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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Discover the elements of our culture and natural surroundings that have been recognised internationally by UNESCO.
Route 4 of the Tourist Bus will take us along this route to discover the energy resources from rural Andorra up to the present-day.
The La Comella viewpoint in Andorra is the ideal spot to discover all the beauty and biodiversity of the surroundings in a single view. Take a good look!
The Roc de Senders viewpoint is located at 1,300 metres of elevation on the La Comella road in the parish of Andorra la Vella.
One of the activities not to be missed in the Principality are the exhibition rooms and art galleries.
The MTB Trail 70 Escaldes-Engordany - Font de les Ordigues is of a low level of difficulty.
An alpine route around Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig.
MTB route 60 Sant Cristòfol, in La Rabassa woods in Sant Julià de Lòria, is an easy route.
Circular mountain bike route 22 Encamp - Les Pardines - Llac d’Engolasters is very easy.
The Hotel Sol-Park has a bar cafeteria, TV room and garden terrace with views of the mountains.
Collet Martí Hut
The Collet Martí Hut is in the Bosc de Canòlich forest in the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria.
EGHUT Apartments Llorsa - La Solana
The 60 Llorsa - La Solana apartments are 100 metres from the Encamp cable car to Grandvalira.
Hotel Alfa del Pas is located in an urban setting in the town of Encamp, in the parish of the same name.
The Oros is well-placed on the main avenue of the village of Encamp.
The Agols Hut is on the right of the els Agols river under the Cap de Montuell, in the parish of Encamp.
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