We know that Andorra is famous for skiing but today we would like to show you that there are also other activities for the people who don’t want to hit the slopes on skies.
Andorra is actually the ideal place to relax. Its impressive landscape, its routes and walks, the Romanesque style of its churches and the multitude of sports and mountain activities that can be practiced…
In this blog post we propose 6 things to do when in Andorra besides skiing:
1. Snowshoes hiking in Andorra
The snowshoes are attached to the boots and serve to move more comfortably and quickly on snow or ice, being used especially in the practice of hiking or mountaineering in winter. The snowshoe excursions are one of the winter sports that can be practiced by people of any age. It allows you to enjoy beautiful snowy landscapes in full nature either as a couple, as a family, or with friends!
2. Shopping in Andorra
Welcome to the tax free shopping! The best stores are usually found in the main commercial places of the country. For example, in Meritxell of Andorra la Vella Avenue, and the Carlemany de Escaldes-Engordany Avenue. In both avenues, you will find the most important jewelry stores, perfumery, accessories, and fashion in Andorra, where you can buy at great prices.
In Sant Julià de Lòria there are several shopping centers, which include stores for electronic products, music, home accessories, and gastronomy.
3. Karts on ice
If you like to go fast and feel adrenaline you simply have to try karts on ice. The gel Paulau of Andorra offers a circuit on the Olympic ice ring. In addition, it offers more activities such as skating, curling, etc. You will see that once you try this activity you will not want to stop! It is a lot of fun for the whole family.
4. Naturlandia: Amusement Park
It is the amusement park located in Sant Julià de Lòria, ideal for those who are going to visit Andorra with children. Here you can find trampolines, zip line, buggies, the inflatable castle and a long etcetera. The star attraction is the Tobotronc, a “slide” of more than 5 km that takes you downhill, saving a drop of 400 meters.
5. Beautiful towns near Andorra
Andorra is a beautiful place and is accompanied by many towns around it that are incredible, they seem like fairytale places! One of the most beautiful villages in Andorra is probably Pal, it has a small and beautiful urban area with typical Andorran houses where stone, slate and wood are the protagonists. In fact, most towns in Andorra seem cut by the same pattern, so it will not be difficult to find a small town to walk around and enjoy the quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Les Bons is also known as a museum town in Andorra. It is only 15 minutes by car from the capital.
6. Bordas restaurants in Andorra
They are restaurants of traditional Andorran cuisine. A long time ago they were used to keep horses and sheep. On the ground floor was the stable; up, the tools, the hay, the grain were stored. They are in the outskirts of the towns. Today many of them became restaurants that preserve much of their decoration and serve local cuisine, these are places that you cannot miss! Some of the typical dishes are cannelloni with roast beef, onion soup au gratin or sauteed mushrooms with foie.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Andorra and we recommend you to take the opportunity to do some of these activities that are not so typical but that you will love! Tell us what do you think !! Have a good trip!