By now you probably know that Andorra has a new viewpoint that opened last July in Ordino-Arcalís. If you’re thinking of coming for your summer holidays, don’t miss this new spot where you can enjoy breathtaking views. We will tell you all about its curiosities.
It is located on a peak
Specifically on the Peyreguils peak at an altitude of 2,701 metres. From this point you can admire the Tristaina lakes from a bird’s eye view. As well as the other peaks, and thanks to its geographical location, you can also see the Auzat Valley in France and the Pica d’Estats in Catalan territory. As well as the entire Ordino-Arcalís valley.
It is a clock that marks solar time
It is a suspended circular metal structure with a diameter of 25 metres. It has a circular walkway 1.25 metres wide so you can walk along it and enjoy the magnificent views. In the middle, you will see a 27-metre-high mast that marks the time on the metal structure.
The solar mountain of Arcalís
The Arcalís peak is one of the mountains that crowns this valley and can be seen from the Tristaina viewpoint. It has the particularity that it is home to a unique natural phenomenon: once a year, every 7 August at 7:37 a.m., you can see how the sun passes through a hole in the mountain.
How to get to the Tristaina viewpoint?
It is very simple. You have to go to Ordino Arcalís resort, in the other valley. Take the Tristaina cable car that will take you from the Hortell to the La Coma restaurant, where you will take the Creussans chairlift to almost the foot of the peak. The journeys take 5 and 15 minutes respectively. Finally, you will have to climb up to the viewpoint along an uncomplicated mountain path, which you will walk along for about 15 minutes. The walk and the views until you reach the viewpoint are worth it.