Andorra Travel Blog

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Andorra. Beautiful. Gorgeous. Breath-taking. Stunning. But, as pretty as it is, there are exactly three things to do in Andorra in the summer. Shop, hike, and eat. And there are exactly three things to do in Andorra in the winter. Shop, ski, and eat! It’s small, but it’s still worth it. Having traveled all over Europe, we still found this small country to be unique and interesting. We weren’t here long, but we did have a drive through, a lunch, and took some photos…so yes, it counts and that’s why we included these facts and a little information on our Andorra Travel Blog.

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Sant Joan de Castelles church

A popular stop on the road in Andorra is this Romanesque church, called Sant Joan de Castelles.

We only spent a day in Andorra, a perfect summer day, winding along the mountain roads, exploring the capital, Andorra La Vella, where we also had a pretty good lunch. We definitely didn’t spend enough time in this small country. One day we’ll go back and spend a few days hiking in the summer.

Travel in Andorra

Located between France and Spain, that’s exactly what we were doing. We were on a southern France road trip and decided to cross the border on one of the days.

We certainly don’t claim to be experts on Andorra, but we did learn a few things while we were here, such as:

  • There is no way to fly into Andorra, you must drive, just like we did. We drove from France, through Andorra, and south to Spain.
  • The country is mountainous, and in fact, Andorra La Vella, is the highest capital in elevation in all of Europe. It’s elevation is 3,356 feet above sea level.
  • One of the most popular things to do is hike the Gran Recorrido País trail, taking you from one side of the country to the next. This is my plan for our next visit.
  • Even though the official language is Catalan, everyone speaks three languages fluently; the others are French and Spanish.
  • Skiing is huge! With all of these mountains, most of the top places to visit are ski resorts. Yes, we want to experience a few of the 186 miles of ski slopes.

Hotels in Andorra

In the Capital

Acta Arthotel, Andorra La Vella, Andorra

 

Hotel Sant Jordi, Andorra La Vella, Andorra

Other Hotels

Hotel Arbre De Neu, Encamp, Andorra

Hotel Marfany, Escaldes, Andorra

Photos of Andorra

Andorran stone house

Stone houses along the France to Spain route we took in Andorra.

Road in Andorra

A look back at the road we were traveling. Gorgeous Andorra!

Sant Joan de Castelles Church Andorra

Another view of theSant Joan de Castelles.

Church and cars with Andorran plates

Cars, with Andorran plates, in the parking lot of the church.

The Andorra sign with people

Here we are with our road-tripping buddies. We couldn’t help but stop and take a photo of us all in Andorra.

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Corinne Vail is a world traveler, writer, photographer, speaker, and teacher. Looking for the quirky and unusual as well as the best food around the world, she has traveled all her life. She’s lived in Turkey, England, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and the Netherlands and visited over 90 countries with her family. Learn more about Corinne and Reflections Enroute on the About page.

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7 Comments

  1. I didn’t get to Andorra on my car loop from Galicia through the Basque region/Pyrenees and out to the French Mediterranean on my way back to Costa Brava. It is such a small country but I do understand the skiing is fabulous.

  2. Thanks for putting Andorra on our bucket list and things to do next time we are in Europe. Your photos are beautiful. I was surprised to learn that Catalan was the official language. Thanks for sharing.

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