Staying for the night
There are so many itineraries and routes Andorra offers on which it is completely normal to have to spend the night in one of the shelters offered by the country to fully enjoy its mountains. Many of the itineraries implemented by the Principality are connected to each other and can be reached without taking a vehicle. In fact, you can travel almost the entire country wandering the natural spaces and jumping from valley to valley. The best thing is that Andorra has a wide range of shelters saved and unsaved and, all of them, are in the middle of nature. Here are some of the highlights.
LA ILLA'S SHELTER
The shelter is located in the area near the dam of La Illa's Lake, within the parish of Encamp. It is a land at the head of the Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley with a southwest-facing slope. The refuge is at an altitude of 2,488 meters high and has different rates and services.
N 42º 29 '42' '. E1º 39 '26' '
This refuge is located in the middle of the natural park of the Comapedrosa's valleys (2260m), in the middle of nature, this allows you to spend the night in the refuge and, the next morning, climb quietly to Andorra's highest peak. The construction offers a shelter, meals and other services to more easily access the top.
N 42º 34 '44' 'E 1º 27' 00 ''
The Juclar refuge is located 2,310m high near-by the Juclar ponds, at the end of the Incles valley, in the parish of Canillo. The refuge is kept during the summer months, from June 1st to September 30th, although there is the possibility of opening outside these dates by reservation. When the shelter is closed, an attached free part is enabled, with a capacity of 6 seats.
N 42º 36 '26' 'E 1º 42' 56 ''
DE SORTENY'S SHELTER
The Borda de Sorteny's refuge is a mountain refuge located in the Sorteny Valley's Natural Park, in the parish of Ordino. From this establishment you can discover a range of itineraries on foot and nature trails and idyllic places.
N 42º 37 '21' 'E 1º 33' 53 ''
SISPONY'S NATUR SHELTER
The refuge is located in La Massana, 4km from the ski lift. It has a garden, barbecue area and terrace. This shelter has a free private parking lot and a 24-hour reception. The refuge has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, flat screen TV with satellite channels, dining area, fully equipped kitchen and patio with mountain views.
N 42º 31 '37' 'E1º 29' 11 ''
CABANA SORDA'S SHELTER
The refuge has capacity for 20 people. It is very close to Cabana Sorda's Lake, has a fireplace and the level of ascent to the overnight area is quite easy. On top of that, there is coverage for the mobile phone. Being an unsaved shelter, it is open all year, although maintenance is usually done during the summer months (cleaning, firewood, first aid kit...).
N 42º 36 '42' 'E 1º 40 '20' '
This refuge has a fireplace, tables, benches and porch filled with firewood. It is an ideal refuge to spend a night surrounded by nature and tranquility. It is located in one of Andorra's most acclaimed valleys and the route to reach the area has a medium level difficulty.
N 42º 28 '47' 'E 1º 34 '44' '
The refuge has a fireplace and water nearby. The construction is simple but cozy. It is usually one of the most used shelters during the hot months. Therefore, if you want to spend the night in the area, it is recommended to start the descent to the shelter early in the morning.
N 42º 35 '42' 'E 1º 42' 22 ''
LA VALL DEL RIU'S SHELTER
This unsaved shelter can accommodate 10 people. It is a stone building that has bunk beds and a water spring outside. Maintenance is usually done within the summer months (cleaning, firewood, first aid kit ...). The difficulty level of the route to the refuge is medium-high with 390 meters of unevenness.
N 42º 35 '44' 'E 1º 36' 50 ''
LOS AGOLS'S SHELTER
This shelter is small and has several bunk beds, a fireplace, tables and benches to rest. The building is made of stone and can accommodate 6 people. On top of that, there is a water spring nearby and it is open all year. The walking tour is of medium difficulty and there is mobile phone coverage throughout the area.
N 42º 30 '40' 'E 1º 36' 35 ''
The Claror's refuge is a mountain refuge in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra) at 2280 m altitude. It is located in the Claror Valley, between Prat Primer's hill, Perafita and Lake Nou.
N 42º 28 '12' 'E 1º 33' 53 ''
The refuge has several bunk beds, a fireplace, tables and benches. It also has water near the building. The interior is quite large and can accommodate 10 people. The difficulty level of the walk is medium.
N 42º 29 '57' 'E 1º 40' 53 ''
It is a mountain refuge in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra). It is at 1,875 m altitude and is located in the Madriu Valley, between the Estall and the Collet del Infierno. It is small and easily accessible.
N 42º 29 '31' 'E 1º 35' 43 ''