Walking Andorra

Europe has some of the most beautiful countryside in the world and walking holidays are one of the best ways to experience what is on offer. There are many travel companies on the market that provide a huge range of itineraries to various destinations throughout Europe with each holiday designed to suit different traveler expectations and aspirations.

Andorra is the 6th smallest country in Europe and is a wonderful place to discover on foot. With incredible and diverse scenery ranging from alpine lakes to deep gorges, undulating valleys and rocky mountain peaks, walking holidays based in Andorra are available to suit a range of travelers and cater for all abilities.


Andorra – A European Gem

Andorra has primarily been known for its winter activities and it is no lie that it boasts some excellent ski slopes. Shopping has also attracted visitors to the country but there is no doubt that this European gem has so much more to offer. Being perfectly located between France and Spain Andorra has the benefit of revelling in the best parts of both countries. The vicinity to the Pyrenees makes is a great destination for walking holidays and whether you prefer a leisurely stroll in the valleys with long coffee stops or full day hikes in the mountains there will be something to suit.


Andorra is famous for its stunning mountain lakes. More adventurous travelers can hike up to these beautiful lakes or if you are feeling like taking it easy you can jump onto one of the many gondolas that remain open throughout the summer and get a lift to the top of mountain before taking a short stroll to the lake’s shores. The two most well known lakes are Tristaina and Sorteny; both picture perfect lakes, making up a part of the sublime alpine scenery, nestled among some wonderful flora and fauna.


Encamp is an ideal place in which to be based when on one of the many walking holidays in Andorra. Centre based holidays mean there is no moving between hotels each night, you can just relax and unpack and make yourself at home. The town is small and has all of the shops, and conveniences you may need. There are a couple of Romanesque churches in the area worth a visit on your rest days or why not relax in Encamp, wander the town’s streets and experience some local culture?

 Seu de Urgell, a small town nestled below the Sierra de Cadi Mountains is a beautiful place to spend a day and easy to reach from Encamp. The cathedral is of particular interest with its 11th and 12th century Italian-influenced Romanesque style. The city hall, or the Sagrada Familia, which is now a Diocesan Museum is also worth exploring as it contains an exceptional display of medieval art.

Andorra is a relatively undiscovered part of Europe and walking holidays are becoming increasingly popular. Visit sooner rather than later while the tourist trade is still relatively new and you will get a real feel for the soul of this wonderful country.