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Skyrace Comapedrosa Arinsal Andorra 2016

SKYRACE COMAPEDROSA 2016

The race returns to the Skyrunning elite scoring for the Sky Series of Skyrunner® World Series

The SkyRrace Arinsal, with 15 kilometers and 1,415 meters of positive altitude change, completes the race program

Registrations for the SkyRace Comapedrosa are now available for an edition that is set to break records for attendance and participation. The World Series of Skyrunning International Federation have chosen the SkyRace Comapedrosa as the sixth race of the Sky Series, in a competition that will consist of 8 races in 6 countries on 3 continents, and will land in Andorra on July 31, 2016.

The SkyRace Comapedrosa keeps the tough 21 kilometers with 2280 meters of positive altitude change track. A highly demanding race that crowns the peak of Comapedrosa, the highest of Andorra, which is climbed in 900 meters on two kilometers.

The program of the race will be completed with the SkyRace Arinsal of 15 kilometers and 1415 meters of positive altitude gain,  which in turn will also be a race for the promotion of young talents with an special ranking for runners between 15 and 18 years.

Registration is now available at.ticketoci.net

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Cirque du Soleil 2016 Andorra: Scalada Vision

  • VISION invites you to discover a world full of surprises, technology and magic with which you will recognise a multitude of unmistakable elements of Andorra. As something new, Scalada: VISION will be performed under a spectacular tent. A 100% magic and perfect stage for this new show.

  • SHORT SYNOPSIS

    VISION, a new performance that will show you an imaginary, surrealistic and futuristic world at the hand of a boy and his little sister, whose sentimental connection is apparently unalterable.
    The main characters in this edition will be taken to the future, to a new dimension between reality and fiction. The brother and sister will be faced by their own separation in a totally unknown universe on a trip in which each one must overcome the challenges of their own reality for themselves. Only their instinct and their strong fraternal bond will be the key to their meeting again.

    WHEN?

    Scalada: VISION will be showing every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 2nd to 30th July 2016. The show will begin at 10 p.m. and will have a duration of 60 minutes. There will also be a 30-minute animation shown prior to the show.

    WHERE?

    The show will be located in the public car park of the Parc Central, in the centre of Andorra la Vella, and will have a capacity of 5000 people per session. This year, the show will take up nearly all of the space. There will be a catering area on-site where food and drinks can be purchased.

    HOW?

    There are 2 types of tickets. Free tickets will give access to the area in front of the stage, and is standing room only. Paid tickets are seated in the stands.

     

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26-02-2016

Cirque du Soleil 2016 Andorra: Scalada Vision

  • VISION invites you to discover a world full of surprises, technology and magic with which you will recognise a multitude of unmistakable elements of Andorra. As something new, Scalada: VISION will be performed under a spectacular tent. A 100% magic and perfect stage for this new show.

  • SHORT SYNOPSIS

    VISION, a new performance that will show you an imaginary, surrealistic and futuristic world at the hand of a boy and his little sister, whose sentimental connection is apparently unalterable.
    The main characters in this edition will be taken to the future, to a new dimension between reality and fiction. The brother and sister will be faced by their own separation in a totally unknown universe on a trip in which each one must overcome the challenges of their own reality for themselves. Only their instinct and their strong fraternal bond will be the key to their meeting again.

    WHEN?

    Scalada: VISION will be showing every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 2nd to 30th July 2016. The show will begin at 10 p.m. and will have a duration of 60 minutes. There will also be a 30-minute animation shown prior to the show.

    WHERE?

    The show will be located in the public car park of the Parc Central, in the centre of Andorra la Vella, and will have a capacity of 5000 people per session. This year, the show will take up nearly all of the space. There will be a catering area on-site where food and drinks can be purchased.

    HOW?

    There are 2 types of tickets. Free tickets will give access to the area in front of the stage, and is standing room only. Paid tickets are seated in the stands.

     

29-11-2015

9º World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism

The World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism is an initiative of Andorra’s 7 Communes, the Government of Andorra, and the World Tourism Organization, aimed at setting up a permanent discussion forum on the development and sustainability of tourism in mountain areas. It is held every two years and is organised by each Commune in rotation.

Since its inception in 1998, the Congress has focused on the most innovative topics of the time, deriving from the analysis of touristic and social trends, the economic situation, and the development of communication and analysis tools.

For this reason, and supported by the increase in participants at each edition, the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism in Andorra has become an international benchmark for the exchange of knowledge regarding trends, tools, and opportunities for tourism development in mountain areas.

 

2016 Edition

Sport has come into fashion. Each year more and more people choose a destination to do active tourism, and most do so with their family or a group of friends.

According to the Global Report on Adventure Tourism published by the World Tourism Organisation and the Adventure Travel Trade Association in 2014, sport and adventure tourism generates 263,000 million dollars around the world, and has risen 195% in the last two years.

According to this report, the beauty of the natural surroundings is the most important factor when choosing a destination, followed by the offer of activities and the climate.

Sports such as cycling, hiking, climbing and mountain races are clearly being done more and more, while other mature activities such as skiing increase their potential with the product diversification.

Sport and adventure have therefore become a very promising combination for mountain destinations, both due to the greater demand and the business model, whose atomisation of suppliers and services means that its benefit has a wider effect over the territory.

Over the two days of the congress, we will see interesting success cases from public and private initiatives. We will analyse the new market demands linked to healthier and more active lifestyles, we will see the new marketing tools in which the consumers become prescribers, and find out how a traditional activity like hiking has come back into fashion and how this affects the development of products of sports brands and destinations.

We look forward to seeing you from 2 to 4 March 2016 to deal with these and other very interesting subjects!

Access to conferences of 2014 edition

Summary of previous editions

The first edition of the Congress, in 1998, was held in Escaldes-Engordany, under the name of The World Congress on Snow Tourism and Winter Sports. It brought together some 150 participants from 24 countries and served as a starting point for subsequent editions. Together the participants analysed the situation of snow destinations, and reflected on the future prospects of the sector.

10-10-2015

2016 UCI MTB World Cup in Vallnord, Andorra

2016 UCI MTB World Cup in Vallnord Andorra

The Union Cycliste Internationale’s (UCI’s) 2016 season of major mountain bike events will be marked by the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the UCI World Championships in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic (for Olympic cross-country – XCO) and Val di Sole, Italy (downhill and four-cross – DHI and 4X), as well as the return of Cairns (Australia) and La Bresse (France) to the World Cup. As in 2015, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano will include nine rounds in 2016.

The World Cup will include six rounds for XCO and seven for DHI

The French round in La Bresse (XCO) and the Andorra round in Vallnord (XCO and DHI) return to the UCI World Cup calendar.

  • 9-10 Apr UCI MTB WORLD CUP - DHI Lourdes FRA
  • 23-24 Apr UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO - DHI Cairns AUS
  • 4-5 Jun UCI MTB WORLD CUP - DHI Fort William GBR
  • 11-12 Jun UCI MTB WORLD CUP - DHI Leogang AUT
  • 9-10 Jul UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO - DHI Lenzerheide SUI
  • 6-7 Aug UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO - DHI Mont-Sainte-Anne CAN
  • 3-4 Sep UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO - DHI Vallnord AND
  • 6-11 Sep UCI MTB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - DHI/4X Val Di Sole IT

 

THE 2015 UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE & TRIALS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN VALLNORD BIKE PARK LA MASSANA FINISH WITH A GREAT SUCCESS OF PUBLIC AND SPECTACULAR SPORTS SCORES

The 2015 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships have finished with the dispute of the most spectacular discipline, the Downhill. The balance of the event, both by the organization and the International Cycling Union has been very positive and, in the words of the UCI representatives have been excellent both for the organizational and the sportive aspects, thanks to the passion of the organization and the commitment shown by marshals and volunteers, and a sensational influx of public that has filled Downhill, Cross-Country and Trials areas”. 

The UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships in Vallnord Bike Park La Massana will be remembered as one of the most tough and spectacular, marked by adverse weather in the Junior and U23 XCO competitions, and by the great results of riders like Nino Schurter and Pauline Ferrand Prevot in XCO, and Loïc Bruni and Rachel Atherton in Downhill. The spectacularitiy of competitions like Trial and XCE have delighted the public and created a fantastic atmosphere.

Accommodation in Andorra during the 2016 UCI MTB World Cup in Vallnord

During the UCI World Champs celebrated last summer here at our home country, we were hosts to the Australian & Colombian Cycling Teams offering them accommodation, meals and our specially adapted facilities for cyclists (including bike workshop, bike cleaning, indoor parking, etc).

So if you are planning to come next September, go ahead and make your reservation before availability runs out. If you are looking for rooms at an affordable price, you can book yours in www.hotel-micolau.com. And if what you need is a fully equipped apartment, please visit www.santmoritz.com.

Please contact us for any questions on the phone +376 737 878 ​​or by email at santmoritz@santmoritz.com.

 

The Sant Moritz Group Team.

06-10-2015

Tour de France 2016 in Andorra

THE TOUR DE FRANCE TO VISIT ANDORRA IN 2016

The next cycling competition will be held on French soil from July 2 to July 24, 2016, without any alteration in spite of the fact it is an Olympic year.

 

At the moment few details are known of the Tour 2016. First dates: will be held from 2 to July 24, without any alteration although it is an Olympic year. Rio 2016 will not begin until August 5. It is also known that the next Tour de France 2016 will be starting in the French department of La Manche, after two consecutive outputs from abroad. It will start from Mont St. Michel, for a stage line 188 kilometers to the 1944 landing beaches of Utah Beach. We already know that in the next Tour has emerged that only two stages will be held in Andorra, seven years after the last visit of the French round the Principality, and which together one of the days off would take place.

The country of the Pyrenees, which had a stage in the Tour of Spain last summer 2015, will also be present in the course of the next round of the 2016 French cycling tour for the fifth time in its history.

 

The Tour de France finally returns to Andorra next year with stage with a final stage, a day off and out the next day. This will be the fifth time that Andorra hosts a stage of the Tour. The last time was in 2009, in a step that left Barcelona and won the French Brice Felliu on top of Ordino-Arcalis. Since 1993, however, Andorra had not been home to the Tour de France.

Next Tour de France 2016, which will be officially launched on October 20 this year, we know only the departure date, which will be on July 2 in Le Mont Saint-Michel, and the Andorran stage. The Tour of Spain 2015, which belongs to ASO, the organizer of the Tour de France, also visited Andorra on 2 September, with a stage held entirely in the Principality of 138 kilometers and 5,000 meters of altitude, which has designed by Purito Rodriguez.

 

Accommodation in Andorra during the Tour de France 2016

Meanwhile, the national Tourism Minister said that "Andorra has always wanted, wanst and will continue wanting to host stages of the Tour de France", and emphasized that the race involves "prestige, values ​​and audience".

So go ahead and make your reservation before availability runs out. If you are looking for rooms at an affordable price, you can book yours in www.hotel-micolau.com. And if what you need is a fully equipped apartment, please visit www.santmoritz.com.

Please contact us for any questions on the phone +376 737 878 ​​or by email at santmoritz@santmoritz.com.

 

Team Sant Moritz Group.