Have you ever wanted to explore one of the smallest countries in Europe? Do you love mountains? If so, you will want to put the gorgeous country of Andorra on your Europe itinerary.
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Having traveled all over Europe, and finding it so easy to jump over from some of our favorite places in France, we still discovered this small country to be unique and interesting from all the rest. 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.
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
Andorra is located between France and Spain, that’s exactly what we were doing exploring these three countries. 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
We’ve listed some great places to stay in this stunning country.
In the Capital
Photos of Andorra
Have you been? What are the best things to do in Andorra?
Author Bio: Corinne Vail is a travel photographer, food lover, and a perpetual traveler who has been travel writing for over 14 years. For many years she lived overseas in Germany, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, and the Netherlands teaching the children of the US. military. She’s visited over 90 countries, and she’s not stopping anytime soon.