MADRIU-PERAFITA-CLAROR VALLEY

MADRIU-PERAFITA-CLAROR VALLEY

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

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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

Discover the countryside of Andorra in three house museums

RURAL HABITAT CIRCUIT

RURAL HABITAT CIRCUIT

Get to know traditional Andorra with this tour of houses made into museums—testimonies to the way life used to be

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.

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. 

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Sculptures and fountains (Jaume Plensa)

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS

Nature, water and culture fuse together in the countryside of the Principality, in several outdoor spaces replete with sculptures.

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Camí Hidroelèctric d’Engolasters

CAMÍ HIDROELÈCTRIC D’ENGOLASTERS

CAMÍ HIDROELÈCTRIC D’ENGOLASTERS

The ‘Camí hidroelèctric d’Engolasters’, a tour of the production of electricity.

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MORE MOUNTAIN ROUTES AROUND YOU

GR11: El Gran Recorregut dels Pirineus

GR11: EL GRAN RECORREGUT DELS PIRINEUS

ENC, ORD, ESC

Ruta cicloturística 21: Encamp - Collada de Beixalís

CYCLE ROUTE 21: COLLADA DE BEIXALÍS

Encamp

Ruta de Senderisme: Itinerari d'Entremesaigües

HIKING: ITINERARI D'ENTREMESAIGÜES

Escaldes-Engordany

Ruta de Senderisme: Camí de les Molleres

HIKING: CAMÍ DE LES MOLLERES

Encamp

HOTELS THAT MIGHT ALSO INTEREST YOU

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Encamp

Refugi Riu dels Orris

RIU DELS ORRIS HUT

Escaldes-Engordany

Refugi de Perafita

PERAFITA HUT

Andorra la Vella

Aparthotel Shusski

APARTHOTEL SHUSSKI

Encamp