There are few summer activities that continue through the winters in Andorra as the fun turns to skiing and snowboarding. The mountains are simply stunning through all seasons and winter brings a sereneness to the landscape. Our Andorran hosts are as hospitable as always during our stay to play on the slopes of Grandvalira and relax in our comfortable hotel with great food and wine. Returning to Andorra is always a great adventure.
While October is considered a ‘low’ season in Andorra, the superb weather and attractive prices make a it a great destination for half term. We were there the week before half term and the weather was amazing. Clearer skies than in the summer. Warm like a good British summer day in the valleys and fresh at higher levels. This picture was taken during the hike around Tristaina lakes – an awesome day !
We took the half day via ferrata activity in Ordino. None of us have every climbed before. The route at Ordino is sufficiently exhilarating that we were all pushed towards the edge of our comfort zone. The feeling of elation and achievement once we had reached the top was immense and to achieve this together as a family of five was an incredible bonding experience for us.
We had travelled to Andorra through France and were enjoying some great high mountain hikes when our youngest son decided he would like to try the adventure activity canyoning. Being a sporty 12 year old we opted for a Level 2 canyon in a small group of 4. He was first to all the jumps, slides and abseils in a truly remarkable canyon. Our guide was fantastic and made the whole experience so safe, seamless and enjoyable. We will definitely be coming back to experience this again!