Still deciding where to head this Summer? Andorra really does have it all…

Posted on July 13th, 2018

Could it be the outstandingly beautiful unspoilt haven for adventure, the close proximity to Barcelona and the beaches of the Coast Brava, the unrivalled 300 days of sunshine each year, the great guides and variety of adventurous activities on offer or the amazing affordability provided with the quieter Summers? Or maybe you are just thinking of doing something different from the crowd in a relaxed, safe environment coupled with superb spacious family orientated accommodation. With this and so much more Andorra really is a great family destination to experience. So much so that we are certain, just like us you’ll want to return for more fun year after year and bring your friends along with you!

Ordino from high in the moutnains

A magical view of Ordino

 

Hiking has never been more civilised! Stay in a serviced mountain refuge under the stars…

Posted on July 6th, 2018

Glamping it is not but staying in a fully serviced mountain refuge sure does beat hiking with a heavy backpack full of tent equipment and food. Hiking to one of the lovely far flung peaks of Andorra secure in the knowledge that you can stay in a traditional mountain hut and be fed, watered and provided with a bed for the night is a great feeling. The sense of being in the mountains is never more apparent than when sleeping in them also, taking in the night shows on offer and feeling closer than ever to the stars. A great family experience for a night or two or why not try a longer 3 or 4 night route mountain hopping around the principality.

A comfortable nights stay under the stars

Jucla Refuge high in the mountains

A great shelter to rest in after a long hike to the top

The highest hotel in Andorra

 

 

The Colours of Music Festival returns to Escalades in Andorra

Posted on July 5th, 2018

Andorra simply oozes music being one of its main cultural and leisure activities. A wide range of free performances will be performed using the genre of Street Jazz, Music of the World and Nights of the World. A few of those performers to highlight include Ronald Baker Quartet, The Dry Rivers Stompers Swing Band, Lewis Enma & the BCN Fireballs, Concert Jove, A night at Calella de Palafrugell & Night in Lalin to name but a few. Various dates are available throughout July and August with both national and international performances, all taking place in the Plaza Coprinceps of Escaldes-Engordany.

Great zazz and world music performances

The 34th Annual Colours of Music Festival

 

Mountain Bike World Cup and Masters World Championships

Posted on June 20th, 2018

Once again Andorra is hosting not one but two of the Mountain Bike World’s major annual events, the World Cup and Masters World Championships in mid-July. A short gondola ride up the mountain at La Massana will take you to the main event location where you can witness the spectacle of world class athletes defy gravity on two wheels in both Olympic cross country and downhill events. Vallnord Bike Park is the setting for these races which is also, of course a great family orientated destination for a variety of superb activities including zip wires, trampolines, climbing walls, go-karts, etc and of course many hiking trails and cross country and downhill mountain biking. Be sure to read our blog in the coming weeks on what’s new at Vallnord!

Spectacular moutain biking on forst dirt tracks

Mountain biking downhill through the Vallnord forests

 

Adventure Andorra at the Keswick Mountain Festival 2018

Posted on June 9th, 2018

A successful weekend for Adventure Andorra at the Keswick Mountain Festival, set in a stunning location. Unusually good weather for the Lake District. It could almost be Andorra…. Meeting lots of adventurous families looking for the ideal family activity holiday.

 

 

 

Adventure Andorra to exhibit at the Keswick Mountain Festival

Posted on May 27th, 2018

We will be attending the Keswick Mountain Festival from 8th to 10th June.  Come and visit us at our stand in the Festival Village and enter our draw for a chance to win a 4k action camera.

The festival takes place in the heart of the Lake District and is made up of guided activities including MTB biking, hiking, canoeing, navigation training, ghyll scrambling, climbing and so much more, to be enjoyed with friends and family. There is also a fantastic line-up of challenging sporting events including triathlons, trail races, and open water swims.

All topped off with an incredible selection of kids activities, local food stalls, exhibitors, camping, live music and spectacular views.

 

Combine some Andorra Adventure with Barcelona this Springtime

Posted on May 17th, 2018

With the warmer weather starting to show itself this late Spring/early Summer why not head off and get away from it all with some mountain adventure coupled with the culture and backdrop of the great city of Barcelona. Fly to Barcelona from the many UK airport hubs and travel the short distance to Andorra for a few days hiking or biking in the fresh mountain air. Stay in a great hotel for some home comforts, enjoy fabulous food and then when you are refreshed and energised head back to Barcelona for a few days of culture and relaxation in the renowned and bustling city. Barcelona has so much to offer also of course, from the art of Gaudi and Sagrada Familia, to the atmospheric La Rambla, the superb Gothic Quarter, Camp Nou for sports lovers and not to mention the idyllic beach. If you love the mountains or want to try something different, you’ll love the diversity that Andorra and Barcelona can both provide together.

A return hike loop in central Andorra

Hiking alpine rocky meadows

The colourful and diverse La Rambla

The bustling La Rambla boulevard

 

Andorra has done it again – Introducing DIVA by Cirque Du Soleil

Posted on May 8th, 2018

Throughout July this Summer the amazingly famous and entertaining Cirque Du Soleil is returning to Andorra once again to wow and delight crowds. This new and unique event will pay homage to some of the greatest DIVAs for an unparalleled show. With spirited acrobatics taking visitors on a journey through time with the music of yesterday exhibited by lyrics and melodies that mark history. This free event for up to 5,000 spectators per show takes place each night in Parc Central in the centre of Andorra La Vella. A truly magical experience to cap any holiday.

 

Some Great Andorra Mountain Hikes

Posted on April 26th, 2018

Whether you like to hike high mountain peaks, trek to remote turquoise lakes, take in the views of magnificent ranges, sleep under the stars or to scramble your way to the top, Andorra really does have it all. Climb to the peak of Coma Pedrosa at 2,943m, the highest peak in Andorra in the Valls del Comspedrosa protected Nature Park to get amazing views. Or hike your way to the central massive area high above Encamp and Canillo to tackle the upper boulders of Alt de Griu above the lower forest. Earn great 360 degree views and then find remote lakes to dip a toe or jump right in to cool yourself from the hot and dusty trails. Alternatively, trek to one of several high mountain huts to sample the delights of a table service restaurant and lodging. Visit the Huts at Sorteny Nature Park or Jucla, Andorra’s largest lake, to break up a few days hiking whether on the borders or central mountain areas. You will be spoilt for choice, wish you had more days and then settle for your favourite hiking before vowing to return to the ones that got away!

Mountain hiking in Andorra's Sorteny Nature Park

High Level Mountain Hike

Turquise Waters of Remote Andorra Lake

Cool Inviting Mountain Lake

 

Introducing Caving to Adventure Andorra

Posted on April 5th, 2018

At Adventure Andorra we are always looking for new ways to help our guests get the best experiences from their holidays and we are very excited to add Caving or Potholing as it is sometimes known to our multitude of adventure activities. Just over the border with France in the small hidden valley of Ariege are some special caving areas carved intro the limestone around the Tarascon region. Our private family group guides will equip you with all necessary safety equipment to explore the amazing caves and provide an unforgettable experience for all the family. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore, have fun and share memories.

Exploring underground caves

Amazing cave formations

 

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