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Cycling in Andorra

Andorra In A Nutshell

There are many, many easier ways to cycle across the Pyrenees. In fact, cycling the route between France and Spain via Andorra takes you over the highest paved pass in the whole range, but it's worth it for the views. The capital, Andorra la Vella, is a pleasant little city of 22,000 that's worth exploring.

Where and When I Went

Map of Andorra

10th - 11th August 2011
Merens-les-Vals (France) - El Pas de la Casa - Andorra la Vella - La Seu d'Urgell (Spain)

Andorra's Scenery

As you'd expect for a tiny state high in the Pyrenees the rugged mountain scenery is superb.

Scenery

Andorra's Road Quality

Excellent. The traffic up the hill on either side can be heavy as people come to fill their boots with duty-free booze although it's usually slow moving. The easiest way to cycle to Europe's highest capital, Andorra la Vella, is to climb from Spain and go back the same way. If you want to cycle from France to Spain or vice versa, be prepared for the Envalira Pass at over 2,400 metres.

Road

Andorra's Accommodation & Costs

Sorry, no information. My only night there was in a private home.

Language

The official language is Catalan, but Spanish and French are widely understood.

Neighbouring Countries

It's nestled high in the Pyrenees between France and Spain.

Reasons To Go To Andorra

The challenge of the climb, the scenery, the joy of the freewheel out of the place.

Where Have You Written About Cycling In Andorra?

No Place Like Home, Thank God

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