Andorra Enduro Guided Apartments

These fantastic, well-equipped and spacious apartments are located right in the town centre of La Massana, right at the foot of Vallnord Bike Park. We end up back in town after every day of riding, and when we use theVallnord lift you will pass the front door on every run to the bottom! Additionally they are just across the road from the best bike shop in town, close to the hire pickup and opposite the bike wash station. You are located right at the edge of La Massana town centre, with several supermarkets within easy reach if you are self-catering…and lots of bars and restaurants if you are not! In fact the closest bar is the famous Commencal Spot – 30 seconds from the front door. Each apartment has a living room with well appointed kitchen area, a seperate bedroom and a bathroom with washing machine. Prices still include airport transfers and lift passes, just like our hotel-based holidays.


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Over the last decade and a half we have constantly evolved our Andorran Holiday to become a trail rider’s dream, with perfect natural singletrack unfurling under your wheels at every corner! See below for a rough itinerary, and for detailed info on some of our favourite trails, but we always tailor each week to the group we are riding with, in order to give you the best possible experience.

Andorra truly is a mountain biking paradise; huge, snow capped mountains feel very Alpine, but we have a climate more similar to that of nearby Spain. The positive attitude to bikers from the incredibly warm and friendly locals is amazing, and  the natural riding is staggering…and completely devoid of other trail users!. We are based around Andorra’s busiest & best positioned summer town, full of fellow riders enjoying Pal Arinsal Bike Park (formerly Vallnord), host to the  MTB World Championships for the second time in 2024, and an annual World Cup venue.

Andorra is definitely somewhere you need guiding – there is no official mapping, and the ones which do exist are very inaccurate. Every valley below 1800m is covered in thick forests, so you can’t even see where you are! However, it’s this which makes Andorra almost unique – our trail network is almost deserted, other than by a few locals. The trails are World-class if you know where to find them, but they simply don’t get much traffic – we rarely see anyone else at all! We will take you to phenomenal singletrack in every corner of this tiny country and you are going to be amazed….not just by how good the riding in Andorra is, not even by how incredibly beautiful and unspoiled it is: mainly you are going to wonder “why the hell have I not ridden here sooner?”!

If you want to ride with Singletrack Safari but don’t want to stay in our hotel this option is ideal. This is the best of both worlds: independent accommodation so you can self cater if you prefer and have your own space, but a stress-free, fully guided and supported trip! This holiday is otherwise identical to our more popular Hotel Holiday, but being self-catered accomnodation no food or brekfast is incuded. Don’t want self catering? Check out our hotel option which includes breakfasts, and has an excellent restaurant…

In the evenings we will help the group choose somewhere great to eat, help you book it, and often help you get there in our van too!  We have loads of food options within easy reach to suit any taste or pocket. Or you can always cook in the apartments, of course!

Eating and drinking in Andorra is remarkably cheap – think Spanish prices, minus VAT – so to give you a few examples: a large beer is around 3E (£2), tapas is available from 4E (£3) per dish, a full-sized pizza in a nice restaurant is 10E (£8.50), main meals in most places start from around 10E (£8.50) and if you go to the very best restaurant in town and eat the very most expensive dish on the menu you will still only pay around 25E (£22)!

These apartments are based absolutely in the centre of La Massana – just a few minutes’ walk from several supermarkets if you plan to self-cater, or lots of restaurants & bars if you don’t. We have several of these identical apartments available, so they can be well suited to group bookings – but availability is limited!

 

This option is ideal if, like many people, you want to make your budget go a little bit further by self-catering, or you just want some private space! These apartments boast a decent kitchen, washing machine and other facilities. They are right in the centre of town near great bike shops, and you will have one of the best located post-ride bars next door – the Commencal Spot is a great place to get a beer with dozens of other riders after returning from the trails! The apartments are bike friendly (there is a secure bike storage room in the garage), they have wifi and parking available, plus boast well proportioned rooms, a well equipped kitchen with a coffee machine, kettle and all the bits you will need, and they nearly all boast great views up to the mountains.

Location-wise, this accommodation is based in the centre of La Massana, around 250m from the main lift station, and is surrounded by lots of great places to eat and drink. La Massana offers us an opportunity to really mix up our routes, making use of our unparalleled local contacts – sometimes riding direct from the door, on other days we’ll load your bikes up onto our trailers and use our vehicles to head further afield. We often do point-to-point rides where we start and finish in different locations too. Expect multiple uplifts in any day, plus plenty of use of ski lifts too! The apartments sit in the junction of several huge valleys, and mountains tower all around. This means that there are many amazing descents which return you to town – most of which descend around 1000 vertical metres!

 

Here’s an example of how a typical week looks in Andorra:

Saturday – arrival day; Airport Transfer direct to your hotel. Our staff, will be on site to welcome you, give you a quick tour, show you where to store bikes and explain the facilities etc. Later on, we will all head to a prebooked an evening meal location for the group to meet and get to know each other, and our staff will give you information about the week.

Sunday – first day of guided riding; we often go straight for the high backcountry and hit “Lawnmower” in the morning, followed by “The Boneyard” and “Locals Only” in the afternoon. This day offers a variety of different trails and features so we can get a feel for how the riders in the group tackle various things…it also features two very large van uplifts and at least two very large descents! One of these is before lunch at a local café, the other is in the afternoon after a further van uplift (in lower season weeks this swaps with Monday due to lift opening days).

Monday – riding with your guide from the door we use the local lifts at Pal Arinsal (was Vallnord) – but just because this is one of the best known bike parks in the World doesn’t mean it’s all about man made trails! In fact, some of our toughest, most technical natural riding is hidden away off the edges of the park. We will show you a mix of the best bits of the park before diving off onto hidden trails only locals know about! There are loads of natural trails we love here, so we will usually ride a few such as “Bus Stop”, “Hidden Valley” and maybe “Rocky Road” or “Nutjob” if we think you are doing well! Lunch is usually at the BBQ terrace in the Park.

Tuesday – the third day of guided riding will usually see you back in the van and heading over to the other side of Andorra, to Soldeu, to use the gondola there. From this we can access a choice of trails, often riding things such as “Try the Door”, “Helter Skelter” or “Happy Ending” in the morning.  After lunch at a cafe we may jump back in the van back up to a high mountain pass to ride an alternate version of” Locals Only” called “Pylon” back to town.

Wednesday – strictly speaking this is a Rest Day (like most guided trips) – but many people use this day to ride at the Bike Park, which is on the doorstep. Alternatively you could head into the capital city via cheap, regular buses – the bus stop is right outside! It’s a lovely, clean city with many, many shops. Many people visit The Caldea – Europe’s largest natural spa baths – a big tourist attraction. Wednesday is also the day our 4 night short break guests usually leave.

Thursday – probably again using the local lifts at Pal Arinsal we will get you out onto yet more natural trails, as we can’t fit then all into one day! The super long “Go Rock Yourself” takes a couple of hours with most groups, so is often saved for this day. We may even head to a little-used cable car at the edge of the park which takes you to a separate mountain from where we can ride “1 Brake and a Prayer” and “Lateral Flow” – trails which are absolute opposites! Lunch is again usually at the Bike Park restaurant.

Friday – back in the van, and back to the backcountry! Usually at the end of the week we return to the Soldeu area, but head higher, up above 2500m. After a trail back to town as a warm up (something like “Marmot”) we go and ride one of our two biggest big mountain trails, such as “Ridgeliner” or “Jordis Way” – both of which are over 10km long with over 1000m of vertical height loss! From the valley a final meeting with the van takes us back up to 2000m to ride something like “OCD” which is a super varied 650m descent back to base.

Saturday – departure day: our scheduled transfer service collects you from the hotel door and returns you direct to the airport allowing plenty of time  to get there for your 2 hour minimum check-in window

Holiday Pricing

Our Andorran guided holidays have 3 price points: these simply reflect the amount of uplift (gaining height be vehicles and lifts) which you can expect in those weeks. Mostly this comes down to lift opening dates – we still use vans for uplifts in cheaper low-season weeks, but there may be routes which we have to adapt and do a little more climbing in order to access the highest areas. In higher season weeks we use maximum uplift in order to achieve a huge amount of descending in comparison with how much pedalling there is – we aim for at least 3 times the descending to climbing…and some days we do not climb at all!

Overview Available Dates
(commencing)
7 Night Price Short Break Price Single Supplement Special Offers

– Daily Uplift Supported

Price includes:

– Great apartments
– Self-catering
– Airport Transfers
– Qualified Guides
– Vehicle based Uplifts
– Travel to Trails
– Skills coaching
– Apres Ride Support
– Photos of your trip
– Secure Bike Storage
– Washing Machine
– Wifi
– Kitchen

June 2024
1st – 9 spaces left

7 night holiday, upto 6 days riding

£720

 

 

4 night break, 3 days riding

£595

 

£195 – week
£150- short break

Early Season, Uplift-Supported Weeks

WE NOW FEATURE SOME FORM OF UPLIFT EVERY DAY! These early-season weeks are before the lifts are open fully, but ALL June dates are now lift-assisted daily – this means we will use vehicle uplift for high start/ low finish rides (or the lift at Vallnord) EVERY DAY.

In low-season weeks, even WITH van support there is a bit more climbing than in July, August and September, as these weeks are before the opening of the gondola at Soldeu – so we start very high, and make alterations to our route choices to reflect the extra effort, and we always climb at a very gentle pace! Some routes will also be slightly shorter than in September, as certain linking lifts which we use to add additional descending in high season weeks will not be open.

Certain big-mountain routes involve longer climbs which are avoided in higher priced weeks, but usually no areas or major descents are inaccesable. For example, “Jordi’s Way” & “Ridgeliner” are accessed via a huge van uplift followed by around an extra 300m of climbing which would accessed via a gondola in high-season weeks. But with our new format you will still descend far more metres than you will climb (usually 3x more down)!

– Daily/ Max Uplift Support

Price includes:

– Great apartments
– Self-catering
– Airport Transfers
– Qualified Guides
– Vehicle based Uplifts
– Travel to Trails
– Skills coaching
– Apres Ride Support
– Photos of your trip
– Secure Bike Storage
– Washing Machine
– Wifi
– Kitchen

June 2024

8th – 9 places
15th –  FULL
22nd – FULL
29th – FULL

August 2024
31st – 10 places OFFER

Sept 2024
7th – FULL
14th – 2 places
21st – 5 places
28th – FULL

7 night holiday, upto 6 days riding

£750

MAY MADNESS – AUGUST@ £100 OFF!
WAS £750
NOW £650

4 night break, 3 days riding

£625

MAY MADNESS – AUGUST@ £100 OFF!
WAS £625
NOW £525

 

£195 – week
£150 – short break

June DAILY and September MAX Uplifted Weeks

These are traditionally slightly quieter weeks, athough September now sells out every season! There will be a mixture of vehicle uplifts for high start/ low finish rides, plus use of ski lifts wherever possible.

JUNE DATES are DAILY UPLIFTED – these rides will feature some form of uplift every day, but there may be certain routes that have less uplift than in later weeks. For details see the description of the low-season weeks above.

SEPTEMBER WEEKS now run in MAX UPLIFT format, just like High Season Weeks!

The gondola at Soldeu will now open every day in September, which means that these weeks will run almost like high season weeks, with heavy use of ski lifts and/or vehicle uplifts every single day for high start/ low finish rides and minimal climbing! They are tradtionally slighty quieter weeks, so we are keeping the price down, but the uplift will increase!

During September we aim to achieve at least 75% descending every day, and some days are entirely uplifted! Some short climbs of upto 30 minutes or so are still neccesary mid-route on our biggest backcountry trails, but this is minimised wherever possible – but, of course, there are not always lifts or roads to the very top of highest trails!

– MAX Uplifted

Price includes:

– Great apartments
– Self-catering
– Airport Transfers
– Qualified Guides
– Vehicle based Uplifts
– Travel to Trails
– Skills coaching
– Apres Ride Support
– Photos of your trip
– Secure Bike Storage
– Washing Machine
– Wifi
– Kitchen

July 2024

6th –  1 place
13th – 10 places
20th – FULL
27th – FULL

August 2023
3rd- FULL
10th – 10 places OFFER
17th – available OFFER
24th – available OFFER

7 night holiday, upto 6 days riding

MAY MADNESS – AUGUST@ £100 OFF!
WAS £770
NOW £670

 

4 night break, 3 days riding

MAY MADNESS – AUGUST@ £100 OFF!
WAS £645
NOW £545

 

£275 – week
£180 – short break

High Season, MAX Uplifted Weeks

These high-season weeks have heavy use of ski lifts and/or vehicle uplifts every single day for high start/ low finish rides and involve minimal climbing! If you are wanting to maximise your descents, and minimise your climbing these are the ones to go for as we have the widest uplift options available.

During these weeks we aim to achieve at least 75% descending every day, and some days are entirely uplifted! Some short climbs of upto 30 minutes or so are still neccesary mid-route on our biggest backcountry trails, but this is minimised wherever possible – but, of course, there are not always lifts or roads to the very top of the very best trails!

NEW EXTRA DESCENTS! Many riding days now include a bonus uplift during the day, so you get even more bang for your buck!

Favourite Trails

Lawnmower, Corkscrew +Ridgeliner

Descent: 21km / 2400m
Uplift: 1900m / Climb: 210m/50m/250m

  • Super high altitude descent from the top of the mountain
  • Once in a lifetime 10km descent
  • Incredible views to the valley a thousand metres below
  • Surprisingly less technical than you would expect
  • Feel like you are starring in an MTB movie!
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Trash Panda, Hightower +Boneyard to Pylon

Uplift: 1900m / Climb: 230m
Descent: 19km / 2200m

  • Not everyone will ride all of these!
  • Intense and demanding tech for the most skilled riders
  • Boneyard is suitable for all, and you will ride it!
  • Final 10km flowing woodland descent
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Valira Valley Explorer

Descent: 2450m / 27km
Uplift: 2100m / Climb: 150m/200m

  • Ride the 72 loamy turns of Helter Skelter
  • Explore hidden trails off the Soldeu lift
  • Hold on tight for our Happy Ending?
  • Fast and flowing terrain....
  • ....spiced up with some technical rock gardens!
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Skyfall and Jordi's Way

Uplift: 1500m / Climb: 210m/250m
Descent: 2000m / 20km

  • The wildest rideable "big mountain" trails in Andorra!
  • Huge backcountry views from high altiudes
  • Serious big mountain tech, spaced out by flowing sections
  • Descend past lakes, master backcountry tech and superb forest singletrack
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Hidden Natural Trails Off the Park

Descent: 3000-5000m /30-45km
Uplift: 3000-5000m / Climb: Zero

  • No climbing. Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch.
  • Explore the hidden natural singletrack off the park
  • Ride trails that even the locals don't know exist!
  • Every descent drops over 600m
  • Smooth and flowing...rocky and gnarly; hidden deep in the trees there's something for all tastes
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Locals Enduro Uplift Day

Uplift: 2500m / Climb: 50m/230m/50m/90m
Descent: 2900m / 36km

  • Fantastic van-based uplift day
  • Takes in the best of our original descents with very little effort
  • Choose from fast flowing or incredibly technical trails
  • Take in all the local classic desents in one day: Locals Only, Big Cat, OCD, Tech Neep, Rochefort...
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