Andorra on snowshoes

Star circuit of 6 days, 5 nights, 5 days of snowshoeing

 

 

The Andorran mountain under its white coat  ! With an average altitude of 2000 meters, the small Andorran state enjoys excellent snow cover throughout the winter. Located on the southern slope of the Pyrenean chain, you are sure to find a radiant sun there (except on snowy days  !)

You can also relax at CALDEA, the largest spa center in Europe!

 

Program  :

 

Day 1 Sunday - Welcome.

Welcome drink and briefing around 7:00 p.m. at the hotel for the organization of the stay

 

Day 2 Monday - The circus and Pessons lakes

One of the most important lacustrine zone of the principality in a magnificent granite circus. You will discover a succession of frozen lakes surrounded by the needles covered with snow that make up the surrounding peaks. A delight  !

Positive altitude difference of about 450 m

Walking time: 5 hours

 

Day 3 Tuesday - The plateaus of La Rabassa

For this day, complete change of scenery  ! You will go to the plateaus of La Rabassa in the south of the country, the decor is softer there and the snowy expanses seem to stretch to infinity, you  pass on the Spanish side to admire the Sierra del Cadi

Positive altitude difference of about 300 m

Walking time: 5 hours

 

Day 4 Wednesday - The Valley of Incles

You leave for the valley of Incles, following the torrent, from hamlets to sheepfolds, you will head towards the imposing granitic circus of Juclar, the change of scenery is amazing  with its torn summits and its torrents.

You then go up to Port d'Incles from where you can admire the frozen lakes of Fontargent.

Positive altitude difference of about 480 m

Walking time: 5 hours

 

Late afternoon, relaxation  in Caldea. (optional extra)


Day 5 Thursday - L'Estany Moreno

You climb from the cortal d'Encamp to the estany Moreno,

The path takes you through a sparse forest surrounded by magnificent granite needles

A little air of the Canadian Rockies, you immerse yourself in the life of trappers! You will see many animal tracks there.

Positive elevation: 510m

Walking time: 5 hours

Day 6  Friday - Sorteny Valley (Morning)

Last morning in the Sorteny Nature Reserve. You travel through its wild and snowy valleys, cross frozen torrents to discover the thousand and one secrets of this nature under the watchful eye of your guide.
Positive altitude difference of about 280 m

Walking time: 3 hours

 

Departure (after lunch)

 

WALKING HOURS ARE INCLUDING STOPS (except lunch break) BUT ARE STRICTLY INDICATIVE

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Randonnée nocturne
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Terms and conditions

 

 

 

Routes:

Itineraries are given for information only. They can be modified or changed at any time depending on the level of the participants, atmospheric conditions, snow cover and simply for safety.

 

Level :

Easy to medium level family hikes on moderate slopes with elevation differences of less than 500mts, we can however adapt the hikes according to the level of the participants

The guide can also modify the program according to snow or weather conditions. (Poor visibility, risk of avalanches)

 

Management :

By a qualified mountain guide who knows the country and its history perfectly.

 

Accommodation:

5 nights in a 3 star hotel

 

Food and water:

Every morning, you take your packed lunch for the day.

For drinks, you have the contents of your water bottle. Remember to fill it every morning before leaving. Otherwise, you can buy mineral water in your accommodations

. Do not drink water from springs or streams, it is unfit for consumption.

 

Dinners and breakfasts:

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the hotel, they are plentiful. These are most often typical Spanish meals, consisting of a starter, a main course (meat or fish + starches + cooked vegetables), and a dessert. In Andorra, drinks (wine, water mineral) are often included in menus, except coffee.

 

Number of hikers per stay:

From a group of 12 people (with supplement)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* rate for a group of 20 people minimum in a double room; single room supplement; excluding snowshoe rental. Rate outside school holidays in low season.

Dates of your stay :

January to March

February and Easter holidays, on request and quote

 

The stay includes:

5 days of snowshoeing

Supervision by a local mountain guide

Accommodation in a double room in a comfortable 3-star hotel

Stay in 1/2 board from the evening meal of the 1st day to the lunch of the 6th day

Wine included with the evening meal.

Picnic provided by the Hotel (2 sandwiches + fruit + water)

Welcome drink

Optional: Caldea entrance (on estimate)

 

He does not understand :

The rental of snowshoes,

Insurance, personal expenses (drinks, etc.). Also excluded is transport to get to the meeting point. In addition, supplements due to a major modification of the program are the responsibility of the customer whose prior agreement will, of course, have been requested.

Price 2022

From 425€*

Andorra stay

I had been dreaming about it for almost 40 years and finally the dream came true with a great guide. Thank you !

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