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

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!

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.

Sa Calma viewpoint

SA CALMA VIEWPOINT

SA CALMA VIEWPOINT

The Sa Calma viewpoint is at an altitude of 1,117 metres, on Av. Sant Jaume in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany.

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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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World Heritage in Andorra

WORLD HERITAGE IN ANDORRA

WORLD HERITAGE IN ANDORRA

Discover the elements of our culture and natural surroundings that have been recognised internationally by UNESCO.

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MORE MOUNTAIN ROUTES AROUND YOU

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HIKING: CAMÍ DE LA SENYORETA

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Ruta d'Ecoturisme guiada: Itinerari de Fontverd

GUIDED ECOTOURISM: ITINERARI DE FONTVERD

Escaldes-Engordany

Ruta cicloturística 11: Rotonda La Comella-La Comella

CYCLE ROUTE 11: LA COMELLA

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Ruta de Senderisme: Prat primer per Palomera

HIKING: PRAT PRIMER PER PALOMERA

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