Friday, 19 April 2019

Andorra Active Guide: best sports activities

More than 300 days of sunshine make Andorra a favourite getaway destination for outdoor sports in summer and winter. Being almost completely covered in Mother Nature’s glory, you can expect an impressive variety of beautiful landscapes that will make you marvel. The country offers one of the best ski resorts in Europe, challenging cycling routes for advanced athletes or crystal-clear rivers for exciting canoeing trips: There is the right activity for everyone. Explore the tiny charming principality in the Pyrenees – it is definitely worth it!

Sports in Andorra: what you don’t want to miss

Skiing & Snowboarding

No way, you visit Andorra without your ski suit in winter. The country is famous for its high-quality ski resorts at affordable prices. The five main areas Arinsal, Pal, Arcalis, Soldeu/El Tarter and Pas de la Casa/Grau Roig are just a short drive away from the capital Andorra la Vella. You can look forward to excellent snow conditions throughout winter and spring. Diversified and picturesque routes for all levels, modern maintenance equipment and cheerful Après-Ski parties can easily keep up with the competition in the Alpes.

Hiking

As Andorra lives mostly from tourism, it is no wonder numerous trails cover the mountain sight and ensure a great experience for both beginners and advanced hikers. They are all easily accessible and provide either a glimpse in one of the ancient mountain cabins or a surprising encounter with unknown species. Did you know that Andorra has a great biodiversity with many animals and plants, which live here exclusively?

Cycling

First, you may think cycling in Andorra is only for real pros. Well, that is partly true. The tough mountain passes form part in professional bike races such as the Tour de France or its Spanish equivalent Vuelta a España. There is no reason to feel intimidated by the cyclists you meet on the asphalt though. Electric bikes make cycling in Andorra possible for anyone, no matter how fit you are.

Rock Climbing

Of course, you should try rock climbing in Andorra! There are many good indoor climbing centres, where you can practice some basic moves and sneak advice for the great outdoor adventure. With a considerable portion of adrenaline, you will the stunning mountain scenery the vertical way.

Horse Riding

Get into the saddle! Many well-experienced riding schools are waiting for you. Here you get to discover Andorra’s beauty off track.

Canoeing

The good thing about canoeing is, you decide your own pace and intensity. If you put a little effort in the paddle, you will activate your core and back muscles and surely burn enough calories for the next Crema Catalana. Our tip: try a tour at the scenic Torrassa Lake – you won’t be disappointed!

Golfing

For passionate golfers, Andorra is the place to be. Almost the whole country is forestland with three national parks, amazing valleys and huge meadows. Golf facilities fulfil the highest standards and are popular with business people and golf fans from all over the world.

No excuses! Andorra is a paradise for being active, offering sports activities of all types. You just need to find the perfect one for you. In the end not only exercising, but also the impressive nature of the beautiful Principality, will get your heart pumping.

 

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