Andorra

Walk across Andorra

Trip code: W07AD 5 (2 reviews)

Self-guided walking

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 4
Challenging

24.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

SUMMARY

  • Add extra nights in the vibrant city of Barcelona before or after your holiday!
  • Witness spectacular views and ever-changing scenery
  • Medieval villages, isolated refuges and soaring mountain passes

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts & 6 dinners
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Andorra is well known for its unique mountain walking, offering unforgettable views over vast lakes and lush countryside with its highest mountain Coma Pedrosa, standing at a sizeable 2943 metres! This intriguing landlocked principality situated high in the Pyrenees offers all the spectacular views of ever-changing scenery a walker could wish for, some of the most dramatic in all of the Pyrenees. Boasting isolated refuges, medieval villages, soaring mountain passes and the beautiful tranquillity of a thousand lakes.

This 7-night linear route has been selected to get the very best of the stunning Andorran Pyrenees. Taking you across Andorra, on old smugglers roads, sometimes touching France and occasionally coinciding with the long distance GR7 route which traverses across Spain, France and of course Andorra, with the best section of the Pyrenees reputed to be in Andorra. Most of the small towns and villages in Andorra are characterised by their medieval charm and intrigue, leaving much to explore. The Andorran cuisine also takes on many influences from its neighbouring countries serving delicious dishes of cured meats, fresh fish and hearty mountain stews.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Grau Roig

Arrive in Grau Roig and prepare to begin your Andorran walking adventure.

Evening Meal Included.

You stay at Hotel Grau Roig.

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Hotel Grau Roig, Grau Roig

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Set in an attractive, tranquil valley, the 5* Grau Roig Spa Hotel is quite exceptional. The atmospheric restaurant with design wood decor, fireplace, beautiful views and outstanding cuisine with a large wine selection guarantees you an unforgettable evening. Breakfast offers a wide variety of fresh savoury and sweet options. The Spa is designed with warm colours and scents, oak wood and natural elements in the purest Pyrenees style. With free access for hotel guests the spa offers indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, Turkish bath and gym. There is also a wide selection of therapeutic and beauty treatments (payable locally). Rooms are individually designed and provide an idyllic space in which to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in luxury and comfort. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with WC, shower, bath, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 2: Pas de la Casa to Grau Roig (11km/6.8mi)

You will be transferred from Hotel Grau Roig to the start of your walk in Pas de la Casa. This is a relatively demanding day but within steps you will be immersed in the sheer majesty of the high Pyrenees and quite likely, you will have it all to yourself. Starting from your hotel in Pas de la Casa you will pass shimmering lakes, soft meadows and rocky ridges. Your route will take you onto the GR7 long distance path offering fine views of the valleys beneath crossing in and out of France, and if you're lucky enough, see a group of the local Pyrenean Chamois, Isards. Your final descent will bring you to a delightful area full of streams and pools where frogs hop from rock to rock and marmots call in the distance. Leaving the GR7 path a gentle descent brings you to your hotel.

Breakfast and Evening Meal Included.

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You stay at Hotel Grau Roig.

hotel details

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Hotel Grau Roig, Grau Roig

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
AmEx
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Set in an attractive, tranquil valley, the 5* Grau Roig Spa Hotel is quite exceptional. The atmospheric restaurant with design wood decor, fireplace, beautiful views and outstanding cuisine with a large wine selection guarantees you an unforgettable evening. Breakfast offers a wide variety of fresh savoury and sweet options. The Spa is designed with warm colours and scents, oak wood and natural elements in the purest Pyrenees style. With free access for hotel guests the spa offers indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, Turkish bath and gym. There is also a wide selection of therapeutic and beauty treatments (payable locally). Rooms are individually designed and provide an idyllic space in which to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in luxury and comfort. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with WC, shower, bath, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 3: Grau Roig to Encamp (12km/7.5mi)

This is a challenging high-level walk crossing via Pic de Pessons. If weather is fine, this is an incredible walk over high rugged mountains, strings of lakes, tumbling waterfalls and stunning views of peaks in Spain, France and of course Andorra. As the climb becomes more challenging, you may be able to spot vultures and often a golden eagle. Below Pic de Pessons, the landscape is soft with huge boulders of granite and alpine flowers. The latter part of the descent presents a narrow ambling path leading through cooling forest with streams and flowers like nature's own rock garden.

Breakfast Included.

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You stay at Hotel Guillem.

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Hotel Guillem, Encamp

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Located in the pretty village of Encamp, very close to the town hall, the 4* Hotel Guillem is very comfortable and friendly. There is a bar and a well-lit restaurant serving tasty dishes. The hotel also offers an indoor pool, steam room, sauna and hot tub to enjoy after a long day walking. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe and private bathroom with WC, shower, bath and hairdryer.

Day 4: Encamp to Ordino (9km/5.6mi)

An easier and contrasting day to the previous two, leaving the option of a later start or a free afternoon in lovely Ordino. At the start of the walk is a Moorish tower and a beautiful 12th century church. Following an ancient mountain trail, the walk rises steeply up to Coll d'Ordino. From here you can see Andorra's highest peaks and pass by the country's centre. From the Coll, an enjoyable descent leads straight into the beautiful medieval town of Ordino.

Breakfast and Evening Meal Included.

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You stay at Hotel Coma.

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Hotel Coma, Ordino

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Conveniently located as you enter the village of Ordino is the welcoming 3* Hotel Coma. This family run hotel has a long history dating back to the late 19th century. The outdoor seasonal swimming pool is perfect for unwinding after a day of walking. You also have exclusive access to the nearby sports centre with a semi-Olympic swimming pool, gym, sauna and jacuzzi. Breakfast is a good buffet and there is a separate ‘carte’ if you wish to order an alternative to the buffet. Rooms are spacious most with magnificent views of the Ordino valley and feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe and private bathroom with WC, shower, bath and hairdryer.

Day 5: Ordino to El Serrat (12km/7.5mi)

Today you will follow the valley up to El Serrat. From here the already pleasing riverside trail is made more so by the interest of it being the Ruta de Fero that has sculptures and relics depicting the history of the iron mining era in Andorra. You also pass some very pretty houses on the riverside where you will see an old sawmill. Towards the end of the day, you will pass a beautiful Romanesque bridge and cross a small meadow until you come to the river again and finally ascend past the church into El Serrat.

Breakfast and Evening Meal Included.

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You stay at Hotel El Pradet or (Upgrade Option) Hotel Bringue.

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Hotel El Pradet, El Serrat

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You will find everything you need to make you feel at home at the comfortable, family run 3* Hotel El Pradet. With stunning landscape views, it offers the perfect environment to relax after a long day walking. The restaurant serves delicious Andorran food cooked in a traditional style and the sunny terrace has fantastic views of the Vall d’Ordino. All rooms in the hotel feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, bath/shower and hairdryer.

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Hotel Bringue, El Serrat

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TV
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Surrounded by mountains, the 4* Hotel Bringue is located in an idyllic position in the Ordino valley. This family run hotel is modern, warm and elegant whilst offering all the charm of a traditional mountain hotel. Enjoy a unique spa experience with spectacular views of the Andorran mountains as you enjoy the facilities including pool, sauna and Turkish bath. Taste authentic Andorran cuisine at the Bringué Hotel Restaurant, offering the grilled meats specialities of the Ordino valley. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe and private bathroom with WC, shower, bath and hairdryer.

Day 6: At El Serrat (6km/3.7mi or 12km/7.5mi or 12km/7.5mi)

Sorteney

The 1st of 3 choice on your last day is a simple out and back walk that follows the well-signed GRP Volta Andorra to the refuge in the flower laden Sortenay Valley. It's a gorgeous, simple walk-in and easily completed in a morning if you just walk to the refugi and back.

Solar Mountain

This 2nd optional out and back walk flows along through a large, wooded valley on a gravel tracks and paths and can be treated as a low-level walk to the Gondola or a more challenging walk with a climb up to the chairlift. Either way a truly special spectacle awaits on top of the Solar Mountain, with its unusual and recently constructed viewpoint.

Estany Blau

Alternatively, you have an out and back walk to the stunning blue lake Estany Blau located in France, you have the option to walk as far as you wish today as you can always turn back at any point. Of the 2 options today, this is the most challenging walk, following the beautiful Rialb valley with its rushing mountain waters, wildflowers and ancient shepherds' huts, the initial ascent is easy and relaxed. At the valleys head, a steep climb leads over Port de Siguer with incredible views into France and the shimmering Estany Blau below beckoning for a picnic and a swim.

Breakfast and Evening Meal Included.

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You stay at Hotel El Pradet or (Upgrade Option) Hotel Bringue.

hotel details

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Hotel El Pradet, El Serrat

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Hairdryer
WiFi
TV


You will find everything you need to make you feel at home at the comfortable, family run 3* Hotel El Pradet. With stunning landscape views, it offers the perfect environment to relax after a long day walking. The restaurant serves delicious Andorran food cooked in a traditional style and the sunny terrace has fantastic views of the Vall d’Ordino. All rooms in the hotel feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, bath/shower and hairdryer.

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Hotel Bringue, El Serrat

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Safe


Surrounded by mountains, the 4* Hotel Bringue is located in an idyllic position in the Ordino valley. This family run hotel is modern, warm and elegant whilst offering all the charm of a traditional mountain hotel. Enjoy a unique spa experience with spectacular views of the Andorran mountains as you enjoy the facilities including pool, sauna and Turkish bath. Taste authentic Andorran cuisine at the Bringué Hotel Restaurant, offering the grilled meats specialities of the Ordino valley. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe and private bathroom with WC, shower, bath and hairdryer.

Day 7: El Serrat to Arinsal (10km/6.2mi)

The Grand Finale of your Andorran walking holiday and what an ending! This is a long, demanding day taking you over the high mountain crossing of L'Angonella to the deep valley setting of Arinsal. You begin in Llorts following the river through a wooded area until you reach a point where the landscape opens up and the stunning valley head draws ever closer. It then descends down a wide grassy ridge and is quite sensational. Towards the end you will begin the descent into the valley below passing ponds and renovated shepherds houses. Finally, through sparse forest you reach the lovely village of Arinsal.

Breakfast and Evening Meal Included.

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You stay at Hotel Montané.

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Hotel Montané , Arinsal

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The pleasant 3* Hotel Montané is conveniently located in the village centre opposite the bus stop. The small restaurant and bar serve a good buffet breakfast and a 3-course dinner with a variety of exquisite and unique choices which are well cooked and presented. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and all feature television, telephone, minibar, safe and private bathroom with WC, shower, bath and hairdryer. The hotel also has free Wi-Fi in public areas (reception and restaurant).

Day 8: Departure from Arinsal

Transfer to the airport for your return journey home.

Breakfast Included.

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £272.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £272.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona with British Airways, then onward rail to the region.
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Upgrade to 4* hotel in El Serrat (nights 5 & 6)
  • Add extra nights in Barcelona
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air-rail prices include our standard flights, onward rail and station transfers
Out: British Airways London Heathrow to Barcelona then bus to first hotel in Grau Roig. Return: Bus from last hotel in Arinsal to Barcelona Airport, then British Airways from Barcelona to London Heathrow

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Eurostar
We can also book connecting daily Eurostar services for customers preferring not to fly, from London and Ashford in Kent. Please call for details and prices.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 10pm today) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

We had an excellent holiday, great walks ,scenery, weather , accommodation, and food . Many thanks

Peter Gilbert, 7 Sep 2023

 

We felt that Headwater provided an excellent pre-trip service. During the holiday all transfers occurred without problem. The hotel selections were good, and standards were generally high

Stephen Bunnell, 7 Sep 2023

 


Self-guided walking

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 4
Challenging

24.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

7 nights from £1199

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Call: 01606 720199

 

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