Arinsal (Andorra)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
La Massana 1,906m 648m 9.8 km 6.6% 575 ****

Arinsal Profile

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Climb Description

Arinsal is a nice climb to a ski resort close to the border with Spain. The climb actually begins in Andorra la Vella, but the road between here and La Massana has several tunnels which are not good for cycling. If you are in Andorra la Vella - it is best to get to La Massana via the La Massana via the Collada de Beixalis - this is a safer route to take, but also considerably more challenging. The first 3km from La Massana to Arinsal are also the same as the start of the climb to Port de Cabús.

The scenery is relatively uninspiring as far as the town of Arinsal - which is also home to one of the steepest parts of the ascent. However, after passing here the scenery begins to open up and the trees give way to reveal some fantastic views back into the valley.

Arinsal is open throughout the year, but is best cycled between June and October.

Arinsal - Andorra Cycling Climb

The top part of the climb is on a very quiet road through forests

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout.

There is some traffic between La Massana and Arinsal, but it is slow moving and is not bothersome for cyclists. After Arinsal there is little traffic.

Alternative Routes

This is the only way to climb to Arinsal (by road).

Nearby Climbs

Port de Cabús

Coll d'Ordino

Els Cortals d'Encamp

Lac d'Engolasters

Collada de Beixalis


Port d'Envalira

Coll de la Gallina

La Rabassa


Cycling Holidays

We currently don't have any cycling holidays in Andorra. However, if you would like to customize an itinerary in the region, please contact us and we would happy to organize a trip for you.

You may also be interested in some of the scheduled tours below, which we are currently running in high mountains.

Port de Pailheres Cycling
French FlagFrance

Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 9 Days
Level: Difficulty Hard
Price: €1,980 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

French FlagFrance

Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,630 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Lagos de Covadonga
Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,490 EUR