Camping Andorra

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Many will have not have heard about Andorra, a tiny country nestled in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain. The mountainous region is popular for skiing and snowboarding, as well as hiking and biking in the summer months. It's also known for being a tax haven which brings in tourists for duty free shopping. The capital of the same name is as small as the country is, but charming with Romanesque churches, an old quarter and a circular bell tower. While most stay in the hotels and guest houses in the city centre, the tiny country has a wealth of gorgeous campsites and huts which help visitors immerse themselves into mountain life. While most countries it would simply be impossible to list all the sites, Andorra is so small we can accommodate every campsite and hut in the tiny independent state.

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Campsite Janramon

The Janramon Campsite is located in Prat de Moritxo in the heart of the mountains. It's also close to Canillo and the Granvalira cable car which takes adventure seekers to the top of the Pyrenees. The site has 35 grassy level pitches, all of which are spacious and available for campers, campervans, and motorhomes, though none of them have electricity or water hook ups. If you don't want to stay in a tent, you can always book one of the 5 wooden bungalows which come complete with living space, bedrooms, private bathrooms, and a terrace with outdoor furniture for al fresco dining. Facilities including a laundry, hot water 24 hours a day, barbecues, and washrooms with hot showers. There is an onsite restaurant which serves up breakfast and dinner, as well as a fully stocked bar. WiFi is available throughout the camp and pets are permitted.

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Campsite Santa Creu

This small campsite is located just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Canillo. It features over 40 grassy pitches which are available for tents, campervans, and motorhomes, some of which are shady and have electrical and water hook ups. It's close by the Grandvalira Canillo cable car and the Palau de Gel d'Andorra. It's open all year round so you can stay here if you are hiking or biking during the summer, or you want to ski down the pistes or go snow shoeing during the winter months. There are decent washroom blocks with hot showers, power supply, and the campsite is accessible for disabled travellers. They also permit dogs.

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Campsite Borda d'Ansalonga

The basic Campsite Borda d'Ansalonga is located just a couple of kilometres away from Ordino. They have several pitches available for tents, campervans, and motorhomes, some of which have electrical and water hook ups. The campsite boasts a sports area which guests can play football and basketball, caravans which can be rented during the winter season, a game and common room area, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a grocery store with provisions, and full WiFi access. There is also an onsite restaurant serving up delicious mountain food. Dogs are permitted on the camping ground as long as they are kept on a lead.

Campsite Internacional

Campsite International is a high quality budget website located in the beautiful mountainous landscape and has plots available for tents and campervans. They also have comfortable mobile homes if you don't want to camp or you visit during the winter season. They have all the facilities you would expect including washrooms with showers, toilets, power units, and an outdoor heated swimming pool. It's a great base for exploring the amazing countryside, whether it be by foot, bike, ski, or snowboard. There is also a grocery store for provisions, a restaurant serving Andorran food, and a bar for a glass of Spanish or French wine.

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Campsite Pla

The Campsite Pla has been voted 2 stars and is located close to the centre of Canillo, a pretty Andorran village. Just a 2 minute walk away is the Grandvalira Canillo cable car which takes guests up to the top of the mountains. When you return from a day of hiking or mountain biking, there are plenty of facilities at the camping ground. Take a swim in the outdoor pool, cook up a camp dinner on the barbecue, or grab a drink in the bar. The site has laundry facilities, a postal service, power units, internet access, a children's playground, and a common room. They permit pets, so feel free to bring your dog.

Campsite Casal

This campsite is a little more isolated than the rest and is located north near the French border. Don't let that put you off, it's a great spot if you make the effort to reach it. They have plenty of pitches available for tents and campervans, as well as comfortable bungalows to rent throughout the year. You can still reach the Granvalira cable car and the Palau de Gel de Canillo. Facilities include barbecues, washrooms with hot showers, power supply, a children's park, an outdoor swimming pool, laundry services, and an internet connection. Dogs are allowed at the campsite.

Campsite Valira

This two star campsite is just a 15 minute walk from the centre of Andorra la Vella, in a beautiful little spot. For Andorran standards, it's large with over 70 pitches available for caravans and campers. They also have 5 wooden chalets with comfortable bedrooms, living spaces, kitchenettes, and private terraces. Other features including a TV room, power supplies, washroom blocks with hot showers, an indoor heated swimming pool, barbecue facilities, and internet access. Most people come here for the amazing hiking opportunities with paths that wind up through the mountains nearby. Pets are available and you can easily reach the ski slopes of Granvalira just 10 kilometres down the road.

Campsite Xixerella

The Campsite Xixerella is located in a wonderful spot between Erts and Pal. It's small, with just over 30 pitches available for caravans and campers. Some are shaded in the summer months and have electrical and water hook ups. They also have 14 wooden chalets available which are best used in the winter months when the mountains are carpeted in the thick layer of snow. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool, a children's park, ping pong tables, mini golf, and barbecues for rent. All the facilities like washrooms and laundry facilities are decent quality and clean. They have an onsite restaurant serving up delicious Andorran cuisine. Pets are permitted.

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Font de Ferrosins Campsite

This two star campsite is located in the Incles Valley. It's also small with 25 grassy pitches for tents, and 5 pitches for caravans and motorhomes. They also have high quality facilities like washrooms with hot showers. They don't have much else other than a grocery store selling a limited about of provisions, and a small bar which sells cold beers, and wines. Most people stay here for the amazing hiking trails into the mountains nearby. Dogs are welcome at the site.

Natur Cortals de Sispony Hut

The Cortals de Sispony Nature Hut is located between Cim del Pic de Carroi and the Pic de Cubil peak at around 1,600 metres above sea level. It's there as a refuge for hikers and although it isn't camping, it's got the same feel about it. This traditional Andorran borda has everything you need for a comfortable stay including a large common room with tables to eat, a kitchen to make dinner and breakfast, 2 large dormitory style bedrooms where you can bed down for the night after a day of hiking. It also features hot showers, a terraced area with barbecue facilities, and a courtyard area. If you want to go hiking in the area and you want to do it on a budget, the Natur Cortals de Sispony Hut is the place to stay. Comfortable, well maintained, and good value at just US $10 per night.

Borda les Reineres d'Incles Mountain Hut

This traditional Andorran borda is nestled in the beauty of the Incles Valley. It's a comfortable hiking refuge which is used mostly by those who are walking the mountain paths to bed down for the night. It's very small with just 1 bedrooms with 8 dormitory beds. It's comfortable enough, and features a kitchen, a bathroom with hot showers, electricity provided by solar power, and a cosy fireplace in the winter. If you can't let go of your phone, don't worry you can still get signal here. Guests can get down to the Grandvalira ski resort just a kilometre away, easily reachable by a short walk. It's a great place for groups or adventurous families looking to hike, bike, and take part in winter sports. You can easily walk down to the Siscaro and Cabana Sorda Lakes.

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Comapedrosa Mountain Hut

This high refuge hut is located at the foot of one of Andorra's highest mountains close to both the Comapedrosa Pass and the Estany de les Truites Lake, nestled at 2,250 metres above sea level. For a refuge, it's a big one with space for more than 45 adventure hikers. During the summer months the refuge is guarded and simple for hearty meals can be purchased. It also features a little stocked bar, hot showers, toilers, a kitchen area for cooking, bedding, electrical power supply, and a cosy fireplace to keep you warm. It's worth remembering that due to avalanches, it is not open all year round. To reach the hut, you will have to drive to Vallnord-Pal ski slope and then climb up the Cami de l'Estany de les Truites which rise up around 680 metres, a journey which will take around 2 hours. If you arrive in the spring, there is a beautiful waterfall nearby. It's a challenging route to get there, but well worth the effort. Mobile signal is available and if you can bring your dogs should you wish.

Jucla Hut

Another refuge located in an amazing spot near to the Estany Primer Dam in the Jucla Valley. It's another big one with room for up to 43 guests. It's of course busiest during the summer months when it is guarded and meals are offered. It's nestled at 2,300 metres above sea level and opened its doors in the early 90s. The refuge can be reached by walking a one and a half hour climb that ascends almost 500 metres. It's a solid stone structure which is warm during the winter months and cool in the summer. It has a little restaurant and bar serving up simple meals and cold drinks. The bunk beds have comfortable mattresses and bedding. Other features include hot showers, toilets, telephones, kitchens, barbecues, and a cosy fireplace. It's open all year round and you are welcome to bring your dogs. Walking out on a sunny winter morning to look over the wintery mountains is spectacular and shouldn't be missed.

Borda de Sorteny Hut

The Borda de Sorteny Hut is the last refuge on the list and like the rest offers accommodation for adventurous hikers that don't want to camp. It's very basic, but has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It's located in the beautiful mountainous landscape at 1,950 metres above sea level near to the Pleta de Sorteny. The refuge is open all year round and is guarded during that time. They also have hearty meals available, well needed after a bracing day of hiking up the mountain paths. You can't reach the refuge by vehicle. They have 50 dormitory style beds available which all have bedding. There are hot showers, toilets, and kitchen facilities. Don't worry, you can still receive mobile signal here, and even internet access! A good choice for those looking to get away from the tourist areas of Andorra.

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