Andorra Vacations, Tours, Travel Packages & Experiences
Andorra is a very small independent principality located between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. Its principal industry is tourism both in summer and winter. It is known for its ski resorts and also as a tax-haven that encourages duty-free shopping on your Andorra vacations.
The scenery in Andorra consists predominantly of rugged mountains. Its official language is Catalan. The country’s capital is Andorra la Vella, the highest capital city in Europe. It is known for its shopping with its fashion boutiques and jewellery shops and several shopping centres. The old quarter Barri Antic, with its stone streets and buildings, houses the Romanesque Santa Coloma church with its circular bell tower and dates back to the 9th century.
Andorra's huge ski resorts with their family-friendly slopes are probably the main reason for Andorra’s popularity but the country does have other things to offer. In terms of landmarks and culture, the many churches and shrines are a feature on Andorra vacations.
Some of the more important ski resorts are Vallnord, Arcalis and Grandvalira. Most of the resorts were once small mountain villages which have grown in recent years due to skiing.
A novelty and of interest to hikers would be a stay in one of the mountain huts in Andorra, good places to stay while hiking and trekking. A good starting point for treks is the town of Arinsal at the foot of the Coma Pedrosa, the highest mountain in Andorra with a beautiful view of the surrounding summits. Another one is the Pic de Médécourbe Mountain.
Another activity on Andorra vacations is Arapahoe, or summer “mushing”, that lets you enjoy nature while taking a leisurely ride on a sleigh pulled by dogs. The trip takes you around the lake at Family Park de Canillo where you can marvel at the fabulous scenery surrounding the park.
For the more adventurous, Vallnord offers buggy excursions through the mountains to the Pallars region.
One can enjoy spa treatment on Andorra vacations in Caldea in which thermal water activities include hydro massage, currents, bubbles and waterfalls.
There are many hiking routes in Andorra easily undertaken from most Andorran towns. Fishing is another popular Andorran pastime with an abundance of trout found in its lakes and rivers. Andorra also boasts the highest golf course in Europe called the Golf Soldeu.
"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles
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Extend your Stay
Consider an additional stopover to your Andorra vacations at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Andorra.
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