Andorra

Description

Andorra A tiny rugged mountainous state, the principality of Andorra is located in the eastern Pyrenees mountain range, between France and Spain. Its mountains reach up to almost 3000m, with Como Pedrosa (2942m) as the highest. There are beautiful valleys with medieval villages, forests, clear streams and mountain lakes so characteristic of the Pyrenees. Several of the French GR long distance hiking trails pass through Andorra, like the GR11 and GR7. Besides, Andorra also has its own GRP1 making an almost full circle around the country. Both the long trails, and the many shorter Andorran hiking trails are waymarked clearly.

Best season for walking is from May to September, although there may be snow until the second half of June, and October can also bring fine weather for hiking. Spread across the mountains are 29 huts, some with attendant and open during the summer months, others not much more than shepherd's shelters. Also there are a number of camp sites.

Opinions

Rate 9.0 | 1 vote | No 3. in Europe
  • John P June 2015
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Great country for walking among the Pyrenees with several routes crossing it and various refuges where you can stay. Brilliant display of flowers in June.
  • Negative The main town is very much aimed at shoppers
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Trails

Regions

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2005
  • The Mountains of Andorra
  • Guide to 60 walking routes in little-known Andorra. The guidebook includes numerous paths with scrambles, summits, via ferratas and a week-long Andorra circuit. Covers Arinsal, Sispony, Arcalis and Angonella, Valls Sorteny and Rialb, Montcaup, Ordino, Casamanya, Valls del Riu, Ransol, D'Incles, Circ de Pessons, Cortals and Vall del Madrui. Read more
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2005
  • Andorra Mountain Walks
  • The Mountains of Andorra is Alf Robertson and Jane Meadowcroft’s Cicerone guide to walks, scrambles, via ferratas and treks in a country tucked away between France and Spain in the heart of the Pyrenees. The guide covers the whole of the country, from its 80 mountain lakes to its host of elegant peaks. The principality is also relatively... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2005
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2005
  • Wandelgids The mountains of Andorra | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Andorra is still mysterious, but accessible. 60 routes including numerous paths with scrambles, straightforward peaks, via ferratas and a week-long Andorra circuit. Covers Arinsal, Sispony,... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2005
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • The Pyrenees
  • A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. It is the first in our World Mountain Ranges series. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • The Pyrenees: The High Pyrenees from the Cirque de Lescun to the Carlit Massif
  • The Pyrenees is accomplished walker Kev Reynolds’ large-format Cicerone guide to one of Europe’s most famous and impressive mountain ranges. The guide gives a valley-by-valley description of the High Pyrenees from west to east and is a very useful reference to help identify the best locations for walking, mountaineering, skiing and climbing.... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Andorra Trail Running 40K Ed. Alpina Map
  • Alternative coverage of Andorra at 1:40,000 from Editorial Alpina on a contoured and GPS compatible map with the highlighting and numbering of trails adjusted to correspond to the descriptions in the accompanying booklet, including a 101km Andorra Grand Trail.The map has contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading and vegetation... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • GRP: Ariège-Pyrénées – Andorre - Catalogne FFRP Topo-guide No. 1098
  • Par-delà les frontiers d’Ariège-Pyrénées vers Andorre et la Catalogne, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 1098, covering 384kms of trails in eight cross-border circuits in the Pyrenees between 36kms and 72kms long. The routes include a 70kms tour in the footsteps of Charlemagne, a 44kms Three Nations circuit, etc. Current edition of this title was... Read more
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  • IGN, France
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IGN
France
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
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Bol.com
Netherlands
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Netherlands
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Andorra 40K Ed. Alpina Map
  • Andorra at 1:40,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editoral Alpina highlighting both local waymarked routes and GR trails, campsites and other types of tourist accommodations, climbing and canyoning sites, locations of petrol stations on local roads, etc. The map has contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading and... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Andorra | Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van Andorra. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaans en deel in het engels, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. A topographic tourist map and hiking guide with details of tourist attractions, hiking & sporting activities as well as transport information. An excellent... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Andorra la Vella 25K Spain CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 183-III
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Andorra la Vella
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 from the Centro Geográfico del Ejército, the country’s military survey organization. Contours are at 20m intervals, without additional relief shading but with graphics and/or colouring to show different types of terrain, vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected... Read more
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Villages of the Catalan Pyrenees
  • Self-guided walking holiday in the Catalan Pyrenees. The Catalan Pyrenees are a walker’s paradise, offering unspoiled mountains, quaint villages, Romanesque churches, and the warmest climate of the Pyrenean range. Enjoy fantastic mountain walks through the warm, wooded hills of the Garrotxa and the dramatic final peaks of the Pyrenees, areas... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in the Pyrenees National Park
  • Cauterets and Luz San Sauveur. Follow trails through the heart of the Pyrenees National Park surrounded by classic mountain landscapes. Discover many natural highlights such as turquoise lakes, waterfalls, jagged peaks, flower-strewn meadows and dramatic cliffs. Walk to Cirque du Gavarnie, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and to the Pont... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk & Spanje - Transpyreneeën, Etappe 5
  • Spectaculaire voettocht in 6 etappes, die de hoofdkam van de Pyreneeën van oost naar west volgt. Bagage wordt waar mogelijk vervoerd, overnachting in hutten en gites. Etappe 5: de pieken, grashellingen en diepe beboste valleien  van het Franse Parc National des Pyrenées. Via de markante Pic du Midi d'Ossau en de Chemin de la Mâture naar de... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Ebrovallei en Pyreneeën vogelreis
  • Zeer gevarieerde vogelreis waarin alle biotopen van Noord-Spanje worden verkend: de wetlands van de Ebrodelta, de steppes van de Ebrovallei in de Monegros, de kloven en gierenrotsen van de Sierra de Guara en het hooggebergte. In de hogere valleien van de Pyreneeën zoeken we de sneeuwgrens op. Je verblijft in goede hotels en de begeleiding van... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Aragon * Rio Esera White water & Parapenting
  • De Rio Esera heeft tussen Benasque en Graus een van de mooiste valleien van de Aragonese Pyreneeën uitgesleten. De altijd watervoerende rivier stroomt op de ene plek rustig kabbelend door een brede vallei, om zich even verderop wit schuimend  door een nauwe kloof te persen. De vallei vormt dan ook de perfecte speelplek voor liefhebbers van... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Pyreneeën, Cerdanyavallei
  • Vanuit een klein dorpje dat uitkijkt over de wijdse Cerdanyavallei in de Catalaanse Pyreneeën, vlakbij Andorra, beleef je een afwisselende en actieve gezinsvakantie in de bergen. Je gaat natuurlijk bergwandelen, maar ook op een stoere elektrische fiets met ezelmanden, je gaat kamperen in een Indiaanse tipi of een Mongoolse Yurt. Ontdek de... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk & Spanje - Transpyreneeën, Etappe 1
  • Spectaculaire voettocht in 6 etappes, die de hoofdkam van de Pyreneeën van oost naar west volgt. Bagage wordt vervoerd, overnachting in hutten en gites. Etappe 1: Van de Middellandse Zee door de mediterrane bergen van de Catalaanse Pyreneeën en de hoogtes van de Cerdagne naar de Ariège. Read more
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