In summer, Andorra becomes the perfect setting for practicing your favorite mountain sports. During these months it is practically impossible not to see a cyclist on the roads and paths of the country, enjoying the different routes available.
Do you want to know them? Here are 5 itineraries you cannot miss during your holidays.
Canillo – Coll d’Ordino
This route begins in the center of the village of Canillo at 1,523m altitude, more precisely at the roundabout leading to the road to Montaup. This route of 8.9 kilometers and 457 meters of ramp is accessible to everyone, and will make you discover the Coll d’Ordino, which connects with other cycle routes and will allow you to observe the Casamanya up close.
If you want to train for the MULTISEGUR Volta als Ports, or simply want to get to Engolasters Lake, this route is for you. Began to pedal in the valley and arrive at this famous place of the country after 6.4 kilometers of ascent. During your excursion, you will cross the Romanesque church of San Miquel d’Engolasters, one of the best preserved examples of this architectural current.
Collada de Beixalís
This is another itinerary based on a great sporting event: La vuelta of Spain. Feel like the great cyclists of this competition for 6.6 kilometers that start at Encamp and ends at the hill of Beixalís and have an average dip of 8.4%.
Pedal from the town of Encamp to the domain of Grandvalira with this 8.9 kilometer journey. Your excursion will start with a 10.2% incline that will become 5.4% once you reach the Rigoder’s Bordas area. And when you arrive, you can enjoy all the nature that surrounds you before returning to the starting point.
This route, only suitable for highly trained people, starts in Escaldes-Engordany and ends at the port of Envalira, touching the border with France, making it one of the longest routes in the country with 26km and a total ramp of 1,345 meters. With your bicycle, you will pass by Escaldes-Engordany, Encamp and Canillo until arriving at the zone of the Pas de la Casa.