Cycle touring route in stages in the Principality of Andorra, which covers the most emblematic passes in Andorra, such as the Coll de la Gallina, La collada de Beixalís or the mythical finish in Ordino Arcalís, passes frequented by the great stage races such as the Tour or La Vuelta.
In addition to these great cols, the route will allow you to discover other lesser-known but spectacular climbs with their high mountain landscapes and the most charming spots in the small Pyrenean country.
One of the particularities of this route is that we will do the stage known as “The route of the 3 nations”, where we will leave Andorra to do a part of the stage through Spanish territory and return through France, to finish in a hotel at the top of the Envalira pass, in a hotel located at an altitude of 2400 m where we can make a good recovery and improve our performance for the next stage. In addition to the ascents and descents through incredible mountain passes, you will discover the culture of this small country, such as its Romanesque churches, viewpoints and typical gastronomy of the Principality.
The first stage starts from the accommodation in the direction of Ordino Arcalís (mythical finish of the Tour de France on several occasions). Once at the top, descend towards Ordino and continue towards Sant Julià de Lòria to climb the second difficulty of the day, El Coll de la Peguera. After reaching the top, it rolls downhill for a few kilometres until it reaches the Coma Bella hotel, where you can enjoy the mountain views and its swimming pool.
You leave the hotel in the direction of Aduana de Sant Julià de Lòria. You will enter Spanish territory to drive a few kilometres to Puigcerdà, where you will enter France to climb the Coll de Puymorens, and on entering Andorra again you will reach the Port de Envalira (the Andorran peak at an altitude of 2,400 metres). Once there, you will descend to the Nordic Hotel to enjoy once again the high mountain landscape and its swimming pool.
You will leave the hotel in the direction of Canillo, to climb the Coll de Ordino, once at the top you will descend to the village of La Massana. Then you will have a long ascent to Port de Cabús (undoubtedly the mountain pass with the most spectacular scenery in Andorra, at an altitude of 2,300 metres). You'll start the descent and take a detour to the resort of Pal/Arinsal (home of the World Mountain Bike Championships and World Cups with its famous Bike Park). Further on, you will continue the descent and a few kilometres of ascent to the Princesa Parc hotel in Arinsal.
You will leave the hotel in the direction of Coll d'Engolasters, to pass next to the lake and do 3 flat kilometres of Sterrato, which was part of the Vuelta a España. When you leave the Sterrato area you will start the second climb of the day to the Coll dels Cortals d'Encamp, once at the top you will descend to the village of Encamp where you will start the hard ascent to the Beixalís pass. You will only have to descend to reach Ordino and the Hotel Coma.
You will leave the hotel towards the centre of Andorra and Sant Julià de Lòria. Once there, you will climb the hardest pass in the Principality, the Coll de la Gallina. At the top, it's time to descend the other side of the pass, and when you reach the village of Bixissarri, start the last ascent to Os de Civís. Afterwards, you will descend to the Tracks Andorra headquarters where you can use the showers in the sports centre and pick up your vehicle to start the return journey.