Overview Andorra

Visiting Andorra

Since its first lift was installed in 1957, Andorra has grown into one of the largest skiing provinces in Europe. Straddling the Pyrenees Mountains at a peak elevation of 2,946 meters, this mountainous country wedged in between France and Spain has three main alpine resorts: Grandvalira, Ordino-Arcalis, and Pal-Arinsal. Between them you’ll find downhill, slalom, and cross-country skiing facilities, snowshoe trails, snowmobile paths, helicopter tours… even snow-bike rental! A lively après-ski scene takes over at dusk.... Read More Since its first lift was installed in 1957, Andorra has grown into one of the largest skiing provinces in Europe. Straddling the Pyrenees Mountains at a peak elevation of 2,946 meters, this mountainous country wedged in between France and Spain has three main alpine resorts: Grandvalira, Ordino-Arcalis, and Pal-Arinsal. Between them you’ll find downhill, slalom, and cross-country skiing facilities, snowshoe trails, snowmobile paths, helicopter tours… even snow-bike rental! A lively après-ski scene takes over at dusk.    Close

Stories and Tips Andorra

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Sacrifice Comfort for Adventure

Written by marif on 06 Jul, 2012

A tiny dot on the map of the world, a pea-sized insignificant spot on the map of Europe, Andorra is an independent country with a population of less than 80 thousand. Although short of historical buildings, art museums and cultural venues, it is nonetheless a…Read More


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A Surreal World of White, Black, Green and Blue

Written by marif on 03 Jul, 2012

"A city washed in white, dressed in slate". This is how one Figueres resident with whom I shared a seat on the Sarfa bus during my trip described Cadaques. After having snaked into all imaginable spots in the city for a day, I could not…Read More


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Right on the Spanish-French Border

Written by marif on 28 Jun, 2012

The main railway line from Barcelona to the French border passes through the small inland town of Figueres. Trains from here to Portbou, the last town in Catalonia before crossing the Spanish-French border, use the narrower Iberian-gauge track. Some trains from Figueres terminate at Portbou,…Read More


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Step into the Absurd

Written by marif on 25 Jun, 2012

Ryanair’s flight to Girona placed me miles away from my desired destination – the Eastern Pyrenees, but not as far as to make my trip too arduous and the spots I longed to visit unreachable.The small arrival terminal at Girona airport and the facilities it…Read More


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What I Did in Andorra Once I Got There

Written by Armed With Passport on 18 Apr, 2002

As I mentioned in a previous entry in this journal, we arrived in Andorra from France on the N-22, arriving at customs and passport control for Andorra in the ski town of El Pas de la Casa. The skiers seemingly ended their run where…Read More


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The Small History of Andorra

Written by Armed With Passport on 18 Apr, 2002

As I mentioned in the overview, ever since I was a little boy, I had always wondered what the tiny country of Andorra was like. Were the people very little too? How come France or Spain didn't just walk over the mountains and…Read More


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The Road Less Traveled or How I Got to Andorra

Written by Armed With Passport on 18 Apr, 2002

Toni and I had really enjoyed our time in Carcassonne, but as much as we wanted to stay forever in a medieval castle, it was time to start heading to Barcelona. It was at this moment of departure from Carcassonne and the inevitable circling…Read More


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A Walking Tour

Written by jemery on 31 Aug, 2003

Think of a somewhat lopsided "Y." The Gran Riu Valira d‘Orient (Great River of the East) courses down a steep, narrow valley to form the right-hand leg. From the left, down another mountain valley, comes the Riu Valira Nord. Where they come together to form…Read More


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Road From France: 7900 feet & climbing

Written by jemery on 31 Aug, 2003

I knew I’d enjoy Andorra before we ever got near the main city. We’d climbed into the mid-Pyrenees in an open-top railcar to reach the bus connection at La Tour de Carol, France; now, our bus has just crossed the French/Andorran border by ascending one…Read More


Andorra

Written by Irishlouise on 20 Mar, 2003

To travel to Andorra, you can fly into Toulouse Airport in France or Barcelona Airport in Spain--either way, you'll get a fantastic 4-hour trip through the Pyrennes! Roads are some of the best in Europe despite going through the mountains and there is some fantastic…Read More


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