One of the most relaxing ways to explore the beautiful scenery of Andorra is on horseback. Andorra has several stables and riding centres where you can learn to ride or follow the many horse-riding trails.
The adventure circuits in Segudet and Engolasters forests are great for introducing children to mountain sports, and they’re good fun for adults too! You pass from one tree to another over different obstacles, such as wooden platforms and monkey bridges. The views are unbeatable and the adventures are always with an instructor. Suitable for children over seven years old.
This involves descending a ravine with the aid of ropes, abseiling, slides, jumps, cable railings and rock climbing techniques. Beginner excursions last around three hours and are suitable for children over 7.
A cross between hiking and climbing, a via ferrata is a prepared route equipped with iron rungs, cable railings, ladders and bridges that enables you to follow mountain routes that would be too risky to try unequipped. Andorra has 16 via ferrata – adapted to all levels. Beginner groups are suitable for children over seven, with a choice of half and full-day itineraries.
Andorra has three mountain family parks, offering a multitude of leisure activities suitable for all ages:
Naturlandia is a multi-activity theme park where Tobotronc, the world’s longest toboggan run in natural surroundings, and Airtrekk, the longest sky trail in Europe, are among the highlights. Opened last year – and open 365 days a year – Naturlandia’s Animal Park is one of Andorra’s newest attractions and offers the best chance to see wild creatures of the Pyrenees in natural habitats, including brown bear and wolves. At its farm school visitors can interact with different animals and take part in different activities to learn about looking after wildlife.
Family Park Canillo is pure fun. Slides, ball pools and bouncy castles will keep the youngest ones happy, while older visitors can try archery, tubing, canoeing and donkey rides. A multi-active day pass gives unlimited access to a host of activities including kayaking, canoeing, pedaloes, tubing, trampolines, Acrojump and archery
Vallnord Mountain Park has a dedicated area for those aged from 18 months to 11 years, while the BMX courses and entertainment area will keep the older ones amused. There are also 4x4 buggy driving experiences, horse-riding excursions and brand new Gica Fer trips – themed mountain excursions in an amphibious vehicle.
After all the strenuous activity, relax at Caldea, the largest thermal spa in Europe, with a variety of pools, hot tubs and saunas. Natural springs keep the sulphur and mineral-rich water heated at a constant 32°C. Caldea is open to children over five years old.
Inúu is its new luxury spa concept added to Caldea in 2013. While Caldea is suitable for all the family, Inúu is strictly adults-only with a focus on personalised integral well-being.