From beautiful hikes and thrilling mountain biking, to adrenalin-fuelled via ferrata, climbing and canyoning, Andorra - the ‘Country of the Pyrenees’ - is jam-packed with outdoor adventures set against a spectacular mountain backdrop.
Nestled on the border between France and Spain, Andorra, the ‘Country of the Pyrenees’ is known internationally for its ski resorts, yet the rugged landscape, mountain lakes, steep valleys, and sub-Mediterranean climate make Andorra a great summer choice for active travellers.
The Pyrenean Principality offers some of Europe’s most beautiful walks, from gentle routes through flower-strewn valleys, to demanding hikes across rough terrain to a mountain lake with views into France and Spain. At almost 3,000m, the summit of Comapedrosa offers great views into both neighbouring France and Spain. Along the routes lie ‘refuges’, traditional mountain huts providing shelter and accommodation to hikers, many of which are free.
Andorra’s GRP route is a 120km hiking trail that encircles the entire country, encompassing most of the country’s hidden corners. Divided into seven stages of around 14km each and following hiking routes of varying difficulty and terrain, it usually takes between 4 to 6 days to walk the GRP – where else could you walk round a country in less than a week?!