Andorra Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
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    Port D
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    PORT D'ENVALIRA SIGN
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Andorra Off The Beaten Path

  • Port d'Envalira

    Gorgeous views, even in the absence of snow in August, are available at the highest point of Andorra's roads. Cycling is a challenge, and getting to the top a remarkable success.

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  • Port D'envalira

    When we back to France, we try another road which pass Port D'envalira, the highest paved pass in the Pyrenees, the view really great, and there is also a place for children playing snow.

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  • Other View

    In Encamp, there is gondola to the Pas, and we try by car to going up, but the road end in the middle of the mountain, so we around here and enjoy the view and houses around here, it's nice to see those houses with the view of the peak of the mountain.

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  • Andorra's Madonna

    Nowhere near as extravagent or as popular as the Black Madonna is the Madonna of Andorra. She lies in the monastery at Merixtell, and is open to the public. The proper way to pray before a madonna, for those of you who don't know, is to go to one knee and touch the outstretched hand of the baby Jesus with your right hand. Lower your eyes and (some...

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  • The highest pass in Pyrenees!

    I drove my car from France to Andorra through the highest paved pass in the Pyrenees called Port D'envalira. I crossed Pyrenees a few times driving four different passes and this one offered the best views. The steep serpentine drive up to 2407 m (7900 ft) above see level is fantastic and the views are simple breathtaking. The border crossing point...

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  • Picnic with a view - Mirador (collada de...

    Similar to the Llac de Repos, this Mirador (panoramic viewpoint) is worth a stop.This view point has a wonderful overlood of La Massana, and the valleys to the west. The spot has permanent benches and seats, as well as BBQ grills. Bring your own lunches and/or make yours on the grill. With nice weather, it is a wonderful place.Since this road is...

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  • Ski at night

    There are some few oportunities when you can do the same in a different way. In this case, we have a couple nightly races, that allow us to feel the snow, and the mountains, a bit different. There's also some days that it is open to ski at night (was it on Thursday?) for everybody.I have to say, skiing at the moon light is not very smart (so we use...

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  • Walk in the mountains

    If you want to be away from the other tourist you should take a walk through the mountains.If the weather is good you will have a nice view over the valleys.If the weather is bad take look what is on your path: Animals and flowers.

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  • Cafe Gaudi

    We found this little cafe one block away from out hotel and one block off the main street. Run by a friendly (presumably) husband and wife team, they served us mornign coffee and pastries with a smile and little fuss over a thing like not speaking a common language. The coffee was good, and Miyuki swore by the chocolate croissants.

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  • The Old Monastery at Meritxell

    Behind the monastery lies the old monastery. If you poke your nose around a little you can find it. The inside has been redone into a kind of exhibit, I wouldn't go so far as to say it is a museum, and is only one room. it's a cute little place and you can take look. It is free.

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  • When you go to Andorra , you...

    When you go to Andorra , you should leave the center, and go to the interior (Ordino, La Massana). You will see wild horses, at the roads (you have to stop the car, in order them to pass in front of you.)And dont forget, to look at houses: they are full of flours. They even make flower vase from a trunk of tree.

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  • Not far from the French border...

    Not far from the French border is the most amazing (of the many) hikes that I've taken. It is literally what I always pictured paradise to be. You hop along stepping stones to cross a stream; You walk amidst flora and fauna until; You pass a glacier that you can have snowball fights in, until you reach your destination: an incredible lake.

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  • On the road past Escaldes and...

    On the road past Escaldes and the ski lift is another mountain road that cuts in and that links the valley of Ordino to the valley of Escaldes. This road is closed in the winter and early spring, but is not well travelled all year long. It is worth taking a ride on this road as it offers some of the most breathtaking vistas in the whole country....

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  • Andorra is not only the town...

    Andorra is not only the town of Andorra La Vella. The nature is so beautiful and I wish I had been there in summer. Then I would have gone to some of the villages and valleys above Andorra La Vella. There are beautiful mountains, small lakes etc. In march most of them was still coverd in snow. Although I am a norwegian I hate snow (fed up !!)so I...

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  • THE HIGHEST POINT OF ANDORRA...

    THE HIGHEST POINT OF ANDORRA IS COMA PEDROSA; ELEVATION: 9665 FEET(2942 METERS). HERE IS SNIPPET FROM THE WEB: Pic de Coma Pedrosa is Andorra's highest peak.The access to the peak is not technically difficult, but it is a long and streneous walk. The start of the route has recently been changed and now begins from behind the Crest Hotel at the end...

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  • Although I've not been there...

    Although I've not been there myself I've heard that the hamlet of Llorts is really interesting. It's surrounded by tobacco fields as well as mountains. Apparently it's one of the most untouched places in the whole country and is great for hiking. I think there are buses there from Andorra La Vella.

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  • The Castle of FOIX. What´s...

    The Castle of FOIX. What´s different in this one,that do it especial?.If you have a look to both pics, you can see threetowers, all very different from each other.This castle was made on the 10 century, and there isa beatiful museum inside. From there you´ll have thebest point of view of the city.

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  • Not too far from Andorra, less...

    Not too far from Andorra, less than an hour by car,the french national route N20 will take you to oneof thouse essential places to understand all the years of past history. I´m telling you FOIX.Talking about Foix is talking about his especialcastle, his river...the famous Ariège, and finallyis going to travel to a land full of history and legend.

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  • Andorra is a privileged place...

    Andorra is a privileged place to recuperate vitality and physical form. The country has a natural wealth: the thermal waters of the Pyrenees, rich in sulphur.Various hotels and private establishments offer visitors the chance of enjoying themIn the Principality you will find Caldea, the largest fun spa centre in the south of Europe, a water palace...

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