Where to Go in Andorra

[highlight background=”#FFCAD4″ style=”underline”]Where to Go in Andorra: Top Things To Do In The Small European Country[/highlight]

Andorra is a small European country located in the Pyrenees mountains, between France and Spain. It’s home to fewer than 55,000 people but still has some fabulous sights to discover. If you’re looking for somewhere different to explore, Andorra might be perfect for you. The country is small enough that most of its sights can be explored independently and there are plenty of places to stay too. Read on for our top things to do in Andorra…

[highlight background=”#FFCAD4″ style=”underline”]Visit A Hardenstein Castle

Hardenstein Castle is one of the most iconic sights in Andorra and an easy place to visit. This medieval castle is set in the foothills of the Pyrenees and was built in the 12th Century. To find Hardenstein Castle, just follow the signs to the tourist office. The office is located in the old town, so you’ll need to walk past the main square and the town church to get there. If you’re visiting early in the season, you might be lucky enough to spot a tapir on the nearby plains!


Go Biking In The Mountains

Biking in the Andorran mountains is a great way to see some of the sights in the country. This small country feels vast thanks to its mountain range, which runs along the border with France. Bike hire is available in most towns and costs around €15 for a day’s ride. You can find bike hire shops online too, which is handy if you’re traveling with a group. Another option is to bring your own bike, though you’ll need to be sure it’s equipped with an efficient fat tyre. It’s also a good idea to take your own pump.


Take A Day Trip To Barcelona

If you’re looking for a way to explore Andorra’s culture and landscapes, a day trip to Barcelona might be just what you’re after. You can charter a car and driver to take you to the city for around €100, which includes petrol. You’ll need to arrange your Barcelona day trip at least a day in advance, as chartering a car at short notice can be challenging. If you’re traveling with a group, you can find a suitable day trip to Barcelona by looking online and booking flights and hotels along with car hire. When you arrive in Barcelona, make sure you spend some time exploring the city, especially if you’re traveling on a day trip. You can also visit some of the great museums in the city, or take a cruise along the coast.


Sample Traditional Spanish Food In A Barbecue Restaurant

Andorra has a rich history with Spain, which is visible in the culture and cuisine in the country. One of the tastiest ways to sample Andorran food is to visit a barbeque restaurant. You can find these in most towns and villages, and they usually have a set menu with classic barbeque dishes such as paella and bacalao (cod). Typical barbeque restaurants can be found in most towns and cities, including Barcelona and Madrid. You can also find them online, which is handy if you’re traveling with a group. Make sure you book ahead if you’re traveling in the summer and spring, as these are the busiest seasons for barbeque restaurants.


Have A Game of Golf On The Course Of Your Choice

Golf is a popular sport in Andorra, with nine of the country’s courses offering golfing experiences. The courses range from low-key local courses to international courses that are among the best in the world. Some of the best courses in Andorra are the Club de Golf Marlborough, the Club de Golf d’Andorra la Vella, the Club de Golf de Canillo, the Club de Golf de Escaldes-Engordany, the Club de Golf de Sant Feliu de Guixia, the Club de Golf de Sant Julià de Ligor, the Club de Golf de La Massana, and the Club de Golf d’Aguilar. You can find full descriptions of each course online, and many are open to non-members. Just be sure to book ahead if you plan to visit during summer or if you’re traveling with a group.


Swim in a Natural Spring Waterfall

Andorra is a popular place for swimmers, with natural spring waterfalls that are a great way to cool down after a swim in the Mediterranean. A popular destination for swimmers is the waterfalls at the Col de la Sella, which are located just a few kilometers from the Spanish border. The falls are a popular swimming hole and there are plenty of places to relax and swim while you wait for the water to calm down. You can also take a walk along the path to explore the surrounding mountain scenery. You can find more information about visiting the Col de la Sella waterfalls online, including a downloadable map. You can also check out our guide to visiting Andorra’s natural attractions and sights.


Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Andorra is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Vall de Teià, and the Pic de la Moussaillane. These sites are situated in the Andorran Pyrenees and are good examples of high alpine ecosystems. The Vall de Teià is a natural valley surrounded by alpine peaks. It’s home to a diverse range of flora, including rare orchids and carnivorous plants.


Don’t Forget to Snuggle Up at the Winery and Cafe

Andorra has a great selection of wineries, including local family-run farms and large-scale operations, which are perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine. Local wineries are often open for business on weekends, which is when you’ll find the best deals on wine. You’ll also find wineries in Barcelona and the coastal town of Tossa de Mar, which is a great place to relax and enjoy the views. You can find more information about visiting Andorra’s wineries, including information on prices, on our Andorra travel guide.

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