One of the most hidden paradises in Europe is between Spain and France, in a small region, but very rich for its tourist quality, the winter environment and its ski slopes. And the possibilities in Andorra are endless to travel, whether with friends, as a couple or even alone.
What to visit in Andorra
It is one of the main environments in the world for skiing, in the towns of Andorra la Vella, capital of the country, as well as in Pas de la Casa. It is a place where stations have great prestige and are visited every year by millions of people who pass through the region.
Of course, although it seems that it is a hidden place, it is not difficult to plan a trip to Andorra during the ski season, which runs from December to April. And it is possible to access by road from various points in Spain and France, and there are many possibilities for enjoyment in the place, such as spas and a walk through the historic center of the country’s capital.
In addition, for the smallest there is the Tobotronc, the longest alpine slide in the world, with five kilometers in length. It is also possible to carry out hiking activities, as long as the weather conditions allow it in the Madriu Valley, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In the capital of the country there are many historical attractions, such as the Cathedral, the Margineda Bridge, the Church of Sant Esteve, the Guillemó Square and the Tobacco Museum, located in Sant Juliá de Lória. Of course, do not forget that despite the fact that it is a small country, there are also picturesque locations that are also worth visiting.
This is the case of Fontaneda, Bixessarri or Caldea, where one of the best spas in Europe is located. In addition, it is essential to visit Grandvalira, where you will find an important ski resort and the highest gold field in Europe, surrounded by large mountains in a spectacular valley.
How to get to Andorra from Barcelona
Although it is true that Andorra does not have an accessible airport for citizens, it is a place perfectly communicated by road from different parts of Spain. In the case of public transport, there are daily direct buses that connect Barcelona with the capital of the country.
In addition, during the ski season there are thousands of trips that occur daily, so it is not a problem that you join a companion to travel with him by car. This is because the country does not have as many accesses, so the arrival time does not take too long.
From France there are also different direct routes from Pau, Lourdes and Toulousse, by public transport; as well as driving through different highways. It is a country with a very cold climate in winter, so it is advisable that you wear the right clothes.