Andorra is a tiny country between France and Spain, known mostly for skiing and shopping. And, it’s reputation is well earned; Andorra has some of the best skiing in the world and a shop for every 40 inhabitants.
You’ll find no better skiing in the Pyrenees than Andorra, and the country has taken pains to ensure that visitors have every amenity they need. There are plenty of lifts, chalets, restaurants and coffee houses to please even the most discriminating visitor.
If you get outside of the ski villages, taking any one of only three secondary roads in the entire country, you’ll find some breathtaking mountain and valley scenery. It’s definitely worth your time to get off the beaten path and explore this little country. Andorra is growing rapidly, and its questionable how long these remote areas will continue to exist.
Andorra is not just a winter destination, either. During the summer, there are miles of trails for walking or biking and for the adventurous hiker there are wonderful hiking trails into the Pyrenees.
Whether you visit during winter or summer, be certain to take in the hot springs of Caldea. The mineral waters are certain to soothe all your ailments.
Find cheap flights to Andorra and more cheap flights to Europe here. You’ll need to enter Andorra by land through Spain or France. Most visitors rent a car in the country they fly into and drive into Andorra, then using the car during their stay. Traffic is heavy in Andorra. Be certain to obey traffic laws and speed limits. Give yourself plenty of time to travel to your destinations. During ski season, you’re likely to experience traffic delays.
Find the best prices for hotels in Andorra, and other cheap hotels here. Ski resorts abound. During the summers they’re open for summer travelers, too. Expect mostly 3, 4 and 5 star hotels. Guest houses and hostels are few and far between. In addition to the ski resorts, there are some nice hotels in the Historic Quarter. Staying in this part of town will give you access to a better variety of restaurants than the resorts will offer. You’ll also find quaint shops and boutiques in this part of town, yet you’re still close to the slopes when you’re ready to ski.