Andorra is known for its impressive mountains and its incomparable natural environment. And there’s no better way to appreciate it than by walking its trails. But don’t worry, you don’t need a great deal of experience.
On this occasion we suggest some easy and safe routes for hiking with children, so get ready for a day full of laughter, discovery and dreamlike landscapes!
The potion of the witch Quela
The first stop on our route for hiking with children in Andorra takes us to Escaldes-Engordany. The hike starts at the fountain circuit in Engolasters (before reaching the lake of the same name). This is an interactive trail designed for children aged 4 to 12, which takes them into the fantastic world of witches and legends of the Principality through activities and games in the heart of nature. This circuit is one of the Maraculla trails created especially for the youngest adventurers in the house. A guide is available in all the country’s tourist offices.
We have told you about the Maraculla circuits in this article.
The Ordino iron route
This walk will take you on a journey through a period in Andorra’s history. The iron industry was one of the country’s economic engines between the 17th and 19th centuries. Along the route, which is approximately 4 kilometres long and lasts two hours, you will see different elements such as sculptures created with iron or the Ordino ironworks. The walk starts at the Llorts mine and ends at the church of Sant Marí de la Cortinada. We recommend that you book a visit to the mine where you will go 30 metres into the tunnels while listening to the guide’s explanations (visit only available in summer).
Lake of Les Abelletes in Pas de la Casa
This is an ideal hiking route to do with children in summer. It is classified as low difficulty and lasts one hour from the Coll dels Isards chairlift in Pas de la Casa. Almost the entire route runs along the river, so it is perfect for these hot days. It is a lake famous among fishermen who come to look for river trout and spring salmon. As it is located on the natural border with France, one part belongs to the neighbouring country and the other to Andorra.