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Andorra is well known for its unique mountain walking, offering unforgettable views over vast lakes and lush countryside with its highest mountain Coma Pedrosa, standing at a sizeable 2943 metres! Most of the small towns and villages in Andorra are characterised by their medieval charm and intrigue, leaving much to explore. We selected this route to get the very best out of the stunning Andorran Pyrenees and are also the first people to offer a trek across the whole country. The Andorran cuisine also takes on many influences from its neighbouring countries serving delicious dishes of cured meats, fresh fish and hearty mountain stews.

The Area

This intriguing landlocked principality, situated high in the Pyrenees boasts isolated refuges, medieval villages, soaring mountain passes and the beautiful tranquillity of a thousand lakes. Andorra offers all the spectacular views of ever-changing scenery a walker could wish for, some of the most dramatic in all of the Pyrenees. Of course, many will recognise Andorra as a large duty free shopping mall, but our trek completely takes you away from all of that and allows you to discover the true serenity of Andorra that many don’t realise is there.

The Walking

With its independent character, wildflower meadows and towering peaks, Andorra offers some of the finest paths in the Pyrenees making it a walker’s paradise. The variety and quality of paths is quite exceptional. Many are well way-marked and clearly signposted, elsewhere your maps and our notes will provide you with all the information you will need to find your way and make the most of this vibrant land.

This trek will take you across Andorra, on old smugglers roads, sometimes touching France and occasionally your path will coincide with the long distance GR7 route which traverses across Spain, France and of course Andorra, with the best section of the Pyrenees reputed to be in Andorra.

Luggage Transfer

The luggage is transferred for you from hotel to hotel, leaving you free to travel with a day rucksack only.

Walk Grading

Self-guided: Challenging. Total ascents = 5170m. Total descents = 5035m. Total distance = 40 miles.

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Andorra Trek

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On this trek we offer one 4* hotel and the rest are 3* hotels for our standard grade option and a mixture of both 3* & 4* for our higher grade option. The higher grade hotels are optional for 3 nights on this trek, the remaining are our chosen standard grades. The hotels are mainly small and family-run, chosen for their location and friendliness. All rooms have private bathroom, mostly with showers. You will be assured of dinner with local specialities.

Here is a brief description of our hotels on our standard grade trek and our higher grade below, however if full, we may change the hotel to something similar.

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Day 1: On arrival you will have a scheduled transfer (included) to Andorra la Vella which will take about 3 hours. From here you change onto another transfer up to Pas de la Casa which will take around 30 minutes (included). Pas de la Casa is right on the French border and an important gateway to begin your Andorra trek. Overnight Pas de la Casa.

Day 2: This is a relatively demanding day for the first of your Andorran trek, but as you very quickly leave behind the shops and less than attractive town, within steps you will be immersed in the sheer majesty of the high Pyrenees and quite likely, you will have it all to yourselves. Beginning from your hotel in Pas de la Casa you will pass shimmering lakes, soft meadows and rocky ridges. Your route will take you onto the GR7 long distance path offering fine views of the valleys beneath crossing in and out of France, and if you’re lucky enough, see a group of the local Pyrenean Chamois, Isards. Your final descent will bring you to a delightful area full of streams and pools where frogs hop from rock to rock and marmots call in the distance. You will leave the GR7 path and have a gentle descent to your hotel. Overnight Grau Roig.

Ascent: 850m. Descent: 830m. Distance: 6 ¾ miles. Time: 6 hours.

Day 3: This is a challenging high level walk crossing via Pic de Pessons. If weather is fine, this is an incredible walk over high rugged mountains, strings of lakes, tumbling waterfalls and stunning views of peaks in Spain, France and of course Andorra. As the climb becomes more challenging, you may be able to spot vultures and often a golden eagle. Below Pic de Pessons, the landscape is soft with huge boulders of granite and alpine flowers. The latter part of the descent presents a narrow ambling path leading through cooling forest with streams and flowers like natures own rock garden. Overnight Encamp.

Ascent: 710m. Descent: 905m. Distance: 8 ½ miles. Time: 6 ¼ hours.

Day 4: An easier and contrasting day to the previous two of the trek leaving the option of a later start or a free afternoon in lovely Ordino. Just at the start of the walk is a Moorish tower and a beautiful 12th century church open daily (highly recommend a visit inside). Following an ancient mountain trail, the walk rises steeply up to Coll d’Ordino. From here you can see Andorra’s highest peaks and pass by the country’s centre. From the Coll, an enjoyable descent leads straight into the beautiful medieval town of Ordino. Overnight Ordino.

Ascent: 710m. Descent: 695m. Distance: 5 miles. Time: 4 hours.

Day 5: Today the trek will follow the valley up to El Serrat. From here the already pleasing riverside trail is made more so by the interest of it being the Ruta de Fero that has sculptures and relics depicting the history of the iron mining era in Andorra. You also pass some very pretty houses on the riverside where you will also see an old sawmill. Towards the end you will pass a beautiful Romanesque bridge and cross a small meadow until you come to the river again and finally ascend past the church into El Serrat. Overnight El Serrat.

Ascent: 835m. Descent: 590m. Distance: 7 ½ miles. Time: 5 ½ hours.

Day 6: Today you have an out and back walk to the stunning blue lake Estany Blau located in France, you have the option to walk as far as you wish today. Following the beautiful Rialb valley with its rushing mountain waters, wild flowers and ancient shepherds huts, the initial ascent is easy and relaxed. At the valleys head, a steep climb leads over Port de Siguer with incredible views into France and the shimmering Estany Blau below beckoning for a picnic and a swim. Return by the same route back to El Serrat. Overnight El Serrat.

Ascent: 900m. Descent: 900m. Distance: 8 miles. Time: 5 hours.

Day 7: The Grand Finale of your Andorran trek and what an ending! This is a long, demanding day taking you over the high mountain crossing of L'Angonella to the deep valley setting of Arinsal. You begin in Llorts following the river through a wooded area until you reach a point where the landscape opens up and the stunning valley head draws ever closer. It then descends down a wide grassy ridge and is quite sensational. Towards the end you will begin the descent into the valley below passing ponds and renovated shepherds houses. Finally through thin forest you will reach the lovely village of Arinsal. Overnight Arinsal.

Ascent: 1165m. Descent: 1115m. Distance: 6 ½ miles. Time: 7 hours.

Day 8: Transfer to the airport for your return journey home.

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This trek is available from June to October however there is a chance of snow at the beginning and end of this period. The best time to go is between late June and September with the stunning wildflowers in full bloom in July.  




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The nearest airport is Barcelona, with flights from many cities in the UK. From the airport you will be transferred to your first hotel in Pas de la Casa. You could also fly into Girona airport and have the same transfer, however this will take longer and the transfers are less frequent than from Barcelona.

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Andorra Self-Guided Trek

Included:

  • 6 Nights accommodation in a standard room with half board* and 1 night bed & breakfast

  • Transfers between Barcelona airport and first/last hotels

  • Baggage transfers between the hotels (1 bag per person @20kg)

  • Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

*Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Optional:

  • 'With flights' includes typical flight prices* between London and Barcelona airport. Flights are also available from many local airports (exact price for your dates available on request).
*For important details of our flight price policy click here

Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

All prices valid for 2017/18

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 6 nights half board* and 1 night bed & breakfast in a shared twin/double standard room. 

Dates

6 nights half board* & 1 night B&B

With Flights**

6 nights half board* & 1 night B&B

Own International Flights

Extra Night

per person

Single room Supplement

per night#

Standard Grade

01 May – 23 Jul & 01 Sep – 31 Oct

769

649

POA

POA

24 Jul – 31 Aug

799

679

POA

POA

Higher Grade

01 May – 23 Jul & 01 Sep – 31 Oct

819

699

POA

POA

24 Jul – 31 Aug

879

759

POA

POA

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast
** For important details of our flight price policy click here
#  If at least 2 people travelling.  No solo travelers.

Please note - If you are beginning your trek before 14th July, our standard hotel in Pas de la Casa will not be open, therefore you will stay in Grau Roig for your first two nights instead. This is at a supplement of £55 per person and includes breakfast & dinner (rather than just breakfast, an upgrade to 4* hotel and additional transfer to start of walk on walk day 2)

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