It is in the south-east of the Principality of Andorra and occupies 10% of the country’s territory, spanning 4,247 hectares.
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.
The Coronallacs trail
This valley also offers you the chance to hike along one of its most attractive trails, The Coronallacs Trail: a circular hiking trail that is about 90 km long, connecting the 4 refuges in Andorra. This route will take you about 5 days to complete and starts at the parish of Escaldes.
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In Vall de Madriu-Perafita-Claror you can also take part in your favorite sporting activities: Horse riding, climbing, hunting, fishing, as well as snowshoeing, mountain skiing, etc. in the winter season.
To get to the La Vall you should take CG2, and at the first roundabout, turn onto the Ctra. D’Engolasters, CS200.
From May to October, guided excursions can be booked in advance.
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.
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One of the activities not to be missed in the Principality are the exhibition rooms and art galleries.
Nature, water and culture fuse together in the countryside of the Principality , in several outdoor spaces replete with sculptures.
Nature and sculpture come together at the Juberri Contemporary Gardens in Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra. Find out more here!
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The Les Fonts Circuit vantage point is on the route of the same name, starting at km 5.6 on the CS-200 road, in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany.
The descent of the Alt del Griu by the northern corridor is an easy route with access from the Grandvalira ski slopes.
The Rec del Solà and the Rec de l’Obac are two sides of the Anella Verda of Andorra la Vella.
The Fontverd route is in the Vall de Madriu-Perafita-Claror , declared UNESCO Heritage of Mankind in 2004.
Explore an incredibly unique rocky landscape through a trail along this cirque and pass in the Encamp parish
The Hotel París is a family hotel in the centre of Encamp. It has a 3-star category and 34 rooms.
Hotel Camp del Serrat
The 3-star Hotel Camp del Serrat lies in natural surroundings by the Engolasters lake.
EGHUT Apartments Llorsa - La Solana
The 60 Llorsa - La Solana apartments are 100 metres from the Encamp cable car to Grandvalira.
Hotel Sant Eloi
The 3-star Hotel Sant Eloi lies a few metres away from the centre of Sant Julià Lòria, in the parish of the same name.
The 4-star Imperial offers 44 rooms and is in the centre of Sant Julià de Lòria, in the parish of the same name.
The aparthotel in the centre of Encamp and 70 metres from the Funicamp (Encamp cable car) to the Grandvalira ski slopes, Encamp sector.
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