7 days
Duration
Andorra, Europe
Location
With only 10% of the urban area, the small Andorran state enjoys wild and unspoiled nature, far from the clichés of commercial avenues and large supermarkets. It is located on the southern slope of the Pyrenees chain, so you are assured to find a radiant sun. Hiking tour in Andorra combines the most beautiful sites for hiking with well-preserved nature and wildlife.

Accommodation

You will stay in a 3* LOGIS or standard 4* family-run hotel in the Ordino Valley. Cozy and warm hotel with nice Catalan/Spanish food is perfect to rest after a hard day on the trails. The hotel provides a full board with sandwiches for the day up on the mountain. The breakfast: “Buffet style”, the picnic is usually composed of a sandwich, a salad, a small bottle of water, a fruit… and the dinner: a starter (salad, soup…), main dish, and dessert. Water is supplied (wine, beer or soft drinks and coffee are not included). The hotel has all the commodities that you need, such as WI-FI, SPA, swimming pool, fitness and many more… It is located overlooking the Ordino Valley, therefore offering a stunning view of the valley.

Difficulty level

5 days of walking with slopes from 1300 ft to 3600 ft. This hiking tour in Anodrra is suitable for anyone, who is in good shape and used to hiking. However, a light backpack and comfortable hiking boots make it much easier. The walking times are counted with stops included, except for the lunch break. They usually last from 4 to 5 hours and are pleasantly spread throughout the day.

Your equipment

For this tour, you will need a 25/35 liters backpack, with a 3 layers clothes, hiking boots, trekking poles and a hat. A complete gear list can be sent on request, after the booking.

Climate

In the Pyrenees, the weather is usually mild and dry. Nevertheless, it can change very fast and become foggy, or rainy for several days. Therefore, you should be prepared for those conditions. That is why we recommend at least 3 layers to face all late spring and summer weather conditions.

Safety

The hiking tour in Andorra takes place in some remote regions, that could be difficult to access by car. Consequently, there is always a risk and hazard on the trail. The best is to hike within your limits and stay safe any time. Our guide has a first aid kit and basic first aid training. If a serious injury is suspected, we will call the rescue team. They usually come by helicopter at your own expense. For the safety of the group, the leader can modify any stage if considered necessary.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Barcelona Airport (Spain)
DEPARTURE TIME as per request
RETURN TIME as per request
GROUP SIZE 6 – 8 people
INCLUDED
a fully certified hiking guide during all the activities & excursions
6 nights in 3* Hotel (Logis) or 4* hotel (full board) (Pic-nic for lunch)
everyday transfers to the hiking place
small group (min 6 persons, max 8 persons)
guided tour (5 days)
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
transfers from the airport to the hotel and vice versa
  • We can arrange to organize a shuttle from the airport. The price of a round trip is 69eur/pers. with a regular airport shuttle OR 720eur for a private coach up to 8 people.
personal costs (laundry, phone calls, purchases on a shopping tour, extra meals)
travel & medical insurance of the participants is mandatory!
wine, soft drinks, beer, coffee, etc. at mealtime
entrance fee to Caldea (39,5 eur) and connected transfer
your personal consumptions
tips & gratuities are optional and not included in the price

Additional information

DatesJul/Aug/Sept
1

Day 1 – Arrival to Andorra

Transfer from Barcelona airport, and meeting with our team at your Hotel in Andorra.

2

Day 2 – Discovering the Sorteny Nature Park

Departure from the hotel for a day in the Sorteny Nature Park, where we will discover abundant flora, the paradise of the botanist with more than 700 species listed, it is also for the beauty of its landscape.

Pastoral Valley, mining, and therefore rich in history, we will go to discover it during the day. We will also climb to the Estanyó lake.

Walking time: +/- 6 hours (2400 ft of vertical rise)

3

Day 3 – Cabana Sorda Lakes OR Volta de les Fonts

A small transfer will take us to the magnificent valley of Incles. This loop itinerary will lead us through the old trails of transhumance and contraband towards the lake of Cabana Sorda.

For the sportier, we will attack a rough climb to reach a trail in the balcony which will make us discover, in addition to the lake of Cabana Sorda, those of Querol and Salamandre.

Walking time: +/- 6 hours (between 1600 ft and 2300 ft of vertical rise)

2nd OPTION: Volta de les Fonts

This hike will take you under Andorra’s highest summits, in the natural park of Comapedrosa.

Walking time: +/- 6 hours (2300 ft of vertical rise)

Late afternoon relaxation in Caldéa, the famous thermal playground. This is a place to relax, where fatigue disappears.

Ice, steam, hot air, pressurized water … The Thermoludique Space invites you to a journey of various sensations. Water in all its forms, in spectacular installations: it is the great escape for you and yours! (The entrance is not included in the price.)

The other option is shopping in Andorra la Vella.

4

Day 4 –Madriu Valley

A transfer will take us to a starting point for hiking in one of the most beautiful valleys of Andorra. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it will introduce you to the pastoral activity of the small hamlets of shepherds, we will pass near the shelter of Font Verd, an old forge in ruin, before arriving at Estall Serrer. We will stop there for our meal in this beautiful setting.

Walking time: +/- 6 hours (between 1600 ft and 2300 ft of vertical rise)

5

Day 5 – Pessons Lakes and peak

A transfer will take us to discover the largest lake area in the Principality. With its 18 lakes and ponds, our loop route will allow us to discover almost all of them! And for the bravest, we will climb to the peak of Pessons at 9400 ft!

Walking time: +/- 6 hours (between 1300 ft and 2700 ft of vertical rise)

6

Day 6 – Estany Blaou and Pic de Thoumasset 8900 ft

A short transfer to the parking lot of the Sorteny botanical park, where we will climb up the Rialb valley before reaching the Port of Siguer to switch to the French side of the Pyrenees. L’estany Blaou is finally discovered under the Pic de Thoumasset. If we still have some strength left, we will climb the summit, where we will witness the incomparable belvedere on the valleys of Ariège.

Walking time: between 5 and 7 hours (between 2100 ft and 3600 ft (with the summit) of vertical rise)

7

Day 7 – Departure day

We will check out after breakfast and transfer you by bus to the airport.

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.