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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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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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Advantages of staying in holiday apartments in Andorra

More and more families are choosing to stay in holiday apartments for their holidays or short breaks in Andorra. And if so many people have opted for this type of accommodation, they are not wrong. So here we tell you why staying in holiday apartments, especially if they are like Els Llacs Mountain Apartments, is always a good idea.

Feel at home with your loved ones

Whether you choose to visit us with the whole family or with friends, at Els Llacs you each have your own space and privacy. You will find large holiday apartments of between 60m2 to 110m2, with capacity for up to 11 people. The apartments have a mountain house atmosphere with high ceilings, wooden beams and parquet floors, although each one is different. You will have a more authentic and less touristy experience staying in one of our apartments and you will feel the warmth of home.

At Els Llacs you won’t miss a thing!

Our holiday apartments are 100% equipped with everything you need during your stay in Andorra. The kitchen has electrical appliances and utensils so you can prepare your own food. Not having to eat out is ideal if you are travelling with small children to maintain their routines or if you follow a special diet. And the best thing: breakfast on the first day is on us, we offer you a welcome pack complete with coffee, biscuits, toast, and jam so you don’t have to worry about anything.
As for the rest of the rooms, they also have all the comforts. The rooms are equipped with sheets and duvet covers and have spacious wardrobes for storing your belongings. In the bathroom you will find welcome amenities, towels, bathrobe, slippers, and hairdryer.

Enjoy your holiday with total flexibility

Staying in a holiday apartment gives you more flexibility in terms of timetables. You can come and go as you please and you don’t have to depend on the opening and closing times of the restaurants.

The children will have a great time

During your holidays at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments your children will have fun in the common children’s area, which is free of charge. If you need it, we also have a babysitting service (extra charge).

Holiday apartaments with spa

Here you will also find your area to relax in the outdoor or indoor jacuzzi with mountain views, the sauna or the hammam. Or if you’re someone who needs to keep up your exercise routine, even when you’re on holiday, you can do so in our gym.
The best thing: the spa and gym are free of charge.
We offer you the possibility to book massages and treatments to enhance your wellness experience (for a fee).

We are Pet Friendly!

Travel with all members of the family. We allow your pets so that you can enjoy your holiday with your dog. The holiday apartments have enough space for everyone to enjoy a few days in Andorra. Not forgetting that we are in the heart of nature, a paradise where your four-legged friend will have a great time.

In the best location

We are located in Bordes de Envalira, a location that allows you to make the most of the mountain. Access to Grandvalira is just 700 metres away, ideal in winter for accessing the slopes. In summer, our quiet location, away from the large urban centres, makes it possible to start excursions relatively easily. The nearest town is Soldeu, 5 minutes from the apartments, and the centre of Andorra la Vella is 30 minutes away by car.

Now you know the advantages of choosing to stay in a holiday apartment. If we have convinced you, you can make a reservation on our website for your next holiday or getaway.

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Andorra with a dog at Easter Week

Don’t leave anyone at home this Easter! Our flats in Bordes d’Envalira are spacious and pet-friendly so you can stay comfortably with your pet as one of the family. 
In April, the days are usually sunny and the temperatures are pleasant. So we invite you to discover some of the hiking routes to enjoy with your dog this long weekend and to rest in the most relaxed way at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. 
Let’s go with the routes! They are very easy itineraries that you can do with a small dog or even if you are travelling with a senior dog.

 

Walks through beautiful landscapes with your dog 

For this occasion we recommend the Camí de les Pardines, located in Encamp, which goes from Els Cortals to Engolasters lake. It is a gravel path of approximately 3.5 kilometres at an altitude of 1,700 metres with views of the village of Encamp. Access is easy both from Els Cortals d’Encamp and from Engolasters lake. Along the way you will come across a botanical garden and a small waterfall, as well as being able to see an old coal bunker. Your pet will have a great time outdoors enjoying nature.

 

A path in Andorra la Vella

This route is also very easy to access, suitable for the whole family and for your dog. The Rec de Solà is in Andorra la Vella at the foot of the Pico del Carroi. It is a cobbled path that follows a small irrigation stream with views of the towns of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes. It is practically flat with a distance of about 3 kilometres, ideal to do in spring in the middle of the day to enjoy the sun and a relaxing walk with your pet. The path also has a small picnic area where you can stop for a snack. 

 

The Camí de les Fonts in Engolasters

Another route to do with your pet is the fountain trail in Engolasters, in Escaldes. This is an easy route that you can enjoy at this time of year. You will walk through the forest and the route has only a slight slope. Halfway along the route there is a viewpoint with spectacular views of the valley and the church of Sant Miquel d’Engolasters. On this circuit your pet will have a great time walking in nature.
Bonus: when you reach the end of the path, if the day is fine and you feel like walking a little further, you can start the ascent to the Coll Jovell, with views over the Madriu Valley. When you get there, you can return along the same path or, after about 50 metres on the left, take the Costa de l’Avet path to the picnic area and the Closa fountain. From there, you can take the forest track that will take you to the road (where you will come across a sculpture) where you will turn left to go to the Engolasters huts. At this point, you should take the stone path that passes between the huts and crosses the forest until you reach a crossroads. Take the one on the right, indicated by yellow circles, until you reach the road. After going down a few metres, you will come to the Camí del Cortalet, on the left hand side. A wide path with little slope that will take you back to the Camí de les Fonts. 

Travelling with your dog to Andorra 

To come to Andorra with your dog you must comply with the following requirements: 
– They must be identified with a chip. 
– Be vaccinated against rabies. 
– Have the pet passport duly signed and stamped. 

Flats to stay with your dog 

Enjoy the Easter long weekend in Andorra with your pet in complete comfort. At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments we are pet friendly so you won’t leave any member of the family at home.  

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All the options to learn to ski in Grandvalira

Even if you haven’t been in the snow this season, there’s no doubt that the latest snowfall in mid-January is an invitation to consider a skiing break. Whether you’re an experienced skier and you want to improve your skills, or you’ve decided to learn to ski, Grandvalira offers different types of skiing and snowboarding courses and classes for all levels and ages.  
Discover the different options in this article and make the most of your snow getaway. 

Group classes to learn to ski 

In Grandvalira you’ll find group classes to get you started in skiing, snowboarding or freeriding, or to improve your technique. Classes are divided into levels and are taught in up to 6 different languages, with a maximum of 12 people. Grandvalira has a large ski school with more than 600 professionals to learn to ski. If you have never been on a board before, it is important that you learn with an instructor who will help you get started, teach you the technique and the necessary routines to apply from the beginning.  

Individual courses to learn to ski 

If you prefer a more personalised experience, you can opt for private lessons for you and your companions (maximum 6 people). Ideally, you should all be of the same level to make the most of the course. The instructor will adapt exclusively to your level and you will be able to acquire the knowledge more quickly. You can book individual lessons whether you are a beginner or want to improve your level in skiing, snowboarding and freeriding. 

Top Class to improve your skiing level

This modality is ideal for progressing as you will have an expert instructor at your disposal for 6 hours at a time who, as well as helping you to perfect your skiing, will take you to discover all the secrets of the ski resort. The service also offers correction videos and provides you with a VIP room and pick-up from your accommodation.

Ski programmes for the little ones

If you want to introduce the little ones to your favourite sport, the Grandvalira ski school offers several options so that they can have fun while they learn. To learn to ski, it offers themed circuits, courses and snow gardens. Children are grouped by levels and also by age groups. The youngest children, from 1 to 3 years old, also have their own space in the nursery where they will stay in an indoor area run by specialised resort staff.  

Els Llacs + Grandvalira = super ski break 

Once you’ve finished skiing, it’s time to rest. Stay overnight at Els Llacs and enjoy all the comfort of fully equipped mountain flats. In addition, you’ll have a ski storage room with camera surveillance so you don’t have to carry all your equipment back to the flat. You can also get on our transfer that will take you to the foot of the slopes without having to touch your own car.  
At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you can enjoy plenty of space whether you are travelling as a couple, with your group of friends or with your family. Our tourist flats offer options for up to 12 people. 

If this season you are thinking of learning to ski in Andorra, book the Els Llacs flats with the ski pass to Grandvalira and become an experienced skier. 

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Epiphany in Andorra: skiing getaway in holiday apartment

We’re off to a great start in 2023: the first weekend of the year brings us the first long weekend. If you love skiing, the Epiphany holiday is the ideal opportunity to spend three days on the slopes enjoying your passion with your family and friends in Andorra. After a full day in the snow, you can recover your strength and pamper your body, take advantage of the sales to go shopping or go out for a drink or dinner. 

Spend the Epiphany weekend skiing in Grandvalira 

Skiing in Andorra is a great experience because you have a lot of space to explore. The week of Epiphany, the week that welcomes the new year, allows you to enjoy the best conditions in Andorra’s ski resorts. In Grandvalira, which has 139 slopes and 7 connected sectors, you can choose where you want to start skiing from, depending on your level and preferences. Finally, take note that as a novelty this season with the union of all the resorts, with the multi-day ski pass you also have access to Pal Arinsal and Ordino Arcalís. So if you want to make the most of the Epiphany long weekend, come to Andorra. 

Après-ski activities to end the day

As we mentioned before, the possibilities are endless. If you want to end the day in a spa, ours is ideal after going down the slopes and before going up to the flat. Or you can also spend a few hours in Caldea or in the mountain spa of the Park Piolets MountainHotel & Spa, our 5* hotel in Soldeu.  
If you’re more of a shopper, you can go out and enjoy the sales in Andorra, which started at the end of December. Take a stroll through the centre of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes or go to Pas de la Casa and treat yourself. 
And if gastronomy is one of your passions, a host of restaurants await you in the Principality. Discover the local cuisine, go for tapas or try the most exotic flavours. 
In Andorra you can choose your favourite après-ski activity to have a great time after a day in the snow. 

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments near Grandvalira

Our flats are located in Bordes de Envalira, near Soldeu and a few metres from the access to the Peretol sector of Grandvalira. However, you can also access the slopes with our free transfer, which will take you to Grau Roig. Apart from enjoying a privileged location, Els Llacs provides you with services that will undoubtedly improve your stay during the Epiphany long weekend or whenever you want to come and visit us. You can bathe in the spa or work out in the gym for free or book a massage (with charge) to regain your strength. We also have a ski locker at your disposal so that you can comfortably leave your ski equipment. We also provide you with a welcome pack so that you don’t have to worry about breakfast on the first day. Not forgetting that at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you will find the comfort and space you need for your holidays in Andorra. 

The most magical night

If instead of spending the Three Kings’ long weekend in Andorra you are on holiday for the whole week, your children will be able to see the Three Kings’ parade. On 5 January, between 5pm and 6pm, the little ones will enjoy the arrival of their majesties from different parts of the country. Check the timetables here. The closest towns are Canillo and Pas de la Casa, but if you are shopping in the centre, you can also see the parades there without any problem. 

If you want to start the year skiing, don’t miss out on the long weekend in Andorra and book the flat with ski pass to Grandvalira. 

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A start of the winter season in December to suit all tastes: skiing and more

December is one of the most eagerly awaited time for most pleople, and Andorra is the ideal destination for many reasons. The main one is that it”s when the ski season starts.
This year the resorts are scheduled to open on 3 December, but there is much more! Whether your thing is snow sports or you prefer to invest your time in other activities, you won’t be bored this December. Here’s everything you can do in Andorra.  

Skiing in Grandvalira

If the weather conditions are fine, it looks like you’ll be skiing since the beginning of December. Take note: this season Grandvalira Resorts is launching a unique ski pass, the Andorra Pass. It allows you to ski on a total of 303 kilometres of slopes in Grandvalira, Pal Arinsal and Ordino Arcalís, with the multi-day ski pass.
This is a good opportunity to improve your skiing technique or get started in a new modality such as snowboarding or freeriding, depending on your level, with individual or group classes. You can also enrol your little ones in ski schools so that they can get started in this sport and you can practise your hobby as a family.  

December is also a time to relax 

Whether you ski or you prefer to spend the whole day taking time for yourself, it is always a good option to find a moment to relax. We suggest several spa alternatives so that you can choose the one you like best: 

– The spa at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments

Our flats are unique for many reasons and one of them is because it has a free spa with two jacuzzis, one of which is outdoors with views of the mountains, hammam and sauna. It also has a gym and massage area (with charge) to finish a day of skiing and snow activities as it deserves.  

– The Park Spa Mountain Wellness Club

If you feel like extending your wellness experience, we suggest the mountain spa of the Park Piolets hotel, which belongs to our same chain and is located at the foot of the Soldeu slopes. 
Enjoy it as an après-ski activity or as a full day activity combining the water circuit with some beauty treatments and relaxing massages. 

– Bathe in the thermal waters of Caldea

If you are travelling as a family with children aged 5 and over, choose the Thermoludic entrance ticket; the youngest, aged 3 and 4, have exclusive access to the Likids children’s spa. If you are travelling as a couple, we recommend that you book at Inúu, the spa for over 16s, whose ticket will also give you access to the Thermoludic and Origins spas. 

Snow activities for the whole family

If you love skiing but you also want to have fun with your family, complement your skiing with snow activities or dedicate a whole day to it. 
Choose among the different proposals that Grandvalira offers you, among which you will find excursions with dog sleds or snowmobiles in the forests near our flats. Another option is to spend a fun time building igloos or sledging down the slopes of Soldeu when they close for skiers. 
Ask about these activities and many more when you book your getaway for the long weekend. 

The first Christmas shopping

Make the most of your break in december! Take the opportunity to do your first Christmas shopping in the commercial centres of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes or in Pas de la Casa, which is closer to our flats. 
While you go shopping and help Santa Claus to choose the presents for the whole family, stroll through the streets decorated with Christmas motifs and stop to recover your strength in the restaurants in downtown. 

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments: at the foot of the slopes

We will be delighted if you choose us to spend your ski break in Andorra. Apart from offering you spacious and comfortable mountain flats with everything you need, we also have extra services that will make your stay much more comfortable: 
– Transfer to the slopes.
– Ski storage in a room with camera surveillance. 
– Ski equipment hire at the Viladomat Signature shop in Park Piolets hotel. 
– Possibility of renting ski clothing (anorak and trousers). 

Don’t think twice and make your reservation for December to start the winter season in Andorra. We are waiting for you!

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Last getaway of the summer at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments

Make the most of the last days of summer and get ready to welcome autumn in the best way possible. Stay in our mountain flats and extend the season to face September with more enthusiasm. Here are some of the best things to do during your September getaway. 

Feel at home at Els Llacs Moutain Apartments. 

Our holiday apartments are cosy and spacious, with capacity for up to 11 people. They are beautiful and unique, in the style of mountain chalets with large wooden ceilings, exposed stone walls, parquet floors and details in wood and wrought iron. They also have a balcony so you can take in the mountain views when you wake up in the morning. And they are fully equipped so that you won’t miss a thing, whether you come for a holiday or a weekend break. If you are a cycling enthusiast, you can store your bike in the Cycling Room, a room with camera surveillance.

Services of our mountain apartaments 

As we said Els Llacs are unconventional and have several services to make your stay more comfortable. You can do your grocery shopping online and have it delivered to the flat before your arrival from our website, to save you time. And so that you can travel with minimum luggage, we offer you a welcome pack with the first breakfast of your stay and basic toiletries. Our holiday accommodation also offers a children’s area where the kids will have a great time. 

We are pet friendly!

Don’t leave anyone at home on your September getaway. Bring your pet with you, as animals are also welcome in our properties. In this article we tell you what you need to know to travel with your pets to Andorra. 

Holiday aparments with spa for your getaway in September

Complete your getaway in the flats’ spa, located in the same building with views of the mountains, ideal after a hiking trip, a day of shopping or a cycling route. It is completely free of charge and has an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi, hammam and sauna. There is also a gym and fitness area so that you can continue with your daily exercise routines. You can also book massages (at an additional cost) to further enhance your September getaway. 

Pamper yourself in the spa of the Park Piolets hotel

Continue enjoying the benefits of the spa, but this time in the Park Spa Mountain Wellness Club located in the hotel Park Piolets in Soldeu, the hotel of our same group. Relax in its water circuit and pamper yourself with one of its beauty treatments or relaxing massages. From Els Llacs we can arrange the booking; you only have to request it when you book your accommodation. 

Offers to discover Andorra on 2 wheels 

If you want to enjoy the landscapes in an original way, we suggest you book one of our offers that include Els Llacs Mountain Apartments and the bicycle. Choose the mode you like best: road bike, mountain bike or e-bike, then select a route and explore it at your own pace. 

Your getaway in September: with almost a 20% discount 

The best of the best is that if you book through our official website you will get a better price: a 10% discount for booking through this channel and an additional 10% for early booking. So don’t wait any longer and book your last getaway of the summer. 

Can you think of any other plan to enjoy your getaway in September? And if you feel like coming on other dates, don’t hesitate. At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments we are open all year round. Follow our blog and find out all the ideas we give you so that you can plan your holidays or weekends in any season of the year.

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In summer, enjoy the mountains with your dog in Andorra

Andorra is undoubtedly a pet-friendly destination, ideal if you’re travelling with your dog. Summer is the season to enjoy the mountains, nature and the great outdoors. So that you can do it with the whole family, here are some tips for hiking with your pet and making the most of the experience.

Tips for hiking with your dog

Here are some recommendations to make the most of hiking in the mountains with your pet. 

– Plan the route before setting off

Before starting out, you need to know the terrain, the duration and the distance in order to plan the necessary equipment for both you and your dog. It is also best to avoid steep slopes, via ferrata areas or suspension bridges as these can be difficult for your pet to access. Areas with water are ideal for them to have fun.

– Take into account the physical endurance of the animal

Start with easy hiking routes with your dog if he is sedentary or has never been in the mountains before, so that he can get used to them little by little.

– Check the type of terrain

When choosing a hike, make sure that the type of terrain will not damage your dog’s paws and pads. Avoid paved areas – at least in central hours of the day when it gets very hot – or very rocky or icy areas.  You also have the option of protecting his pads with specialised dog equipment. 

– Plan for water

When you’re hiking with your dog, you’ll need to take your provisions with you and your dog. Don’t forget that he also needs to be hydrated

– Keep your dog on a leash

It is advisable to keep your dog on a leash at all times, as there may be routes where they may cross paths with other animals, or they may get lost if they don’t know the place.

Routes for hiking with a dog

Andorra offers endless options. Today we tell you about two excursions that you will love:

– Montmalús Lake

This is a hiking route that starts at the Grau Roig resort, near the flats. It is about 5 kilometres long and has a gradient of 600 metres.  You will reach an altitude of 2,700 metres and enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Pessons glacial cirque in Andorra. And when you get there… Reward! Your dog can take a dip in the lake. Before doing the route we advise you to check the weather forecast.

– The iron route

This route is easy to access and very entertaining. The path is full of sculptures and monuments dedicated to metallurgy, a very important industry for Andorra until the end of the 19th century. It is located in the other valley in the parish of Ordino and runs almost all the way along the side of a river. It is ideal to do with the whole family or with dogs not used to long walks.

Travelling to Andorra with your pet

You probably already know this information by heart, but it’s a good idea to keep it handy.

Pets (dogs, cats or ferrets) in Andorra must have:

– Identification by chip.

– Rabies vaccination.

– The pet passport.

If you come from a country outside the European Union you will also have to present a health certificate and declare it at customs. If you are travelling with any other type of wild animal, whether native or not, you will have to request a permit from the Andorran Government.

Pet-friendly flats all year round

At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments your pets are welcome so that you can travel with the whole family and leave no one at home.

The flats are spacious and comfortable with a capacity for 2 to 11 people and with differentiated spaces. Located in front of Grandvalira, they are the ideal choice if you come hiking with your dog, so you don’t have to worry about anything! The accommodation is equipped with everything you need for your holidays, whether you come to Andorra during the summer or for skiing, as we are open all year round.

With these routes and tips for hiking with a dog in Andorra, all you need to do now is book your flat.

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Top 5 activities for your spring break in Andorra

While waiting for the big summer holidays to arrive, take a break and treat yourself to a spring break in Andorra. After winter, make the most of the spring season to get to know the country more calmly, spending a few days disconnecting with trips to the mountains, spas, shopping and eating well…. but very well!

 

Read on and take note of the plans we recommend to enjoy spring in our Pyrenean country.

 

Hiking in Andorra

When the snow melts, it’s time to swap your ski boots for hiking shoes to explore the paths and trails that lie beneath the snow. In Andorra you’ll find trails of all levels of difficulty: to do with children, with your pet and for more experienced mountaineers. There are excursions to lakes and high mountain peaks, as well as more accessible itineraries with hardly any gradient to make the most of a well-deserved spring getaway. Discover the landscapes of Andorra’s 3 natural parks: Comapedrosa, Sorteny and the Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, the only one in the Pyrenees declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are well located in Bordes de Envalira to enjoy hiking in Andorra.

 

Shopping in the centre

In the afternoon, change your mind and head down to the shopping streets in the centre to take a stroll around the shops. Discover the spring-summer fashion trends, the latest in technology and, why not, make yourself a nice present. Take advantage of the “mid-season” sales in many shops between April and May. Above all, take it easy and relax on an outdoor terrace to regain your strength and continue your afternoon of shopping.  

 

Relax at the spa

After a day of so much activity, complete your spring break in the best way in the free spa in our tourist flats. You don’t even need to leave the building, as here you will have a spa with indoor and outdoor jacuzzi with views of the mountains. It also has a sauna and hammam and you can book massages and treatments.

If you want more, stop by the Park Spa Mountain Wellness Club, a design wellness centre open on weekends in spring. It is the spa of the Park Piolets hotel, which belongs to the same group as Els Llacs Mountain Apartments, and is located in Soldeu (just 5 minutes from our holiday apartments

 

Eating well in Andorra

A gastronomic experience is a must on your spring getaway. In Andorra you will find an endless number of restaurants with different types of cuisine that offer you the chance to try new dishes and flavours. If you haven’t already done so, discover Andorran cuisine in a typical “borda” or book a table in a restaurant with international cuisine. We recommend the Kao Soldeu restaurant where you will be delighted by the delights of haute Chinese cuisine.  Among many other dishes you can try their assortment of Dim Sums, their imperial egg and their star dish: Peking duck. You’ll want to come back for more!

 

Spring Break at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments

All year round you are guaranteed comfort and convenience in your accommodation in Andorra in front of Grandvalira. Our holiday flats can accommodate up to 11 people and they are fully equipped with everything you may need. You can also come with all the members of your family as we are a Pet Friendly accommodation in Andorra. And as we like to take care of you, breakfast on the first day is on us: we will prepare a varied welcome pack for you. In addition, if you wish, you can do your shopping in advance at the online supermarket, so that your shopping is ready for when you arrive.

 

Book your mountain accommodation at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments and discover the best of Andorra on your spring getaway.