Cycling Climbs in Andorra
|Climb||Town||Altitude (m)||Length (km)||Gradient (%)||Difficulty||Rating|
|Llac d'Engolasters||Les Escaldes||1639||6.1||8.4||533||***|
|Coll de La Gallina||St Julià de Lòria||1910||11.8||8.3||1370||****|
|Coll de La Gallina||St Julià de Lòria||1910||12||8.5||1497||****|
|Coll de la Rabassa||Saint Julià de Loria||2020||17.8||6.2||1098||***|
|Coll de la Rabassa||Saint Julià de Loria||2020||17.3||6.4||1156||***|
|Port de Cabus||La Massana||2305||18||6||810||*****|
|Port d'Envalira||Andorra la Vella||2407||27.5||5||812||*|
|Collada de Beixalis||Ordino||1795||8||5.5||440||***|
|Collada de Beixalis||Encamp||1795||7||6.8||685||****|
MountainsAndorra is a very mountainous country, situated in the heart of the Pyrenees. There is a variety of climbs here, with some steep gradients and some very long and gradual climbs. It is almost impossible to do a flat route in Andorra, so riders that love to climb will certainly enjoy cycling in the country.
SceneryThe scenery is generally stunning throughout the country. As soon as you leave the valley which runs through the heart of the country you are immediately amidst typical mountain scenery: high peaks, beautiful lakes and charming forests.
RoadsThe roads in Andorra are, almost without exception, in excellent condition. This is a wealthy country with a lot of money floating around; fortunately some of that has been put towards creating superbly rolling road surfaces.
Traffic is generally quiet, with the exception of the main road through the country (which is also the climb to Port d'Envalira). We recommend avoiding this as much as possible.
Getting ThereAndorra is not very accessible. There are no commercial flights here and the french and spanish trains drop you a fair way from the border. By car it is about three hours from both Barcelona and Toulouse - the two nearest big cities.
It is also important to bear in mind that Andorra is not part of the European Union, nor the Schengen free movement zone. Take your passport but don't worry about whether or not you will get in; anyone legally in France or Spain can travel to Andorra without problems.
WeatherAndorra is excellent for cycling from late May to late October. As in all high mountains in Europe, rain is possible and the weather can be unpredictable, but it is generally warm and sunny during these months. Winter is cool, although it is not unbearable (Andorra is pretty close to the Mediterranean after all) and most mountain roads are kept open to enable access to ski resorts.
Cycling HolidaysWe don't currently run any tours to Andorra. If you would be interested in customizing an itinerary to the region, please contact us.
Our Pyrenees Coast to Coast and Best of the Pyrenees cycling holidays tackle some of the other climbs in the French Pyrenees, close to Andorra. See the information below for more details about these tours.