Andorra, lakes and peaks

7-day, 6-night, 5-day walking star tour

 

 

Discover the beauty of the Andorran mountains  ! From your quiet hotel in the Ordino valley, you will hike in the most beautiful sites, in unspoiled nature in a sumptuous setting.

With only 10% of its surface area urbanized, the small Andorran state benefits from wild and untouched nature, far from the clichés of shopping avenues and large supermarkets.

Located on the southern slope of the Pyrenean chain, you are sure to find a radiant sun there.

 

Program  :

 

Day 1 - Welcome.

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

 

Day 2 - The Madriu Valley

We will visit one of the most beautiful valleys in Andorra. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it will make us discover the pastoral activity of the small hamlets of shepherds, we will pass near the refuge of Font Verd, an old forge in ruins, before arriving at Estall Serrer for have our meal in a beautiful setting.

Between 500m and 700m drop. 

Walking time  : +/- 6 hours


Day 3 – Lakes of Ensagent and Pic Alt del Griu 2874m

The route begins in the valley of Cortals d'Encamp, we climb gradually by the paths of summer pastures through clearings surrounded by pines with hooks and multiple peat bogs in a setting of rocky needles and erratic blocks left by ancient glaciers.

We will discover the Estany Moreno, surrounded by pine trees and the lakes of Ensagents, where we will hear and perhaps see some marmots. (647 m drop, +/- 5 hours of walking)

For the bravest, Pic del Griu (2874 m) awaits us! From its summit, a 360º view is offered to us.

(1087m drop, +/- 6 hours of walking)

Return by the same route or by Collada d'Entinyola and Bosc del Campea.

 

Day 4 – Sorteny Botanical Natural Park and Estanyó Lake

Day in the Sorteny Natural Park where we will discover an abundant flora, a botanist's paradise with more than 700 listed species, it is also for the beauty of its landscape.

Pastoral valley, mining, and therefore rich in history, we will discover it over a day. We will go up to the Estanyó lake. On the way back we will switch to the Rialb valley

650m drop.

Walking time  : +/- 5 hours

Late afternoon  : Balneotherapy at Caldéa (the largest spa center in Europe, optional on quote.) or Shopping in Andorra la Vielle.

Or

Cultural day and meal in a typical restaurant (+ 25€/pers.)

 

Day 5 – The lakes and Pessons peak

We will visit the largest lake area of the principality. With its 18 lakes and ponds, our loop itinerary will allow us to discover almost all of them.  ! And for the bravest, we will climb to the peak of Pessons at 2860m  !

Between 390m  and 830m of vertical drop.

Walking time  : +/- 6 hours


Day 6 – Cabana Sorda pond

We leave for the magnificent Valley of Incles, this loop route will take us through old transhumance and smuggling trails towards the lake of Cabana Sorda.

For the more athletic, we will attack a steep climb to reach a balcony path which will make us discover in addition to the lake of Cabana Sorda, those of Querol and Salamander.

Between 500m and 700m drop.

Walking time  : +/- 6 hours

 

Day 7 – Departure (after breakfast)

 

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

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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, weather conditions, snow cover and simply for safety.

 

Level :

Between 5 and 6 hours of walks (breaks included) for height differences of 400 to 1000 meters depending on the level of the group.

 

Management :

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

 

Accommodation:

6 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 15 people minimum in a double room; single room supplement. Price outside school holidays.

Dates of your stay :

From mid-May to the end of June and from the beginning of September to mid-October.

July and August, on request and estimate

 

This stay includes:

5 days of hiking

Supervision by local mountain guides.

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

Stay in half board from the evening meal of the 1st day to the breakfast of the 7th day

Wine included with the evening meal.

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

Welcome drink

Optional: balneo afternoon in Caldéa (on estimate)

 

It does not include: 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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