1 to 7 days
All the year
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Snowshoeing in winter and trekking in summer
Anecdotes from the past centuries
Visit picturesque towns
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We start the trip with a hike in Sorteny Natural Park, the home of an infinite number of species of flora and fauna typical from the Pyrenees, as well as representative examples of farming and livestock practices of yesteryear. At noon, we will have a picnic enjoying the tranquillity in the middle of nature. Afterwards, we will visit the traditional village of Ordino, and we will be able to enter a manor house to learn about the life of the only noble family in Andorra at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century.
The iron industry has been the economic driver of Andorra for centuries. Today we start in an old iron factory where we will see the whole production process and the hard life of those who worked there. Afterwards, we will take a hike along the Iron Route, following in the footsteps of the miners and “traginers” who transported the ore from the high mountains to the factories. We will stop at La Cortinada to admire the Romanesque church of Sant Martí as well as the mill, the sawmill, and a typical manor house with its unique white dovecote. Then we will have lunch in a vintage hotel, wrapped in stories of refugees and smugglers from the wars of the last century.
Today we start with a journey back in time during our walk through Vall d’Incles. Nothing has changed, you can still see the bordes (typical mountain houses) and the scythe fields that surround them. We will eat in a traditional restaurant and visit the Basilica Sanctuary of Meritxell (20thcentury). This contemporary work was commissioned by the architect Bofill after the Romanesque chapel that housed the carving of the Virgin of Meritxell, patron saint of the Andorrans, was burned down. In the exhibition “Meritxell memòria” we will discover the history of this mystical place and the mysterious fire which burned the chapel. Then we will visit an ancient manor house of a humble family to transport us to the end of the 19th century.
In the morning, we will discover the most emblematic places of the capital walking through the streets of the old town of Andorra la Vella. To understand our peculiar institutional system, we will visit the Casa de la Vall (16th century), seat of one of the oldest parliaments in Europe. After we will discover the importance of tobacco growing in Andorra, a key economic drive of the country at the beginning of the last century. Finally, we will climb up to visit Pal, one of the most preserved villages in the country, which houses the imposing Romanesque church of Sant Climent (11th-12th century). We will continue going up to Coll de la Botella to taste a traditional snack with artisanal products of the country while listening to the legends and black stories that surround this beautiful valley.
About the customizable trip
1 visit to a church
4 town visits
2 meals in traditional restaurants
1 traditional snack