There is more to Grandvalira than just skiing, in fact, Grandvalira is full of beautiful places where you can go for walks, rides on two wheels or dog sledding. Whether you like a dynamic holiday or prefer a relaxing one, whether you’re on your own or with someone else, Grandvalira will capture your heart in summer or winter.
Where to ski in Grandvalira?
The Grandvalira ski area is located in Andorra (Andorra) close to the French border, and was founded in 2003. Its 210 kilometres of ski runs make it the largest ski area in the Pyrenees and one of the largest in Europe.
The ski resort of Grandvalira today consists of Pas de la casa and Grau Roig, Soldeu-el Tarter, Peretol, with 7 access points, all located along the road in France.
There is not only skiing, there are other winter sports such as traditional snowboarding, ski touring, freeskiing and the inevitable heli-skiing, which consists of going up to the peaks by helicopter and sliding down wild paths. For the more adventurous skiers, there are thrill-seeking activities such as freeriding and off-piste skiing.
Because a ski holiday should be fun for the whole family, the resort also has a ski school where the youngest, or even novices, can ski under the guidance of experienced instructors.
Ski equipment hire in Grandvalira
Travel light with ski hire. You will find ski/snowboard equipment in excellent condition, ready when you arrive at the resort, all at an attractive price.
But these are not the only reasons. Professionals will be at your service to guide you in the purchase of your equipment according to your level of skiing, the climatic conditions, your physiognomy or even your budget.
We have found you the best ski rentals in the region:
- Chez Sport 2000
After a day’s skiing, there are many activities and services on offer in this southern European ski resort, all designed for visitors to enjoy a relaxing moment, whether it’s over a drink, a good meal, or any other activity.
Nightlife in Grandvalira
Located at the foot of El Tarter, the Abarset restaurant offers parties throughout the winter. It hosts internationally renowned artists and DJs. It is the ideal place for all the party people who would like to party until the end of the night.
L’Après Amélie is a terrace with a spectacular view from which you can enjoy the panorama while tasting a sumptuous gastronomic menu, all accompanied by a good cocktail.
Sunset Park Peretol by Henrik Harlaut
Still not tired? Then head to Sunset Park Peretol by Henrik Harlaut. It is the only night snowpark in the Pyrenees. It is easily accessible by road and has a car park. However, you must have a ski pass to access it. You can buy a pass directly in the snowpark between 3pm and 9pm.
Gastronomy in Grandvalira
Because we couldn’t do an article on Grandvalira without talking about the culinary specialities of the Pyrenees. There are many restaurants and pubs where you can taste typical Pyrenean dishes, such as Bayonne ham, Catalan black pudding, Catalan fuet, cargolade, boles de picoulat, garbure béarnaise, mongetado ariégeois, etc. So many dishes that will satisfy the most gourmet among you! Now that we have finished making your mouth water, we give you the list of the most famous restaurants in Grandvalira.
- For a mix of culinary traditions, let yourself be seduced by L’informal, this restaurant offers Franco-Spanish cuisine, a caliente atmosphere guaranteed!
- Do you want to enjoy a green setting or a snowy mountain, depending on the period you choose? Then Roc de les Bruixes is the place to go.
- Want to enjoy a good steak with a delicious glass of wine? Head to the Wine & Meat Bar.
- Looking for a breathtaking view? Go to the El Racó de Solanelles restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal.
- Do you like beautiful views? We’ve got just what you need! The Cool Blanc KSB restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the French Pyrenees, the Carlit mountain range and the Spanish Pyrenees. It offers simple and delicious French cuisine, recipes for duck breast, cassoulet, confits…
- The restaurant La Trattoria is also a good place to diversify your diet. You will have the possibility to eat pizzas, but also to taste quality Italian dishes, all cooked before your eyes thanks to the show cooking.
- The Costa Rodona self-service restaurant offers an all-inclusive buffet of hot and cold dishes.
Grandvalira Wellness Centre
Why not end your day in a jacuzzi? After a busy day, head to the Caldea Andorra wellness centre. It has 6,000 m2 of indoor and outdoor lagoons, saunas, jacuzzis, waterfalls, bubble beds, hot marble, grapefruit baths, Indo-Roman baths and the list goes on. This resort has everything you need for a guaranteed relaxing time.
Shopping in Grandvalira
Just a few kilometres from Grandvalira is the town of Soldeu with its many shops, where shopping enthusiasts can enjoy themselves. The areas are well connected and can be reached in 30 minutes by shuttle bus. The prices are often attractive and you can get a good deal.
The Catalunya region, a diversion on the Costa Blanca
The city of Barcelona is 190 km from Grandvalira. Here you can do some shopping, but also eat the inevitable tapas or a good paella. If your holiday in Andorra is not during the winter season, you will have the opportunity to combine the sea and the mountains. An unforgettable family holiday!