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Andorra

Unique, tranquil mountain principality
Beautiful scenery and intriguing towns
Interesting walks, high in the Pyrenees

 
 

A unique mountain principality

Andorra is an independent state, high in the mountains between France and Spain. It has a proud culture dating back to the 800s, when it was founded by Charlemagne the Great to defend the Pyrenees and protect France. It has some of the most stunningly rugged scenery in Europe. Narrow valleys wind between high mountains, which soar to 2946m (9665ft).
 

An unspoilt, perfect escape

Isolated by the mountains that surround it, Andorra has remained unspoilt and quiet; this summer it is accessible to us as the perfect escape out of the busyness of life into the tranquillity of the mountains.

We offer an optional excursion package on three of the days, and you can also explore the stunning scenery by foot, enjoying the interesting local walks. 
 

Staying high in the mountains

Our comfortable hotel is located in the village of Canillo, which has a number of shops, restaurants and cafés and is famous for its iconic 12th century church at the entrance to the village. Due to a special arrangement, residents at the hotel have complimentary access to the sports complex opposite, which includes a swimming pool and an Olympic ice rink (a small charge for skate hire is payable locally).

A local bus service is available to take us to Andorra la Vella, the highest capital city in Europe, with a population of 22,000 and an impressive setting in a steep gorge. You can explore the historic quarter, with its picturesque stone buildings dating back to the ninth century, or check out the city’s famous low tax regime in the shopping centres.
 
 
 
 

Exploring Andorra together

Our optional excursion package will give us the opportunity to discover the highlights of Andorra. Climbing by coach to the top of the Arcalis valley, with impressive views along the way, we reach the Creussans chair lift. From the top there are excellent views across Andorra and into France. An optional walk takes us alongside the river to the interesting town of Ordino. 
 

Peaceful mountain villages

We will also have a day travelling through unspoilt picturesque villages off the beaten track in the mountains. Pal, for example, is an example of classic Andorran architecture. Standing by the church, the views of the village below are a gift for any photographer. We ride the cable car to La Massana, which has an interesting Romanesque church and attractive cafés. 

As well as exploring the villages we also stop at Lake Engolasters, which is in a beautiful setting and is the largest lake in Andorra. Here there is an optional walk available. 
 
 
"Andorra was a great place to visit. I have had a fantastic, refreshing and blessed time away"
Sarah, August 2017
 

Interesting towns, beautiful walks

Another day, we cross the border into Spain to visit the most important local Catalan town, Seu d’Urgell. This town is named after its ancient and impressive Romanesque cathedral, built in the 11th to 12th centuries. It was also the site of the kayak contest in the 1992 Olympics. Like everything in the region, this historic town is set against the backdrop of beautiful mountains.
 

High in the Pyrenees

After a day of walking in the mountains or adventure in the towns we can return home to our hotel, enjoy a meal and spend time listening to an inspiring Bible talk.

Join us to explore this unusual and beautiful destination, high in the Pyrenees.
 
 
 

Dates/Prices

Summer 2018

All departures for this destination have been completed this year but please look here again soon for details of next year. (Summer dates are usually released towards the end of November and winter towards the end of May. If any dates are available sooner they will be shown on this page when they are confirmed).

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