The second day we start with the 20kms on road back through the capital until we arrive at the border crossing of La Farga de Moles. Once through, we turn left, and on a road with many hairpin bends and sharp bends, we start our ascent to the highest point of this valley. Towards the end the road is lined by majestic trees which ends at La Rabassa the principal cross-country ski station in Andorra where we’ll take a short stop for a drink on the terrace. Read more
After John’s briefing, you will all go to a nearby fuel station to fill up and then your adventure begins. Some interesting winding roads will take us up to the pretty village of Pal, (La Massana Parish) with it’s romanic church of Sant Climent. Onwards and upwards passing the ski station of Vallnord until we get to the high point at the Port de Cabus (2300m) which is the unattended border where we cross into Spain. We are now on off-road trails winding down through the Valls of Seturia through the tiny, little inhabited village of Tor, and on through some narrow gorges following the river. This was well known in the past as one of the main smugglers routes out of Andorra to Spain, both for refugees escaping the Nazis and for contraband – tobacco and alcohol! Read more
Our tour itineraries in Andorra are suitable for all riders with some experience.
Our 2-day biking tour is geared to those riders who have a limited time available but need to escape for some great off-road motorbiking.
Ride the many mountain and valley trails, whilst admiring and enjoying the wonderful surroundings in this part of the world. During the days we’ll be stopping at cafes for a quick refreshment, viewpoints to gaze out over the countryside, and small mountain restaurants serving wonderful local dishes – you mustn’t leave Andorra without trying the escudella soup, trinxat (local bubble & squeak) and fresh river trout. Read more
We were picked up at Barcelona airport by a very comfortable private shuttle bus, then driven a couple of hours through stunning scenery to our destination in Andorra.
If you are one of those people who look for ways to de-stress yourself while attaining new levels of excitement, then you’ll enjoy driving one of the Can-Am 800cc and 500c that Motoaventures offers – the quad of the moment designed for you to conquer the mountain and desert terrains we take you to. An ideal offroad vehicle for those with an adventurous spirit who want to experience nature and an incredible sense of freedom but don’t have a bike licence.
To take part on any journey in an unhospitable and exotic land such as Morocco, where the unexpected can always occur, the right equipment and correct mode of transport is indispensable. We consider no better motorbike has been designed to deal with the rocky mountain tracks, deep sandy riverbeds, vast dry desert lakes, sand and dunes than the ones we have – KTM 450 EXCs.
In Spanish there is a proverb – “Mala hierba nunca muere” which roughly translated could be our “the devil looks after his own” – and the BMW GS could be considered an ideal fit for this. During the German manufacturer’s 40 years creating trail bikes, this particular model is considered one of the best-known ones, a bike to be seriously considered in the world of trail.
Our final day biking through this beautiful part of Europe. The Pyrenees with it’s national parks has many little known places to visit. Today we will bike out over the Port de Cabus pass we did on the first day and follow down through the old smugglers route through the gorge.
Today the first 18kms towards the Spanish border is on road. We leave Ordino, fuel up and bike on down through Andorra town and before the border town of Sant Julià we turn right and wind our way up to the church and Parador hotel of Canollich. The road up is quite narrow and there are many tight hairpin bends so clutch control important. Once at the top we will stop for a coffee in the sun on the terrace of the Parador and gaze out over the wonderful open views across the Valleys of Andorra. A couple of kms further and we are onto the track. We will spend the morning winding our way through the forests, hidden valleys, quiet villages and crossing small streams until we get to lunch. Every now and then we will pop out on a mountain top and stop to appreciate yet another beautiful view.
Back down through Andorra to the Spanish border and once through we turn off and bike onto our trails for today. Our coffee stop will be on the terrace of the “unofficial” La Rabassa cafe stop. Leaving here we branch left and start an amazing climb up to the “Pic Negre” meaning black point probably due to the fact that the ground is predominantly slate and dark.