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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. 

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Say goodbye to the ski season in Grandvalira

After the last snowfalls, it’s time to prepare a new ski getaway. Winter is over, but it’s not yet time to put the boards away. Until 18 April, there’s still time to come skiing and stay in our flats in front of Grandvalira, where you’ll find all the comforts you need to enjoy the snow.

 

Get ready to have a great time!

 

Spring skiing

After the cold winter, spring comes with more pleasant temperatures, longer days and more hours of natural light. Together with the snowfalls at the beginning of April, which leave good powder snow conditions, this year you can make the most of every last day on the ski slopes in Andorra.

In the morning, ski or snowboard on the good early morning snow, and at midday it’s time for terracing! Stop off at one of the restaurants for a bite to eat and recover your strength with vitamin D. Don’t forget your sun cream!

Grandvalira closes all its ski sectors on 18 April, but if you’re really looking forward to the snow, you can ski until 24 April in Ordino-Arcalís, located in the other valley.

 

Staying in flats in front of Grandvalira

Choose the best accommodation to make the most of your ski break or holiday, book close to the slopes and save time!

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments offer you a very good location right in front of one of the accesses to the resort through the Peretol sector, from where you can take the Pla de les Pedres chairlift to get to the slopes. If you prefer, you can also use our free shuttle service to Grau Roig. We also have a free ski locker at your disposal.

Our flats in Grandvalira are very well equipped and have everything you need whether you come with friends, as a couple or with friends, even a spa! When you come back from skiing you can recover your strength in the indoor jacuzzi, hammam or sauna. Or watch the sun go down from the outdoor jacuzzi.

 

Enjoy the best après-ski 

Until the end of the season you can do a host of activities in Andorra after skiing.

In the resort itself, in the Pas de la Casa sector, once a week one of its slopes opens until 9 pm so you can ski under the stars. In Soldeu, Grandvalira offers an irresistible family activity: tobogganing from the top of the slopes to the village. In the Peretol sector, right in front of Els Llacs Mountain Apartments, you will find the only snowpark that opens until 21h, ideal for practising your jumps and pirouettes until nightfall. All these proposals are relatively close to our flats in Grandvalira.

Moreover, in Andorra you will find many more options to complete your days in the snow. Like gastronomic plans for all tastes, ending the day in the thermal waters of Caldea or shopping in the different shopping centres of the country.

 

Say goodbye to the ski season in the best way: making the most of the powder snow from the last snowfalls. Book one of our flats in Grandvalira with ski pass and don’t miss out on this experience.

 

Remember that, although Grandvalira closes in April, we are still open all year round. 😉

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Discover the snowparks of Grandvalira near Els Llacs Mountain Apartments

Today we take you on a tour of the 3 snowparks in Grandvalira, so that you can carefully prepare for your trip to the snow. 

 

Henrik Harlaut Sunset Park

This is the only park that opens at night and the one located closest to the flats. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 3pm to 9pm, so if you’re in the mood for freestyle, you can ski for up to 12 hours a day, if you combine it with the rest of Grandvalira’s snowparks. Or if you prefer, you can ski during the day and practice jumps and pirouettes in the evening when the rest of the slopes are closed. 

The park is located in the Peretol sector of Bordes d’Envalira, very close to the flats. It has a Street area with its own ski lift, jibing lines and kikers and is a meeting point for international riders (it is advisable to have a good level to enjoy it to the maximum).

It is easily accessible by road and has a car park.

 

Xavi’s Sunrise Park

Of the 3 snowparks in Grandvalira, this one is suitable for skiers or snowboarders who want to start out. It is located in the Grau Roig sector, also close to the flats, and is open every day from 9 am to 4 pm. All its facilities are adapted for beginners and intermediate level, including kikers, table tops, jibbling modules with rails and boxes. If you want to start or continue progressing in the world of freestyle, this is the snowpark for you. You can get there by road, just 5 minutes from Els Llacs flats or by slopes from Peretol. 

 

Snowpark El Tarter

This is the setting for major freestyle sports competitions such as the Grandvalira Total Fight, where the best riders in the world compete in the snowboard and freeski categories. It also hosts camps and amateur events.

It has been extended and now has a length of 1.3 kilometres. Here you will find long runs with modules and different areas for beginners, progressing and for the more experienced.

It is located in the El Tarter sector, 15 minutes by car from the flats and has good access by road or by slopes thanks to the fact that all the Grandvalira sectors are connected. 

 

Lessons to improve your jumps in Grandvalira’s snowparks

The resort offers different types of courses from different points to begin or improve your snowboarding and freeskiing skills with qualified professionals.

At the Snowpark El Tarter there is a freestyle centre offering camps for all levels to learn individually and personally or in small groups. At the Sunrise Xavi snowpark you can also book 100% personalised private lessons to learn how to do acrobatics and tricks in the snow.

 

Holiday flats at the foot of the slopes

The location of Els Llacs Mountain Apartments, in Bordes de Envalira, is ideal for enjoying Grandvalira’s snowparks and, above all, the only one that opens until 9 pm, which is right in front of it. The accommodation has everything you need for your snow holidays. It offers free ski lockers with camera surveillance and a transfer to the slopes. And if you need anything for your equipment, you can buy or rent it at the Viladomat Signature shop in our hotel Park Piolets in Soldeu. The best thing: when you come back from spending the whole day in the snow you can recharge your batteries in the spa (which is also free).

Els Llacs are ideal for a stay in Andorra as a couple or with friends, as we have flats where you can stay up to 11 people comfortably. They are spacious, with large wardrobes so you can comfortably store all your ski clothes, and a kitchen equipped with all the utensils and appliances you may need on your holidays in Andorra.

 

Visit our website where you can see them all and choose the one that best suits your needs.

If you are a freestyle lover you are in the right place!

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Romantic Valentine’s Day in our mountain apartments

Valentine’s Day can also be romantic in our flats.

February is the month to plan a romantic getaway with your partner and come and see for yourself. We’ll provide you with accommodation and a host of things to do in Andorra. Choose the one you like best and make your own Valentine’s Day.

For the most romantic

If you love Valentine’s Day plans that include the classics: accommodation and spa, this is the place for you. The services we offer are unusual for holiday apartaments.

Relax in the indoor or outdoor jacuzzi spa or spend some time in the sauna and hammam after a day in the snow while enjoying the views of the snowy mountains. You can also book a massage in the apartment.

And if you want more: we suggest the mountain spa at the Park Piolets Mountain&Spa Hotel, located in Soldeu and from our same chain. Discover its water circuit, the outdoor jacuzzi surrounded by nature and an extensive menu of massages and duo massage treatments.

Valentine’s Day plans for foodies

For gastrolovers, any occasion is a good time to try new flavours.

So we suggest you discover the Kao Soldeu restaurant at the Park Piolets Mountain&Spa Hotel. Its setting, location and exotic flavours make it ideal for an occasion like Valentine’s Day. And afterwards, there’s nothing more chic than a drink in front of the fire on the outdoor terrace of the Moët Terrace.

Another great plan to match the occasion is a high-end dinner in a restaurant on the slopes. The experience alone is worth the effort just to go up and down the slopes on ratraks, mountain skis or snowshoes under the moonlight and accompanied by the stars. Tip: take advantage of a full moon to make it even more spectacular.

For ski lovers

The highlight of winter is skiing and it’s a must for snow lovers. Make the most of Valentine’s Day to enjoy your passion as a couple. Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are located in front of Grandvalira, which you can reach with our transfer and start skiing through the newest access to the resort, the Peretol, inaugurated for the 2019-2020 season. Don’t worry if you leave anything at home, in our ski shop you can buy or rent ski equipment.

Book our flat offer with ski pass.

For those who want to live new experiences

If you want to take advantage of any getaway to try new activities, you are also in the right place, because here you can find unique Valentine’s Day plans. Book a night in one of our holiday flats Els Llacs with a snowshoeing excursion to discover the snowy forests of Grandvalira. Or go mushing, dog sledding or snowmobiling and get your adrenaline pumping.

Check our offers with activities here.

For those who don’t miss a festival

The Andorra Mountain Music Winter Edition will be held on Saturdays from 5 February to 5 March. A live electronic music festival that brings together the best names on the electronic music scene with Tiësto, Don Diablo, Timmy Trumpet, Martin Garrix and Afrojack.

Buy your ticket and come and sleep in a unique setting.

For those who love shopping

Do you love shopping?

In Andorra you can also enjoy the best shopping and take advantage of the winter sales where you’ll find the best prices on top brands. You can go to the centre in Andorra la Vella and Escaldes or go up to Pas de la Casa, which is closer, and you’ll also find everything you need.

For those travelling with the whole family

If your pet goes everywhere with you, this Valentine’s Day too. We are a pet friendly accommodation and you can bring your four-legged friend with you. Check the rules for booking with a pet.

And which one do you choose? Choose one of our Valentine’s Day plans and come to Andorra to celebrate this year.

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Skiing with children in Andorra

Ski resorts offer numerous options for skiing with children. At the same time as they learn, they have a great time with other children under the expert guidance of professional instructors. In Grandvalira you’ll find ski schools and snow gardens adapted to their level in almost all sectors, so that they can get started in this world or improve their technique.

 

First contact with the snow

For children from 3 to 6 years old, you will find snow gardens in the sectors of Grau Roig, Soldeu, Pas de la Casa, Canillo, El Tarter and Encamp. Here they will be able to discover the world of skiing or snowboarding, the latter only available in Pas de la Casa.

They start with an adaptation to the environment class and the course usually lasts about two hours in the snow garden itself. The rest of the time is spent playing in the snow or indoors. You can choose between a full day or half day.

 

Ski circuits for skiing with children

Grandvalira has the Kid Program, programmes and circuits for children from 3 to 11 years old with different themes. They combine skiing with other activities such as snowshoeing, igloo building, mini tobogganing or mini snowmobiles, among others, depending on the sector where the classes are held.

Your children will learn skiing techniques with specialised instructors together with other children of their level and age. They last all day and you can choose from 1 to 5 days (you will have to take into account the starting days of the classes as each sector has a different programme).

The resort also offers Top Class Kids from 3 years old, a totally personalised and adapted programme. 

 

Group classes for children

Group ski lessons for 6 to 11 year olds are divided by level and can be either skiing or snowboarding. The classes are 3 hours long and the minimum is 2 days and up to 5 days. They can be booked in all sectors, except for snow lessons for children, which are only available in the Soldeu, El Tarter and Canillo sectors. Please note that this season Grandvalira has introduced a one-day course for beginners: this is a 3-hour course exclusively for children who are just starting out in the world of skiing and is available in the Soldeu and El Tarter sectors.

 

Please note that the ski pass and equipment are not included in the price of the ski schools.

 

Childcare on the slopes for children from 1 year old

If you come with children from 1 year old, you can continue to enjoy your favourite sport while they stay in the Grandvalira kindergartens. They are open every day of the season from 9am to 4.30pm. In the nurseries, children do not have lessons. They are indoors or playing in the snow with monitors. In Grau Roig the nursery welcomes children from 1 to 5 years old and in Canillo, El Tarter and Soldeu, there are kindergartens for children from 2 to 5 years old. Pas de la Casa, Encamp and Peretol do not have kindergartens.

 

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are perfect for families.

Staying in apartaments when travelling as a family with children is ideal for everyone to have their own space and not be so tied to restaurant or breakfast buffet schedules. If you are travelling with small children it is much more convenient as they need to follow their own routines. At Els LLacs Mountain Apartments you will find many options to suit your family, with different arrangements and with capacity for up to 11 people and even connected flats. In addition, to make your arrival more comfortable, we provide you with a welcome pack with everything you need for the first breakfast and if you wish, you can make the purchase online beforehand. All advantages!

 

This winter come to Grandvalira to ski with your children and if you want them to improve their technique or start skiing or snowboarding you can enrol them in the schools. We can help you with the paperwork, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Enjoy the snow with your pet in Andorra

This winter, don’t leave anyone at home and enjoy the holidays with all the members of the family. During the ski season, one of the most fun activities you can do in Andorra with your dog is to go for a walk in the snow. He’ll be super happy jumping and running around in the snowy meadows and forests. What’s more, if you’re travelling with children, it’s an excellent outdoor après-ski activity to enjoy with the whole family when you stay at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments.

 

An ideal location and environment for pets

“Els Llacs” holiday flats are surrounded by mountains and nature, in Bordes de Envarlia, far from the centre and just 2 km from the access to the Soldeu sector of Grandvalira.

The location is perfect for skiing and for coming to Andorra with your dog. At the foot of the building you will find a large meadow where you can go for a quiet walk with your pet or go for a run. In winter, when it’s snowy, it’s great for him to discover the snow and play with it, he’ll have a great time! And you can take lots of funny photos of him too. Dogs generally like snow experiences as it’s something different and out of the ordinary.

Near the appartments, there is a very easy snowshoeing path that goes from El Peretol to the entrance of Soldeu, which you can also take the opportunity to do with your four-legged friend. Along the way, you will discover the impressive landscape that surrounds our accommodation, you will pass through a stretch of forest and follow the course of the river. An ideal occasion to exercise and enjoy it together with your pet. 

 

Recommendations for taking your dog to the snow

Here are a few tips to make your dog’s experience in the snow an incredible one and to ensure he has a great time.

– Protect him from the cold: you will have to keep your dog warm if he is a small breed or short-haired, or if he is still a puppy. If necessary, shorten the walks so that he doesn’t get so cold.

– Take care of their paws: their paw pads are a sensitive part of the body and it is advisable to protect them when they are not used to contact with snow to avoid burns.

– Take water with you so that he drinks and does not eat snow.

– Keep an eye on him at all times: don’t let him go too far away from you, as he can get confused and lost in new terrain.

 

With these tips, going out in the snow with your four-legged friend will be even safer.

 

Your pet-friendly accommodation in Andorra 

After a time out in the snow, there’s nothing better than coming back to one of our flats and warming up with a hot chocolate while you continue to watch the mountain scenery from your window. Moreover, in our comfortable and spacious flats equipped with everything you need, you will find the comfort you need to accommodate the whole family, including your pet. We only ask you to comply with a few small rules of coexistence that you will find here. Also, in this article you can see what requirements you need to come to Andorra with your pet.

 

Now you know!

If you are looking for accommodation to stay with your pet when you travel, you have already found it: Els Llacs Mountain Apartments.

Now you can book through our website with a 15% discount for advance sales and 10% web exclusive. See you this winter?

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An alternative autumn getaway in Andorra

Autumn is here! Still no plans to enjoy a well-deserved getaway? We suggest an alternative route around Andorra, ideal for getting away from the crowds and discovering the lesser-known corners of our 7 parishes.

  1. The hidden secrets of Canillo

The parish of Canillo is where the Els Llacs tourist flats are located. The first route is to discover the Toll Bullidor, a natural waterfall near Meritxell, along an easily accessible hiking route.

Another interesting place to discover during an autumn long weekend is the motorbike museum, located in the Canillo cable car. It has a permanent exhibition of more than 120 pieces, some of which are unique and the oldest is from 1896. Without a doubt, two activities you can do with your children.

  1. Shopping in Encamp

We continue on to the next parish: Encamp. Here we suggest you go shopping in Pas de la Casa. If you don’t know it because you always stay in the centre, the location of our holiday flats is a good excuse to visit this village on the border with France. It is closer than Escaldes and Andorra la Vella and it is an open-air shopping centre with all the products you can imagine at the foot of the slopes.

What’s more, if you access Pas de la Casa via the Envalira pass, you’ll enjoy incredible views and landscapes.

  1. Ordino in autumn is even more beautiful

You probably already know the Ordino iron route, but we can’t fail to recommend it because it is especially beautiful in autumn. In addition to the sculptures, the borda and the Romanesque bridge along the route, it’s worth it for the scenery, from where you can admire the changing colours of the season to perfection. The itinerary is very accessible, so set aside an afternoon to visit it.

  1. A very sweet visit to La Massana

In La Massana you will find the only chocolate factory in Andorra: Xocland, where this delicious food is produced and processed in the factory located in the centre of the village. This is a visit not to be missed for lovers of chocolate in all its forms, as you’ll see the entire production process from bean to finished product up close. Of course, it is also a great place to go with the little ones in the house.

  1. Autumn is ideal for rediscovering the capital city

We are now heading down towards the central parishes of the Principality. We suggest a very simple panoramic route on the Rec del Solà, an itinerary at the foot of the Carroi peak from where you can see the whole of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany. At the end of the route you can go down to the historic centre of the capital to have a drink and get your strength back.

  1. Sant Julià de Lòria, the lesser-known one

In this parish you will find the Juberri gardens, a peculiar space where you will see a multitude of giant sculptures. Mostly of animals, but you will also see fountains and miniature models of Romanesque churches in the country. It is very well kept and the views over the valley are spectacular.

  1. The Escaldes hot springs

We’re sure you’ve heard of Caldea many times: but do you know about its Private Spa? It is a space for private use with a maximum capacity for 4 people with a jacuzzi, sauna, contrast showers and relaxation areas, where you can also enjoy a couple’s massage. This plan is only for couples and we recommend that you make a reservation beforehand.

These different and original things to do in Andorra in autumn are ideal to combine with the peace and quiet of staying at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. Check the flat you like the most and book it with the 3×2 offer, which is also available for the long weekends in October, you stay 3 nights and only pay for 2!