If you love mountain biking and are looking for new routes, try Andorra’s descent circuits. We give you some ideas to organise a getaway to the mountains and spend a few intense days practising your favourite sport. We’re thinking about a two-day weekend to test your skill on two wheels and enjoy the country’s natural setting.
There’s no better way to combine nature, sport and tourism!
Get your bike ready for a day of adrenaline at the Vallnord Bike Park, setting for the MTB World Cup. It has more than 40 km of descent on different types of circuits. Depending on your experience level, you’ll be able to ride through trails, tracks and forests with all different types of obstacles. It is a perfect park for those who want to test their skill or get started in the world of mountain bike descent.
To access the Bike Park, you can take the La Massana chairlift that leaves you at the base of the resort or the road by going through Pal, one of the country’s most iconic mountain villages. We recommend stopping to wander through its narrow streets and admiring its rural architecture, surrounded by the beauty and tranquillity of the valley. You can also visit one of the country’s best preserved Romanesque churches and the Romanesque Interpretation Centre.
Vallnord Bike Park is one of the most spectacular mountain bike areas in southern Europe, thanks to the facilities at the Vallnord-Pal Arinsal ski resort
Visit the Sant Climent de Pal Church and take a trip to the heart of Romanesque art in Andorra. Find out the most interesting facts here!
One of the best ways to end your getaway is by challenging yourself with one of the highest peaks in Andorra: the Comapedrosa. Its 2,942 m of elevation make this peak the roof of Andorra and a pilgrimage site for the most daring outdoor adventurers. Because it is located inside the Valles del Comapedrosa Nature Park, there are also loads of activities and guided routes for admiring the beauty of the surrounding summits. We suggest a horseback ride through the park’s forests and trails to reach Truites Lake at 2,265 m of elevation. At the lake you can enjoy the spectacular views and get your strength back with lunch at the Comapedrosa staffed refuge.
In early afternoon begin the descent route of approximately 1.5 hours on the marked routes in the natural park, where you are sure to cross paths with grouse, squirrels or other local residents.
The Comapedrosa Nature Park is in the north-west of the Principality of Andorra, in the parish of La Massana.
Discover the most spectacular surroundings and sceneries of Andorra on horseback .
Pla de l'Estany
The Comapedrosa Hut is at the foot of the highest peak in Andorra, between the Comapedrosa pass and the Estany de les Truites lake.
There are many more itineraries available that might help you create your own route around Andorra. Have a look at these other proposals!