PEDAL... AND LOOK AROUND!

The attraction of our cycle tourism routes is not only their layout but also the environment. Keep your eyes peeled as you carry out the stages because the beauty of the landscape will compensate for the soreness in your legs.

OUR MOUNTAINS CHALLENGE YOU

Andorra's BTT - E-Bike downhill circuits and tracks are a challenge only at the reach of the bravest: those who master the technique and want to conquer it. Take note of these and other proposals filled with speed and adrenaline.

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The Principality of Andorra has no less than 21 mountain passes – there’s a reason why the Vuelta de España and the Tour de France choose Andorra’s roads for their world-class competitions. Arcalís, Arinsal and Cabús are just some of the many mountain passes available, all while discovering and enjoying the spectacular natural beauty of Andorra.

Cyclists visit Andorra from all over the world and all year round, although the most popular seasons are spring and summer. The tough mountain passes provide a great challenge for cycling fans, and the wealth of cultural heritage helps seal the deal. The asphalt on Andorran roads is of excellent quality for cycling tourism and is suitable for endurance road bikes. Our cycling routes come with helpful information panels – do check our comprehensive online guide to plan your visit in advance and to check whether there are currently any incidents, such as improvement road works.

As Andorra is highly prepared for cycling tourism, there are a wealth of quality services for cyclists on offer. There are many hotels specialising in this sport, ideal for taking a rest while on a cycling route. These specialty hotels can easily be recognised – just look out for the cycling pictogram. One useful feature of these hotels is their storage rooms for securely storing your bike, as well as availability of pumps, areas for bike cleaning and tourist information of special interest to cycling tourists. The hotels even offer extended breakfast times and bespoke menus specifically adapted to the cyclist’s diet!

Enjoy cycling in Andorra

Cycling hotels and other types of accommodation can be found across the Principality of Andorra, in particular in the following parishes: Ordino, La Massana, Canillo, Encamp, Escaldes-Engordany and Andorra la Vella. Do check out our comprehensive cycling route guide for full contact details and locations.

You don’t need to come to Andorra with your own bike – you can choose to travel light, and then hire the bike you need directly in Andorra upon arrival. Even endurance road bikes are available for hire! The Principality’s numerous towns have specialist stores that can provide all the equipment you need for your route: helmets, goggles, shoes, shirts and much more.

On our official website you’ll find a dedicated section on Andorra’s hotels that specialise in cycling tourism. Here you’ll see a comprehensive list of hotels in towns including Canillo, Encamp, Ordino, La Massana, Andorra la Vella, Sant Julià de Lòria and Escaldes-Engordany. There’s a wide range of hotels and tourist apartments to choose from.

One cycling route you might try is number 13, Certés. It’s a moderately-difficult route, 5.2 km (3.2 mi) in length and with a gradient of 420 m (1,380 ft). This beautiful route starts at an altitude of 1,310 m (4,300 ft). It’s an accessible route in terms of difficulty, but perhaps not suitable for complete beginners. Its average gradient is 7.8%. One of the features of this route is that half-way to the small village of Certés is another village, Nagol, which preserves two Romanesque chapels, Sant Martí and Sant Cerni, both with stunning panoramic views of the landscape.

Why should you try cycling in Andorra?

Experienced cyclists may want to try out route number 9, Beixalís, with a distance of 8.7 km (5.4 mi) and a gradient of 594 m (1,950 ft). The start of this route is at the roundabout connecting the CG-3 road towards the parish of La Massana with the CS-310 road towards Anyós. Its average gradient is 6.8%. The itinerary will pass through the church of Sant Cristòfol d’Anyós (construction began in the 12th century, although there were subsequent modifications), housing mural paintings from the Gothic and Baroque periods. The route ends at the Collada de Beixalís.

If you’re looking for a very challenging route, you can check out route number 18, Port d’Envalira, with a whopping 26 km (16 mi) in length and a gradient of 1,345 m (4,400 ft). Port d’Envalira is the highest mountain road in the Pyrenees. This route’s average gradient is 5.2% with some sections reaching 7.5%, and the itinerary passes through three different local parishes: Escaldes-Engordany, Encamp and Canillo.

Route number 1, El Forn, may be the one for you: its distance is 5.2 km (3.2 mi) with a gradient of 388 m (1,272) ft. The route begins in Canillo with a 6.2% gradient and increases up to 9.9%, with the average inclination being 7.5%. The route goes through the Romanesque church of St. Miquel de Prats, a great example of the Andorran rural Romanesque style.

Finally, another moderately difficult cycling route, suitable for non-experts, is route number 3, Coma de Ransol. Its length is 4.5 km (2.8 mi) with a gradient of 280 m (920 ft). On this route you’ll cycle along the entire CS-260 Coma de Ransol road. The starting point of the route is located at 1,664 m (5,460 ft) above sea level and ends at 1,944 m (6,380 ft) above sea level, with an average gradient of 6.2%.

All of our cycling routes can be checked out in detail in our online guide, where maps can be downloaded in PDF and a share feature is available too.

Where to go cycling in Andorra

So, where to start? Head to the Visit Andorra official website to start planning your cycling trip in Andorra! There you will find all the information you need, on e-bikes, our useful list of available cycling routes, the specialised hotels and accommodation on offer for cycling tourists and even a list of routes specific to e-bikes! We have everyone’s needs covered. We even have a section on bike rental stores, such as Triatló Bike Shop in Escaldes-Engordany, but many more Bike  stores. Knowing you can rent everything you need once you’re here means you can travel light!

Rent a bike in Andorra

All kinds of bikes can be rented in Andorra, including electric bikes, e-bikes, power bikes or booster bikes. These are bicycles with an integrated electric motor which can be used as propulsion, give cyclists a helping hand to get them up and over hills and make long distances more achievable. There are many other types of bikes available for rent in Andorra, including city bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and special bikes, from well-known brands such as Bmc, Scott, Giant and Norco.

Most services can be booked easily and conveniently online, and some services even come with a companion smartphone app. You can easily compare prices across different bike rental companies in the area, as well as comparing rental terms and company locations.

As well as ensuring you have all the right cycling equipment, don’t forget to download our helpful PDF map and guide from our official website, containing important information on routes and cycling safety tips. Each cycling route is broken down into easy to read facts and figures so you can choose the right route for you. All routes come with their distance, gradient, difficulty category and starting point. Routes are divided into three difficulty categories, Accessible, Difficult and Very Difficult.

The guide also includes useful information on routes, accommodation, cycling stores and a general overview of the Principality of Andorra. There are also QR codes for you to download the Andorra Guides and Andorra Active Tourism smartphone apps. 

  

Whatever your cycling profile and that of your companions, Andorra has plenty to offer. Start to discover here!