Nestled into the Pyrenees Mountains and wedged in between Spain and France, Andorra is a tiny European microstate with a proud history of independence and outdoor sport. Via ferrata has long been a popular pastime in the small country, with the ideal combination of plenty of mountains for routes and great views along the way.
Getting to Andorra can be a bit tricky, but is well worth the effort. The airport that services the country is actually located in Spain and, due to its short runway, doesn’t offer many flights. However, you can get there via a connection in Madrid or Marseille. Another option would be to rent a car from either Barcelona or Toulouse.
Once you arrive, be sure to spend some time in the capital city, is one of the most beautifully located cities in all of Europe. Known for its brandies and eclectic mix of old and modern architecture, it is worth spending a day or two becoming acquainted with Andorra la Vella.
The summers in Andorra are cool and dry with average daily temperatures of about 24ºC. At higher elevations storms can form quickly, but are not common. Overall, the country doesn’t get much rain in the summer.
This depends on what you would like to do and how much time you have to spend here. Most guides offer trips that last for either a single day or half-day. Overall, one week should be plenty of time to spend exploring the via ferratas of this mountainous country.
May to September, but some guides offer trips year-round.
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