Andorra. Small but perfectly formed

 


 

The Vuelta a Espana this week heads to Andorra and as one of our newest destinations to be launched, we thought we would highlight this small but beautiful country.

By Chris Smith

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Cycling in Andorra is not for the feint hearted. The small country sandwiched between Spain and France has 21 Mountain Passes. It has the highest capital city in Europe and is approximately the size of greater London. The Vuelta a España and Tour de France have visited this famous country on multiple times and it’s HC and Cat 1 climbs have been the site of many a GC battle in a grand tour. And will be again this weekend in the Vuelta, where we are all crossing our fingers for Simon Yates to win and make it a clean sweep of British riders with all 3 tour jerseys.

Andorra is home to many profesional riders, and you can see why, with the climbs of the Coll d'Ordino, Arcalis and Coll de Beixalis. The Coll d'Ordino and Coll de Beixalis feature in Sunday's Vuelta stage and both will help determine the overall winner.

If you want a cycle holiday in Andorra, we recommend you go May - September and stay in La Massana. This popular ski destination in Winter, is a town located in the North West of Andorra and derives it's name from a type of Apple that was traditionally grown here. This area contains the highest mountains in Andorra and gives you great access to all the famous climbs.

If you have any questions on Andorra, or would like to book your bike holiday there, please do contact us.

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