Andorra: an oasis of well-being in the Pyrenees

Over the last few years, the privileged position of the Principality of Andorra, sharing borders with both Spain and France, has made it a reference destination in Southern Europe, ideal and safe for a romantic getaway, a shopping trip, or family vacations.

A mountainous country, with 65 peaks over 2,500 metres high and enchanting valleys, it enables visitors to disconnect from their daily routine and immerse themselves in a natural environment that is ideal for practicing adventure sports or mountain activities in both summer and winter. It also has a vast cultural offer, a large number of Romanesque monuments, museums, and a full programme of events such as performances by Cirque du Soleil, complete a more and more well-known and polished tourist offer.

Both its nature and culture have been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2004 the Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley was declared UNESCO Heritage of Mankind in the category of Cultural Landscape. The UNESCO considered this valley to represent a genuine perspective of the way people have harvested the resources of the high Pyrenees over thousands of years.

In 2015, the Fallas de Andorra la Vella, received the Intangible Heritage of Humanity distinction as an ancestral tradition that forms part of the “Summer solstice fire festivals of the Pyrenees”, celebrations held in several towns in Andorra, France and Spain.

Soldeu: the character and charm of a genuine mountain village

The town of Soldeu, belonging to the parish of Canillo, is the second highest settlement in Andorra at 1,850 metres above sea level, and one of the most important winter tourist attractions in the country and where the Grandvalira ski resort is located.

This small town offers a variety of winter activities led by skiing and winter sports; in summer, it is a paradise for cyclists whether on mountain or road bikes, and has even been a stage of the Tour de France and the Spanish Vuelta. For lovers of 9-hole golf, Soldeu is famed for having the highest course in Europe. In the same way, the wide range of mountain activities, night-life in winter, and a well maintained hotel offer, all make this town a destination for the most demanding tourists.

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