Travel Blogs from Andorra la Vella
... I envisaged on our trip around Spain. I have to remember that we are at 1400 metres so I guess it is to be expected.
Saturday 31st May
It was overcast and cool this morning but not to be deterred we set off to the Sant Maurici Lake at the head of the valley. Initially the path took us through pastureland and we passed a shepherd complete with his crook, his dog and his flock of sheep.
The lake was beautiful but the wind coming off ...
... is that no one knew where the car entered the river. There were no signs in the town, no skids or damaged walls or fences. The thinking is that the car went into the river a long way upstream and was carried by the fast current until hit a shallower patch by the bridge. They were extremely lucky to ...
When we left Villeneuve/ Pujols it was dull and overcast, but as we drove south it brightened up and turned into a lovely day. we passed through beautiful spring green countryside, mainly agricultural but with some vineyards.
Travelling on D and N roads we passed Agen and Auch, all going well until the dreaded Toulouse ring road!! We got caught up in ...
... from Barcelona, passing through green hills and farmland, which quite suddenly and dramatically segues into steep mountains and valleys.
The ski area, Grandvalira, was formerly several ski areas, which have grown and eventually combined over time. Growing up on the East Coast, I remember that a ski area with 76 runs was a pretty big mountain; Grandvalira has 76 lifts, and could apparently get the entire population of ...
... that our hotel was about 50m from a slope so could just walk down there each morning with our skis, but our skis on, all though I rather struggled with this as was on a slope, then ski down to the lift. For our first run we thought would do a nice blue run, read the piste map, possibly slightly wrong as actually went down the main red run, whoops! But all survived then found the blues, :) over the course of the week I was feeling much ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center