SNOW, SKIING AND ADRENALINE
Is a long weekend coming up and you don’t know what to do? If you like the snow and unique plans, why not come explore Andorra as a couple or with friends? Enjoy a long weekend of adrenaline-loaded activities. Ski or ride snowmobiles or karts. Do you dare?
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Since you’re probably impatient to go skiing, you can start the day at the Ordino-Arcalís ski resort with its six slalom trails, 9 green trains, 7 blue trains, 11 red trains and two black trails. Spend the whole morning on the slopes, trying different turns, and finally getting to enjoy your favourite winter sport!
When you feel like you need a break, sit down at one of the resort’s restaurants for a bite to eat and a rest, because you’ve got a busy afternoon ahead. You won’t have to go far because the Ordino-Arcalís resort is home to the first Speedride School in the Pyrenees. Are you up for trying this combination of skiing and paragliding?
The excitement and adrenaline continue when the sun goes down, so get ready for an unforgettable night at above 2,600 metres in elevation. We’re talking about the VIVAC ARCALÍS EXPERIENCE BY THE NORTH FACE, a thrilling activity that starts with a route on snowshoes or skis and ends with camping under the stars on one of the tallest peaks of the Ordino-Arcalís ski resort. It’s quite a challenge!
Ordino Arcalís, the most northerly ski area in Andorra, has 30.5 km of pistes that are suitable for all levels.
Restaurant La Borda de la Coma - Arcalís (Ordino)
This winter, try something different and get ready to experience a magical night at over 2,600 metres high!
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The second day will bring you to the other end of the Principality of Andorra, specifically to Naturlandia. At this complex you can enjoy the whole morning cross-country skiing, or trying one of its top attractions: Tobotronc. It is an alpine slide in the middle of nature that is over 5 kilometres long and only suitable for the brave of heart.
You can have lunch there in the food court and then head to the town of Sant Julià de Lòira in the afternoon. In this village you won’t want to miss the Tobacco Museum housed in a former tobacco factory. In this 20th century building you will learn a great deal about how tobacco is processed.
At night, head to Andorra la Vella and try the famous Alpha beer. You can have dinner in the city centre and discover the nightlife of the Principality’s capital.
Naturlandia offers many interesting winter activities, such as guided cross-country skiing for adults and children of all ages
5.3 km long with a 400 m drop! The Naturlandia Tobotronc will leave you breathless. It's the world’s longest alpine toboggan run!
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The Borda de Conangle is very close to the la Rabassa cross country ski slopes at an altitude of 2,000 m in Naturlandia.
Andorra's Tobacco Museum illustrates, in a simple and audiovisual way, the economic importance of tobacco growing for the country. It includes temporary exhibitions
Have a drink with your friends and discover some of the coolest settings in Andorra.
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The Grandvalira ski resort is the best way to start a new day. Located in Encamp parish, it has more than 200 skiable kilometres spread over 138 trails. If you want a different plan, take a snowmobile ride for a thrilling morning.
Take a break for lunch and a rest, but not for too long because there’s still time for the Soldeu spa in the Sport Hotels complex. It's 5,000 km2 facilities are a perfect place for a well-deserved relaxation session.
At night, have a blast at the Palau de Gel with an action-packed kart race. The winner can treat the others to dinner at the restaurant there.
Grandvalira is a ski resort in Andorra. With more than 138 runs covering over 200 km, it is also the biggest ski resort in the Pyrenees and Southern Europe.
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Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa is a 5-start resort surrounded by nature, located in the commune of Canillo, in Soldeu.
The Palau de Gel gives you the chance to have a great time driving a kart in the company of whoever you want to bring with you. Have you tried it yet?
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