Pessons lake, Enchamp in Andorra
Andorra is a geographically small country squeezed in between Spain and France in the Pyrenées. No matter where you choose to stay in this mountaneous country you have less than an hour to any other part of the country. The capital Andorra la Vella is a contrast to the rest of the country with lots of tax-free shops, tourists and cars.
Andorra is only 2 hours from Barcelona and Costa Brava which makes it a perfect destination for a round trip in combination with exploring for example Cataluna.
You can go here skiing in winter as well as hiking in Summer. In that aspect Andorra is an all year round destination.
Day hikes Andorra
Andorra is a really nice country for day hikes. There are three national parks: Parque Natural de la Vall de Sorteny, Parc Natural Comunal de les Valls del Comapedrosa and Madriu-Perafita-Clarordalen.
There are also a lot of hotels and restaurants, especially in the capital Andorra la Vella. It is not so well-known for hiking in Summer time. It seems to be more of a Winter destination. We have done two hikes in Andorra, in Valle de Sorteny and in Grau Roig, both equally nice and very different from each other.
Where to stay in Andorra?
You will find lots of hotels in the capital, Andorra la Vella. That is probably a good option if you want to do some shopping.
If you want a more relaxed stay another option is choosing one of the hotels in the smaller villages close to the national parks like El Serrat. You can also stay in Grau Roig. These hotels are also a bit cheaper than the ones in Andorra la Vella.
We chose to stay at Grau Roig Andorra Boutique hotel which was nice. If you stay for more days than we did and do more hikes perhaps a better option would be to stay closer to El Serrat or Ordino.
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