Tourism and activities in summer in Andorra: the 7 essentials!

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Tourism and activities in summer in Andorra: the 7 essentials!

Summer is getting closer and you will not lack opportunities to have fun, get some fresh air, or discover the multiple secrets of the Principality. What can one do in the country in the coming weeks? There are many activities during the summer in Andorra : hiking, bicycle, various sports, cultural heritage, museum visits, relaxation in an exceptional living environment. Set Up will tell you more about a successful touristic stay in Andorra!

What kind of activities can one do in summer in Andorra to breathe the fresh air?

The GRP Andorra

Loop of hiking trails going around the Principality in 7 stages, the GRP of Andorra follows a track that allows to visit the 30 mountain refuges of the country! This summery activity in Andorra is dedicated to good walkers or even people in excellent physical condition since you will walk more than 120 km in a week or deal with impressive differences in height.

The famous hiking route is however reachable from different points (Sant Julia de Loria, Encamp, Canillo, Ordino) and two of its stages are accessible to the general public or to the people who are not prone to physical effort. It is the case for the itinerary going from the mountain refuge of Claror to the one of l’Illa during which you will have the chance to discover the great valley of Madriu-Perafita-Claror, classified to the UNESCO Heritage for the richness of its fauna and flora.

Sightseeing in Andorra: to the discovery of the high peaks of the Pyrénées-Orientales

During this amazing journey, experienced hikers will have the pleasure to contemplate the splendor of the mountains and Andorran landscapes via the mountain passes and summits beyond 2500 meters of height : coll Dret (2565 m), coll des Meners (2719 m), coll des Pessons (2810 m), Pic Negre (2644 m). An unforgettable tourism stay in Andorra!

The Rec del Sola

Summery activity near Andorra la Vella, the capital and nerve center of the country, the hiking route of the Rec del Sola is actually more within reach than the GRP. However the route is no less famous and remains in every tour guide in Andorra. Following a linear two-way track of 4,5 km, it allows to discover the city from a higher perspective and to admire sumptuous landscapes. The hikers will follow the irrigation canal of the Rec del Sola, they will cross over vegetable gardens and will catch sight of the oratory of Sant Antoni de la Grella, near the Romanesque bridge of Sant Antoni. Picnic and resting areas are set up throughout the bucolic track that will please the whole family.

The adventure park Naturlandia

An adventure park surrounded by nature, at altitude, with amazing attractions created for the whole family ? Do not look further and go straight to Naturlandia, a leisure area perfectly incorporated in the environment.

The Tobotronc and the Airtekk: two unmissable activities in the summer in Andorra

Located in the parish of Sant Julia de Loria, Naturlandia wonderfully reconcile tourism and various activities in summer in Andorra. Apart from the forest and the animals populating the enclosure of 800 hectares located at an altitude between 1600 m and 2000 m, you will have the chance to test events and devices source of guaranteed sensations such as :

• the Tobotronc : it is quite simply the longest alpine slide in the world. Aboard a sled placed on rails, you will undertake a descent of 5,3 km with a difference in height of 400 m, hair in the wind !
• the Airtrekk : it is an aerial circuit for young and old alike that will have to tame a wood structure of 13 m in height, cross many obstacles and move forward with the help of a zip-line, etc. The whole thing is completely secured of course !

Go sightseeing in Andorra on board of a side-car

If you are looking for an excursion that is out of the ordinary, this summery activity in Andorra is made for you : a stroll aboard a sidecar driven by a specialist of the Principality! You will then discover the majestic beauty of the country, one valley to another, from a different and very original angle.
You will have the choice between different options, from one to three hours, or even the whole day! For more information do not hesitate to look up the following link.

Tourism in Andorra during the summer season

The Thyssen Museum

Amongst the many museums that will unveil the cultural richness of the country (the Areny-Plandolit Museum, the Perfume Museum, the Electricity Museum, the Postal Museum) the Carmen Thyssen Museum is the most recent. Open since 2017, it is located on the first floor of the ancient Hotel Valira of Escaldes-Engordany, a building built in 1933.

Inside, visitors will have the chance to admire the private collection Carmen Thyssen. The latter gathers paintings acquired by the baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza. Audio guides are available for the visitors (available in Catalan, Spanish, French, English, German and Russian). An activity that you must do in summer as well as in winter in Andorra!

Contact

Carmen Thyssen Museum Andorra
Av. Carlemany 37
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany
Phone number : (00376) 800 800
Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Closed on Monday.

The Cirque du Soleil : more than a summery activity in Andorra, an institution!

Every summer the Cirque du Soleil takes up residence in the Principality. Offering every month of July a new show mixing magic and dreams, it pleases the young and old alike during an unforgettable evening.
The Cirque du Soleil is set up in the car park at Parc Central in the center of Andorra la Vella. The title of the 2018 show is DIVA. It offers magnificent musics coupled with splendid acrobatics. To your notebooks to book your evening!

The performances for June/July 2018

• Saturday 30th 2018
• Tuesday July 3rd 2018
• Wednesday July 4th 2018
• Thursday July 5th 2018
• Friday July 6th 2018
• Saturday July 7th 2018
• Tuesday July 10th 2018
• Wednesday July 11th 2018
• Thursday July 12th 2018
• Friday July 13th 2018
• Saturday July 14th 2018
• Tuesday July 17th 2018
• Wednesday July 18th 2018
• Thursday July 19th 2018
• Friday July 20th 2018
• Saturday July 21th 2018
• Tuesday July 24th 2018
• Wednesday July 25th 2018
• Thursday July 26th 2018
• Friday July 27th 2018
• Saturday July 28th 2018
• Sunday July 29th 2018

The thermo-recreational and relaxation center Caldea/Inuu

Relaxation and leisure facility that will fulfill you during your tourism stay in Andorra; the thermo-recreational center Caldea constitutes a reference in balneology.
Located in Escaldes-Engordany, near Andorra la Vella, it will offer a guaranteed change of scene and an unprecedented journey at the heart of various sensations provided by water in its most varied states : ice, steam, hot air, pressurized water, etc.

You will then be allowed to enjoy spectacular facilities:

• large lagoon where thermal water is heated up between 32°c and 34°c
• swan necks and waterfalls
• jacuzzis
• water pianos
• ponds with hydromassages
• outdoor lagoon with geysers
• Indo-Roman baths
• Icelandic baths
• etc

Practical information

• forbidden to children under 6 years old
• children from 6 to 15 years old must be in the company of an adult
• swimwear required : one piece or two pieces bathing suit for women, shorty or swimming trunks for men

Here are our ideas of touristic activities for the summer in Andorra. As you might have understood, the Principality overflows with thousands of secrets! And when the winter and the snow come, it is the same thing. More and more people do not hesitate to settle in the Principality, the living conditions and tax concessions, as well as the condition for property acquisition, being so favorable for the citizens.
For more information on the topic, do not hesitate to contact Set Up, the specialist in concierge service about expatriation in Andorra.
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