A Taste of Summer in Andorra

wine being poured

Summer is here, and we are swapping our vin chaud for a nice glass of something chilled and to keep with our Catalan roots our bottle of choice is always Andorran. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that Andorra is situated between the two great wine producing countries of Spain and France, or that the wine comes straight off the hills where we like to spend our winters on, but Andorran wine has a special flavour and is a tipple to be celebrated and enjoyed.

We thought we would share the love and introduce you to our favourite Andorran wine producers who create some award winning bottles that you need to try.

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Summer 2018 in Andorra

Family enjoying the Adventure Rope Park in Vallnord

Despite the late snow in the middle of May, the resorts of Andorra are gearing up for the summer season, and already the first mountain bikers have been hitting the trails in advance of the main opening in June.  We thought it’s the perfect time to give you a run down of some of the fantastic summer activities in Andorra you can try this year.

Of course there is walking and mountain biking, but there is so much more of offer as you’ll find out below. (more…)

The Best of Both Worlds

Spilt image of inside Sagrada Familia and couple sat on mountainside

It’s not easy to combine everything you want into one holiday, with a limited budget it’s often difficult to fit all you want to into a single trip away… but not impossible.  We’ve looked into how a twin centre holiday staying in Andorra and Barcelona opens up a massive range of activities for you to enjoy while you are away.

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Mountain Biking in Andorra

Downhill mountain biking through the forest in Pal, Andorra

Hitting the mountains on two wheels might sound like a lot of hard work, but when you realise that the ski lifts take you to the top so all you have to do is cycle downhill then the proposition becomes a whole lot more exciting!  Adrenaline junkies should know that Vallnord has hosted World Cup and World Championship downhill events, so fantastic courses to ride, but there are also gentle introductions to this addictive sport, in both Vallnord and Grandvalira. (more…)

Andorra Summer Holidays 2017

Families on lake, Grandvalira

Are you looking for somewhere new and exciting for your summer holidays?

You might naturally associate Andorra with skiing, but in recent years more and more people are finding out the fantastic range of activities on offer for the whole family – adrenaline fuelled challenges through to relaxing spas, or energetic fun for younger children – this summer you should definitely consider Andorra! (more…)

Summer in Andorra

Blue sky, beautiful lake in Andorra

Andorra is a secret in the Pyrenees.

What happens during the summer is a question often asked by our winter clients – “everything” is my answer!  There is something for everyone to enjoy.  Keen hikers can enjoy some of the challenging hiking within the area of Arinsal, including the highest peak in Andorra which stands at 2942m in the heart of the Comapedrosa natural park.  You could visit UNESCO World Heritage site Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley less than 30 minutes away from Arinsal.  There is a huge variety of walks from a leisurely strolls to the most challenging of treks with overnight stay in mountain huts.

Perhaps you’re looking for an adrenaline rush as you enjoy our scenic mountains; well, mountain biking is one of the most popular activities in the area.  The Vallnord bike park is already open each weekend until 20th June when it opens full time for the summer season until 13th September.  The Soldeu Bike Park is open from 27th June until 27th September. (more…)

Vallnord Mountain Bike World Cup

Last week saw huge numbers of athletes and spectators to Vallnord in Andorra for the Mountain Bike World Cup.  The world-class event featured men’s and women’s races across a range of disciplines including cross-country races and super-fast downhill racing.

It proved to be a very successful event attracting many people for holidays to Andorra in the summer, showing that Andorra isn’t just a winter destination!  The racing was spectacular and we’ve got a few photos below…

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