Situated in the southernmost tip of Andorra is the parish of Sant Julia de Loria. This less frequented corner of Andorra provides a tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle of Andorra’s major downhill ski resorts. The area is blessed with some spectacular mountain scenery and if you are looking for that mountain experience, unspoilt by an invasion of ski lifts, cable cars and other mechanical equipment then this is the place for you.
Ideal base for
Enjoying the high mountain scenery
The Madriu Valley
La Rabassa Nature Reserve
From 1400m to 2160m
15km cross country skiing
Beginners - Prat de Conangle 1 km.
2 Green 3.5 km.
1 Blue 5.5km
1 Red 6.5km
Dog Sled rides
Camp de Tir firing range
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Outdoor summer activities
The Madriu Valley is particularly stunning. This dramatic glacial landscape of craggy cliffs, high open pastures and steep wooded valleys was provided UNESCO world heritage status in 2004. As well as the natural landscape the valley features houses, terraced fields, stone tracks and evidence of iron smelting, providing a perspective of the way people have lived and harvested the rugged mountain terrain of the high Pyrenees over the ages.
The La Rabassa nature reserve is set between 1400m and 2160m elevation and provides the ideal winter setting for the 15km of cross country skiing. Known as ‘Naturlandia’ the whole family can be entertained here as there is a wide choice of activities including sledging, a children’s snow garden, dog sled rides and snowshoe trails. The highly impressive ‘Camp de Tir’ firing range provides the ideal setting to enjoy a spot of rifle shooting and archery whilst enjoying panoramic views over the Andorran peaks. In summer there are numerous walks in the area to enjoy the landscape as well as mountain trails ideal for mountain biking and horse riding.
If you want to escape the outdoors for a day then why not visit the Museu del Tabac. The museum is based in the Old Reig Tobacco factory building which operated from 1909 to 1957 and explains the manufacture of tobacco products from initial harvesting through to the finished article. The permanent tobacco exhibition is normally accompanied by a temporary exhibition which has been dedicated to such greats as Rembrandt and Picasso as well as more local themes such as a through the lens photo display of Andorra through the ages.