Choose the mountains for your summer holidays this month: you won’t regret it. On the contrary, once you try it, you’ll want to come back every year. Here are 5 immediate benefits that the mountains have on your wellbeing to convince you.
1. Holidays in the mountains = total switch-off
Leaving your usual place of residence guarantees you an immediate change of mind, so you start to slow down, stop and enjoy your surroundings. Contact with nature makes you notice things that are different from your everyday life, such as the flora and fauna around you, and is a good reason to relax.
2. You will discover new landscapes
Andorra has more than 100 lakes, countless mountain hiking trails and 3 natural parks (Vall del Madriu-Perafita-Claror, Comapedrosa and Sorteny) to discover a unique natural environment. You can even go hiking in the only natural area declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you climb a peak, a lake or go on a mountain route, you’ll discover new places.
3. You’ll get in shape without even realising it.
The setting makes it easy for you to choose the activities you like best in Andorra. There are countless mountain excursions of different levels, even for young children. If you are a cycling enthusiast, you can ride along one of the cycle touring routes or climb a mythical mountain pass, the scene of the Tour or the Tour of Spain. If you like climbing and via ferrata routes, you can also enjoy them in Andorra.
If you choose a mountain holiday, you’ll have a great time and you’ll be physically active in the fresh air.
4. Outdoor activities with the whole family
In summer the ski resorts become adventure parks where you can enjoy with your children with activities for young and old. Near the hotel there is the Mon(t) Magic, in the Canillo sector of Grandvalira, in Vallnord you will find the Mountain Park and the Bike Park with 29 mountain bike circuits and in Sant Julià there is Naturlandia with its Tobotronc. You have so much to choose from that no member of the family will be bored.
5. You’ll sleep better!
In the mountains the temperatures are more pleasant. During the day you will be able to enjoy the sun and the good weather, and at night you will sleep better without being overwhelmed by the typical heat of these summer days. And one advantage of summer nights in the mountains is that you can see the stars in the sky. Doesn’t that sound nice?