MTB in Andorra
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Mountain biking in Andorra is on another level: one that can only be reached by a mountainous country with peaks of close to 3,000 metres above sea level. Our slopes and valleys are home to routes and circuits for all types of people, from families with children to riders in search of an adrenaline rush.
On this page we'll tell you everything you need to know if you want to go mountain biking in Andorra, either on your own or with a professional guide. Discovering the mountains and landscapes of Andorra on two wheels is something that you must do first-hand.
Discover MTB in Andorra
If you are a fan of mountain biking, Andorra is like paradise. In our country, there are more than 600 km of routes and descents for this type of cycling alone! Andorra is nature in its purest form and is full of forests and mountains with trails that have plenty to offer: challenges for adventure-seekers, and enjoyable excursions that are easily accessible to those who want tranquillity while they pedal.
One of the advantages of mountain biking in Andorra is that it is perfectly suited to all modalities of the sport. Of course, cross-country or rally (XC) lovers can enjoy routes that run through breathtaking nature. In addition, you can also practice other regulated disciplines that require specially designed circuits.
Many of these are suitable for children, which is why lots of families decide to come to Andorra for their mountain biking holidays. Some of these disciplines are even suitable for electric bikes, which lends a helping hand to those who need it. And of course, this country is ideal for enduro bikes, with limitless off-road excitement on offer.
Why go mountain biking in Andorra
Mountain biking is a sport that is closely linked to nature and, in particular, to mountains and forests. And since these are in fact Andorra’s great natural treasures, there is nothing better than travelling to our country to enjoy the best mountain biking experience. Here you will find countless well-signposted routes so that you can easily follow your route if you choose to pedal alone.
But not only is Andorra home to the most spectacular surroundings in which to go mountain biking, we also boast the best facilities dedicated exclusively to the sport. Andorra's Bike Parks are a true benchmark for fans of thrilling descents, with routes designed by some two-wheeled legends, such as Cédric Gracia.
In terms of mountain bike shops and establishments, Andorra stands out for its variety and quality. In the capital, Andorra la Vella, and throughout the country in Escaldes-Engordany, La Massana and Sant Julià de Lòria, you will find numerous specialised shops that sell bicycles and accessories so that you won't miss anything during your holidays... or once you’ve returned home. Here you can also rent bikes of any size and performance: male, female, child, electric, enduro, etc.
And, if you have the misfortune of having an issue with your own bike while here, you can easily repair it at one of the different repair shops found at these establishments. In addition, your mind can be at ease knowing that it is safe and sound while you’re getting some rest: the country’s many accommodation options that are suitable for cyclists will make sure that your adventure companion will also get some well-deserved 'rest' in a locked garage or storage unit while you gear up for the next day. This, together with services and facilities such as early breakfast hours, are small details that make a big difference and position us as an unbeatable destination for mountain bike lovers.
Where to go mountain biking in Andorra
If your goal is to go mountain biking on open routes for an exciting day out, you'll have no problem here: Andorra features dozens of routes that are perfectly signposted and maintained in optimal condition so that you can practice your favourite sport to your heart’s content. On this page you can see all of the different routes, which are distributed throughout all of the country’s parishes: Canillo, Encamp, Ordino, La Massana, Andorra la Vella, Sant Julià de Lòria and Escaldes-Engordany. Some are low difficulty, designed for children, while others are classified as 'experts only'. Between the two extremes there is a plethora of routes with different degrees of difficulty for all types of riders.
In addition, another of the factors that makes Andorra stand out as a destination for MTB is its circuits and bike parks that are perfect for those with a more advanced level. Top of the list is, without a doubt, the Bike Park at Pal Arinsal. A spectacular and huge enclosure that is open during the summer season, it is located at Pal-Arinsal ski resort in La Massana. Its facilities have all kinds of circuits and routes equipped with elements of all MTB specialities, from cross-country to routes adapted to electric bicycles, and even the Kids Bike Park, specially designed for boys and girls who want to get started in the sport. A whole paradise just a short pedal stroke away.
Regarding Grandvalira, the station has a total of 90 km of e-bike circuits divided into 12 routes adapted and apt for all levels. The circuits are distributed between the sectors of Soldeu-el Tarter and Canillo.
Naturland, meanwhile, proposes several itineraries adapted to different levels and modalities, at its Naturland Bike Center. Among them you will find a circular initiation route, suitable for the little ones or for those who are just getting started, as well as other routes and specialised spaces for riders with a higher level and experience.
In a similar vein, other venues, such as the Engolasters mountain bike circuit in Escaldes-Engordany, offers skills and trial bike workshops, banks and wooden walkways, among many other things.
Bookings and prices
In most cases, to go mountain biking in Andorra you'll need just a mountain bike and a desire to have fun: the routes are ready and waiting for you to follow them at your chosen pace, just like the public, free-of-charge MTB circuits.
In the case of the Pal Bike Park in La Massana, you will need to book a ski pass to access the slopes and lifts, as you would in winter. The Bike Park offers a wide range of options ranging from one-day to nine-day passes, with a reduced price for beginners, which gives you access to the easiest circuits. You will also find complementary services such as bike cleaning stations, mechanical workshops and a downhill school, among others.
To access the Naturland Bike Centre, you can book a Bike Pass for one or two days, or you can request a bike pass for the whole season. If you want to enjoy the activity without having to worry about bringing your bike from home, just request the Bike Pass + bike rental and enjoy. It’s up to you!
If you prefer discovering mountain bike routes with a guide, there are a number of activity companies that provide professional monitors, who will take you on a route adapted to your ability and fitness level, and you’ll also be able to choose the type of machine you want, including electric mountain bikes. Specialised companies include MTB Adventures, Andorra Bike tracks and VSL Sports.