Encamp is one of Andorra 's top ski destinations. The high-speed gondola takes you to the slopes in the middle of the Grandvalira ski area. In just 17 minutes from the center of Encamp you will stand at 2600 meters high, where can enjoy the whole day on the many excellent wide slopes. You can easily transfer through Encamp on a ski train to the gondola during the morning and afternoon.
But that 's not all. In terms of après-ski, you will not go hungry. The bars are cozy and warm and the perfect place to socialize with the friendly locals. A conversation with a tip: go even après-ski in the nearby capital, Andorra la Vella. Encamp exudes a Spanish atmosphere, and it is finally on the Spanish side of Andorra.
Do you prefer a sportier way of working, then there is the sports center with a large fitness center, squash courts, a swimming pool and relaxing sauna. Shopping and fine dining is available, and even culturally Encamp has plenty to offer. This historic site actually has one of the finest cultural heritage of Andorra, in the heart of the city, "Les Bons" view, the remains of an old medieval city center. Also, do the old, water- powered flour mill, which is not to miss. The car museum, one of the largest in Europe, is known for its outstanding collection of cars from the late 1800s until 1960.
For a day without slopes, we definitely recommend you visit to Caldea. Caldea is the largest wellness and spa center in southern Europe, with 20,000 m2 of water and cornerstone of spa enjoyment! The complex is just 7 kilometers away from Encamp, in a suburb of the capital, Andorra la Vella. Here you can enjoy large indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzis, waterfalls and water massage. There is a section with Roman baths of different temperatures and a spa with thermal baths where you can choose from a wide range of beauty treatments. You can also order a delicious lunch, snacks or dinner in the two restaurants. There is even a shopping center in the complex. In short, Caldea: for a whole day try something different for the whole family .
Grandvalira is a real paradise for enthusiasts. There are peaks that reach above 2800 meters and have 210 kilometers of slopes. The ski resorts of Grau Roig and Soldeu are interconnected, making the Grandvalira area the largest ski area in Southern Europe. With 300 sunny days a year Grandvalira is also of the sunniest areas in Europe.
Beginners and children are fond of Canillo, where there is mostly peaceful, blue runs. El Tarter other hand, is a true paradise for the real cracks. After a few hours on the slopes will you still not be confident? Choose the wide slopes in Soldeu where you will have the space. This does not mean that this part of the ski area is only suitable for beginners, because some of the most extreme sections of Grandvalira are also found here. Grau Roig is the most unspoilt part of the ski area. The views are truly spectacular here. The slopes offer something for everyone, and for children there is a nice snow track in the woods. Pas de la Casa has a high altitude (almost as high as Val Thorens in the French Alps). With a wide variety of wide blue, red and black runs, you should not skip this section. Whether you are a novice or an advanced skier, you will sure find something in Grandvalira, judging by the quality of the snow and the wide, varied pistes! The experienced skiers can really enjoy themselves here. The lowest point of this area is actually not low, at about 1700 meters.
Is there more to do in Grandvalira something? Yes! A drink in a very special place is highly recommended: the Igloo Bar Grandvalira Pla de les Pedres at Grau Roig. Rent a dog sled, take a thrilling ride on a snowmobile or take a beautiful walk on snowshoes. Tubing, snow buggies, four fun parks and helicopter skiing, all of these activities are within your reach!
After a long day out in the snow, there is still plenty to do. There are several restaurants, bars and cafes in which to find the beautiful slopes directly. You can even enjoy tapas on the slopes in the Red Chill Out & Tapas Bar in El Tarter. On the lounge terrace, you can relax in a hammock and listen to the DJs.
The capital is Andorra la Vella.
The official language is Catalan. Besides Catalan, Spanish and French is widely spoken.
There is no difference with the UK.
The official currency is the euro .
The voltage is 230 volts.
You must have a valid passport or a valid ID.
UK mobile phones work in Andorra. To call from UK to Andorra, first dial the country code 00376 and then the area code without zero and then the phone number. From Andorra to the UK the country code 0044.
The national emergency number is 112.
Traveling by car:
The national roads are passable. The highways in Andorra have tolls. In France, the majority of motorways have tolls. Andorra has no general duty to winter tires. However, on some routes snow chains or snowtires are required. This is indicated by signs. Information about the use of snow chains and snow tires can be obtained from the ANWB.
In a breakdown or accident, it is mandatory that all road users wear a reflective vest. The warning triangle should be placed no more than 1 metre from the edge of the road. Make sure the warning triangle is placed behind the vehicle that has broken down or behind the accident, it is also required that you put on your hazard lights.
Food and drink:
In Andorra there is something for everyone. There is a lot of fish eaten and both Spanish and French dishes are served here often.
Giving a tip of around 5% in bars and restaurants is common practice.
The shops are open from 09:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday. On Sunday the shops are open until 19:00. Some shops are closed in the afternoon between 13:00 and 15:00. Stores in smaller towns close before the afternoon and are closed on Sundays .
- Mary Immaculate Conception: December
- Christmas: 25 and December 26
- New Year: January 1
- Epiphany: January 6
- Carnival Sunday: March
- Constitution Day: March
Wearing a helmet in Andorra is not mandatory but is strongly recommended (especially for children). In a ski class wearing a helmet is mandatory.
Sunweb offers flights and transfers packages to this resort. You can select which airport you wish to travel from in the PRICES AND BOOKING tab above. It is possible to select different flight departure and arrival times in Step 2 of the booking process.
All Sunweb flights are booked with EasyJet. Hold luggage and ski equipment as luggage are NOT included in your package price. This can be added as an extra in Step 2 of the booking process. The price of luggage varies, as per Easyjets policies. All flight bookings include one cabin bag per person (maximum size of 56 x 45 x 25cm; including handles and wheels).
Please read more about the luggage rules and regulations on EasyJet’s website. When making a flights booking with Sunweb, you are also agreeing to EasyJet’s Terms and Conditions.
Return airport transfers are included in your package price when booking a flight package with Sunweb. These however can be removed in Step 2 of the booking steps if you would like to add in a hire car or seek an alternative travel arrangement. All transfers are shared transfers to and from your accommodation and the airport.
Due to the nature of shared transfers, there may be a wait time at the airport before your departure. This can be up to 1.5 hours. Please note that there will NOT be a Sunweb rep waiting for you at the airport as the transfer is managed by a partner. All information regarding the transfer (meeting point, departure times etc) will be explained on your travel documents that are sent to you 14 days before departure. The transfer will drop you off in the resort area; you may have not be dropped exactly outside your accommodation.
Departure from the UK:
Please ensure that you are not late and have checked in online before arriving at the airport. In addition to checking in online, you will have to enter your passport information. This is called API (advanced passenger information) and you will receive instructions from Sunweb after you have booked the holiday.
Arrival on Resort:
If you are planning on checking in late on your arrival day, it is almost always possible to get into your hotel or apartment. However, it is very important that this is arranged in advance. You will receive your travel documents two weeks before your departure, and this will include instructions on how to arrange your late arrival and collection of the key.
Once you agree to Sunweb’s Term’s and Conditions you are legally obliged to pay for the holiday and any cancellation fees that may apply.
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Your booking will indicate the days for which the lift pass is valid (eg Sunday to Friday). If you want to enter the lift pass on a different day than indicated in the booking steps, you must contact our contact centre by telephone and the booking can be adjusted. Once at the location, it is not possible to enter the lift pass on another day. An extension of the lift pass can often be booked extra; the price for this can be found in the further course of the booking steps. The discount for "no lift pass" can also be found in the booking process.
The ski pass for children up to and including the age of 11 is free (on presentation of a proof of identity). Children from 12 to 17 years receive a discount on the ski pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum.
For seniors from 65 to 69 years old there are reduced rates once at the location, for seniors aged 70 and over the lift pass is free (on presentation of a proof of identity). We recommend that you buy your ski pass at your destination and select 'no lift pass' when booking. For everyone up to 65 years old it is cheaper to purchase the lift pass when making the booking.
Children under the age of 3 are not allowed to travel with the Funicamp gondola. This restriction does not apply to the other lifts.
The above surcharges and discounts are only valid when booking via Sunweb. Different rates are applied once at the location.
- If you have booked ski lessons and you want to switch on the spot to snowboard lessons (or vice versa), € 13, - will be charged. This amount must be paid immediately (before the lesson begins).
- Lessons start on Monday