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Hiking in Andorra

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Lush green valleys painted with wild flowers and pointed, jagged, rounded, rolling, in fact every type of mountain you can imagine! 
  • Product Code 11800,11805
  • Holiday Type Flora & Walking, Holidays With Two Grades Of Walking
  • Grade Grade 6, Grade 8
  • Holiday Duration 7, 14 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Hiking in Andorra

Lush green valleys sprinkled with wild flowers and pointed, jagged, rounded, rolling, in fact every type of mountain you can imagine! The faint sound of cow bells ringing in the distance and cosy wooden chalets dotted on the mountainside. Walkers with smiles on their faces can only mean you have arrived in Andorra.

These magnificent peaks reach 3000m into the sky all along the French/Spanish border providing a photogenic backdrop as we explore remote quiet valleys and secluded mountain lakes.

The gentle Val de Incles offers a range of quiet rambles in Alpine scenery, where we can trek up rough paths from the head of lovely flower strewn Val Incles to admire the many stunningly situated mountain lakes. Reaching the grand, unspoiled Val Madriu, a World Heritage Site, will require more, well rewarded, effort! The gondola lift from Encamp and high mountain roads allow easy access to high terrain at over 2000m with moderate effort which allows time to bask in the wide mountain views. A number of historic Romanesque churches with unique frescos can also be visited. There is much more to be discovered in the ‘Country of the Pyrenees’ than the shoppers or skiers ever imagined and it's best done on foot!

Our hotel features views from its veranda and restaurant that entice your eyes down through the valley below and over the town, with mountains framing your view, gently calling to you to explore them. On rest days it is possible to visit the Spanish town of Seu de Urgell.

The week of 02 June will be at a more leisurely pace to allow time to appreciate the flowers and plants. From 09 June onwards, you can enjoy our two walks, two leaders, two grades option where you can choose to walk at either grade 6 or 8.


Holiday Highlights

  • Find and photograph some of Europe’s rarest and most colourful mountain flora.
  • Ramble amongst the beautiful meadows in Sorteny.
  • Walk into the glorious unspoiled Val Madriu, now a World Heritage Site.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Heathrow to Toulouse (British Airways)
      Airport transfers
      Full board en suite accommodation with breakfasts and dinner in hotel and packed lunches
      Two walks, two leaders, two grades on most dates
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 6/FL

  1. Day 1

    Once we have cleared through our arrival airport we will transfer to Encamp.

  2. Day 2 to 7

    Andorra is a walking wonderland, there are just so many great walks we could undertake it makes telling you about them all impossible, so here are a few examples:

    Orchids in Sorteny
    We start in Sorteny with a gentle walk through woods before opening into the beautiful Rialb valley. It will be carpeted in orchids, gentians and wild tulips. We continue to follow the river upstream to find snowbells where late-lying patches of snow are just melting. After a leisurely lunch, return by the same route and minibus back.
    12km. +400m/-400m. 5 -6 hours

    The Valley of Daffodils
    From the top of Val d’Incles, a beautiful unspoilt area awash with daffodils (the national flower) we climb on a stony track and paths alongside the riu de Juclá to reach the manned refuge at the first Juclar lake. We can expect to see plenty of orchids, butterwort, white Pyrenean buttercup and xatardia scabra. We return to the start and then take a pleasant path down the valley to the main road.
    11km. +500m/-600m. 6 hours

    The Mountain of Crocuses
    From the eastern valley of Arinsal we walk up a good GR track to the spectacular coma (cirque) which surrounds the meadows of the Pla de l’Estany. The highest mountains, including the Pic de Coma Pedrosa, tower above. We will find dog’s- tooth violets, crocuses, St Bernard’s lily and several types of orchid. After a rest, we will return by a higher, narrow path through woods and meadows before descending steeply to Arinsal.
    11km. +650m/-650m. 5 hours

    Spotting the Rare Beauty among the Rocks
    The main aim of this walk is to find the rare ramonda myconii, which grows on a few shaded rocks here. From Sabadell, just above Andorra la Vella we follow the stony GR7 path up through woods to our ‘goal’. Then we continued over a couple of collets with excellent views of the busy valley far below. Our lunch stop will be in a high meadow, before we make our way down to Sant Juilá, the southernmost town.
    12km. +400m/ -800m. 6 hours

    In a one week tour there will generally be a free day where visits to the nearby Casa Cristo folk museum, the Romanesque church and Moorish castle at les Bons and the sanctuary at Meritxell with its ancient and modern churches are all within easy and pleasant walking distance. If you want to walk to discover more flowers, just ask the leader for some advice.

  3. Day 8

    It is time to bid farewell to this charming country and transfer back to the airports and onwards to home.

Travel Details

  • Return fights from Heathrow to Toulouse (British Airways)
  • Arrival transfer by road c.3hrs
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats. 
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Hotel Evenia Coray

The family run Hotel Evenia Coray in Encamp provides an excellent base from which to explore the Andorran Pyrenees. The town and hotel are surrounded by stunning mountains and provide access to the high altitude terrain with relative ease. Clean simply furnished rooms include free Wi-Fi, TV, safe, telephone and private balconies. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in the restaurant, as well as dinners, which are both included. There is a lounge, restaurant and bar, as well as a well kept garden to enjoy the mountain scenery after a satisfying day in the hills.


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