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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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 association Taula Nacional de falles de les Valls d'Andorra has been responsible for the falles festival ever since it was recovered in 1987
We will leave Andorra la Vella and Les Escaldes towards France and the Valira d’Orient Valley formed by the parishes of Encamp and Canillo.
Be carried away by mythology and history in Julià de Lòria .
Demanding route where after only a few kilometres we come across some steep climbs, cycle sprints along paths and step descents.
Accessible walk nearly 2 km long, perfect for hikers of all kinds, and especially for families.
This itinerary passes through a particularly beautiful area belonging to the parish of Encamp.
This easy route is a pretty stroll through medium mountains dominated by the Campeà forest.
A route mainly over wide tracks on which we discover the Cortals d'Encamp area
Prat Primer Hut
The Prat Primer Hut is at an altitude of 2,235 m, on the left of the Prat Primer river between the Prat Primer mountain pass and Els Graus.
The Hotel Hermus is rated 2 stars and is located in the urban surroundings of the Encamp parish.
Les Arnes Country House
Built in 1830 and standing alongside the Church of Santa Eulalia in Encamp.
EGHUT Apartments Engaït
The Engaït apartments are located in Pas de la Casa.
The Claror Hut is in the Claror Valley between the Prat Primer, Perafita mountain pass and the La Nou Lake.
Hotel Arbre de Neu
The Hotel is at the foot of the Grandvalira slopes using the Funicamp, the cable car that connects Encamp with the ski resort.
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