Ciclismo en Andorra by Le Bike Stop


Andorra Cycling Territory, spectacular mountain passes for cyclists.

Riding in Andorra in summer is booming and it is because Andorra is cycling territory. Andorra is a paradise for road cyclists, especially for climbing cyclists or those looking to train at altitude, for the more than 20 cols in Andorra.

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Cycling in Andorra. Vall de Ransol. Pic: @lebikestop

Cycling has arrived in Andorra, to stay. Not in vain, more and more are professional cyclists in Andorra, who settle in Andorra and professional cycling teams that train in Andorra. In addition to the Catalan Joaquim “Purito” Rodríguez, other active cyclists have chosen Andorra as Esteban Chaves, Dan Martin, Dani Moreno or Jonathan Castroviejo, and members of the Movistar team such as Marc Soler, Imanol Erviti, Carlos Betancur and José Joaquín Rojas. Also in Andorra are professional cyclists from the Michelton-Scott team, previously known as the Orica team. It is not surprising to see many of them train on the roads of Andorra.

Andorra, is a very attractive country for any cyclist and bike lovers, especially in summer, thanks to the geography of the country with numerous mountain passes and cols for cyclists in Andorra, for its roads, for the altitude and the possibility of cycling training in height in Andorra, and for the quality of life.

Andorra, is known among cyclists for the hardness of the many mountain cycling cols and passes in Andorra that you can find, the spectacular nature of the mountain landscapes and the richness of the cultural heritage, especially in Romanesque art.

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Cycling in Andorra. Ascension to the Port d’Envalira. Foto: @lebikestop

In addition, the Andorran institutions are promoting a lot of cycling in Andorra, improving roads with bike lanes, and signaling all mountain roads for cycling, with information aimed at the cyclist, and also drivers. From there, the institutional campaign: ANDORRA CYCLIST TERRITORY

Many of the Andorran roads are specially designed for cycling, with an asphalt in perfect conditions, equipped with information panels on the characteristics of the cycle route in Andorra. As an image is worth than a thousand words, this video perfectly illustrates how cycling in Andorra is an unforgettable experience:

As you can see, cycling enthusiasts in Andorra are serious. Andorra is a cycling paradise, especially in spring, summer and autumn. Cyclists from all over the world visit our mountain passes, cols and climbs, without a doubt one of the best ways to discover Andorra. Do not miss discover Andorra on a road bike.

Cycling routes in Andorra

In Andorra you will find 21 mountain cols for cycling. It’s easy to say … right? Andorra is a cyclist territory. And that’s why La Vuelta (spanish professional cycling tour) and Le Tour de France (french professional cycling tour) choose Andorra for some of its queen stages with mountain passes.
Next, we leave you some links with all the information about cycling routes in Andorra so you can plan perfectly your road bike days in Andorra.


This is the official cycling guide in Andorra, where you will find each and every one of the possible riding routes in Andorra, with the technical sheet of each cycle route of Andorra indicating the mileage, altitud gained, difficulty, % average gradient in each section, and even curiosities of the route to enjoy the landscape.
Also, include the QR code to download the track. Click here to download the official cycling guide in Andorra.

Guía de ciclismo en Andorra
Andorra cycling guide


You also can find all the information online, with the technical sheet of the 21 riding routes in Andorra, where you can filter by location for a better planning of your cycling route in Andorra.
Click here to access the official cycling website in Andorra and access the technical sheets of the 21 cycling routes in Andorra, and where you can download the track of each Andorra riding route.

Rutas de ciclismo en Andorra
Rutas ciclistas en Andorra

Cycling events in Andorra

Every summer, 3 major cycling events take place in Andorra:


It is a local cycling tour of Andorra, but in 2019 it will reach the 42nd edition. A date that stays true with all cycling fans who want to know Andorra by bike.
Normally it is celebrated the first weekend of July, and has 4 cycling routes in Andorra, from 1 to 4 stars, depending on the difficulty.

The routes range from 27km to 109 km for cyclists of medium high level, to face 4 high mountain cols: Coll de la Rabassa, Coll de la Comella, Collada de Beixalís and Coma d’Arcalís.
Take a look at this beautiful video to get the idea of La Volta als Ports d’Andorra, sure you can not resist to try in the next edition.

Volta als Ports d'Andorra
La Volta als Ports d’Andorra

So that every cyclist finds his ideal riding route in Andorra. In this link you can see the 4 routes, with all the technical characteristics and also how to register at La Volta als Ports:
An appointment that has no waste in the cycle world, in Andorra.


Joaquim Rodríguez Oliver, known by all as “Purito”, organizes every year “La Purito” in Andorra, the cyclist tour that runs through the main mountain passes and cols of Andorra.
In 2019 “La Purito” will reached the 5th edition, and each year it exceeds the record of attendees from the previous year. This year, registrations were closed to 2,000 participants.

Normally La Purito is celebrated on the first Sunday of August, but in 2020 and 2021, it has unfortunately been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
La Purito follows the same route as the legendary mountain queen stage of La Vuelta 2015 (spanish professional cycling tour), the eleventh stage, considered by many to be the toughest stage of La Vuelta. That year Purito finished it, but the victory of the stage was taken by Mikel Landa.

Also Purito has considered 3 versions of that stage for “La Purito” in Andorra, to be accessible to all cyclists:

  • La Purito 5.2. his is the hardest, for the most prepared and the bravest. 145km of cycling in Andorra passing through the Col de Beixalís, Col d’Ordino, La Rabassa, Col de la Gallina, La Comella and ending with the ascent to the Cortals d’Encamp.
  • La Purito 3.5, de 80km, for an intermediate level
  • La Purtio 1.7, de 28km, for beginners

In addition, La Purito Kids is also organized for children between 5 and 14 years old. Check here the different routes of La Purito in Andorra. More information about La Purito and inscriptions here.
Although only 5 editions have been made , La Purito is already a consolidated cycling event in Andorra and one of the most anticipated of the bike calendar.


In 2018, Andorra hosted La Vuelta a España on September the 1st. On September the 1st we could be able to witness the end of the 9th stage of La Vuelta in Andorra, wich was entirely in Andorra.

An essential date in Andorra for cycling enthusiasts, to see in first person the best professional bike riders in the world.



In 2021 the Tour de France will pass through Andorra. On July 11, 2021 Andorra la Vella will be the scene of the end of the 15th stage of the Tour de France 2021. This stage leaves from Ceret (France) and the best cyclists in the world will arrive in Andorra through Pas de la Casa (border between France and Andorra ) to get to Andorra la Vella, passing in front of our house, the Mountain Hostel Tarter.

Le tour de France Andorre
In 2021 Tour de France will pass through Andorra, on the 15th and 16th stages of the 108th edition of the Tour de France. On July 11, the best cyclists in the world will arrive in Andorra, on July 12 they rest and July 13, 2021 they will leave again from Pas de la Casa.

On July 11, the Tour de France arrives in Andorra via Pas de la Casa to Andorra la Vella. The next day, the best cyclists in the world will rest in Andorra, to resume the 16th stage of the Tour on July 13 from Pas de la Casa.

July 12 is the rest day in the Tour de France 2021 and thus we will have the world elite of cycling resting in Andorra. Finally, on July 13, the Tour de France 2021 resumes from Pas de la Casa. We will see the start of the 16th stage of the Tour de France. An event that you cannot miss if you are as much a fan of cycling as we are.

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Mountain Hostel Tarter: the bike friendly accommodation in Andorra

At Mountain Hostel Tarter we are cyclists and cycling fans. And that’s why we have all the services a biker needs when he is away from home. Not in vain, we have achieved the bike friendly quality seal, for being the accommodation for cyclists in Andorra. And the pictogram of the Government of Andorra as a hostel specialized in accommodating cyclists.


Obviously, we have all the services that a cyclist needs for his/her bicycle, because we know that your bike is the same or more important than you! At Mountain Hostel Tarter you can use our closed box to store your bicycle while you are not using it, with individual and group padlocks.
You also have at your disposal our workshop space, with basic tools to assemble your bike when you arrive, for simple repairs, or simply to check your bike and leave it ready for the next day. Of course, you have an air pump at your disposal.
If you want to clean it, in our washing space, you can always use pressure washing, and paper to dry the bicycle well after washing.

Servicios para ciclistas en Mountain Hostel Tarter
Free facilities for cyclists in Mountain Hostel Tarter

If, on the other hand, you prefer to come without luggage, at Mountain Hostel Tarter we can help you rent a bicycle for your riding days in Andorra. We know all the specialized stores in the country, and we are sure that we will find a bicycle adapted to your needs and expectations, including those on the road.


In Mountain Hostel Tarter you will find all the facilities and services of a 5 star hostel, for cyclists like you.
From group rooms for 4, 5 and 6 people (shared dorms for those who look at the budget), to private double rooms

Habitación doble privada en Mountain Hostel Tarter
Private double room in Mountain Hostel Tarter

In our large kitchen, open and shared, you can cook what you want, so you can continue with your favorite diet. The kitchen is super equipped, with everything to cook and eat whatever you want and when you want.

Gran cocina compartida en Mountain Hostel Tarter
Full equipped kitchen at Mountain Hostel Tarter

The best? Our outdoor pool-jacuzzi. When you finish your cycling route in Andorra, or your daily training, it is best to relax your muscles in our jacuzzi, with hot water, and with a whirlpool. And with spectacular views, in the mountain.

Piscina Jacuzzi en Mountain Hostel Tarter
Pool-jacuzzi at Mountain Hostel Tarter

BOOK HERE your bed or room, and if you stay more than 5 nights, you’ll have the 10% discount on the total of your reservation.



Are you looking for rent a big house for cyclists in Andorra?
This is your house. You can rent the whole Mountain Hostel Tarter, exclusively for your cyclist group or riding team in Andorra.
So you have the whole house, whole and exclusive, for you and your cycling group. To be able to enjoy all the facilities and services of the Mountain Hostel Tarter exclusively. A rustic and cozy house, in the mountains, in Andorra, 1,750 meters above sea level, with equipped kitchen and outdoor pool-jacuzzi.

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Mountain Hostel Tarter, 1.750 m above sea level with all facilities

Mountain Hostel Tarter is a borda, a typical mountain house in Andorra, in El Tarter, with more than 200 years old, completely renovated and equipped with all the facilities for a comfortable stay. Take a look at our photo section.
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9 best things to do in Andorra in Easter

Practical guide to enjoy your ski Easter Holidays 2023 in Andorra. The 9 best things to do in Easter in Andorra

April in Andorra is synonymous with good weather, sun and good temperatures, but also snow. So here is our proposal for  a ski Easter Holidays in Andorra.

1. Skiing and snowboarding in Grandvalira-Andorra during Easter 2023

Surely you’ve heard of Grandvalira-Andorra, the largest ski resort in the Pyrenees, with more than 210km of slopes at your feet, with modern, high-capacity ski lifts and high-quality facilities and services.
Whether you are an expert skier or snowboarder, or it’s the first time you ski in your life, this is an experience you cannot miss if you come to Andorra in winter or Easter. At Mountain Hostel Tarter we have everything ready and we make it very easy for you. We are also right in front of Grandvalira, in the sector of El Tarter. A stone’s throw away.

Mountain Hostel Tarter, a pie de pistas de Grandvalira-Andorra
Mountain Hostel Tarter, 500 meters far away from Grandvalira- El Tarter

If you are an expert, you can choose any of our ski packages at Grandvalira, which include accommodation and ski pass at Grandvalira, also in Easter. It’s our star package: SLEEP & RIDE, which includes accommodation at Mountain Hostel Tarter and Grandvalira ski pass for as many days you want.
If you are new with this matter, don’t worry, we will prepare a customized Grandvalira ski pack to make it all very easy and you can enjoy it to the fullest: accommodation at Mountain Hostel Tarter, ski pass at Grandvalira, ski or snowboard lessons with private instructor or group classes, lunch on slopes, ski equipment rental … everything you want, we have it.
We love to ski in Grandvalira…and don’t miss your ski Easter Holidays in Andorra.


2. Snowshoeing through the Vall d’Incles in Andorra

It is not the adrenaline, but it’s the majesty of the landscape that makes this an unforgettable experience. You do not need to have experience or a great physical form. It is only a walk, but through a splendid, monumental valley, and beautiful in winter. It’s a must be.

Vall d’Incles in winter

The Incles Valley is a few meters far away from the Mountain Hostel Tarter, very easy access from the hostel. If you want to go your way, you only have to rent snowshoes for € 10 a day. Or if you prefer to sign up for one of our outings, with a guide, you can do it from € 45 per day. + INFO HERE


3. Cross-country skiing or splitboarding in Andorra

If snowshoeing is a small thing for you, and if you have a medium-high level of skiing or snowboarding, then yes or yes you have to try cross-country skiing in Andorra, or go for a walk with the splitboard.

Cross-country skiing in Andorra from Mountain Hostel Tarter

If you do not have much knowledge about snow, types of snow, and the risk of avalanches, or do not know the area, we recommend going out with a guide. And we know the best guides in Andorra. Just tell us and we’ll arrange it. To reach the highest peaks of Andorra and to run by virgin faces, is a gem. + INFO HERE


4. “Sa Terrasseta”, the best terrace in Andorra

After an exahusting day in the mountains, we recommend you stop by “Sa Terrasseta”, the hostel’s terrace.

Our food truck serves the best hamburgers in ttown. The best place to get your strength back and have a drink, in the open air, in the middle of the mountain with wonderful views of Grandvalira and the mountains.

In addition, this Easter 2023, coincides with the “closing” of the winter season in Sa Terrasseta, with some special events and live music. Here is our Insta to keep you updated; Sa Terrasseta

It’s an important part of a ski Easter Holidays in Andorra.


5. Whirlpool session in the outdoor hot tub of Mountain Hostel Tarter, with hot water and mountain views.

A picture is worth a thousand words:

Outdoor swim spa at Mountain Hostel Tarter with mountain views

It sounds good, right? Well, it will be better when you explain to your friends that you have taken a whirlpool bath in our outdoor hot tub in the mountains. Yes, as you hear it. At Mountain Hostel Tarter we have an outdoor pool-hot tub, on the upper terrace, with spectacular views of the mountain and the Grandvalira ski slopes. And of course with hot water, to enjoy it even on snowy and cold days. But beware! We warn you: it will be easy to enter, but not to leave, you will want to stay-in there all day …

And the jewel in the crown is the new Finnish sauna with real wood fire. A unique experience.

6. The best après-ski party in Andorra, in L’Abarset

L’Abarset and its large terrace is undoubtedly the best après-ski of Grandvalira and Andorra. Every Saturday, starting at 4pm, the party begins in L’Abarset, on the outdoor terrace, with artists and DJs of international renown throughout the season.
An appointment that cannot be missed. The best way to end a good day on the slopes, and among friends. And this 2 minutes’ walk from the Mountain Hostel Tarter

El mejor Après-ski de Andorra, en L'Abarset
The best Après-ski in Andorra, in L’Abarset


7. Afternoon relaxing in the warmth of the fireplace in the chill area of Mountain Hostel Tarter..

We understand very well if you want avoid parties and shopping. Because as at home, nowhere. And in our chill area, in Mountain Hostel Tarter, with comfortable bean bags and sofas, television, reading, board games,… it is very easy to be enchanted with the fire and the heat of our fireplace that we light every evening during the winter. After an intense day on the mountains, after a swim in our outdoor pool-hot tub and a good hot shower, relax in one of our bean bags, chatting with friends or reading a book, the warmth of the fireplace is more than recommended. It is food for the soul. 

Fireplace al Mountain Hostel Tarter


8. An afternoon of shopping in Andorra, and have a drink in the old town of Andorra la Vella

It’s the topic! Go to Andorra for shopping. The truth is that it does not hurt to take a walk through the main commercial axis of the country. In a single street, you will find everything: fashion, sports, technology, perfumery, pharmacy … whatever you want, you will surely find it. The best? Take a walk through the old town of Andorra la Vella, with pedestrian alleyways, old houses with stone walls and slate roof, historic buildings, etc … It is a neighborhood where new bars and restaurants are opening with a lot of charm to snack and drink

Urban center of Andorra La Vella and Escaldes-Engordany


9. Lunch or dinner at NØR RESTAURANT

Our meeting point, both in the evenings for drinks and snacks and for dinner. Next to the Mountain Hostel Tarter. It’s our favourite. You can tell, can’t you?

The NØR RESTAURANT is a new restaurant in Andorra where they cook with wood and smoke. A restaurant concept that combines innovation and tradition in equal parts, where smoke and fire give a unique identity to all the dishes. All the dishes, including the smoked meats, are homemade, with top quality ingredients and meat from the Pyrenees.
And let’s not forget the excellent wine pairing they offer, with carefully selected wines to accompany each dish.
It is an explosion for the senses, where the most important thing is the quality of each dish and enjoying them in good company and with good music! Attention to their playlist!

Nor Restaurant Andorra  NOR Restaurant Andorra

New restaurant NØR RESTAURANT in Andorra, cuisine based on fire and smoke with top quality ingredients and Pyrenean meat.
Here you have their instagram to get you started: NØR RESTAURANT