As Andorra's excellent ski resorts are transformed into activity parks for all the family to enjoy, it's time to get ready for your Andorran adventure
Sun means fun for children in Andorra. There are myriad ways to have a good time as a family, whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, culture or a mix of all three. We’ve compiled a list of activities and ideas that will keep everyone entertained.
NATURLANDIA: AN ECO-PARK THAT HAS IT ALL
When travelling to Andorra with your children, they are bound to have a fantastic time at Naturlandia. Here you’ll find exciting, adrenaline-filled attractions such as Airtrekk, a spectacular balance circuit set 40-feet off the ground. Tobotronc is also just as thrilling; an alpine slide that goes on for 3 miles and is the largest in the world. There are opportunities to ride on buggies, ponies, electric vehicles, quads and more. Summer is a great time to get acquainted with the local wildlife that inhabits the park. Never fear though, you’ll be watching them all from a safe distance on specially made viewing platforms.
GRANDVALIRA AND VALLNORD: THE FUN CONTINUES IN SUMMER
Just because the snow has disappeared, it doesn’t mean the Ski Resorts become redundant. In the warmer months, the resorts of Grandvalira and Vallnord are transformed into adventure parks that are full of ways to have fun. Grandvalira Canillo sector becomes Mon(t) Magic, with themed activities and fabulous attractions, such as a 550 yard zip-line. Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, is not any less exciting when it comes to leisure and adventure activities either, offering mountain karts, buggy rides, climbing walls, slides and more.
VALLNORD BIKE PARK DOWNHILL SCHOOL
Vallnord Bike Park is the home of the Bike School. Open to anyone over the age of 3 years old can come and try out mountain biking. The school is open to the general public and is available for individual and group classes. We create specific programmes and plans devised for children which are taught by professionals.
Vallnord Bike Park is tailored to beginners, with a specific practice area for them and blue and green circuits for newbies. For those children who like to get their adrenaline pumping, there is the Mini Wood Park, where they will be able to learn to do jumps and other gravity-defying tricks. There is also a Pump Track, a modular asphalt circuit where they can practice biking, skating and other activities.
LIKIDS: A SPA FOR KIDS
Relaxation isn’t just for the adults. Likids is an exclusive spa, where children between the ages of 3 and 8 can experience the decadence of their first spa without their parents around. It has all the essentials for the youngsters to enjoy an introduction to the spa experience: the central lagoon, only 40 cm deep at most, with water currents, puddles, waterbeds and two jets. There is also a jacuzzi, sauna-lounge, beauty space, a sweeping beach with dunes (water bubbles) and a fitness area.
Likids is a space conceived, designed and adapted for kids. Here, younger members of the family will experience an unforgettable day, experimenting with water and participating in the various free activities held for them, under the watchful eyes of an expert team of supervisors. Among the different activities and workshops to enjoy, we include the Beauty Experience (where you can indulge yourself with facial masks, massages, manicures, etc.), an introduction to basic yoga, a guided relaxation experience and water-based activities and a Children’s Show. A delightful introduction to wellbeing for your kids and for you!
HIKING MADE TO MEASURE
The terrain of Andorra means that there are many hiking trails, however, they are all low-level in difficulty meaning the younger members of your party won’t find it too arduous while taking in the natural beauty of the country.
- La Ruta del Ferro: Iron sculptures, iron ore mines, rural cottages and incredible landscapes are just a few of the things you’ll find at the Ruta del Ferro in Ordino.
- The Fontverd route: It is un the Vall del Madriu-Perafita-Claror, declared UNESCO Heritage of Mankind in 2004.
You can make childhood dreams of sleeping under the stars come true: at the hostels that are located at over 1,000 meters above sea level. There are 30 mountain refuges that have been specially adapted to meet every hiker’s need. They are all accessible on foot, and although some are less than an hour’s walk away, the majority are in locations that, although difficult to access, are absolutely stunning once you get there. All of the hostels boast a privileged location offering spectacular views across the valleys of the Principality.
The fully equipped hostels are open all year round, however only the ones at Comapedrosa, Sorteny, Cortals de Sispony, Incles and Juclà are staffed. Some of the most outstanding refuges include Fontverd, Cabana Sorda and La Portella.
As if all this weren’t enough, you can check out the Summer calendar, where you’ll find many other ways to enjoy Andorra with children.
REBEL, an event in Andorra by Cirque du Soleil®, pays tribute to iconic men of song with a soundtrack inspired by love, one of the most explored themes in music. Whether mad, frenzied, ephemeral or passionate – Love is an intangible feeling but one that has given shape to the rhythms, melodies and lyrics of some of the most beautiful songs of all time.
REBEL will be performed every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from the 29th of June of the 27th of July, 2019, with a final show on Sunday the 28th.
To find out more, visit: visitandorra.com