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What sports can I practice in Andorra?

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Both in summer and winter, Andorra offers an ideal environment for sports and activities.

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Andorra, the ideal place to practice sports

Andorra is known worldwide for its ski slopes, which are among the best in the world. However, the country can offer you endless options to practice a multitude of sports.

The optimal quality of the caire, as well as the more than 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, will guarantee you the practice of any sport in unbeatable conditions and location. Andorra has a unique and privileged territory, with more than 90% of the Andorran territory occupied by mountains, forests, rivers and lakes, which can be explored thanks to more than 60 mountain paths.‍

Andorra with snow

What can you do in Andorra in winter? Andorra offers you ski areas for alpine skiing, Nordic skiing and ski mountaineering, with more than 300 kilometres to enjoy between the different resorts in the country:

  • Grandvalira: in the valleys of Canillo and Encamp there is a domain with six sectors: Encamp, Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu, Grau Roig and Pas de la Casa, with approximately 210 kilometres of slopes at your disposal
  • Ordino Arcalís: in the valleys of Ordino is this ski area with more than 30.5 kilometres of slopes and more than 400 hectares of off-piste.
  • Vallnord-Pal Arinsal: located in the valley of La Massana, this domain has the Pal and Arinsal sectors, with more than 63 kilometres of slopes.
  • La Rabassa-Naturland Ski Resort: located in Sant Julià de Lòria, with more than 15 kilometres of slopes specialising in Nordic skiing and ski mountaineering.

In addition, the different Andorran sectors and companies offer a multitude of options and alternatives to skiing that are also enjoyable in winter, such as: snowshoe routes, snowmobile excursions or dog sledding, among many other options.

Andorra without snow

Can you enjoy Andorra without snow? Naturally. In summer you can also enjoy the various ski areas of Andorra, which become the perfect setting for outdoor activities such as adventure circuits, zip lines and mountain bike and electric bike outings.

Andorra in summer is a winning option, with its spectacular landscapes and numerous outdoor activities:‍

  • Hiking
  • Mountaineering
  • Climbing
  • Via ferrata
  • Golf
  • Road, mountain and downhill cycling.‍

Andorra for athletes

The conditions of Andorra, with its excellent air quality, its climate and its altitude, make it the favourite place for many professional athletes, from a multitude of disciplines, to live and train.

Sport is part of life in Andorra, being practiced by most of the country's inhabitants. For this reason, you can find many facilities designed to keep you in shape, either indoors or outdoors, such as: indoor sports centres, Olympic swimming pools, outdoor facilities, ski slopes or several mountain passes.

In addition, the country hosts numerous stays of different sports disciplines. The Andorra Sports Training Country ( platform  can help you organise your stay.

Sporting events in Andorra

Andorra is a world leader in mountain sports and, in recent years, has become the setting for a significant number of renowned competitions and events.

If you visit Andorra in winter, you will be able to witness and enjoy some of the most important snow competitions in the world, such as the Alpine Skiing, Ski Mountaineering or Kilometre Launched Cups, as well as the Freeride World Tour or the Total Fight Masters of Freestyle.

In summer, the country usually hosts cycling stages of the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España, the Mountain Bike World Cup and the Trial World Championship. In addition, competitions such as the Ironman 70.3 Andorra, Trail 100 Andorra by UTMB, and other mountain races, the Tour of the Ports of Andorra, the Spartan Race, the Olympus race, the Mussara Andorra or the Purito Andorra and many others, which pose a challenge for their competitors.

Frequently asked questions

Andorra has 9 ski areas spread over different valleys in the country, some of them being the largest ski areas in southern Europe.

Andorra offers you ski areas for alpine skiing and Nordic skiing, with more than 300 kilometres to enjoy between the different resorts it has

In addition to skiing, you can practice a multitude of mountain sports, as well as cycling or golf. Andorra also has specialised sports centres for the practice of any sport.By clicking "Accept All Cookies", you agree to cookies being stored on your device to improve site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. Please see our privacy policy for more information.