Discover singular landscapes while enjoying sports
When the snow melts away, a different Andorra is revealed. With 90% of its land surface allocated to nature areas, the possible ways to enjoy the Principality are virtually endless, with options for all ages and all levels of expertise.
Three natural parks inhabit the country: Vall de Sorteny, Madriu-Perafita-Claror and the Natural Park of les Valls del Comapedrosa. Three different environments and so many ways to discover the magical hidden corners of Andorra: rock climbing, hiking, stopping in to rest at the many mountain shelters, MTB routes, bike touring, horseback trails, countless viewpoints around the country, fishing and even golf.
Special mention must be made of the quality of the high-mountain lakes and ponds that you will see in Andorra. These include the Llac d’Engolasters, which is the most accessible lake from the centre of the country, the Estanys de Juclà in the emblematic Vall d’Incles, the Estanys de Tristaina, the Circ de Pessons and the ponds known as Estany de Les Truites and Estany de La Nou. The excursions that will take you up to these places are amazing. In addition to enjoying the landscape, you will discover the autochthonous flora and fauna of the Pyrenees and you may even get to go canoeing in some of them!
On a final note, it is important to plan out your itinerary thoroughly, by consulting specialised websites and apps, as well as the website www.visitandorra.com; or contact the specialised companies and guides that organise routes and activities. Be sure you are fully prepared and equipped when going out to explore! At the illa Carlemany shopping centre, you have a wide array of specialised brands in mountain gear and clothing to fit you out, including Salomon, The North Face, Peak Performance, Timberland and others. Also, it is advisable to download Alpify, a safety app that enables the user to send his /her exact location to the rescue teams in case of emergency.