When you think of skiing destinations, it’s easy to think of places like Austria, France, and Switzerland. However, Europe is home to one particular gem which is perfect for skiing – Andorra. It might be one of Europe’s smallest countries, but its Pyrenees location makes it the ideal skiing destination.
If you’re looking to book your winter skiing trip then look no further than Andorra. Here’s what you need to know about your visit.
Andorra is home to some amazing ski resorts, which are arguably among the best in Europe. Choose from Soldeu el Tarter, Pas de la Casa, and Vallnord as some of the best in the area. There are resorts to suit all budgets, ranging from the super luxurious to the more affordable resorts – giving you plenty of options depending on what you’re looking for. Andorra’s ski season runs between December and April, so look to book your trip for then.
Believe it or not, Andorra doesn’t have its own airport! Although luckily there are some fantastic nearby airports that offer frequent and cheap flights from the UK. Barcelona, Toulouse, and Girona are among the nearest airports, which you can get to in as little as two hours. From there, you can book a transfer with www.andorraairporttransfers.com to get you to your destination. It’s worth setting up flight alerts to help you book your trip, as this will alert you to the cheapest flights.
Off the slopes
While skiing will be a significant part of your trip, you’ll be pleased to know that Andorra offers plenty of other delights that will keep you busy during your holiday. Andorra is actually well-known for its shopping, and the capital Andorra la Vella is home to several boutiques, department stores and well-known brands that will delight all fashion lovers.
For après-ski, you’ll find some amazing bars and restaurants to enjoy in Andorra, with some spectacular views. It’s worth exploring what’s on offer at Soldeu après-ski to get an overview of its top bars and clubs.
Something else to look forward to during your Andorran ski trip is the cuisine. Blending nearby Catalan and French influences, you can enjoy dishes such as escudella, a traditional meaty stew, cargols – which are, of course, snails, and embotits, which are selections of different cured meats. With so many different dishes to try, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Andorra, and you’ll be needing a good feeding after a day on the slopes.
A visit to Andorra is certainly one for the bucket list, and somewhere you’ll want to make sure you record your travels. Andorra also makes a great place to travel at other times of the year, so if skiing is not your thing, you can always book a short break to Andorra and explore its mountainous regions and soak up the local culture. Where will your next travel adventure take you?