Want to visit Andorra with kids? Summer arrives and you wonder where to go on vacation. Today we propose a more typical winter destination that, however, is still a good alternative for summer vacations, especially if we travel with the family. It is not strange that you can ask yourself: What to do in Andorra with kids in summer? And it is that Andorra in summer leaves skis aside, to make way for the attractive, immensely green landscapes that Andorra can offer you. And what better option than traveling with the family?
If you like to have fun and you come with kids, we have the best family plans for you. Traveling with small kids to Andorra is a fascinating family adventure.
We have created the best plans for both kids and adults to enjoy and for everyone to have a great time.
What to do in Andorra with kids?
Andorra has a wide variety of activities to do with kids and that you should include in your family plan. Read on so you don’t miss any details.
Caldea, the largest thermal spa in southern Europe, was inaugurated in 1994 and has been designed to enjoy an experience of well-being and escape in thermal waters full of contrasts. Its building, with its singular architecture, is located in an urban environment, in the city of Escaldes-Engordany, but at the same time surrounded by the spectacular mountains of Andorra. To take into account the age of the children since it changes a lot
In this activity to do in Andorra with kids, you will have three different routes through which you will have to slide a wooden ball without it falling out of the structure. Despite its apparent simplicity, in reality you will be in constant tension, since you will have to follow the entire course and overcome obstacles, such as mazes, bridges and tunnels, and guide it to the finish line.
This activity takes place in the Planell sector of the Vallnord-Pal Arinsal station and is designed for the whole family. Activity from 4 years.
Roc del Quer viewpoint
One of the best activities to do in Andorra with kids is to visit the Roc del Quer Viewpoint. A viewpoint where the Pyrenees mountains are literally at your feet, leaving you with spectacular views of the Montaup and Valira d’Orient valleys and the Grandvalira ski resort.
Of the 20 meters of glass walkway that we find in the viewpoint, 8 of them are suspended in the air, making the experience even more incredible and unique.
Another thing that will catch your attention the most is the sculpture that is located at the end of the walkway. A work designed by Miguel Ángel González that seeks to express that tranquility and reflection while we let ourselves be carried away by those dreamy views.
In the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria, is Naturland, the adventure park of Andorra, which is located between 1,600 and 2,000 meters of altitude in the area of La Rabassa, surrounded by more than 800 hectares of forest.
Both in summer and winter, the park offers all kinds of activities: nature, sports, educational, recreational and above all leisure designed for all audiences.
In Naturland, you will discover marvelous landscapes, exceptional panoramic views, flora and fauna with a great diversity. They can find typical mountain food and walk through the forests living with the natural environment of the area.
All this, together with the rest of the proposed activities, will allow them to experience some magical and unforgettable moments. The most impressive and desired for children is the Tobotronc: The longest Nature slide in the world: 5.3 km of emotions.
El Tobotronc offers you a trip through the forest seated in a two-seater sled that you can control at all times. A new way of getting to know the nature of La Rabassa and the mountains of Andorra.
Tourist Bus for the little ones
The Andorra tourist bus is probably the most comfortable way to discover the main places of interest in our country. It has seven itineraries that cover all the parishes of the Principality in a thematic way, with different common threads: Romanesque art, traditions, trades, etc. And of course, all of them have one thing in common: the best landscape, because in every corner of Andorra panoramic views and pictures of unique beauty are hidden.
When and where to access the Andorra tourist bus
This transport works from June 1 to October 31. In this period, departures are made every day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays, each day with a different itinerary. All lines have the same starting point: the capital, Andorra la Vella, specifically Plaza Príncep Benlloch no. 1, in front of the Comú building. In addition, in this city there are also two other stops.
The duration of all the itineraries is half a day and they are carried out in the morning, with the exception of Saturdays, when the duration is longer, with lunch included in the ticket and with entrance to the museums and churches of the route.
Ice Palace in Canillo
The Ice Palace in Andorra (Palau de Gel). An olympic ice rink of 1800m² (60m x 30m) and stands with capacity for 1500 spectators. Public skating sessions are open in the morning and in the afternoon (check the schedules that vary by season, see calendar). And when night falls you can enjoy different activities: ice karting, hockey matches, Ice laser combat, Ice sessions, water polo and caiac polo matches…all accompanied by a delicious dinner at the Sport Planet sports-themed restaurant.
Riding a dog sled
All ski resorts in Andorra have the option of taking dog sled tours. It is a joy of activity, since it is not something that one does every day.
They are usually two-seater sleds, and you have the option of driving it yourself or having a guide do it, although since you have almost certainly never driven a dog sled, it is best that you let someone expert guide it and you dedicate yourself to enjoy the experience.
If you are interested, you can book this family experience here, since the sleds have capacity for two adults or one adult and two children:
Cultural places to visit in Andorra with Kids
If your idea is to visit more cultural places, we have more plans for you. Here are some of the best ideas to do in Andorra with children:
Basilica Sanctuary of Meritxell
Visit the Sanctuary of Mertixell where you can see the old chapel that the virgin that gives its name to the Sanctuary. It is the spiritual heart of the country, and one of the obligatory visits if you are going to be in Andorra for a few days. You will go through it if you go with the tourist bus and you will see the magnificent parish.
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles
The church of Sant Joan de Caselles was built during the 11th century and follows the characteristic architectural design of the Romanesque churches in the principality of Andorra.
The beautiful Gothic altarpiece that we will find inside the temple dates from the 16th century and is a representation of the life and martyrdom suffered by the patron saint of the church, Saint John the Evangelist.
In the middle of the 20th century, the altarpiece created by Miquel Ramells and Gui de Borgonyó was restored with its original colours.
Everything that includes the church along with its interior, we can visit for free. A perfect plan for Andorra with kids as long as we respect the place.
Hiking in Andorra
And for lovers of Hiking you can also do it as a family. To go hiking with kids, the most important thing is to go well equipped, in terms of footwear and especially with water and the basic utensils to go safely in the mountains.
The good weather, the sun and the unique landscape make us go out into the mountains and enjoy these beautiful routes that Andorra offers us.
Next, we leave you the best routes to do in Andorra with kids:
Estanys de Tristaina
The Estanys of Tristaina are characterized by being approx. 2,300 meters of altitude and that make a journey through the waters of the Pico de Tristaina. This route is an ideal plan to do in Andorra with kids since the slopes are not of great importance, and without walking a lot, walking along the beginning of the road you can see the three lakes, located in Arcalís in the parish of Ordino.
Camí de les Pardines
This route is another of the quiet outings to do in Andorra with kids. An excursion that takes us to the parish of Encamp, the Camino de las Pardinas. A totally flat route located at 1,650 meters high, you will be able to see many sources. The route is 3 and a half km, round trip, which means that we can enjoy a panoramic view of the center of Encamp and all the mountains that surround it. There is a botanical garden nearby for those who love plants.
Walk through the Natural Parks
We also have two very important Natural Parks in the “Comapedrosa Nature Park” and the “Sorteny Nature Park”. The first mentioned is that of the Valls de Comapedrosa is a cluster of fully signposted trails that lead to three refuges with many excursions that leave from each one.
The other park mentioned, Vall de Sorteny, is that it contains the largest natural protected area in Andorra. It has become the center for scientific research and environmental education, since it has more than 650 species of flowers spread over 1,190 hectares. It has guided excursions all year round.
Madriu, Perafita and Claror Valley
And the jewel in the crown is the landscape that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004, the Madriu-Perafita-Claror valley. They offer a multitude of excursions for all kinds of levels and are perfect activities to do in Andorra with kids. There are companies especially dedicated to routes through this landscape with children.