HIKING: ROUTE TO LAKE ENGOLASTERS I WANT THE ACTIVE TOURISM APP

HIKING: ROUTE TO LAKE ENGOLASTERS

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DifficultyEasy
Distance1.9 km
Altitude difference+350 m / -45 m

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An easy and interesting hiking trail. Here's all you need to know on this itinerary that begins in Encamp and ends at Lake Engolasters, in Andorra.

The Engolasters route is an interesting options for anyone who fancies an easy hike in Andorra. It's a short, linear and fairly flat route with an elevation of only 408 metres over the course of 2 km. This route is approximately 2 hours long: 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the end and 45 minutes back (the return journey is downhill). The area that it passes through belongs to the parish of Encamp. The best time of year to take this hike is from June to September.

Brief description of the route

This route begins in the town of Encamp, in the homonymous parish, or more specifically, in front of the Automobile Museum, where you'll easily spot the sign that indicates the beginning of the route, which sets off towards Lake Engolasters and the Blanc river. The pathway heads southward, passing over waterways and a few roads, which should always be crossed with utmost caution. The route eventually merges with the GR-11, which is one of the long-distance trails that pass through Andorra. From here on, hikers need only follow the red and white marks.

On either side of the path you'll find some of the region's most common species of flora, particularly the dianthus hyssopifolius, commonly known as the fringed pink. You'll also find plenty of traditional Andorran buildings scattered along the itinerary, such as the Cresper “borda” (mountain cabin).


ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO VERY NEARBY

Experience freeride

EXPERIENCE FREERIDE

EXPERIENCE FREERIDE

If you love extreme sports and adventure, Grandvalira and Vallnord are home to different areas to practise freeride in Andorra.

Tubbing in Grandvalira

TUBBING IN GRANDVALIRA

TUBBING IN GRANDVALIRA

In Grandvalira you can enjoy tubing, one of the resort's most entertaining activities for the entire family.

Els Cortals d’Encamp viewpoint

ELS CORTALS D’ENCAMP VIEWPOINT

ELS CORTALS D’ENCAMP VIEWPOINT

Els Cortals d'Encamp viewpoint is at an altitude of 1,923 metres on the CG-220, at Km 6-7 in the parish of Encamp.

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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.

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Desconnecta de la rutina: sortides nocturnes amb múixing o raquetes de neu

NIGHT-TIME EXCURSIONS IN THE SNOW

NIGHT-TIME EXCURSIONS IN THE SNOW

Want to head into the woods and see how different everything looks in the moonlight? Choose your night-time excursion to do some mushing, snow rackets or snowmobile.

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Raquetes: Camí de les Fonts (Engolasters), coll Jovell, font de la Closa

SNOWSHOES: CAMÍ DE LES FONTS

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