If you are looking for a getaway to escape the heat and you are a nature and mountain lover: we have the perfect solution for you. Discover three emblematic peaks in Andorra that will undoubtedly put you to the test.
Take note that you will need to be in good physical shape and have some mountain experience to reach the summit. For safety reasons, it is recommended to do the routes from the end of June to the end of September.
Touch the roof of Andorra
The first of these summits is Comapedrosa, at 2943 metres high. It is the highest mountain in the country, and therefore, we can already tell you that the climb is tough. It is classified as a difficult hike that can take about 8 hours. The peak is located in the Comapedrosa Valley Natural Park, in the northwest of the country in the parish of La Massana. The place is perfect to see alpine and subalpine species, such as the alpine violet and eagles. As you climb, the landscape changes and transforms, giving you forests, lakes and waterfalls – a spectacle for nature lovers! The views from the top are spectacular, you can see the whole valley of Arinsal.
If you can’t make it to the top, the excursion that takes you through the Comapedrosa Natural Park to the refuge is a good way to spend a few hours enjoying nature and the open air, without being too demanding.
Crown of Casamanya
Another emblematic peak in the country is located between the parishes of Canillo and Ordino, at an altitude of 2746 metres. It is a moderate level hike and the start of the route is at the highest point of the Coll d’Ordino and Montaup roads. When you reach the summit you will be able to see the peaks of Estanyó and Serrera to the north, Alt del Griu to the southeast, Carroi to the southwest and Comapedrosa to the west. You may be able to spot a vulture or bearded vulture soaring through the skies above the peaks. This hike is shorter than the previous one and lasts approximately 4h30.
The ascent of the Pic de la Serrera
The last of the peaks is one of the 6 highest in Andorra and is located in Canillo, the same parish where the hotel is located. To start the route you will have to go to the Coma de Ransol road, past the village of the same name until you reach the Pic de la Serrera, a route classified as difficult. This route is also impressive for the extraordinary beauty of its mountain landscapes and for the large number of species of flora and fauna typically found in the Pyrenees. You will also be able to discover lakes of glacial origin, as well as the old mines in the Meners pass. The panoramic views from the summit are spectacular in all directions, over the peaks of Ariège and Andorra.