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Andorra

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

 

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A unique mountain principality

Andorra is an independent state, high in the mountains between France and Spain.
It has some of the most stunningly rugged scenery in Europe. Narrow valleys wind between high mountains, which soar to 2946m (9665ft).

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. There is a cable car just a short walk from our hotel that takes us to an area in the mountains offering hiking, a lake with canoes, go karting and a 550m zip wire. 
 

An unspoilt, perfect escape

Andorra has a proud culture dating back to the 800s, when it was founded by Charlemagne the Great to defend the Pyrenees and protect France.

Today, 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.

 
 
 
 

Staying high in the mountains

Our comfortable four-star 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. We then have the option of a walk that takes us alongside the river to the interesting town of Ordino. 
 

Peaceful mountain villages

We will also have a day travelling off the beaten track in the mountains, through unspoilt, picturesque villages. Pal is an example of classic Andorran architecture. Standing by the church, the views of the village below are a gift for any photographer.

We also stop at Lake Engolasters, which is in a beautiful setting and is the largest lake in Andorra. There is an optional walk available for us to enjoy here.
 
 
"A great opportunity to explore somewhere a little off the beaten track "
Jennifer, August 2019
 

An attractive Spanish town

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

On our free days, there are plenty of interesting walks or other activities on offer. 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.