Routes and tours with a local guide through Andorra, discover culture, Romanic art and gastronomy with friends or family.
From: € 105
Andorra is Romanic art, mountain culture, gastronomy of altitude, and fun in nature. I invite you to discover the most authentic Andorra by living the most original and least crowded experiences. Choose your theme and join me!
CULTURAL ROUTES: If you are intrigued by our ancient history … this is your route!
ROMANIC ART TOUR: A thousand years of Romanic are waiting for you
GOURMET TOUR: Taste high gastronomy
FAMILY TOUR: Learn the riddles of the mountain. Ideal for children from 6 to 12 years old.
Gather a group of friends and enjoy a different vacation!
We carry out private tours for groups with a certified cultural and mountain guide of the area who will show you the lesser-known corners of the country. We can also manage the reservation in small and charming hotels we trust
The routes are 100% customizable and you can adapt the route and the number of days to the group level. Our goal is simple:
Enjoy an active vacation in full contact with nature.
FROM 2 DAYS. IF YOU ARE INTRIGUATED WITH OUR MILLENNIAL HISTORY … THIS IS YOUR ROUTE!
We start the day walking through the alleys of the town of Ordino. There, we will enter the only stately home in Andorra to discover what life was like for a noble family in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Then we will go through the beautiful valley to La Cortinada and visit the Romanesque church of Sant Martí (12th century). In the town we can also see the mill, the sawmill and a typical manor house with its unique white dovecote. We will eat in a traditional food restaurant and we will visit the metallurgical industry, which was the engine of the Andorran economy from the 17th century until the beginning of the 20th century. We will enter an old iron factory where we can see the entire manufacturing process and a live demonstration of how the ingots were made.
At the beginning of the last century, tobacco was a key economic engine of the country. Today we go into an old factory, where we will discover all the manufacturing stages and learn more about the techniques of smugglers. Afterwards, we will visit the church of Santa Coloma (S.VIII – IX), where we will see a spectacular video mapping that reproduces the frescoes that decorated it in the 12th century. Next, we will go to the Espai Columba to discover how the mural paintings were made during the Romanesque period and see the original frescoes in the church of Santa Coloma. Next, we will eat in a vintage hotel, wrapped in stories of refugees and pastors of the wars of the last century. In the afternoon, we will take a walk through the authentic town of Sispony and taste artisan jams in the typical house where they are made.
We started with a journey back in time during our tour of the Incles Valley. Here nothing has changed, you can still see the typical mountain houses called Bordas and the scythe fields that surround them. We will eat in a traditional restaurant and head to the Basilica Sanctuary of Meritxell (20th century). This contemporary work was commissioned to the architect Bofill after the Romanesque chapel was burned, which housed the carving of the Virgin of Meritxell, patron saint of the Andorran people. In the exhibition “Meritxell memòria” we will discover the history of this mystical place and the mysterious fire in the chapel. Next, we will visit the old manor house of a humble family to transport us at the end of the 19th century.
We start the day at the viewpoint of Roc del Quer, contemplating wonderful panoramic views over the whole country. Afterwards, we will go down to the capital to take a walk through the old town and enter the church of Sant Esteve (12th century). We will visit the Casa de la Vall (16th century), seat of one of the oldest parliaments in Europe, while discovering the history of our peculiar institutional system.
2 DAYS PROGRAM: 3 museums, 2 visits to churches, 3 urban visits, 1 tasting, 1 lunch, accompanied by a qualified guide.
4 DAYS PROGRAM: 6 museums, 4 visits to churches, 1 excursion, 3 urban visits, 1 tasting, 3 meals, accompanied by a qualified guide.
A THOUSAND YEARS OF ROMANIC
We start the day in the church of Santa Coloma (S. VIII – IX), where we will see a spectacular video mapping that reproduces the frescoes that decorated it in the 12th century. Next, we will go to the Espai Columba to discover how wall paintings were made during the Romanesque period. We will be able to see exposed the original frescoes of the church of Santa Coloma, which returned to Andorra after going around the world. We continue with the visit of the church of Sant Joan de Caselles (S. XI-XII), to learn about the characteristic architectural scheme of the Romanesque in Andorra. It’s time to eat! Nothing better than tasting our mountain cuisine in a typical restaurant. Afterwards, we will visit the Basilica. Meritxell Sanctuary (S.XX). This contemporary work was commissioned to the architect Bofill after the Romanesque chapel was burned, which housed the carving of the Virgin of Meritxell, patron saint of the Andorran people. In the exhibition “Meritxell memòria” we will discover the history of this mystical place and the mysterious fire in the chapel.
Today we enter the beautiful valleys of the North. Our first stop is La Cortinada, where we will visit the Romanesque church of Sant Martí and its beautiful 12th century wall paintings. In the town, we can also see the mill, the sawmill and a typical manor house with its unique white dovecote. Afterwards, we will go to Pal, the best preserved town in the country, where we will take a walk while learning more about what rural life was like in the past. There, we will visit the beautiful Romanesque church of Sant Climent (S. XI-XII). To end the tour, we will taste a pica-pica with artisan products from the country while enjoying spectacular panoramic views.
2 DAYS PROGRAM: 4 visits to churches, 1 museum, 2 urban visits, 1 lunch, 1 aperitif, accompanied by a qualified guide.
GASTRONOMY OF HEIGHT
We start our tour tasting artisan jams in the typical house where they are made. There, we will discover the history of a local family and the rural way of life of yesteryear. Afterwards, we will take a walk through the beautiful town of Sispony and we will go to a cheese factory where we will taste delicious shepherd’s cheeses. Time to eat! Nothing better than a pica-pica with specialties of traditional gastronomy. In the afternoon, we will stroll through the old town of the capital, learning more about the origins and curiosities of our country. When finished, we will put ourselves in the hands of the renowned chef Pili Borra, a specialist in biocreative cuisine, to prepare together a delicious dinner with local artisan products.
We start the day in the middle of the mountain, trying different types of artisan honey with the beekeeper who makes it. Next, we will delve into the world of Andorran high altitude wine, cultivated and produced at more than 1,200 meters of altitude. We will take a walk through the vineyard where the grapes used to make the delicate and elegant wines grow. The views over the entire valley are truly spectacular! We will go to the winery to taste the first red wines from Andorra and a snow white wine, deserving of great international recognitions and distinctions that guarantee its excellence. To accompany, we will taste a table of cheeses and cold cuts from the Pyrenees.
2 DAYS PROGRAM: 24 tastings, 1 cooking workshop, 2 meals, 1 aperitif, 1 city tour, accompanied by a qualified guide.
THE ENIGMAS OF THE MOUNTAIN.
We start the day transforming into eighteenth century miners. Today we have to go look for the mineral at the mine along the Iron Route! Along the way, we will find clues to solve a puzzle that will give us the access key to the mine. If you find it, we will put on the helmet and we can enter. After working the muscles and neurons, we will gain strength with the typical dishes of the country. In the afternoon, a time trip awaits us. We will enter a humble century-old house and uncover the secrets of the family that lived there. To end the day, we will put ourselves in the hands of the chef and naturopath Pili Borra, with whom we will have fun preparing dinner together and learning healthy cooking habits.
Today we climb the mountain to discover the mystery of the smugglers. With the help of a map, we will search for clues in the middle of the forest to solve puzzles and reveal their secret. Afterwards, we will go to the suspended footbridge of the Roc del Quer to contemplate wonderful panoramic views while tasting a pica-pica with typical products from the Pyrenees.
* Ideal for children from 6 to 12 years old.
2 DAYS PROGRAM: 2 emigmas, 2 museums, 1 workshop, 2 meals, 1 snack, accompanied by a qualified guide.
DAYS: From 2 days (the programs are customizable and the number of days can be adapted)
You can also adjust a custom route.
Best season: from June to November. Ask for a date.
Included in the price:
- All the items specified in each program.
- Guide titled in Mountaineering and natural culture of Andorra, with extensive knowledge of the area and its culture.
- We manage the reservation of hotels and shelters that collaborate with us ensuring the best price.
- We offer custom travel design
The service excludes:
- Does not include transportation to activities (can be budgeted independently)
- Personal equipment (footwear, backpack, canteen …)
- Travel or activity insurance
- Diets not expressly mentioned in the program.
- Items not mentioned in the “Includes” section.
- Tips (Optional).
We have realized that many times you needlessly pay for insurance that you already have or do not want to pay.
We do not include insurance on our trips; what we do is help you assess what insurance you need in each type of activity and how far you want them to cover your activity.
For each trip we will jointly study what insurance you have already served and which we have to expand or cover: to ensure the cancellation of the flight or the entire trip, in many cases it is advisable an international medical insurance, and a rescue and repatriation insurance It may be essential on some occasions.
If you want insurance contact us and we will find the one that fits your needs AQUÍ.