing what you love with your pet. So don’t think twice, get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Andorra! Explore its wonderful routes, admire its natural beauty and stay in pet-friendly flats to enjoy a perfect stay. Your dog will thank you and you’ll have unforgettable moments together, so pack your bags!

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Adventure Parks in Andorra

The perfect way to end the month of August is to visit Andorra’s adventure parks. Are you up for it?
In this article we tell you what you can find and what dates the Mon(t) Magic and Vallpark of Grandvalira Resorts and Naturland will be open until.

The adventure park closest to the apartments

Located in the Canillo sector of Grandvalira, it is a family park surrounded by mountains and nature that offers leisure activities for all members of the family. The activities are classified by age.
Its facilities include a 550-metre zip line that can reach up to 80 km/hour, with the possibility of flying over the lake in tandem with your child. The Magic Gliss is a spectacular two-seater slide 550 metres down and 180 metres up, which will become an even more exciting experience with the augmented reality glasses. The BigAirbag is a platform where you can free fall.
Complete your summer activities in Andorra with trampolines, acrojump, archery and mini-golf. There are also proposals for exploring nature such as an escape room and a hiking route adapted for all the family to discover the legends and fantastic characters of Andorra.
In the park you will also find a lake, El Forn, which contrasts with the surroundings and offers a peaceful environment for water activities in a comfortable and safe way.
It is open every day until 24 September, from 10am to 6pm, and has different types of entrance.
No doubt, it is a place with exciting attractions that will surprise you.

More attractions to end the summer in style

To get to the Mountain Park you will have to go to La Massana and from there either take the cable car (included in the ticket price) or drive up to the Pal sector. In summer, the Mountain Park offers activities for children from 6 to 16 years old, as well as activities for adults in the heart of nature. In the Peque Park children will enjoy inflatables, slides, climbing walls, ball pool and more, all in the open air. Other activities in which they will have a great time are tubbing or jumping, where they can jump to a great height and even do somersaults in the air, and the children’s zip line. They will also be able to explore nature and the environment through orienteering circuits or a labyrinth. For mums and dads, there are exciting activities such as the Big Zip, a 338-metre zip line 28 metres above the ground. Other great attractions include the go-karting circuit, buggy rides and summer retracks.
The Mountain Park is an incredible adventure that awaits you in Andorra if you want to have as much fun as possible during your holidays with the whole family.
It is open until 11 September.

Downhills, jumps and circuits for mountain biking enthusiasts

The resort also has a Bike Park in Pal. It has 40 kilometres and 32 different circuits for practising different mountain biking disciplines with your mountain bike. Two of them are equipped with modules, there are also descents, others for Cross-Country, Enduro and Four Cross. It also has routes for e-Bikes and for children.
The Pal Arinsal Bike Park is considered to be the 4th best in the world and hosts the MTB World Cup events (In this article you can consult the agenda of the major competitions in Andorra).
Open every day until 11 September, from 10h00 to 18h30. From 16 September to 8 October, only on weekends and for the Pilar long weekend it will be open from 12 to 15 October from 10am to 5pm.

Family fun continues in Sant Julià de Lòria

Naturland is the third open-air adventure park which, like the first two, also offers a wide range of activities for the whole family. It is located in the Rabassa forest, in the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria. It is divided into two completely separate areas, but with a common factor: nature. The first area, located at an altitude of 1600 metres, has an esplanade where the centre’s main activities take place. The other area, located at 2000 metres, is an area designed to encourage activities in the heart of nature and is the starting point for some guided hiking routes. In addition, you will also find the Naturland Bicycle Centre and the equestrian centre, among others.
In summer it is open until 3 September every day from 10am to 6pm. From 9 September to 26 November it is only open on weekends and public holidays. From the December long weekend onwards it will offer winter activities.

There’s still time to enjoy Andorra’s adventure parks and outdoor activities. Do you know them all?

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Andorra’s Natural Parks: a haven of biodiversity in the Pyrenees

Join us on a tour of Andorra’s three natural parks that will make you fall madly in love with nature.

The Madriu Perafita and Claror Valley

This is the first on our list of natural parks. This impressive area was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004. It covers 4,247 hectares, which represents 10% of the country’s total territory, and it spreads over the parishes of Encamp, Andorra la Vella, Sant Julià de Lòria and Escaldes-Engordany. Here, nature is intertwined with history and culture, creating a unique landscape. Explore the trails that cross ancient shepherds’ paths and let yourself be captivated by the landscapes of mountains and green meadows.
As natural attractions you can enjoy peaks such as the Portella, the highest in the park (2905 m.) or the Pic Negre. There are around thirty lakes, such as l’Illa, the second largest in Andorra, and Montmalús. The park is also home to 70% of the Principality’s flora and fauna species.
On the other hand, the cultural heritage in this area preserves vestiges of the traditional life of the inhabitants of Andorra. Such as old stone huts, orris (shepherds’ huts) and ancestral paths. Not surprisingly, it has been recognised as a treasure.
Finally, here’s a curious fact: thanks to the Madriu river, 15% of the country’s electricity is produced and it supplies drinking water to 20% of the population.

The Comapedrosa Natural Park

We continue on our circuit and we cannot miss another of the country’s natural parks. It is located in the parish of La Massana, has a total surface area of 15.42 km2 and is home to the highest peak in Andorra: Comapedrosa at an altitude of 2,942 metres. Walking along the paths of this park is a paradise for lovers of hiking in Andorra. You will be captivated by its imposing peaks, valleys and waterfalls. You can enjoy different routes such as the Pla de l’Estany, reach the top of the country (only suitable for experts) or walk along the Pollós river. You’ll also have the chance to see native species of flora and fauna.
Among the three natural parks, it is the only one that has received the Starlight Reserve distinction. This is a recognition awarded by the foundation of the same name, which considers that an area has optimum conditions for the preservation of darkness. It is considered to have the darkest sky in the whole country, ideal for organising astronomical observation trips.

The third of the nature parks: Sorteny

Last but not least, we turn to the Sorteny nature park, which covers an area of 1080 hectares. It is the first nature park to be created in Andorra in 1999. Located in the parish of Ordino, it was declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve in October 2020. It is a paradise for botany lovers and photography enthusiasts. It has a botanical garden where you can observe part of the diversity of flora with more than 700 species of flowers and plants. It is the starting point for many hiking routes and in winter it is famous for its snowshoeing routes. This natural park is home to two of the highest peaks in the country: Estanyó (2,915 m) and Serrera (2,913 m).
It is also part of the Three Nations Pyrenean Park, together with the Comapedrosa, Pyrénées Ariégeoises and Alt Pirineu parks. One of the most emblematic points is the peak of Medacorba, which is the point of confluence between Andorra, France and Catalonia.

Activities in the natural parks

From the imposing grandeur of Comapedrosa to the exuberant beauty of Sorteny and the historical charm of Vall del Madriu. All the parks have a particularity that makes them unique and different from the others. What they all have in common is that they are areas of great natural value that deserve to be preserved and cared for. The natural parks offer a wide range of outdoor activities, such as hiking trails, with the possibility of hiring professional guides. They also have climbing and via ferrata routes, horse riding and mountain biking routes, and even ski mountaineering in the winter months.

So don’t hesitate any longer, put on your hiking boots and venture into these natural paradises, and don’t forget your camera, because you’ll find postcard-worthy snapshots here!
Don’t worry about your rest, we provide it in our flats: Els Llacs Mountain Apartments in Bordes d’Envalira 😉.


Andorra: ideal destination to enjoy nature on E-bike

If you’re passionate about cycling, we’ve got just what you’re looking for! We’re sure you won’t run out of the more than 150 kilometres of E-Bike circuits that Grandvalira has prepared for this summer.

New E-Bike routes in Grandvalira

Grandvalira has launched new signposted circuits for electric bikes. It’s the perfect opportunity to go cycling along more than 94 kilometres in Grau Roig, Soldeu, Canillo, Pas de la Casa, El Tarter and Encamp sectors. There are different types of trails depending on the difficulty and gradient. Like the ski slopes, they are marked by colours: green, blue, red and black, from the easiest to the most technical. So you can enjoy the routes depending on your level, whether you’ve never tried an E-Bike before or you’re an expert and want to test yourself on more demanding routes. All you have to do is plan your outings and choose the circuits that best suit your needs.

Complete facilities to enjoy the E-Bike

If we add to these routes the circuits of the Pal Arinsal Bike Park, Grandvalira Resorts has a total of 150 kilometres designed for electric bicycles.
The circuits are complemented by new charging points for all electric bike models in Soldeu, Canillo and Encamp, as well as areas with basic repair tools and pressure hoses for cleaning your bike.
To facilitate the access, Grandvalira has launched the Bike Pass, a day pass, which allows you to use the Encamp, Canillo and Soldeu cable cars. If you already have the Andorra Pass or the Nord Pass for the 2022-23 winter season, you have free access to all the ski lifts open in summer.

Enjoy the mountain on wheels

To make the most of the experience, Grandvalira has classified the routes by levels:
Green and blue: the simple ones. 30 kilometres of routes with hardly any difficulty, designed for cyclists who are just starting out.
Blue and red: the challenging ones. To enjoy these routes you will need to have a good basic knowledge of mountain biking. A total of 50 kilometres of trails, each one longer than the previous level, with slopes of medium difficulty.
The red and black ones: the complex ones. These are for very experienced riders, capable of overcoming climbs and obstacles of greater difficulty and steeper slopes.

Want more adrenaline?

The Pal Bike Park awaits you. Located in the northern valleys, it can be accessed from the La Massana cable car. It has more than 60 kilometres of circuits for all mountain bike disciplines, routes for electric bikes and a children’s area to introduce the youngest members of the family to your favourite sport.
From 22 to 27 August it hosts the UCI MBT World Cup, in the Cross-Country, Short-Track and downhill events, in the men’s and women’s categories. It has become one of the most eagerly awaited events for MTB lovers.

Do you prefer to test yourself with your road bike?

In Andorra you won’t get bored riding through its landscapes and mountain passes. A total of 21 challenges await you, many of which have been the setting for epic stages of the Tour de France and La Vuelta a España. In fact, the latter returns to the country at the end of August. We tell you about it here, along with the rest of the sporting competitions that will take place in the Principality.

Flats in Soldeu

Our holiday appartments are ready to welcome you on your cycling holidays in Andorra. We have flats with an unbeatable location to enjoy the mountains and summer sports, with large rooms and 100% equipped so that you lack nothing. We also have a spa so you can relax after a day of adventures with your bike. And of course, we have a cycling room, a guarded room with a camera to store your bike.

If you’re looking for the perfect place for your cycling holiday in Andorra, you’ve found us 😉.
At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments we will be delighted to welcome you, book your flat now.


Electric motorbike tours: a new way to enjoy Andorra

This summer we have a new proposal that we are sure you will love. You will discover incredible landscapes and ride along mountain trails in a different way: riding an electric motorbike! You will be in direct contact with nature, respecting the environment and enjoying the benefits of an outdoor activity.

Guided excursion on an electric motorbike

If you like the thrill of riding a motorbike and you love the beauty of the mountains, you’re lucky! We offer you a new activity that combines the best of both worlds: an electric motorbike tour in the mountains of Andorra, ideal to do with friends!
The route starts at our flats heading to the Grau Roig slopes of Grandvalira accompanied by a guide. Once there, you will get to the foot of the Montmalús peak, in the glacial cirque of Pessons.
The excursion lasts 50 minutes, during which you will enjoy nature and feel the fresh air in your lungs. Thanks to the electric motorbike you will be able to get close to the fauna and flora of the area, in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way, and without damaging the natural environment.

What do you need to ride an electric motorbike?

As a requirement, you only need to know how to ride a bicycle or motorbike, but it is not compulsory to have a driving licence. The organiser of the route provides the loan of the bike, helmet and gloves. On the other hand, it is compulsory to wear long trousers and shoes tied for safety, and minimum height of 1.50 m. and a minimum of 4 people.
Get ready to walk along trails and paths that will lead you to discover breathtaking views!

Book the excursion with Els Llacs Mountain Apartments

To make things easier for you and to offer you the best possible price, we have created an offer that will allow you to enjoy this adventure. It includes the circular route with a guide and one night in the flats located in Bordes de Envalira (to which you can add as many extra nights as you wish).
Booking is very easy: just choose the flat of your choice, select the number of nights and make the reservation. What’s more, by booking through our website you will benefit from an additional 10% discount.

Combine nature with many other activities

When you get off the bike you will still have 1000 more experiences to live.
Here are just a few to inspire you:

– Hiking in the mountains

Combine the routes on an electric motorbike with hiking excursions. Near Els Llacs you will be able to cross valleys, climb lakes and peaks of Andorra that will leave you open-mouthed.

– Play golf in Andorra

Grandvalira is home to the highest golf course in Europe, which can only be reached by the Soldeu cable car. It has 9 holes and a par 33, and is completely integrated into the surroundings.

– Spend a few hours at the spa

It’s time to visit the spa! Our flats have a spa for the exclusive use of our guests, included in the price. Here you can bathe in the indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, and relax in the sauna or Turkish bath. And if you want more, you can book a massage or discover the Mountain Spa Mountain Wellness Club in Soldeu (both options at an additional cost).

Relax in our holiday apartments

After so much excitement, come back to your comfortable and cosy mountain flat to recharge your batteries – you’ll feel right at home! The rooms are equipped with comfortable beds, while in the kitchen you won’t miss anything to prepare your favourite meals.
We have everything you need, whether you come as a family, with friends or as a couple at any time of the year… and without leaving anyone behind as we are pet friendly and accept pets.

If you are already planning your holidays in Andorra, don’t hesitate to book our offer with flat and excursion with electric motorbike, we are waiting for you!