Reasons to come to Grandvalira this summer

This summer, discover the amazing landscapes that are hidden under the snow during the ski season. More than 90% of Andorra is made up of forests and nature parks, where you can enjoy adventure sports, cultural routes and much more!

Here are 14 reasons that'll help you make up your mind to spend an unforgettable summer in the mountains. Regain your energy, surrounded by your friends or family, amidst breathtaking landscapes. Could there possibly be a better option?

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

At Grandvalira we're well aware that regardless of the time of year, you want to enjoy your holiday with friends or family. To serve that very purpose we have all kinds of activities so that, regardless of your personal tastes or the nature of your visit, you can have a #GrandSummerDay.
If you visit Andorra with your family in summer, we recommend Mon(t) Magic Family Park Canillo where the variety of activities that you can enjoy with your children is practically endless. If that weren't enough, they also boast the second longest zip-line in the Pyrenees, which is over half a kilometer long (550 meters).
If you plan on visiting the area with friends or with your partner, we recommend Bike Soldeu, Karting Marc Gené El Tarter y senderismo o 4x4 in Solanelles.
Golf enthusiasts can calmly enjoy their favorite sport at Grandvalira Golf Soldeu surrounded by spectacular landscapes, at the highest-altitude 9-hole course in Europe.
You won't even have to leave the area to enjoy the country's finest cuisine. Do you need more reasons? Keep on reading…

MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS

Make your stay even better this summer by dining at one of our mountain restaurants. Grandvalira has a wide variety of restaurants suited for every situation, ranging from à la carte menus to hamburgers or sandwiches.
High-quality restaurants for all tastes, surrounded by landscapes as incredible as Lake Pessons, Peak Casamanya or the lush Grandvalira course. Treat yourself to a delicious alpine meal surrounded by mountains and nature.

 

EVENTS

There is no shortage of things to do in Grandvalira during the hottest months of the year. Experience, first-hand, sporting events such as La Purito 2017 or the Spartan Race Andorra 2017.
Plenty of family and cultural activities are scheduled for this summer too. L’Esquella Music Festival, in the Incles Valley, is an event not to be missed. These special events can all be enjoyed in addition to all of the other summer activities that you can do during your stay.

HIKING//TREKKING

Thanks to Andorra's superb location at the heart of the Pyrenees, its mountains and valleys are a paradise for those who love nature. Lose yourself, explore, look around you, immerse yourself in nature...no matter which of these routes you take.
You can even hire a mountain guide! Set out to discover one of more than seventy lakes in our country, or scale one of Andorra's 65 peaks surpassing 2,500 meters in altitude. The limit is whatever you want it to be! Come and find out for yourself!

 

4X4

After passing over all 6 kilometers of Els Cortals Valley aboard the longest funitel in Europe, the Funicamp, you can enjoy the thrill of discovering the area on a 4x4 bus—at 2,502 meters above sea level! Adventurers, this is where you want to be!

 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

For the fifth year in a row, you'll be able to wonder at the acrobatic magic and mise en scene of the Cirque du Soleil, right here in Andorra. This world-famous circus offers a different show every year, inspired by Andorran history and folklore. And what's more, not only will you not find it anywhere else in Europe, it's also free! Get your ticket here now! Event from 1 to 30 July.

 

 

MOUNTAIN SHELTERS

Imagine opening your eyes and finding yourself surrounded by nothing but nature. That's precisely what you can do at the 30 mountain shelters scattered throughout Andorra, many of which are beside lakes! Most of them are free.
Those that are not can accommodate from 4 to 60 people. We recommend Refugio de Montmalús, Cabana Sorda, Siscaró, L’Illa, Juclà or Ensagents, among others. There are plenty of mountain shelters in Grandvalira.

 

FISHING

If you enjoy fishing, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, you can do so from March to mid-November at one of the fifteen authorized fishing areas, four of which are intensive, or the other three authorized wildlife areas and three catch and release areas. It's worth pointing out that a fishing license is required in Grandvalira and all of Andorra. More information at  Visit Andorra

 

KARTS AND ICE-SKATING

Experience an adrenaline rush and unforgettable moments with your family, friends or partner at the Palau de Gel de Canillo. Summer ends when you say it does, not when the sun sets.

 

CULTURE

A wide range of museums, cultural itineraries and monuments await you. Get to know the Romanesque churches of Sant Joan de Caselles and Sant Romà de les Bons first hand. And don't miss the Sanctuary of Meritxell basilica, which is brimming with symbolism, culture and history.

 

TAKE A STROLL THROUGH OR SHOPPING AREAS

The Pyrenean Country is also a great option for those who love shopping. Andorra's main shopping hubs are located in Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany. In these two parishes you'll find the newest products from the most prestigious international brands, whether you're looking for fashion, accessories, technology and electronics, perfume or cosmetics. There are also plenty of fine-dining options should you want to take a break.

HOT-SPRINGS - CALDEA

Relax both your body and your mind at the largest thermal leisure center in Europe. Our thermal waters have more to offer than you might think: Leave your daily stress behind as you're swept away by a world of warm bubbles... Or treat yourself to a massage! Discover everything that CaldeaInúu have to offer.

 

ROC DEL QUER

Contemplate the boundaries of our small country from atop a 20-meter walkway overhanging the valleys of Montaup and Orient. This birds-eye view will undoubtedly leave you breathless and be etched into your memory forever.

LANDART INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL

So, you thought you'd seen it all? For one month, more than thirty artists exhibit their creativity and imagination, using their art to create contemporary landscapes in a number of amazing spots in Andorra. This international cultural event is not only surprising, but also magical and participatory—with an edge of vindication to it.

 


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