Cycling in Andorra

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The Principality is among the favourite destinations of pedal fans, with our country being considered one of the true 'Meccas' of the sport. Andorra has an infrastructure perfectly adapted to enjoying cycling. Here you will find everything you could ever wish for while on the bike, whatever time of year you choose and whether on the road or on mountain trails.

Andorra provides many convincing reasons for you to organise your holidays or escape on a getaway to come here and go cycling. You're guaranteed to find your next goal somewhere in our country, on routes where it’s not winning that’s important, but simply enjoying the sport while immersed in the natural beauty of the Andorran Pyrenees.

Discover cycling in Andorra

Cycling fans in Andorra don't just come out on the days of Tour or La Vuelta stages, which often pass through the country. As you'll see when you visit us, there are cyclists from all parts of the world on the Principality's roads, especially in spring and summer. Fans, just like you, who are attracted by the harshness of our mountain passes and the spectacular landscapes that surround them. But also, professionals for whom our country has become the ideal place for training. You may come across cyclists just like these on your journey, who have chosen Andorra thanks to its altitude, making it a perfect base to prepare for the greatest sporting challenges each season.

Why cycle in Andorra

What makes cycling in Andorra special is everything that accompanies it. From establishments specialising in two wheels to accommodation, we have a wide range of services to complete your trip. The main stores are spread throughout the capital, Andorra la Vella, as well in Escaldes-Engordany, La Massana and Sant Julià de Lòria. There you will find leading international models and brands of both road and mountain bikes and the latest innovations in e-bikes, as well as all kinds of mechanical parts and accessories, jerseys and other accessories. Of course, they also offer a mechanical workshop service and bike rental for all types and levels, guaranteeing your satisfaction during and after your stay in Andorra.

Another distinctive element that consolidates Andorra as a true cycling territory is that there are plenty of routes that are accessible to everyone, adapted to the level of each rider, their fitness and experience. Some will take you across the bottom of our valleys and through small towns that are charming all year round.

After an intense day on the saddle, there’s nothing better than a well-deserved rest in one of the bike-friendly accommodations the country has to offer. Hotels, hostels and rural houses with services adapted to the needs of cyclists, from modified breakfast and lunch schedules to spaces to store your bicycles and even perform small repairs, if necessary.

Where to cycle in Andorra

Perhaps the easiest thing to do would be to ask the question in reverse: “Where not to cycle in Andorra”. Our country is ideal for pedalling! Road cyclists can easily trace exhilarating routes directly from the door of their accommodation. The Principality’s cycling route map will help you with this task, with a detailed description of more than 20 routes of differing durations and difficulties. One of the hallmarks of Andorra as a cycling region is its spectacular ascents to mountain passes. These climbs have left their mark on several editions of the Vuelta and the Tour, with stage finishes that form part of the history of professional cycling.

The Coma d’Arcalís occupies a prominent place, as the final stage of the Tour in the years 1997, 2009 and 2016. No less important are the Coll de la Gallina, the Rabassa, the Collada de Beixalis, the Cortals d’Encamp and Coll d’Ordino. Well-known by fans, they have featured as part of or been end stages of the Vuelta and the Tour, among other cycling events. Port d’Envalira is also worth a mention as the classic benchmark par excellence for road cycling in Andorra. 

The same can be said for MTB and e-bike riders, although you will have to travel to some of the routes beforehand which, on the other hand, will allow you to save some energy for the day’s riding. In the mountain bike route guide you will find information on where they are located and you will also be able to download the tracks of each route.

An added attraction to the already mentioned characteristics is that Andorra offers an exceptional annual calendar of races and challenges in which you can register alone, as a couple or with your usual cycling group. You can also check out the route and follow it on your own whenever you feel like it, as these are some authentic sporting challenges that take in the most outstanding mountain passes the country has to offer, such as La Purito and the Volta als Ports.

Guided routes

If you’d rather concentrate on having fun while cycling and not have to worry about logistics, you can book experiences organised by expert cycling guides who know Andorra like the back of their hand. Enjoy your experience while accompanied by professionals who will make sure everything goes smoothly.

Active tourism companies offer a wide range of services that range from a relaxing cycle to a staged itinerary throughout the whole Principality. They also offer the possibility of renting equipment, with plenty of choices available, from basic bikes to high-performance machines and e-bikes.

We recommend getting in touch with the different providers to find out their rates, booking methods and the type of equipment available. These include: Andorra 3000Andorra Bike tracksEsports ElitIsard WildlandMTB AventuresNaturlandBike Park - Pal Arinsal and VSL Sport.

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