MADRIU-PERAFITA-CLAROR VALLEY

MADRIU-PERAFITA-CLAROR VALLEY

ENC, ALV, SJL, ESC


The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley was declared in 2004, UNESCO Heritage of Mankind in the category of Cultural Landscape.

ENC, ALV, SJL, ESC


It is in the south-east of the Principality of Andorra and occupies 10% of the country’s territory

The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley stretches through the parishes of Andorra la Vella, Escaldes-Engordany, Encamp and Sant Julià de Lòria. One of the most popular accesses to the valley is on the road to Engolasters (42.517536, 1.571087). This valley is the most important secondary river basin in the country and is 12 km long from end to end and drops 1,855m. Its highest point is the Pic de la Portelleta (alt. 2,905). Its network of hiking routes and high mountain huts allows for a large number of excursions to contemplate the home to animal and plant species that are very rare or in danger of extinction.

Discover dry stone

Whatever route you choose through the Madriu-Perafita-Claror valley, you’ll find old shepherd cabins recently restored in a traditional way, plots of land enclosed by walls that once contained vegetable gardens, huts and grazing areas for livestock, etc. In summer, don’t miss out on spending a night in any of the five refuges to be found in the valley. The stone-paved pathway of the Madriu-Perafita-Claror valley, which corresponds to some sections of the GR7 (GR footpath) and GR11 (GR footpath), constitutes one of the more eminently characteristic aspects of this cultural landscape.

Guided thematic excursions organised in summer (eco tourist routes).

For your safety, we recommend you do the routes at altitudes of over 1700 metres between the end of June and the end of September.


ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO VERY NEARBY

Camí de les Fonts viewpoint

CAMÍ DE LES FONTS VIEWPOINT

CAMÍ DE LES FONTS VIEWPOINT

Els Camí de les Fonts viewpoint is at an altitude of 1,645 metres on the CS-200, at Km 5-6 in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany.

Sculptures and fountains in Encamp

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS IN ENCAMP

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS IN ENCAMP

Another sign of the customs and traditions of Andorra can be seen in the parish of Encamp. 

Cultural circuit Sant Julià de Lòria

CULTURAL CIRCUIT SANT JULIÀ DE LÒRIA

CULTURAL CIRCUIT SANT JULIÀ DE LÒRIA

Sant Julià de Lòria offers us guided cultural routes to discover the history, nature and culture of the parish.

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Andorra's falles and fallaires

ANDORRA'S
FALLES AND FALLAIRES

ANDORRA'S
FALLES AND FALLAIRES

The association Associació Fallaires Andorra la Vella is responsible for the Falles festival ever since it was recovered in 1987.

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High mountain cuisine

HIGH MOUNTAIN CUISINE

HIGH MOUNTAIN CUISINE

Experience the flavours of high-mountain cuisine found in traditional Andorran cooking. Get ready for a taste of tradition!

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Ruta BTT Estany d'Engolasters-Camí de les Pardines

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Ruta de Senderisme: Circuit de les Fonts - Itinerari llarg

HIKING: CIRCUIT DE LES FONTS - ITINERARI LLARG

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Ruta de Senderisme: L'Alt del Griu

HIKING: L'ALT DEL GRIU

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Ruta BTT Passeig del Riu

MTB TRAIL PASSEIG DEL RIU

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