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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!

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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


At Mountain Hostel Tarter, your health and the
health of our staff comes first. These are the steps we
take to fulfill our commitment to you in preventing Covid-19.

On Friday the 3rd July 2020 we re-open our hostel, after the forced stop because of Covid-19. Finally, the to meet you again has come and we are already excited. So this is our covid-19 prevention commitment to you.

Although the essence of our hostel is the same,
something has changed in these months, and we want to tell you about it.

At Mountain Hostel Tarter, your health, well-being and safety come first, as does that of our staff. Here, we explain the measures we have taken to fulfill our commitment to cleanliness and well-being in our hostel.


All the
spaces and services of the hostel will be in operation, except the sauna, for
the moment, following the recommendation of the Ministry of Health of
the Andorra Government.

In addition, we will have a limited maximum capacity, in order to ensure the recommended distance of 1.5 meters between guests who are not from the same travel group. Even so, be sure to bring your mask, since its use is mandatory inside the hostel.

We also ask you,
as far as possible, to make a prior reservation. This way
we can better organize ourselves to apply all the protocols that we introduced
for the prevention of Covid-19. So, when you book, once
the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the instructions for check-in,
so that when you arrive at the hostel we have to exchange as few items as
possible at the reception.


Every day we start our working days remembering
how important cleanliness is to our health and that of our guests.

So we have prepared ourselves in a very
demanding way on cleaning and hygiene protocols for all our spaces. We were
already tough before with cleaning … imagine now! And we continue doing it
day by day, very aware of the covid-19, coordinated with local authorities and
following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health of the Andorra
Government and the World Health Organization.
Our commitment to you in the prevention of Covid-19 is very important to us.

In the rooms

In the rooms, we use effective cleaning and
disinfection products against the virus, and we have developed an even more
exhaustive cleaning and disinfection protocol, if possible, to clean the rooms.
Especially when a guest leaves and before the next one arrives, paying special
attention to frequent contact elements and spraying disinfectant on all

Furthermore, disinfection of bedding is
guaranteed. All bedding is washed above 60ºC and tumble dried at temperatures
close to 100ºC.

Of course, the room key is also disinfected
every time we give it to you, or you return it to us.

In common areas

In common areas we have increased the frequency
of cleaning and use special disinfection products (viricide), especially in the
living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and terrace, paying special
attention to surfaces and elements of frequent contact.

We have also installed disinfection stations,
equipped with disinfecting gel for hands, paper and a disinfecting spray for
surfaces. Even suitable for surfaces and food items such as kitchenware. The
idea is that you can disinfect the furniture, surfaces and utensils that you
use, before and after use, for your own peace of mind.

In our workspaces

Our back office is also important, and we have been stepped up the cleaning and disinfection in our spaces and in our work tools, as part of our covid-19 prevention commitment to you.


Very easy, just 4 things! DISTANCE | HANDS | MASK | DISINFECTION


Try to keep the minimum distance of 1.5 meters
between hostel guests who are not in your travel group. Especially in the
common areas of the hostel.


Remember to wash your hands frequently, between
30 and 40 seconds, all parts of the hand, with hot water and soap. In addition,
we provide hand sanitizing gel at various points within the hostel.

  • MASK

Remember to bring your own mask, since its use
is mandatory in the common areas of the hostel.


For your safety and your own peace of mind, at
the disinfection station we provide you, 24 hours a day, the necessary products
so that you can disinfect yourself the furniture or utensils in common use,
before and after using them.

Easy, right? In this way, we will guarantee
everyone’s health while we stay together in the hostel. Count on us to prevent
Covid-19. And we are sure that we count on your collaboration for the safety
and well-being of all in the hostel. True?

Welcome home again! Welcome to Mountain Hostel

You can follow the recommendations and advice of the Andorra Government on how to prevent Covid-19, on the official website https://www.govern.ad/recomanacions

If you have any questions you can send us an @mail to info@mountainhosteltarter.com

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Las mejores rutas de senderismo en Andorra, desde Mountain Hostel Tarter, el refugio de montaña de última generación en Andorra

Senderismo en Andorra: paisajes de montaña salvajes y espectaculares en Andorra.

En verano, Andorra, es un paraíso para el senderismo y el trekking.

Siendo un país pequeño, de 468 km2, Andorra, el país de los Pirineos, ofrece una gran variedad de rutas de senderismo para todos los gustos, desde salidas familiares con niños, excursiones de media montaña para aficionados y amantes de la montaña sin dificultad, hasta rutas para los entrenos más exigentes de trailrunning.

Además, Andorra cuenta con 3 parques naturales: Parque Natural de Sorteny, Parque Natural del Comapedrosa y el Parque Natural de la Vall del Madriu-Perafita-Claror, este último Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO.

En definitiva, Andorra es el paraíso del senderismo, trekking y trailrunning. Y lo demuestra el éxito que año tras año tuvo la mítica carrera de montaña Andorra Ultratrail y las múltiples carreras de montaña que se celebran cada año en Andorra, algunas incluso dentro del calendario mundial de carreras de montaña.

Desde Mountain Hostel Tarter queremos acercarte lo mejor de Andorra para nosotros: descubrir Andorra desde las montañas, y disfrutar de unos paisajes extraordinarios que no podrás borrar de tu retina después de tu paso por las montañas de Andorra.

Rutas de senderismo al lado de Mountain Hostel Tarter, el campo base perfecto para tus rutas de trekking en Andorra.

Mountain Hostel Tarter es el refugio de montaña perfecto en Andorra, en El Tarter, en el corazón del Principado de Andorra, donde tener el campamento base, desde donde empezar o acabar las mejores rutas de senderismo de Andorra.

Terraza de verano, con barbacoa en Mountain Hostel Tarter

Para los senderistas que siguen el GR, desde España hacia Francia o al revés y hacen travesías de varios días, Mountain Hostel Tarter es la el refugio perfecto en Andorra para una noche (¡o más! Si quieres descansar) desde donde enlazar con el Refugio de Ruhle en Francia.

Mountain Hostel Tarter se encuentra justo a medio camino entre 2 espectaculares valles de Andorra: el Valle de Incles, que conecta con Francia y Grau Roig, y el Valle de Ransol que conecta con otros valles como La Vall del Riu, Montaup, y Sorteny.

Al este de Mountain Hostel Tarter, tenemos el espléndido Valle de Incles, a tan solo 10 minutos caminando empiezan rutas de senderimo impresionantes para llegar a los lagos de Juclar, al Pico de Escobes, al lago y el Pico de Siscaró, al Pico de la Cabaneta, a los lagos de Fontargent, el lago de Cabana Sorda… entre otros.

Al oeste de Mountain Hostel Tarter, se encuentra el Valle de Ransol desde donde ascender al mítico Pico de la Serrera y el Pico del Estanyó e incluso llegar a la Vall del Riu o al Valle de Sorteny.

Mountain Hostel Tarter: el refugio de montaña de última generación en Andorra

Dormitorios de 4 personas en Mountain Hostel Tarter

Mountain Hostel Tarter es un albergue de montaña de última generación, ubicado en una borda de más de 200 años, una casa de montaña de arquitectura típica andorrana y pirenaica. Una casa totalmente reformada, al estilo refugio de montaña, pero con todas las comodidades para una estancia cálida y confortable después de un día duro de montaña. Un refugio de montaña en Andorra perfecto para una buena ducha de agua caliente, comer a tu gusto, descansar y dormir bien después de pasar el día en la montaña de Andorra. Aunque no puedes irte sin probar nuestro swim spa, nuestra piscina exterior con hidromasaje y con agua caliente. Es la recuperación que te mereces después del día en la montaña. Aquí puedes ver el hostel, nuestras habitaciones y servicios.

Reserva ahora tu cama o habitación, y recuerda que si estás 7 noches o más tendrás el 10% de descuento en tu reserva de alojamiento.

Disfruta de nuestro jacuzzi exterior, con agua caliente con unas vistas a la montaña espectaculares
Swim Spa by Mountain Hostel Tarter

Rutas de senderismo en Andorra, según dificultad y tiempo.

Desde Mountain Hostel Tarter te recomendamos nuestras rutas favoritas. Rutas de senderismo en Andorra según dificultad y tiempo, cerca de Mountain Hostel Tarter o con principio o final en Mountain Hostel Tarter.

Rutas de senderismo fácil en Andorra, Valle de Incles y camino del Gall de Bosc:

Ideal para salir con niños o para los que les gusta salir a correr o pasear un rato, sin excesos. Te recomendamos 2 caminos. El primero es el Valle de Incles, con un sendero que incluye paneles explicativos sobre la flora, la fauna y la biodiversidad en el Valle de Incles, así como las explicaciones sobre las construcciones típicas de montaña.

El segundo es el camino del Gall de bosc que va de Soldeu a Canillo. Un camino muy entretenido, con un puente de madera y con vistas curiosas e indicadas sobre las montañas del Valle de Canillo. Con un poco de suerte se puede ver el Gall de Bosc, una especie protegida en peligro de extinción que muy pocos tienen el privilegio de ver.

El Valle de Incles se encuentra a 10 minutos caminando desde Mountain Hostel Tarter, y el camino del Gall de Bosc se coge en el Tarter, a 5 minutos andando del Mountain Hostel Tarter.

Vall d’Incles, a 10 minutos de Mountain Hostel Tarter

Rutas de senderismo medio-moderado en Andorra, para pasar medio día o un día tranquilo en la montaña:

Como ruta de nivel medio, desde Mountain Hostel Tarter te recomendamos:

  • La ruta de los 5 lagos en el Valle de Incles (Andorra): una ruta circular, saliendo de Mountain Hostel Tarter hacia Entor, sigues la ruta que te lleva al Lago de Querol, Ibones de las Salamandres, Lago de Cabana Sorda, Lago Anrodat y Lago Isla. Para los que quieren más, (¡¡¡bastante más!!!) esta ruta puede continuar hasta los Lagos de Fontargent (Francia) y volver a la Vall d’Incles pasando por el Port de l’Alba y los lagos de Juclar y seguir la bajada hasta la Vall d’Incles para volver a Mountain Hostel Tarter.
  • Para los más atrevidos y sin vértigo, les proponemos el Pico de Escobes, un pico muy aéreo cerca de los lagos de Juclar, al que se puede acceder subiendo directamente por el camino de Juclar desde el Valle de Incles.
  • Para vistas más aéreas te recomendamos salir del Port d’Envalira hacia el Pico Maià y recorrer las crestas hasta el Pas de les Vaques. Después se baja hacia el Lago de Sicaró y el Valle de Incles, ruta de poca dificultad pero con magníficas vistas desde las crestas de las montañas de Andorra.

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Rutas de senderismo largas en Andorra, Valle del Madriu-Perafita-Claror

Nuestra ruta de senderismo favorita de larga distancia en Andorra favorita es la que recorre el Valle del Madriu-Perafita-Claror, un Parque Natural que fue declarado Patrimonio de Humanidad por la Unesco.

Saliendo desde Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra La Vella o Escaldes-Engordany, esta ruta llega al círculo glaciar de Pessons en Grau Roig.

No hay palabras para definir la majestuosidad de los diferentes paisajes de esta ruta, desde alta montaña, fondo del valle, ríos, lagos y hasta un círculo glaciar. Un trayecto a menudo acompañado por marmotas o caballos y vacas pastando en los prados.

Una ruta perfecta para trailrunners.

Consúltanos nuestra disponibilidad para dejarte en el punto de salida o recogerte en el punto de llegada, o para ir a buscar tu coche en el punto de salida.

Senderismo en Andorra desde Mountain Hostel Tarter

Picos de Andorra: Serrera, Estanyó y Comapedrosa

Andorra cuenta con 65 picos de más de 2.500 m de altitud. Increíble, ¿verdad?

La montaña más alta es el Pico de Comapedrosa que, con una altitud de 2.942 m, un imprescindible para el que colecciona hitos.

Pero nuestros picos favoritos de Andorra, y accesibles desde Mountain Hostel Tarter, son el Pico de la Serrera de 2.912m y el Pico de l’Estanyó 2.915m.

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Senderismo en Andorra desde Mountain Hostel Tarter

GR de Andorra: senderos de Gran Recorrido

Hasta 5 senderos de Gran Recorrido (GR) atraviesan las montañas de Andorra.

  • GR-11: el gran recorrido de los Pirineos que atraviesa el Pirineo por el lado sur entre el Cantábrico y el Mediterráneo. Mountain Hostel Tarter se encuentra al pie de este sendero en su paso del 8A al 11A al conectar La Coma de Ransol con el Valle de Incles.
  • GR-7: la ruta de senderismo de gran recorrido que cruza el Pirineo de este a sur.
  • GRP: la vuelta a todo un país. El GRP de Andorra es una ruta circular de senderismo que da la vuelta a Andorra y una longitud de unos 120 km, pasando por el Valle de Incles, a escasos metros del Mountain Hostel Tarter, el lugar ideal donde ducharse, cocinar cómodamente y descansar y reponer fuerzas para las siguientes etapas.
  • GR transfronterizo 1: La ruta de las 3 naciones, es un itinerario circular de casi 24 h de camino que empieza y finaliza en El Serrat (Ordino) y que pasa por Andorra, España y Francia.
  • GR transfronterizo 2: La vuelta de los lagos es una ruta circular de casi 14 h de camino, que se desarrolla por itinerarios de Andorra y Francia, pasando por el Port d’Incles, momento ideal para bajar al Valle de Incles y hacer noche en Mountain Hostel Tarter.
Senderismo en Andorra desde Mountain Hostel Tarter

Información útil para senderismo en Andorra.

Reserva de alojamiento: Mountain Hostel Tarter.

Para estancias de 7 noches o más, se aplica el 10% de descuento hasta el 30 de Noviembre.

Transporte: si te alojas en Mountain Hostel Tarter, consúltanos nuestra disponibilidad para acompañarte al inicio de la ruta o a la llegada.

Reserva de guía de montaña: si te interesa tener un guía de montaña en Andorra para ti o tu grupo mándanos tu consulta a info@mountainhosteltarter.com Si no, también podemos asesorarte sobre rutas de senderismo en Andorra, duración y nivel, así como proporcionarte un mapa de caminos de Andorra (coste extra).

Alpify: La app de seguridad que permite, que en caso de emergencia, el usuario envíe su ubicación exacta a los equipos de rescate. Descárgate Alpify aquí.

Guía de Caminos de Andorra: guía oficial del Gobierno del Principado de Andorra, donde están la mayor parte de las rutas de senderismo de Andorra recogidas y analizadas en cómodas fichas para llevarse en la mochila. Descárgate aquí la Guía de Caminos de Andorra.

Guía de Montaña: extensa guía oficial del Gobierno de Andorra con todas las actividades en el entorno natural de Andorra. Aquí puedes descargarte la Guía de Montaña de Andorra.


Your home for your arrival time in Andorra, from €17. Special price for Grandvalira workers.

Mountain Hostel Tarter the best place to stay in Andorra, while you are looking for work and accommodation in Andorra for the winter season.

Mountain Hostel Tarter is the perfect place to stay for your arrival time in Andorra, while you’re looking for rent a flat, or in the process of getting your work visa.

Furthermore, for being a Grandvalira worker, you can take advantage of the best price at Mountain Hostel Tarter. 17€ per person per day. It doesn’t matter if it’s working day or weekend. This offer is available until the 24th November 2016. After that we can offer 10% discount from the official price.

Welcome to Mountain Hostel Tarter!

The Andorra’s hostel situated in El Tarter, 200 meters away from Grandvalira – El Tater.

Mountain Hostel Tarter is a unique establishment in Andorra, designed to offer what we usually look out for when we’re travelling: a comfy and practical place to stay, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. You’ll be staying at a sustainable hostel, where we use solar power, and other energy saving methods, and we contribute to recycling.


Your own space, in a shared room

Mountain Hostel Tarter is a hostel where rooms and facilities are shared. There are rooms for 5 people (2 bunks and an individual bed), and rooms for 4 people (2 bunks). Each bed has its own reading light, electric socket and locker. You can bring your own padlock or buy one for 2€ at the hostel. You’ll see the mountains through all our windows… and the sky! And there’s free Wi-Fi in all the rooms!

Services & Facilities

A small universe, at your reach

  • Modern facilities with toilets and showers (also shared, but with individual cubicles). Hot water 24h. We rent clean towels for €2,00.
  • Diner room with modern kitchen, fully equipped, to prepare all meals, and with snack and drink machine. Enjoy tea and coffee for free!
  • Living room with fireplace, sofas, bean-bags, TV, books, board games and free Wi-Fi.
  • Free Wi-Fi available in the entire hostel, rooms included.
  • Laundry service: wash and dry machine (about 4kg for 6€)
  • Ski locker and boot dryer.

It’s the perfect place to stay, in an easy, practical, comfortable and sustainable way, where you’ll meet and share experiences with other travellers, and enjoy a warm and homely stay.

If you want book it with these conditions, write us at info@mountainhosteltarter.com