INCLES VALLEY

INCLES VALLEY

Canillo


The Incles Valley is one of the most attractive natural sites in Andorra, full of surprises all year round. Discover it for yourself! 

Canillo


The Incles Valley is one of the many superb natural sites Andorra has to offer visitors. It is located between the towns of Tarter and Canillo, and its characteristic U shape is what tells us it was formed by a glacier. Open at the end, the valley offers an intimate experience of the beauty of the subalpine landscape, which turns alpine as you go farther in. Always amidst rich flora and fauna, visitors are accompanied by pasture lands and a host of dispersed cottages as they make their way to the valley floor. The valley offers something to discover all year round. The best time to visit is around June, once the snow has disappeared, although this is not the only good time. Springtime allows visitors to witness nature's awakening, while summer reveals the landscape, flora and fauna in all their splendour. Autumn is the time of changing colours that transform meadows and forests into a stunning spectacle of shades and natural beauty, until the rawness of the winter weather is felt and the valley becomes covered in snow. 

In order to preserve its tranquillity, the Incles Valley is closed off to vehicles during summertime, the time of year when it receives the most visitors.  An electric golf buggy that runs to the valley floor is available to visitors from the middle of June until the beginning of September (before the Meritxell festival on 8 September), from 9 am to 6 pm, without interruption. Tickets can be purchased from the information booth at the side of the car park.

The Incles Valley is the departure point for various iconic routes through our mountains, such as Cabana Sorda shelter and lake; the Juclà shelter and lakes, including the largest lake in Andorra; Siscaró shelter and lake; the Incles Pass (2,260 metres above sea level, at the French border) and the Roc de l’home dret trail. To take in the beauty of the Incles Valley in all its glory, why not explore it on foot along the Camí de l’Obac, a shaded trail that runs along the forest and the river. A 2.6-km route that runs to the valley floor, the trail has a low level of difficulty that makes it ideal for walking it with children, and it will allow you to feel, see and hear the flora and fauna that make it a unique site. If you want to learn about the other trails in the valley as well, a good way to do so as a family or with friends is by playing with 'Look for them'. You'll discover the routes outlined above, get a certificate and you can even enter a draw for different prizes. To take part, just pick up a guide from the information office at the entrance to the valley or the office in Canillo, and get walking! 


ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO VERY NEARBY

Sleep at an altitude of more than 1,000 metres

SLEEP AT AN ALTITUDE OF MORE THAN 1,000 METRES

SLEEP AT AN ALTITUDE OF MORE THAN 1,000 METRES

Spend the night in one of our mountain refuges and experience relaxation in the very heart of nature.