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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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Welcome to Hostel Micolau in Arinsal - Pal, Vallnord, Andorra - Official Website - Best Rates Guaranteed

In a privileged situation you will find the Hostel Micolau, a small (mountain) hotel surrounded by nature some spectacular views of the “ Valls del Nord”. The building, dated to the XIX century is one of the oldest buildings in the Arinsal village. After been totally renovated in 2009, a perfect balance has been achieved conserving the charm of a small hostel steeped in history with the design and comfort of the present day.


In the winter and only 50 meters from the hostel, it is the cabin lift/gondola that takes you to the ski resort of Arinsal, one of the resorts of Vallnord, where you can practice all types of winter sports.


In the summer the hostel is the perfect place to start an excursion to the Valleys of Coma Pedrosa Nature Park, (Parque Natural de los Valles de Coma Pedrosa.) and its natural surroundings of flora, fauna and high mountain peaks.


The hostel is also adequate for those who practice mountain biking and would like to enjoy the Vallnord Bike Park.

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Activities in Arinsal

Arinsal has an impressionable offer of activities all year round.

Guided excursions

There is at your disposition the possibility to buy guided excursions on foot or on horseback which you can take on which ever day during your stay.


The Comapedrosa Nature Park in the Parish of La Massana has as its principal attractions high mountain scenery and six glacial lakes that are hidden amongst its 1,500 h of territory. It is the highest area in the country with all visitors gazing at the highest peak, Comapedrosa (2,942 m) which dominates the valleys and has an exceptional panoramic view.


The characteristics of the park, with various peaks over 2,700 m make this an exceptional area for excursionists. Expert mountaineers have at their disposal a guide where they can find itineraries to climb distinct peaks, the Pla de l´Estany or Les Fonts. In the summer there are guided tours to get to know the flora and fauna, geomorphology and geology of this natural area.


This eco tourist offer is quite large and includes various levels of difficulty. For example, the hike along the river Pollóses is a short excursion and not difficult, ideal for the whole family. But, to reach the peak of Comapedrosa you would have to be fit as it is an excursion which takes most of the day along high mountain paths. With a variety of marked paths and circuits designed to traverse the park everybody can have a chance to be in contact with nature. There is also an interpretative circuit where each person can go along at their own pace where they will find signs that explain in simple form the characteristics and particularity of the park.


The Comapedrosa Park has three mountain refuges for those who like hiking. The refuge Les Fonts and Pla d´Estany are open all year and are free. The Comapedrosa refuge has a guard and offers food. This is open from mid June to the end of September.

Forfait Vallnord bike park

Vallnord is the BTT paradise and offers its visitors all the necessary forms of exploring and enjoying the maximum tranquility and magic of the Pyrenees. BTT cross country circuits, downhill, 4X4, quads, mountain carts, horses, ponies, cable pulley, archery, map reading with or without a guide, mountain itineraries, local paths, hiking and other activities.


The Bike Park is the biggest in the Pyrenees.


Cross country circuit, bike trial area for experts and a beginner’s circuit, downhill circuits with various technical difficulties, wood park, wall rides, bridges and 3 m drops but also areas for the non experts. A spectacular four cross designed by Cedric Garcia and used during the BTT World Championships in 2008 and 2009.

Quads

The trails for adults can be found in Pal with different levels of difficulty and always accompanied by an expert guide. Gravel and earth trails, trees and rivers are some of the principal attractions along the routes.


In Pal they organize 30 minute excursions, ideal for families and a good way to have your first contact with this type of vehicle. The itinerary takes you along an enjoyable technical area, full of obstacles starting at the Pla de la Caubella until El Pla de la Clot.

4x4

Vallnord offers you three 4X4 routes, the Carlista war route, the valley of Cardós and the Contraband route. All these routes have a map book like all adventure and raid trails.


The length of the excursion can be half day or full day and can also combine other outdoor activities like rafting or an excellent meal in one of the typical local restaurants.


In the 4X4 itineraries we would suggest the Contraband route with its mysterious and emblematic Tor Mountain. The excursion ends with an aperitif in a local farmhouse.

Admission to the Caldea thermoludic centre

Caldea, in Andorra la Vella, is more than a spa and distinct from a health resort.

This center with thermal waters and more than eighty types of health treatment is a must to visit. Enter into the large lagoon and take a trip around the unforgettable installations available, made so you can enjoy its thermal waters in all its conditions, from vapor to ice.

Admission to Naturlandia

To see and feel nature is to visit the Eco Park. One of the principal attractions at Naturlandia is the Tobotronc, the longest natural toboggan run in the world, 5.3 kms long. A ride through natural surroundings on the Tobotronc on a comfortable two seater sledge that you control at all times.


Another way to visit La Rabassa and the mountains of Andorra.


A 400 m2 ecological skating rink situated at the base camp sector.


For the younger ones, a small circuit through natural surroundings where they can enjoy and experience a mini adventure on the back of a pony.


An exciting obstacle course where you can acquire and practice your skills and handiness necessary to dominate a bicycle, with games, balancing exercises, coordination, turns and jumps.


Guided excursions along a sign posted mountain walk.


Junior circuit with quads where they can learn with total security and maximum fun.


A Baby Park, free entrance, with a games area for the smaller ones.

Open all year with a lot more activities waiting for you.

Admission to the Palau de Gel

A spacious sports centre in the Parish of Canillo with an ice rink, swimming pool, gym, sauna, tennis and squash.

Admission to Ordino sports centre swimming pool and spa

Sports Area:  fully equipped gymnasium with class instruction areas. In this area, apart from normal fitness training, there are the latest fitness activities like POWER, PUMP, BODY, BALANCE, static cycling etc. Four changing rooms, squash and two UVA cabins.


Aquatic Area: acclimatized swimming pool 25x12.5 m, children´s pool, natural solarium, Diverse activities which allows you to practice individually or with the family (swimming, swimming for babies, water polo, aqua gym etc.)


Relax Area: the perfect place to relax after training or a day´s work, Sauna, Turkish bath, 7 seater Jacuzzi, two bi-thermal showers.

Golf Pitch and Putt

The El Torrent Pitch and Putt course is at the Camping Xixerella, near Pal where you can play in complete natural surroundings. Play the nine holes or exercise in the practice area is an ideal way to slow down or when the family needs to relax.