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Winter activities near your holiday apartment or chalet in Arinsal, Andorra

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If you're looking for an active holiday, you won't be disappointed.  Take the time to read all the information on the things to do in or near Arinsal on this page, you won't have time to do them all!

Skiing (from December to April):
The resorts of Arinsal and Pal are linked by a cable car, giving you access to a huge ski area of over 700 ha right in front of your rental property. The Pal-Arinsal pass is also valid for the Ordino-Arcalis resort!

If you like, we can arrange for your ski passes at preferential rates as long as you book in advance.  Ski clothes cannot be rented so you'll either have to bring them with you or buy them upon arrival. 

If you would like to try the other resorts, Arcalís is 20km away, Grand Valira (Soldeu-Pas de la Casa) is only 14 km away via the gondola at Encamp .

Ski touring and snow-shoe excursions (from December to April):
Some of the summer excursions can also be done on touring skis or with snow-shoes, such as the Coma Pedrosa,  the Pic de les Fonts (2'745m), the collada de Montmantell (2'649m) and the Portella de Cataperdis (2'715m) all which offer unforgettable off-piste descents.  There are over 100 ski touring trips to be made in Andorra, brilliantly explained in a book titled "Ski Sauvage en Andorre" by Guy Pistre, published by "Jacques Jaime", Béziers.

skiing in Andorra
Snowmobiles (in Seturia, 15 minutes by car from Arinsal)
The Pal resort has a permanent circuit for snowmobiles with unique features in the Pyrenees. It starts at the Coll de la Botella car park and descends into the Seturia valley through the woods. From there, one can return to the Coll de la Botella or continue to the log cabins at the end of the valley. 

Prices: 1 person 2 persons
30 minutes 42,50 E 54,00 E
1 hour 53,00 E 64,50 E
2 hours 85,00 E 109,00 E
Snow Shoes (in Seturia, 15 minutes by car from Arinsal)
Take a walk on snow shoes with your friends or family and enjoy the scenery, especially the woods near Caubella or in the area around Setúria. This activity can be organised with or without guides, and does not require any physical skill as the level of difficulty depends on the route chosen and the rate you go at. It is ideal for those people who do not ski, yet want to have fun in the snow and the mountains, without taking risks, or for skiers who are looking for a break from the slopes. The wide surface area of a snow shoes allows you to walk on the soft snow without sinking in.  For hard snow, they have small crampons to stop you from slipping.

Prices per a guide and per hour:

1-2 people 3-4 people 5-6 people
32,50 E 38,00 E 47,50 E

Snow shoe rental not included

Mushing (in Seturia, 15 min. by car from Arinsal)
Discover what these amazing animals are like and how they behave, what instructions you have to give them and enjoy skating along the snow through the breathtaking scenery of Setúria. There is also an option where you learn how to drive them along a circuit that leaves from close to the Coll de la Botella restaurant and lasts about half an hour, or to travel around for an hour or more with a professional musher. These excursions can be done both during the day or at night, and can also be combined with lunch or dinner surrounded by nature.

5-minute ride
1 person per sleigh € 16
2 people per sleigh € 26,5
3 people per sleigh € 37
4 people per sleigh € 48
Children between 12 and 18 months old Free
Children between 18 months and 8 years old 50%



Via Ferratas (all year depending on conditions):
If you would like to try something different, how about climbing a few of the 9 Via Ferratas Andorra has to offer!
A cross between trekking and rock climbing, a safe adrenalin rush for those that are not scared of heights. We have clients that stay in the apartments or chalet for a week and that climb a Via Ferrata or two every day! 

Via Ferratas in Andorra

Hot air balloon flights (all year, 1h by car):
A once-in-a-life-time experience normally reserved for the jet-set (or should be say balloon-set)!  It's worth coming to Andorra just for this alone!  Drift over the Pyrenees mountains in silence and admire the breathtaking scenery from an altitude of 4'000m with an experienced and certified pilot!

Two different flights can be made starting in la Seu d'Urgell, just 1hour by car from Arinsal:
1) "Classic" 1h30 flight up to an altitude of 2'000m.  Half-day.  Price: 145,00 E per person
2) 2h-3h flight along the Pyrenees up to an altitude of 4'000m.  Full day.  Price: 265,00 E per person

You will also help with the preparation and inflation of the balloon before the flight as well as with the repacking of the balloon at the end.

All flights include: transport back to the departure point, a typical catalan lunch, a glass of champagne and a flight certificate.  Minimum 3 passengers. If less than 3 persons, there is a supplement.  We can also try and pool passengers in order to make up the minimum of 3 persons.   The different balloons have a capacity of up to 12 passengers.

Flying obviously depends on the weather.  As you will be staying for a few days, the flying day will be scheduled according to weather conditions.  We can handle all reservations for you. 

Hot air baloon flight in Andorra


Museums, sight-seeing and cultural visits (all year):
Ordino is a typical Andorran village located at a 10 min. drive from your apartment or chalet.  There are also many Roman XIIth century churches to visit as well as a few historical bridges. 


Exploring the region by car (all year):
There are many interesting places to visit in the region.  Barcelona, Carcassonne and Toulouse are, of course, well worth visiting but it takes about 3 hours by car to get there meaning a long day trip.  There other things to visit (if you have a car) such as the Cathar castle of Montségur, the wolf park in Ax le Thermes or the prehistoric caves in Tarrascon! 

Horse-back riding (all year, even in winter):

Stables can be found in Aldosa, at a 10 minute drive from your apartment or chalet.  Children and complete beginners welcome!  They have ponys, horses for confirmed riders and quiet, calm and nice horses for beginners that just want to go out on a ride.

They organise excursions for 1 hour, 2 hours, half-days and full days, with or without a picnic lunch.  A brilliant way to discover Andorra on all fours. No previous experience necessary! 

They also have ponys for children that you can rent for 30 minutes or for an hour.  You can take the pony for a walk, either through the forest or though the small and pretty village of Aldosa.  Riding hats available free of charge.

Please reserve by calling: (+376) 837 329 or 325 629 or 331 898. 

Naturlandia at "La Rabbassa" above St. Julia (about 45' from Arinsal)

Naturlandia is an activity centre located in the mountains near the Spanish border. You can rent Quads in the summer and ski-doos in the winter, go mushing, cross country skiing, ride horses etc. However the main attraction at Naturlandia is the "Tobotronc", a 3,5 km long alpine coaster that carves its way down the mountain and through the forest below "La Rabassa". This fun ride lasts about 8 miuntes. There are no steep drops and you can control your speed. Having said that, children normally get upset if you use the brakes too much! This attraction is a guaranteed success even for children as of 5 years of age. The tobotronc is open all year.

Count about 20 minutes for a "round trip". 3 rides costs 25,00 Euros for adults, 15,00 Euros for children aged 5 to 11.

La Rabassa is quite a ways from Arinsal but if you combine it with shopping trip to the "Punt de Trobada", Andorra's largest shopping mall, it is well worth it.






Swimming pools and sport centres:

The sports centre in Ordino (10 min. by car from you apartment):
Good place to go if the weather's bad. There is an Indoor pool, sauna etc.

Princesa Parc Sports complex in Arinsal (in the village):
Indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzis, turkish baths etc. open to outsiders

The sports centre in Ordino (10 min. by car from you apartment):
Indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi etc.

Caldea, Andorra

The indoor pool, Ordino Sports centre

Caldea (15 min. by car) is Europe's largest recreational health spa located in the mountains and offers you  6'000 square meters of inside and outside thermal water lagoons, saunas, jacuzzis, a grapefruit pool, an Aztecian pool, Indo-Roman baths, cascades, bubble beds, warm marble slates, and much much more.   Open all year.  If your husband or wife wants to go skiing and you don't, here's the perfect solution!  The spa is only 8km from your apartment.

One can go just for 3 hours and relax in Caldea's warm thermal water or reserve a 1 to 15-day programme with treatments such as massages, aerobaths with milk and essential oils, beauty treatments, mud baths and much more. 

We can arrange your entrances for you at a special price.

If you do not want to go to Caldea after a day's skiing or trekking, an alternative is the fitness centre at Princesa Park hotel in Arinsal.

The sports centre in Ordino (10 min. by car from you apartment):
Good place to go if the weather's bad. Squash courts, a bowling alley, bar,etc.

Princesa Parc Sports complex in Arinsal (in the village):
Squash, a bowling alley, arcade games, a bar etc.


Helicopter flights (all year round):
HELITRANS offers you panoramic helicopter flights that start right from Arinsal!  Whether it be for heliskiing, scenic flights, transporting "not-so-fit" hikers or fishermen,

helicopter fights from Arinsal, Andorra

Shopping (all year, especially during sales!):
You will find 3 km of tax-free shops in Escaldes and Andorra-la-Vella at only a 15 minute drive from your apartment or chalet, meaning that you can go shopping without having to sacrifice a whole day!  As far as what you can take out of Andorra without getting "caught",


Special Offer!
-10% on ski passes, -10% on entrances to Caldea, -20% on ski and snowboard rental!

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Remember that with the rental of your apartment or chalet, you also have a 25% discount ski rental and 10% on Caldea, Europe's largest recreational spa. If you would like to have the discounts, reservations must be made prior to your arrival.

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