Andorra El Pas de la Casa epic climbs route in Andorra

ANDORRA

Andorra Discovery: Cyling Tour of the Pyrenees

Guided 6 days € 1,495

Discover a place where the dominant protagonist is the mountain. Dare to take in the hardest slopes of European geography. Defy gravity on the asphalt on this road cycling holiday in Andorra.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
6000 m
Distance
200 km
Level
Difficult

Tour overview

TICK OFF FAMOUS LA VUELTA CLIMBS

This road cycling holiday in Andorra is for serious climbers. Epic climbs on perfect asphalt await you. The same ones that Andorra lends to La Vuelta a Espana. There will also be time to enjoy the scenery and relax in Caldea’s famous recreational and thermal area. Stroll through the bustling capital of Andorra la Vella and take in the unique atmosphere.

An epic guided tour in which the harshness of the ports reveals the true character of the Pyrenees. If you’re a climbing king or queen, then this Andorra cycling vacation is for you! Reserve your spot today!



Start point
Andorra-la-Vella
End point
Andorra-la-Vella
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Flying in
Barcelona
Flying out
Barcelona

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

A group of road cyclists climbing in GIrona

Experienced Guides

Catalonia Bike Tours have become local legends after organising cycling tours in this region for over a decade. Expect professional guiding and expert advice from cyclists who love riding here the entire way.

Road cyclist on curving road

Exceptional Experience

We are getting you to experience one of the world's greatest cycling spots. Excellent empty roads, jaw-dropping beauty and vibrant Catalan culture is a recipe for an outstanding riding holiday. Prepare for an experience of a lifetime.

Luxury Accommodation

Centric Atiram Hotel is located on the popular Meritxell Street in central Andorra la Vella, which is lined with tax-free shops. Caldea Thermal Spa is only 600 metres away from the Centric Atiram Hotel.

Tour destination

Andorra

A climbing paradise and cycling's best-kept secret. Andorra is a popular destination for professional cycling teams, so why not add it to your list? Andorra is located in the heart of the Pyrenees. So going col hunting here is ideal. Many mountain passes have famous names and have been featured on Grand Tours. The Tour de France is famous for its "queen stages," and the fate of the yellow jersey has been decided here far too many times!

Read epico's guide to Andorra
  • Weather

    Andorra has a typical mountain climate, with cold winters and mild summers. It is extremely dry and has numerous days of sunshine. Autumn is the wetter season, and winter brings snow, which is popular with skiers but difficult for cyclists. Pack your belongings in accordance with the season.

  • Terrain

    Mountains. Rough terrain with numerous climbs. It's no coincidence that this tour is called the Legendary Climbs Cycling Tour! Pass through narrow gorges and gaze out over breathtaking valleys – the Andorra terrain is mystical and enchanting, ideal for climbers.

  • Culture

    The region of Andorra is heavily influenced by Roman culture. Catalan culture is distinct from the rest of Spain, and you will notice it. The mountains play an important role in the way of life. And, fortunately for us, cycling is a popular sport here.

42.5063° N, 1.5218° E

Discover more about the rides you'll be conquering

The Cols, La Massana

This mountain roller coaster will take you from the town of La Massana to some of the most epic climbs in Andorra, especially Col de Beixalis and Col de la Gallina. Gruelling as it takes those climbs will test your legs but in return show you some breathtaking views.

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Arcalís Andorra

Arcalis is a fairly gentle climb for the most part. The first 6km are little more than false flat. From here, there are a few steeper gradients, but it is mostly steady and easy to settle into a comfortable rhythm. This is a great warm up and leg stretch for taking on the heavier climbs.

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Col de Ordino, Canillo

The Col de Ordino is situated in Andorra. This climb belongs to the Pyrenees. The Col de Ordino via Canillo is ranked number 340 of the Pyrenees. The climb is ranked number 22 in Andorra and number 5486 in the world. Start from Canillo, the Col de Ordino ascent is 9 km long.

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Accommodation during your tour

Hotel Centric Atiram

Luxurious 4* Hotel
Carrer Pau Casals, 7, Andorra la Vella, Andorra

As expected, all accommodation provided by our operators has been checked to ensure that it meets epico’s highest standards. All of our accommodations include a shower or bath to help you relax before your next day of cycling.

The Centric Atiram Hotel is in the heart of Andorra la Vella. All of our lodging is chosen for its bike security and proximity to the routes on your itinerary.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Stage 1 – COMELLA - ENGOLASTERS - CORTALS - ORDINO
  • Distance
    64 km
  • Altitude gain
    2060 m

We’ll wake up in good spirits after our first night in Andorra la Vella to begin exploring the fantastic landscapes of the so-called Pyrenees Country.

The route will begin with three beautiful ascents that will take us to 2,093 metres of altitude, the highest point of this third stage. After a short ascent to Alt de la Comella, the road will harden to take us to Alt d’Engolasters and its dam, which was built to supply water to the hydroelectric power station, which supplies 20% of the country’s electricity. 

We will enjoy the views and the calm waters at this mandatory stop. Following that, we’ll ride a short gravel section to the difficult ramps of today’s first major objective, Cortals d’Encamp, a special category port that served as the end of the stage in the 2015 and 2019 Tour de France.

To round out the stage, we’ll climb to Coll d’Ordino, possibly Andorra’s most beautiful port. Before the final descent to our comfortable hotel, the spectacular Mirador del Roc de Quer will amaze us with a 360 ° panoramic view of the Encamp valley and nearby peaks.

 

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport: Barcelona

When best to fly in: in the morning or early afternoon on the first day of the tour

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport: Barcelona

When to leave: in the morning on the last day of the tour

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Luxury Accommodation 4*

    Standard accommodation is a shared room with another rider of the same gender

  • Airport transfers

    We'll take you and your bike to the start point of the tour and back

  • Guided cycling

    Professional multilingual guide on bike to lead the group, assistance vehicle available in cases of emergency

  • Daily Luggage Transfer

    Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials

  • Experienced Mechanic

    Mechanical service in case of breakdowns (does not include spare parts in customer bicycle repairs)

  • GPS Tracks Access

    Access to tracks of the route through the RIDE WITH GPS mobile application

  • Health Insurance

    Medical sport accident insurance covering any cost up to €6000 is included on this trip

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Extra
Bike rental
Only €240 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, high quality disc brake carbon bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of equipment.

Choose a lightweight Canyon Endurace Road bike or a CANYON Endurace:ON E-road bike to suit your needs for your tour.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every tour so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.

Endurace Canyon-cf-sl-8
Endurace Canyon CF SL 8

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • EXTRA
    Single accommodation
    €195 for the tour duration

    By default, you'll share a room with a rider of your gender. If you wish to stay in a single room, you will be able to select this option for €195 per person when you proceed to checkout.

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Sunday 21 August 2022
Thursday 25 August 2022
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