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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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.
Hotel Camp del Serrat
The 3-star Hotel Camp del Serrat lies in natural surroundings by the Engolasters lake.
Aparthotel l'Orri de Rusca
The L’Orri de Rusca 1-star aparthotel has 15 apartments for up to 4 people.
Borda del Mollà
Surrounded by nature, the Borda del Mollà is an excellent option of Andorran rural tourism.
Found inside the park at level 1600, the Naturland hostel is accommodation with space for 8 to 14 people.
Spa, massage centre, gymnasium... Numerous services in Andorra’s 4-star Guillem hotel, located in the centre of Encamp.
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