Situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees Mountains is the tiny principality of Andorra. Andorra is most famous for skiing and tax-free shopping. The scenery around Andorra is absolutely breathtaking. For those who are adventurous, there are many hiking routes to explore the scenery. The location is perfect for enjoying some of the best skiing opportunities in Europe. The ski season runs from December to about the end of March.
The ski resorts located in Andorra offer a variety of experiences depending on the resort you pick. However, whichever resort you pick you will be guaranteed an amazing time. To the north of the capital of La Vella you will find the Pal- Arinsal Resort. This resort entices beginners and lower intermediate skiers. A mix of young people and families enjoy time at this resort. Pal and Arinsal are both charming Alpine villages which offer an insight into life in the beautiful mountain range.
In the northwest region of Andorra lies Ordino – Arcalis, which is a scenic protected area offering you some of the most spectacular scenery you may ever see. A longer season and perfect quality snow can be found at this resort. For those who want to spend lots of time on the slopes, you will be happier staying in the village of El Serrat. Ordino is just located a little further away but the beautiful surroundings will make up for that.
Those in need of a winter holiday can enjoy themselves at the Pas de la Casa – Grau Roig resort. This resort is located near the French border and offers value for money package deals. The slopes here are excellent for those who wish to try snowboarding. Grau Roig is linked to Soldeu. Soldeu – El Tarter Resort is situated in Canill. The ski school here is renowned in Europe, making this resort one of the most popular.
Each resort offers a variety of places to stay. You will find upmarket hotels and plenty of budget accommodation. The villages Pal and Arinsal both offer accommodation at budget prices; the villages have a good nightlife as well. In Soldeu you will find a bar based night life and a good range of accommodation. The resort Ordino – Arcalis offers a large variety of hotels. There are also many amenities such as a duty free shop, a sports shop perfect for gathering stylish ski wear for the slopes, and lots of tasty cafés.
Visitors can arrive in Andorra by road only. You can enter Andorra via Spain or France. If entering from Spain you should fly to either Barcelona or Girona airports; when leaving the airport you can use the CG1 road to reach Andorra. To enter from France, fly to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and use the CG2 road to Andorra. A railway service operates from Puigcerda in Spain and l’Hospitalet-près-l’Andorre in France. France and Spain also have regular buses that go to La Vella. The choice of travel will ensure you reach your destination comfortably.