Mountain Biking in Andorra
Roam through areas of outstanding natural beauty while practicing your favorite sport.
There are many reasons that make Andorra the ideal place to train both the mind and the body. If you like thrills and the feeling of adrenaline flowing through your veins, you will love Andorra’s bike-parks. The ski-stations carefully prepare the routes so that safety and fun go hand-in-hand. In the Bike Park Soldeu Andorra, which is the largest bike park in the Pyrenees, you can practice all forms of MTB descent, freeride, enduro, cross-country and rallying.
What about riding your bike down the same slopes that you enjoy skiing down in winter?
There are two professional MTB facilities, the Bike Parks in Soldeu Grandvalira and the Vallnord-La Massana. Over 14 tracks at each facility where all disciplines can be practiced including: cross-country, four-cross, wood-park… The wide range of services includes a highly-qualified staff, technical training, and MTB service areas.
Vallnord is one of Andorra’s two mountain bike resorts. Boasting upward of 20 specific trails, the emphasis is definitely on gravity and the majority of riders have 6 inch travel bikes, knee-pads and full-face helmets. But the resort can cater all riders. Trails are incredibly well marked and graded to indicate suitability and level, in fact probably the best grading system you can find in any bike park in Europe.
The town called La Massana is pleasant, charming, modern and accommodation is more reasonable than you would find in Alpine resorts.
Andorra hosted the World UCI MTB Championship in 2015
Andorra also hosted the World Cup MTB downhill and cross country trials in 2008, 2009 and 2013! In 2015 the bike park at Vallnord is the venue for great sporting events such as the Maxiavalanche Europ’ Cup and the UCI MTB & Trials World Championship. Launch yourself onto its descent, four cross or wood park tracks, or introduce your children to this sport in the children’s bike park.
Things you should know
- You’ll see a ‘bike patrol’ crew who are out on the mountain daily to ensure safety and that no one gets lost.
- Expect sunshine and plenty of well-maintained trails.