In Andorra you’ll find plenty of activities to suit all tastes, so you can enjoy the great outdoors in summer. One of the most popular is cyclo-tourism, with more than 20 road cycling routes all over the country. Some of them climb the most demanding mountain passes that have seen riders in the Tour de France and La Vuelta a España. Others pass through emblematic places, churches and monuments, ideal for getting to know the country.
In this article we present you 3 cycle touring routes in the parish of Canillo, near the hotel.
El Forn road cycling route
It starts in the village of Canillo and ends in El Forn, in the Canillo sector of Grandvalira where you will find the Mon(t) Magic, the resort’s summer adventure centre. The route is of moderate level, with a distance of 5.2 kilometres and 388 metres of vertical drop. It passes by the Romanesque church of Sant Miquel de Prats, ideal for a stop for a drink of water and a snack.
Cycle along Coma de Ransol
This cycling route is also at a moderate level. It starts in the village of Ransol at an altitude of 1664 metres and has a gradient of 280 metres. The route, with a distance of 4.5 kilometres, runs along the Coma de Ransol road with views of the mountains.
The Coll d’Ordino by bicycle
The third route we suggest also starts in Canillo. You will have to get to the roundabout at the exit of the village (going down from the hotel) and take the road to Montaup. The total distance is 8.9 kilometres, with a gradient of 457 metres and a moderate category. At the end of the Coll de Ordino route you will see the peak of Casamanya in all its splendour and a fantastic esplanade where you can rest after the effort.