The best climbs of Andorra

If you’re planning to visit Andorra, this is the perfect tour to discover the mountain roads, the spectacular landscapes and the richness of the cultural heritage of Andorra.

You’ll be able to enjoy the landscape while breathing pure air and practicing cycling, all thanks to the circular routes that depart from the hotel in La Massana.

La Massana is a suitable holiday destination to enjoy a few days combining gastronomy, shopping, sporting activities, culture and leisure.

Each day we will face two first-class climbs. A demanding tour that will make us feel like authentic road cycling professionals.

 

Region
Andorra
Destination
Andorra
Season
May to October
Duration
7 days / 6 Nights (6 days Tour)
Level
Average 70 km , 1800 m. of ascent / day
Minimum people
6
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Day 1
Day 1

Meeting of all the participants at the Hotel de la Massana at 4:00 p.m.
Delivery of bicycles to participants who have chosen to rent them.
Free time in the evening to get acquainted with the place and nature.
Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2
Day 2

70 Km. 1865 m +

At 09:30 in the morning, we will leave the hotel to go to Esclades-Engordany. Once there we start the first ascent of the day. 20 km, going through Encamp and Canillo until you reach the Coll d'Ordino (km 24).

Once there, there’s a descent of 10 km dropping some 1.693m to arrive to the idyllic village of Ordino. This is a small village that you must see. There, it is the Center for the interpretation of Nature.

From Ordino we will take the direction of El Serrat (ascent) and from Serrat to La Coma de Arcalís (2,229m) 17 km with more than 1000 meters of positive slope and 8% ramps in some section. It is considered a first category climb and maximum difficulty. During its ascent we will enter the Natural Park of Sorteny.

During the route we’ll pass through the village of La Cortinada, a small town that houses the church of Sant Martí, dated from the s. XII and considered the largest Romanesque church in the principality. It preserves frescoes of high value from the Romanesque period.

We'll then descend and arrive again in Ordino, from where we will go directly to La Massana, to relax at the hotel.

Day 3
Day 3

80 km 2035 m. +

At 9:30 am. Departure from the hotel in our way to Sant Julià. Once there, we start Coll de la Rabassa (2037 m) for Aixirivall and La Peguera. 17 km and more than 1000m of positive slope with ramps of 7% at some points. It’s a first category climb. During the ascent we will pass through the forest of La Peguera where we'll see some of the traditional old Andorran houses that were used to store grain and livestock. 

From La Rabassa we go down to Juberri, a technical descent, arriving again in Sant Julià, Escaldes and Anyós,

Here the Beixalís pass begins, a first class port of 8.7 km with 600 m of positive slope.

Once this is completed, we’ll descend to take the road from Aldosa to La Massana.

Day 4
Day 4

60 km. & 1800m. +

9:30h am. departure from La Massana in our way to Erts Pal and Arinsal. In the village of Erts, the ascent will take us to the ski station of Arinsal in 1900m of height. This is a pass of 7 km. considered a first category climb with ramps of 8.2%. Almost at the top of the hill is located the entrance to the Comapedrosa Valls Municipal Park. The appeal of this park is the Comapedrosa peak of 2942m, the highest one in Andorra. It's a short climb but very demanding.

The way back will be by the same route until Erts, where we will begin the ascent to Coll de Cabús. (2,302 m). A 15'6 km climb with 962 m of accumulated ascent. At the end of the pass, we will find a giant sculpture "Storm in a teacup" by Denis Oppenheim.

We will return again via Erts and arrive at La Massana.

Day 5
Day 5

65 KM. with 1800 m. +

9:30 am.. Departure from La Massana towards Sant Julià de Lòria, where we will start
The ascent to Coll de la Gallina (1910m), a first category with maximum difficulty. It is a 12.2 km long hill with 1019m positive elevation and ramps of 8.4% on average, reaching 10% at some points.

During the route, we will find the town of Fontaneda and the Romanesque church of Sant Miquel. Further on, we will find the Mas d'Alins, which is at the end of the Pardines, a small town that stands out for the church of Sant Esteve.

 

Day 6
Day 6

62km. 2050m. +

9:30 am. Departure from La Massana towards Ordino.

Once in Ordino we begin the ascent to Coll d'Ordino. (1980m) a first cat climb with ramps of 7% during the 9.9 km. From Coll d'Ordino we go to Canillo, descending to where we will go up to the Forn de Canillo. Forn de Canillo (1912m.) is a second category climb, with 388m. Offset at 5.2 km. At the end of the road there is the Grandvalira ski resort.

We will go down again to Canillo, Encamp and Escaldes Engordany from where we will return to La Massana to finish the tour

 

Day 7
Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel and end of our services.
Optional airport transfers.

INCLUDED

  • 6 Nights accommodation, minimum 4* 
  • Full Board
  • Expert cycling guide (English, Spanish or French - other languages on request)
  • Assistance vehicle
  • Transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Accident insurance
  • Photo album of the tour
  • Any other items or experiences as detailed in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure (can be organised on request)
  • Airfare / transport
  • Travel insurance
  • Theft insurance
  • Bike and helmet hire (available on request)
  • Any items not detailed in the itinerary
  • Local tourist taxes
  • Gratuities for guides

In case of an increase in the rate of sales tax (IVA/VAT) or an increase in fuel prices, the final price of the tour will be adjusted accordingly. 

GENERAL PACKAGE HOLIDAY CONDITIONS

Sport No Limit Travel is a travel agency registered in accordance with the conditions as laid down by the governements of Spain and Catalonia and licensed to organise package holidays, trips and tours under licence number GC-004971

Final accommodations maybe subject to change owing to circumstances beyond our control. In this instance, accommodation of at least equal category will be used.

Itinerary may be subject to modification owing to circumstances beyond our control including, but not exclusively weather conditions, road works, sporting events and force majeure.

In case of any incident a Sport No Limit Travel representative will be at your disposal.

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PAYMENT AND CONDITIONS OF CANCELLATION

A deposit of 30% of the total will be collected at the time of reservation to secure your booking.

The remaining balance will be collected 30 days prior to the commencement of services.

Sport No Limit Travel reserves the right to cancel the reservation for non payment of balance.

Cancellation and amendment-:

You have the right to cancel or amend your booking at any time, subject to the following conditions and penalties.

  • Amendments to names or dates will be subject to an administrative fee if made less than 30 days prior to the service commencement date
  • Cancellation with more than 10 days and less than 15 days notice will be subject to 5% penalty of the total cost of the package
  • Cancellation with more than 3 days and less than 10 days notice will be subject to a 15% penalty of the total cost of the package
  • Cancellation with more than 1 day and less than 3 days notice will be subject to a 25% penalty of the total cost of the package
  • Non arrival will result in the loss of all monies paid