The Principality of Andorra is best known for its 300km of ski slopes, but this mountainous country in the Pyrenees offers plenty of activities throughout all the seasons. As the Secretary General of the WTO stated at the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism, the Principality of Andorra is a good example of how to develop a successful year-round tourist destination, now known for other features than snow, such as nature, cuisine, music and sport.
If you are wondering what to do in Andorra in summer, then this article presents various activities for all tastes and ages, as a family, couple or among friends.
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Naturland park, in the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria, proposes a multitude of adventure activities. The star attraction is the TOBOTRONC, the longest Alpine coaster in the world.
It also offers other attractions such as:
- Naturland Bike Centre, the ideal place for biking in the mountains at La Rabassa.
- Airtrekk + Zip-wire, a treetop adventure with ropes, platforms and bridges that ends in a zip-wire nearly 180 metres long.
- Buggies Xtrem Circuit, test your driving skills round this obstacle course on a 4×4 buggy.
- Xtrem Jump, leap into the void from 4 metres up, on a giant inflatable platform.
Alongside all these activities, the park has several restaurants where you can enjoy delicious typical mountain cuisine.
Grandvalira ski resort is transformed in summer into somewhere to enjoy nature and various activities, such as walking trails in Canillo and Encamp or hikes in Ordino Arcalís.
For little ones, there is also MON(T) MAGIC FAMILY PARK with numerous attractions such as the MAGIC GLISS slide or the 550-METRE ZIP-WIRE.
VallNord Bike Park, in La Massana, is another major attraction, somewhere to spend a fun summer adventure in Andorra. This resort in La Massana offers more than 40 km of trails, where visitors can enjoy all kinds of cycling (Enduro, Descent, Pump Track, etc.)
ADMIRE THE INCREDIBLE VIEWS…
- TRISTAINA SUNDIAL VIEWING PLATFORM
This viewing platform, perched on the Peyreguils peak (at an altitude of 2,701m), offers 360º panoramic views of the Ordino valley and Tristaina lakes, an area that is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Get there by taking the Tristaina cable-car followed by the Creussans chairlift. Another option is to take the cable-car then climb the path to the top.
- ROC DEL QUER VIEWING PLATFORM
Located in the parish of Canillo, this viewing platform is famous for its 20-metre glass walkway that overhangs the valley. From here you can see the surrounding peaks, valleys and towns.
DISCOVER MOUNTAIN PATHS AND TRAILS…
If your dream is to connect with nature, there are numerous hiking trails, mountain huts, horse-riding routes, mountain lakes, via ferratas, etc.
Comapedrosa peak (at an altitude of 2,942m, the highest peak in Andorra), Casamanya peak (2,752m) and Tristaina peak (2,878m), with their lakes, are some of the mountain trails well worth discovering.
If you’d rather relax, CALDEA is the perfect choice. The iconic Andorran spa, located in Escaldes-Engordany, offers a choice of areas where you can relax with your family, partner or friends.
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If you still have energy for a walk, Avinguda Meritxell awaits, the main shopping street in the capital of Andorra, where an extensive range of prestigious brands can be found. Don’t forget that in Andorra, VAT (IGI) on products is lower than in other countries like Spain and France, so you can find articles at a better price.