circuitos de esquí

Ski circuits in Grandvalira: discover them!

Have you heard of Grandvalira’s special ski circuits? They are a series of itineraries, differentiated by level and discipline, designed to explore the slopes in a different way and at the same time be a real challenge. We’ll tell you about them here.

Fun Cross ski circuits

The little skiers will test their skills on the boards with lots of curves, jumps, turns and tunnels. As well as having a great time, they will gain agility and experience with 5 different circuits specially created for this purpose.

The Fun Cross circuits are spread over the El Tarter and Soldeu sectors.

For beginners there is the Marmota Fun Cross, at the foot of Soldeu ski slopes, with a length of 332 metres and 25 metres of vertical drop. The Òliba Fun Cross is also in this area and is for more experienced skiers, with a blue level. On the other hand, to ski the Astor Fun Cross Ride you need a very high level to be able to overcome its obstacles.
In El Tater, the resort offers the Guineu Fun Cross circuit, with a ride of 880 m. and 165 m. of vertical drop on red pistes. And finally, the Ós Fun Cross Ride for very experienced children who can enjoy the longest circuit with a length of 490 m. and 175 m. of vertical drop.

Easy Way, Fun Way and Skimo Way ski circuits

Following these circuits is another way of discovering the resort. To complete them you need to have a minimum level of skiing, as you’ll be following medium/high level pistes. They are also ideal for families. The circuits are in the Grau Roig, Pas de la Casa and Encamp sectors.

– Easy Way

This ski circuit crosses 6 blue pistes and 8 lifts. You should estimate an approximate duration of 4 hours to complete it.

– Fun Way

This route requires a higher level of skiing, as it only runs along red pistes. It lasts between 3 to 5 hours depending on how you choose the 11 pistes and 10 lifts. The effort will be well worth it as it will take you to discover the most unique places in the resort.

– Skimo Way

In this case we change the equipment from alpine skiing to ski mountaineering. It is a route that runs through emblematic points of the resort linking Pas de la Casa with Encamp and is suitable for all levels.

How to get to the slopes from the apartments?

El Peretol is the closest sector to Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. Located in Bordes de Envalira, it gives access to the slopes via the Pla de Pedres chairlift. In this area of the resort you will find a car park with limited spaces and also a free shuttle service for guests staying at Bordes de Envalira, which runs every 20 minutes when the slopes are open. You can consult the timetables here.

Tips for skiing in Andorra

Some of the circuits require a good level of skiing to enjoy the harder slopes. To enjoy a full and safe experience, start gradually on simpler routes. Each one is duly signposted with the corresponding level: the green runs are the easiest, followed by the blue ones, which are intermediate, the medium-high level red ones and the black ones, reserved for the most experienced skiers.
If you are new to skiing, we recommend that you take some lessons. The resort has ski schools in all sectors. Starting with an instructor will allow you to acquire technique and good practice from the first moment you step on the boards. You can book individual or group courses in alpine skiing, snowboarding or ski mountaineering, both for adults and children.

Now that you know the Grandvalira ski circuits, you can’t miss the chance to try them out.
Book your accommodation now at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments with your ski pass in Grandvalira and enjoy the snow in Andorra.

Planes de Semana Santa

Promising Easter holidays this year! Coming early at the end of March

As the bank holiday approaches, we invite you to discover a selection of Easter plans that combine sport, leisure and comfort in Andorra. We hope this guide will inspire you for your getaway! Whether on skis or a snowboard or just enjoying a moment of peace and quiet in a cosy flat, this holiday will be unique.

Day 1: Arrival in Andorra at Els LLacs Mountain Apartments

Your Easter getaway begins in one of our mountain apartments that offer the warmth and comfort that your family and your pet need. Not only are they 100% equipped with every comfort, but they are also large, spacious, and they will surround you in a cosy mountain atmosphere. After your arrival, you can set off to explore the surrounding area or go to Soldeu, the nearest town, or to Pas de la Casa, where you can take the opportunity to do some shopping and stroll around. Take it easy on the first afternoon, rest from your trip and get your strength back for the Easter plans that await you.

Day 2: First day of skiing in Andorra

After a hearty breakfast, get ready for your first day in Grandvalira. Remember: buying your ski pass beforehand will save you time, as you will save this procedure when you get to the slopes. If you book the apartament with ski pass from our website, you will get the complete pack with the days of pass you want, plus an exclusive 10% discount on the accommodation for buying on our website.
Grandvalira offers a wide variety of slopes for all levels, from beginners to expert skiers. If you want to improve your level or start with a good base, you can book individual or group lessons.

Apartments with spa 

Back at the flat, we suggest you try our spa (to which you have free access throughout your stay) and especially the outdoor jacuzzi surrounded by mountains. If you wish, you have the possibility of rewarding yourself with a massage, with prior reservation ( payable service).

Day 3: more skiing and more Easter plans

Continue your adventure with another exciting day of skiing or snowboarding. Take note: if you’re looking for alternatives to skiing, Grandvalira offers many snow activities, such as snowmobile tours, snowshoeing or mushing.
In the evening, it’s time to explore the après-ski options.

Splash! The latest attraction

Andorra has something for everyone. On this occasion, we’ll tell you about the newest one. We are talking about Splash: the water slide at the Canillo Ice Palace (Palau de Gel de Canillo). This winter, you will be able to enjoy this brand new activity, 10 minutes by car from the flats. It has three 7-metre-high slides and a 53-metre-long course that runs partially along the outside of the building. It’ suitable for children from 10 years of age and over, with a minimum height of 1.20 metres. For the youngest children, from 3 to 12 years old, you will find slides adapted to their age in the indoor pool. And of course, you can also go ice skating on the recently renovated Olympic ice rink.

Day 4: last day of skiing and farewell dinner

Make the most of your last day on the slopes. You can explore new slopes or repeat your favourites. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in one of the most emblematic restaurants in the area. For this occasion we propose the Kao Soldeu restaurant at the Park Piolets 5* hotel, part of our hotel group, where you can enjoy traditional Chinese haute cuisine and toast to an unforgettable Easter.

These Easter plans are ideal for both ski enthusiasts and those looking for a unique getaway. They ensure 4 exciting days of skiing, snow activities, après-ski and relaxation in cosy, pet-friendly flats.
No one in the family will be left behind and you’ll have a great time.

Novedades de Grandvalira

Discover what awaits you this season in Grandvalira

Winter is finally here and the ski season has begun. Maybe you’ve already done a few runs in the snow or maybe you’re still counting down the days until your getaway to Andorra. If you are about to plan your holidays in the snow, get ready to discover the new features that await you this year in Grandvalira. We tell you everything you need to know for your next ski trip.

Grandvalira grows with more kilometres of slopes

That’s right! This year you will be able to enjoy 3 new red pistes in the Canillo sector, which have been built in the Encampanada area next to the Seig chairlift, which is also new. The resort has now grown to 140 pistes and 215 kilometres.
On the other hand, it has also implemented improvements in the high section of the Port-Grau piste in the Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig sectors, in the Port d’Envalira – Antenes area. This area will be the entrance to the future ICONIC high-altitude sports performance centre.

Ski mountaineering and snowshoeing circuits

Ski mountaineering and snowshoeing enthusiasts will also see their opportunities in the snow increase. It is true that alpine skiing is the king sport, but Grandvalira is committed to a good number of snow sports and activities and incorporates new ones every season.
In Soldeu you will find a new ski mountaineering circuit and 6 new snowshoeing circuits in the Soldeu, El Tarter and Canillo sectors.

Improvements in infrastructures and services

The resort is making improvements to its facilities to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay for all skiers.
Pas de la Casa inaugurates a new multifunctional building, the 2,222 Costa Rodona, with ski lockers and 230 lockers.
In the 3 Grandvalira snowparks, up to 8 modules have been added and 2 more have been improved. This gives freestyle lovers a new inventive way to enjoy their favourite discipline.
It also offers renewed proposals for families at the Pas de la Casa and Cortals children’s school, with improved circuits, and at the Kids Forest in Pas de la Casa, where a new circuit with more modules and play elements suitable for children has been opened. For its part, Soldeu has refurbished the nursery and has also extended its crèche.

Events in the resort

Once again this year, Grandvalira has a calendar of great sporting events and festivals that you can’t miss. Put them in the diary!
– On 10 and 11 February, the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup returns in the Slalom and Giant Slalom categories on the Avet piste in Soldeu.
– From 12 to 14 March, the finals of the KM Launch World Cup will take place on the Riberal piste in the Grau Roig sector.
– From 4 to 7 April, Snowrow, the music and sports festival, will be back for the second time in the Grau Roig sector.

Come and see what’s new in Grandvalira

If you are planning a ski getaway for the first months of the year to discover what’s new in Grandvalira, we make it very easy for you: book your ski pass with Els Llacs Mountain Apartments and… get ready to enjoy the ski season to the fullest!

puente de fin de año

Make the most of the last long weekend of the year and start 2024 in Andorra

Are you ready for a unique experience to end the year? Andorra is known for its breathtaking mountain scenery and friendly atmosphere. And of course, during the festive season it is the ideal destination. If you want to know why; read on and we’ll reveal the best plans to spend the New Year’s long weekend in Andorra. We propose a getaway to start 2024 in the snow in the best way possible.

Start the year on the slopes

Wake up in a mountain apartment with views to the slopes and just a few metres from the access to Grandvalira. Prepare yourself a delicious breakfast, load your boards, boots and the rest of your ski equipment in the car, get to the resort quickly and ski – it’s as easy as that! On the first day of the year 2024, your first act will be skiing in Grandvalira. 😊
But to make sure everything is ready, don’t forget to buy your ski pass beforehand. Book your flat with ski pass in advance and don’t let anything ruin your big day.

Eat your grapes with a view of the snow-capped mountains.

Or celebrate it your way! Do you know what the advantage of staying in a flat is? You won’t be tied to a pre-established menu or restrictive schedules. You will be able to prepare whatever you feel like during the whole New Year’s Eve long weekend and New Year’s Eve as well. In addition, you will only be surrounded by your loved ones.
However, we have just one small recommendation: don’t forget to buy chocolate with churros to start the year in the sweetest way! 😉

The New Year’s long weekend is also a time for shopping

Unlike in Spain, where the sales start after Christmas, in Andorra they start on the first Friday before Christmas. So from 22 December you can go shopping and buy whatever you like at the best price. From electronics to prestigious fashion brands, sports clothing and equipment, cosmetics and perfumery. In all the shops you will see signs with discounts and promotions. However, remember that 1 January is one of the few days when shops do not open their doors, and on 31 December they will close their shutters a little earlier. So you will have to leave this activity for the days before.
But don’t worry, there are more proposals for the 1st of January.

Après-ski activities for the long weekend at the end of the year

Over the long weekend, you’ll be able to enjoy activities and events designed to make the most of the long weekend, especially on Saturday and Sunday.

– Christmas activities

In Andorra la Vella you can stroll through the Christmas village, ideal if you’re going with young children, as there you’ll find a skating rink, a carousel and travelling shows in the evenings. La Massana has a brand new experience: the Estelàrium. A space with a temporary planetarium where you can see the moon and the solar system through immersive films, and where you can also enjoy food trucks, concerts, shows and workshops. In Canillo you can’t miss the giant nativity scene, with life-size figures distributed all over the town.

– I just want to relax

If you’re still here on 1 January, the best suggestion, of course, is to go skiing in Grandvalira. But afterwards, to complete the day, you can recover your strength in the spa of the flats (included in the price). Or go to Caldea, which also opens on 1 January (we recommend you book in advance).

– The New Year’s concert

Framed under the theme “The colours of Strauss”, the Orquestra Nacional de Cambra d’Andorra (ONCA), conducted by Albert Gumí, will be the star of the New Year’s concert, with the aim of discovering the greatness of Johann Strauss Jr. It will take place on 1 January 2024 at 7 pm in the National Auditorium in Ordino.

Gastronomic plans for the last night of the year

Of course, an excellent way to spend New Year’s Eve is to go out for dinner with family and friends. Andorra’s restaurants offer special menus and, although you’ll find a wide variety of options all over the country, Soldeu is the closest place. The best way to make sure you don’t run out of tables is to choose where you want to go and get in touch to make a reservation beforehand, otherwise you run the risk of being left without a table.

Nightlife

Soldeu also has a good range of bars, restaurants and nightlife, both during the winter season and over the long weekend.

From skiing in the largest resort in the Pyrenees, to relaxing in spas and enjoying the delicious local gastronomy, Andorra has everything you need for a great New Year’s Eve weekend. To make your stay even more special, we suggest you stay at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments, where you can rest and recharge your batteries after a day in the snow.
We assure you that this getaway in Andorra will be a unique gift for you and your family.

Actiivdades de nieve

Have fun in the snow with original activities in Andorra

Do you want to know everything Grandvalira has to offer in winter? We’ll tell you about the top snow activities you’ll find in the resort this winter to combine with skiing and snowboarding, or if you prefer to enjoy your holidays in the snow in a different way. Are you up for trying out new proposals?

Which snow activities to choose in Andorra?

In addition to ski-related sports, Grandvalira offers other snow activities during the winter season. The options are varied and suitable for all ages, to do as a couple, with the family or with friends. Although most of them take place during the day, some others can be booked at night.
As these are snow activities, make sure you wrap up warm with gloves, trousers, jacket and sunglasses to protect you from the cold and the sun.

Here are some fun and easy snow activities beyond skiing and snowboarding.

Snowmobiling

This is a unique way to experience the snowy landscapes of the mountains. Snowmobiles can usually accommodate two people, and you must be at least 18 years old and have a driving licence (children aged 6-17 must be accompanied by an adult). Prices vary according to the rental time: you can choose between 30 minutes, 1 or 2 hours. The excursions start from the Grau Roig activity centre in the Moretó forest near the flats, or in Pas de la Casa. They are available at night but only from Grau Roig.

Mushing: dog sledge rides

This is one of the most popular snow activities. It is an excellent option for families or couples in which you can ride as a passenger, but if you dare you can also drive. In Grandvalira, the sledges have 2 seats and there is the possibility of booking it as a family with 2 adults and 1 or 2 children from 3 to 11 years old. Children under 3 years of age do not need a seat, as they ride in the arms of an adult and do not pay, children from 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The excursions are 2, 3 and 5 km in the marked circuits of the adventure centre of Grau Roig and Riba Escorxada in El Tarter.

Snowshoeing with a guide

Exploring the mountain on snowshoes is a unique experience. Delve into the beauty of nature, walk on the snow and discover breathtaking landscapes. This is one of the perfect snow activities in Andorra for the whole family, groups of friends or couples. In Grandvalira you can book guided excursions for 2 hours, half a day or a whole day in the Grau Roig sector. If you want to make it even more special, sign up for a night outing under the stars.

Snow activities are also après-ski

Indeed, as we have seen, many of these excursions can be done at night, but there are more.
In Pas de la Casa, the La Solana/Tubs piste is still open from Thursday to Saturday until 20h, so you can experience the sensation of skiing at night on a completely illuminated piste.
In the Peretol sector, the one closest to the flats, there is the Sunset Park Peretol, the freestyle area that opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 15h to 21h.
And finally, if you want to spend a super fun afternoon after the resort has closed, you just have to go to Soldeu and go down the slopes on an articulated sled, the Snake Gliss, guided by a monitor.

Holiday apartaments to enjoy snow activities

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are located 700 metres from the Peretol access to the resort. They are unique mountain flats with all the comforts you can imagine. They also have a children’s area and a spa so that everyone can have a good time after a day of snow activities. Would you like to try them out?

Andorra Shopping Festival

The Andorra Shopping Festival is back

Once again this year the most eagerly awaited event of the autumn is back: the Andorra Shopping Festival, now celebrating its 10th edition. From 3 to 19 November, travelling shows, open-air concerts and activities for young and old will accompany you as you go shopping in the centre of Andorra. The activities are mainly concentrated at weekends.
Today we tell you everything you’ll find in this new edition of the shopping festival.

The Andorra Shopping Festival takes place in the street

Over three weekends a multitude of concerts, shows and workshops will be held in the main shopping areas.
On Saturdays from 7 p.m. onwards there will be after-shopping sessions with Andorran groups and singers. Take the opportunity to get to know the country’s music scene while you have a drink in one of the bars in the old quarter of the capital. The performances will take place on Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 November from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Plaza Guillemó and Plaza Sant Esteve.
You can also attend open-air concerts in different locations in the centre of Escaldes and Andorra la Vella on Saturdays. You’ll find a wide variety of proposals such as rock cover bands and a tribute to Rita Turner, among others, as well as DJ sessions.
The street entertainment will be rounded off by parades of original travelling shows that will liven up Saturday afternoons and mornings.
Check out the full programme of performances here.

The little ones at home will have a great time

The Andorra Shopping Festival is for the whole family. So the little ones will also take part in the shopping festival with a host of children’s activities. Families can’t miss the activities aimed at the little ones, such as concerts, a holographic puppet show or a visit to the caravan set up as a cinema, where they can discover animated short films. They will also be able to attend the workshops that have been specially organised for them. For example, they can leave their mark on the Andorra Shopping Festival’s large mural, where they can learn how to draw vertically, create a fluorescent sheet, make fabric bags or personalised bracelets. There will also be fantasy make-up and face painting.
With so many activities you’ll find it hard to go back to the flats 😉.

There are also workshops for adults!

Put yourself in the hands of experts in the make-up workshop where they will advise you with tips and tricks so you can apply them yourself in your day-to-day life. Take part in the beauty area and discover the secrets of simple or more artistic make-up, as well as a nail art workshop to learn how to make unique designs on your nails, or discover how to keep your shoes looking like new. Or take home a unique AI-generated souvenir in our photo booth: all you have to do is take a photo and choose a character option.
And while you’re strolling and shopping, you can stop off at the Café el Conseller stand to have one of their coffee and tea-based drinks or try their new products, or visit the Andorran producers’ stand to sample some of Andorra’s local produce.

Discover the selfie spots at the Andorra Shopping Festival

While you’re shopping, stroll around and find the 7 different structures scattered around the capital and Escaldes so you can take a photo of yourself and upload it to your social networks, leaving a record of your time at the festival. Each structure is 2 metres tall, created with an original artistic effect and background. You can see yourself swinging on the clouds, floating among thousands of rubber duckies or reflecting on a diamond, among others. The selfie spots are open every day from 3 to 9 November.
Will you find them all?

The water, light and music show of the capital’s new fountains

Since last summer we have a new attraction in Andorra la Vella. The new fountains located on the Paris Bridge in the Plaza de la Rotonda square light up and can create more than two thousand choreographies thanks to the combinations of music, lights and the 6 water jets. Don’t miss it every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm.

The gastronomic days also return

The Andorra Shopping Festival dates also match the dates of the culinary days, where you can taste dishes made with local produce and local products from the country. Andorra’s restaurants offer gastronomic menus ranging from €35 to €45. You can check the guide to the country’s participating establishments and choose the one you fancy trying. Andorra a Taula” starts at the same time as the Andorra Shopping Festival, but in this case it is extended for another week, until 26 November.

Come and celebrate autumn at the Andorra Shopping Festival and have fun with all the activities programmed while you go shopping.
The guarantee that you will enjoy a good rest surrounded by mountains in a quiet area is on us at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments.
See you there?

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What do you need to enjoy the snow with your children?

Organising a snow holiday in Andorra with the whole family is an activity you can’t miss in winter. However, there are some points to bear in mind, apart from accommodation, planning the trip and meals. One of them is how to dress the little ones properly to protect them from the cold and damp when skiing or doing activities in the snow. In this article we tell you about the ski equipment you will need so that you have everything ready.

What clothing does your child need for the snow?

The important thing is that you travel with what you need so that you don’t lack anything, but that you don’t carry unnecessary clothes either. As you will see, one of the basic premises is to dress them in layers, protecting them from the cold and at the same time being able to take clothes off when they are hot and prevent them from sweating.

– Thermal clothing

Start with a T-shirt and thermal tights. They need to fit snug but not tight, otherwise they won’t be able to move freely. Make sure they are breathable so that the garment stays dry at all times. There are tops with high collars, but if they have a neckwear, you won’t need them.

– Anorak and ski trousers

The jacket and trousers should be waterproof so that water doesn’t get through when they fall or play in the snow. If you feel they are not warm enough, you can add a middle layer, such as a polar fleece, between the thermal T-shirt and the anorak. It is very practical that the wrist of the anorak has velcro so that you can adjust the jacket to the arm and keep out the cold. For younger children, you can dress them in ski overalls, which are easier to put on as they have fewer zips and buttons.

– Ski socks

It is essential that their feet are well protected and with the right material to avoid the cold and chafing from the boots.

– Gloves

It’s best to play it safe and have two pairs. Children love to play in the snow, they end up getting them wet, even if they are waterproof. Always carry a second pair with you so they don’t get their little hands wet.

– Goggles

Check that they fit and hold their face well and that they have good visibility for both cloudy and sunny days.

Boards, boots and poles for the little ones

As they are still growing, consider whether you prefer to buy the equipment or rent it, which is also a good solution. Boards, bindings and poles depend on their weight and height and may not be suitable for them from one year to the next.
You can rent or buy ski equipment in the shop of Park Piolets Mountain Hotel&Spa, the 5* hotel that belongs to the same group as the apartaments.

Sun protection

You probably already know this, but it’s worth remembering the importance of applying sun cream and lipstick to protect yourself from the sun. At the chemist’s they will help you find the one that best suits your child’s skin.

Skiing with children in Grandvalira

And now that you’ve got everything ready, all you need to do is put your suitcase in the car and come! In Andorra there are many options for enjoying the snow.
Obviously, the first is skiing. In the ski resorts you’ll find endless possibilities for your children to learn to ski. From schools and classes adapted to their age and level, so that they can get started in this sport or improve their technique. In this article you will find information about skiing with children. But you can also choose from a wide range of activities, we’ll tell you all about them here, so you’ll have a great time!

Don’t wait any longer and book Els Llacs Mountain Apartments with accommodation and ski pass in Grandvalira to enjoy a family ski holiday.

World-Ski-Awards

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.

Miradores de Andorra

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!