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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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Safe tips for travelling with a pet in summer

Travelling with a pet doesn’t have to be complicated if you plan well. If, like most of our customers, you are also travelling by car, here are a few simple recommendations to ensure you have a happy journey.

 

Tips for travelling by car with a pet this summer

If you want to enjoy yourself from the first minute, follow these tips. Travelling by car with your pet will be much easier and you will start your long-awaited summer holidays in the best way possible:

– Before setting off on your journey you will have to decide how you want your pet to travel, as for safety reasons it cannot travel loose in the car. You can choose whether you want to harness your pet (the two-hook harness is safer) or put it in a carrier.  If you have enough space, you can also place a separator grid between the boot and the rear seats of your vehicle.

– During the journey, it is important that your pet can be hydrated frequently, especially in summer when temperatures are higher.   

– It is advisable to stop every two hours so that your four-legged friend can have a break from the car and take a walk. It is also good for the rest of your travel companions, to clear your minds and get some fresh air.

Plan your trip well and look for the best service areas to ensure quality stops. Prioritise those with pet-friendly areas, restaurants, open spaces or playgrounds if you are travelling with children.

– Inside the car you can put the air conditioning on, but always keep your pet away from the exits so that it doesn’t catch a cold.

– To avoid motion sickness and unpleasant situations, it is advisable for your pet to eat two hours before the trip so that it is fasting during the journey.

– If your dog is travelling by car for the first time or is not very used to the car, you should help it to adapt a few days beforehand by travelling a few shorter distances. 

– Don’t forget your pet’s documentation because you will need to have it when you travel. Here are the requirements you need to take into account to bring your pet to Andorra.

 

What does your pet need to come to Andorra?

Pets (dogs, cats and ferrets) from the European Union must be identified with a microchip, be vaccinated against rabies and have a pet passport. If they are from outside the European Union, they must also have a certificate of good health and pass customs control on arrival in Andorra. You can obtain all the information directly from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Andorran Government.

 

At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments we are pet friendly!

We love to see you arrive one more summer accompanied by your four-legged friend. For us it is very important that all members of the family can enjoy their holidays. For this reason, pets are welcome at Els Llacs. Our holiday flats are spacious and comfortable so that everyone has their own space.

We are in Bordes de Envalira, very close to Grandvalira, where you can make the most of the activities on offer this summer. The location is ideal for enjoying walks in the mountains and going out to play with your dog in the open air, surrounded by nature.

So if you are thinking of travelling with your pet this summer, this is the best alternative. You just have to let us know when you make your booking and follow these rules of coexistence during your holidays at Els Llacs flats.

 

And you, do you have any other advice for our customers who travel by car with a pet in summer? Leave us a comment so that they can apply it on their next holiday and contact us if you need more information about our accommodations.