Andorra - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips
Andorra is a tiny country between the borders of Spain and France, most popularly visited in the winter months for its cosy ski resorts and duty-free shopping. That’s not all this mountainous country has to offer, though. The summer months are ideal for exploring Andorra’s hiking trails, and there are plenty of gorgeous shrines and Romanesque churches to visit in each of Andorra’s villages. Andorra is the perfect location for a short, inexpensive holiday, no matter the season.
- Hit the slopes of the Pyrenees mountains at Vallnord, one of the country’s top ski and snowboarding resorts
- Relax at Europe’s largest spa. Caldea is an 18-floor spa resort with an outdoor thermal pool and several indoor baths
- Take in stunning mountain views at top speed as you ride the world’s longest alpine toboggan run: the Naturlandia Tobotronc
- Visit the gorgeous Església de Sant Esteve, a church from the 11th/12th century
- Pay homage to Andorra’s patron saint, Our Lady of Meritxell, alongside visitors from France and Spain on festival day, September 8th
- Andorra has no airports or train stations, so be prepared to travel there by car or bus via Spain or France.
- Brush up on a local language before visiting, as English is not commonly spoken. Luckily, you have three languages to pick from as Catalan, Spanish and French are all widely spoken in Andorra.
- Take advantage of its duty-free shopping when on a trip to Andorra and be sure to visit Meritxell Avenue, the main shopping street in the country’s capital, Andorra la Vella.
- Andorra’s main villages are accessible by public buses. This is a great option for travelling around the country, especially if you’re on a budget, but be aware of travel times and bus frequencies, which vary between 20 minutes and an hour.
- Be sure to check rates and coverage with your mobile carrier before a tour to Andorra, and keep in mind there is only one telecoms provider in the country: Andorra Telecom.
Andorra has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Andorra before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Andorra, do check out our Andorra Travel Guide for more information.