EXPLORING THE SNOW-CAPPED PEAKS OF ANDORRA!
If you like walking in the mountains in the winter, there are plenty of routes to choose from in Andorra, whether you prefer snowshoeing, skimo, freeriding, or any other similar activity. Read on and choose the best option for you!
Would you like to know what you can do in the snow in Andorra? In this article, you’ll find all the available activities you can enjoy with your partner, friends or family.
TRY THE BEST FREERIDE ROUTES IN ANDORRA
Descend trails of fresh snow at top speed, feeling that adrenaline rush... Choose your descent route and set yourself free in Andorra!
The descent of el Majol de Cabana Sorda and the adjacent peak is an easy route in the Incles Valley.
The descent of the Bony d'Envalira (NE corridor) is a moderate route in Grandvalira.
The descent of the Pic de Ribuls or Pic de l'Àliga is an easy route in the Grau Roig sector of Grandvalira ski resort.
The descent of the Montmalús peak NO corridor is an easy route in Grau Roig ski resort.
DO YOU LIKE HIKING? YOU CAN DO IT IN THE WINTER, TOO!
Hiking on the whitest snow, surrounded by peace and quiet, is quite the experience. Andorra is home to a number of routes where you can do your favourite activity in complete safety. Take a look!
ENJOY MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SNOW, WITH SKIMO
If you like ski mountaineering, you’re in luck! In Andorra, you’ll find plenty of routes to follow on your skis! They are spread over several parishes and fully adapted and prepared for this activity.
Small section of the “royal road” of Ordino, which used to connect the parish with the surrounding villages.
Circular route situated in the Parc Natural Comunal de les Valls del Comapedrosa (Comapedrosa Communal Nature Park).
It's one of several routes in the interior of the Comapedrosa Communal Nature Park .
EXCURSIONS IN ANDORRA IN WINTER, LOTS TO DISCOVER!
Don't let the snow hold you back. Here we show you excursions in Andorra during the winter season: freeride, canyoning, cross-country skiing, etc.READ MORE ▼
Cross-country guided skiing routes
Making an excursion across snow-covered terrain requires good equipment and suitable knowledge of the area.
The snow doesn't have to hold you back; on the contrary, in winter you will find a wide variety of routes in Andorra, to take according to the different sporting disciplines: freeride, cross-country skiing, canyoning, etc. On this page we will show you the most interesting excursions around our country, while always accompanied by a white blanket of snow. Get equipped and discover the magic of this special season!
A good way to get started is with courses and guided routes in Naturland. This eco-adventure park has the only Nordic ski resort in the Principality, and the school's instructors organise courses and outings for all levels. Equipped with skis or snowshoes, they will guide you through simple and totally safe circuits, as well as providing interesting explanations about the trail.
Cross-country ski and freeride: for those who know no limits
If you want to surpass the limits of a closed circuit and get lost in unbridled nature, you can take different kinds of excursions in Andorra.
For example, cross-country or skimo, which is an increasingly popular trend. The large ski resorts in the Principality, Grandvalira, Ordino Arcalís and Pal Arinsal, both have routes prepared for this activity. These routes leave the ski slopes behind and cover virgin terrains in different sectors. They can be enjoyed independently or with a guide. As the circuit is signposted, you can measure your progress by timing yourself each time you do the route.
Freeride is a more extreme discipline, suitable for the more daring and experienced skiers. These routes are suggested itineraries, including departure, arrival and clearly defined points in between, although each skier carries them out freely, adapting to the conditions of the snow and the environment at that time. The routes in Andorra of this kind are quite varied such as Pic del Pla de l’Estany in Ordino, Pic Blanc d’Envalira in Encamp and Alt de Juclà in Canillo.
Snow canyoning: following the waterways
Another extreme proposal for discovering the landscapes of Andorra from within is snow canyoning.
This is a highly demanding discipline, which must be carried out in the company of experienced professionals. Grandvalira resort offers this service, to be carried out in the Grau Roig sector, which leads participants to descend a dry canyon with accumulated snow and ice, which adds more difficulty.
Both for carrying out snow canyoning, and freeride and cross-country skiing, you must take maximum safety measures and protection, as well as suitable technical means of support. The Alpify app provides one of these options and is accessible to all users.
If you want to discover the routes in Andorra to reveal the country's culture and traditions, check out the routes suggested for Romanesque art, rural habitat or shopping. You can enjoy these at any time of year!
Discover the best excursions in Andorra in winter.