Andorra Enduro Guided BASiC

Andorra is the most difficult place you can imagine trying to navigate without a guide – there is no official mapping, and the ones which do exist all contradict each other, and are very inaccurate. Additionally, almost 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 in Western Europe – our trail network is almost deserted, other than by a few locals and guided walkers. There’s no lack of trails once you know where to find them, but they simply don’t get much use. The only busy trails tend to unrideable walking routes up in the craggiest areas, where you wouldn’t want to be with a bike anyway! This means that almost wherever we ride we barely see anyone at all. We take you to phenomenal singletrack in every corner of this tiny country, yet we have genuinely had weeks where we have not met another trail user! You are going to be amazed, not just by how good the riding in Andorra is, not even by incredibly beautiful and unspoiled it is: mainly you are going to wonder “why the hell have I not ridden here sooner?”!

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We have gradually evolved our Andorran Holiday over the past few years – it has become a trail rider’s dream, with perfect natural singletrack unfurling under your wheels at every corner! See the bottom of the page for info on some of our favourite rides, but we always tailor each week to the group we are riding with, in order to give you the best possible holiday. We gradually increase the difficulty of the riding so you go home full of confidence and new-found skills.

Our 6-times-a-day free transfer service from Barcelona airport brings you directly to the door of our fantastic, bike-friendly 4-star hotel at the heart of the small town of La Massana. Nestled deep in a beautiful wooded valley, the town sits at the foot of enormous mountains in every direction – you can descend over 1000m from the peak of nearby Cubil to the hotel door, without turning a pedal. Our accommodation is based 10 seconds from the main lift station, and is surrounded by lots of great places to eat and drink. It is Andorra’s busiest & best positioned summer town, full of fellow riders enjoying Vallnord Bike Park, host to the 2015 MTB World Championships and now an annual World Cup venue.

Despite the budget-focussed accomodation you are still based absolutely in the centre of La Massana. As mentioned earlier this is Andorra’s most vibrant and lively summer town – it’s not an out of season ski resort, it is a fully functioning small town filled with shops, restaurants and bars. The locals are incredibly bike-friendly and you are guaranteed of a warm welcome – especially in the hotel, which is family run, despite being very new, and is ranked number 1 in TripAdvisor.

BASiC stands for Bike And Stay incredibly Cheaply – and other than simple accomodation, this holiday is identical to our famous, full-blooded 4* Holiday. All guests on both trips ride together, you still get exactly the same airport transfers, daily vehicle uplifts, the best guides in the business and some of the finest riding on earth… but instead of our traditional high-end accomdation you stay in a locally run budget hotel. This hotel is located only 2 minutes walk from the 4* hotel, right in the centre of La Massana.

This option is ideal if, like many people, you don’t have nearly as much interest in luxury as you do in riding your bike!

Rather than staying in our usual shiny 4 star hotel we instead accomodate you in a very simple, family run local hotel. These are deceptively known in Catalan as a “hostal”, but it’s not a Hostel in the english-language sense: you get your own room, and there is a bar/ restaurant. The accomodation is clean and tidy, but stripped back to basics- so it’s not going to be anywhere near the quality of our main accomodation, but it does the job fine! There is bike storage, but unlike guests at our 4* hotel there’s not much indoor bike “working” space, and you haven’t got direct access to our mobile workshop equipment – again, this is at our main hotel. Please note that this option is still INCLUSIVE of breakfasts in the hotel – but unlike our 4* hotel it’s a more simple continental affair.

The rooms typically accomodate between 1 and 4 people, and the hotel is located right in the centre of La Massana, with an outdoor terrace at street level where you can enjoy a beer – there’s usually plenty of riders using the hotel bar between runs at Vallnord for exactly this reason.

It’s only a hundred yards from the centre of the town, moments from the bike shops, lift station and the 4*hotel where other guests stay. It is opposite a small town square with a creperie and historic buildings, and if you are emerging from riding the secret natural singletrack at Vallnord with us you return straight to the front door of the hotel from the end of the trails! There’s a host of local cafes, bars and restaraunts within very easy reach too.

Location-wise, this accommodation offers us an opportunity to really mix up our routes, making use of our unparalleled local contacts – we will sometimes ride direct from the door, and at other times we’ll load your bikes into vehicles and head further afield too. Andorra is incredibly mountainous, but we don’t spend much more than 20 minutes or so in the van at any time. We often do point-to-point rides where we start and finish in different locations too. La Massana sits in the junction of several huge valleys, and mountains tower all around. This means that there are several amazing descents which return you right to the front door – most of which descend around 1000 vertical metres!

After an amazing day on the trails you’ll be more than happy to head back to La Massana for a cold (and cheap!) – beer from a frosted glass! If you need spares there are lots of big, well stocked bike shops. Remember that Andorra is basically tax-free, so there are sometimes genuine bargains to be had! You can also rent high quality bikes here – unlike many shops in the Alps the machinery is top quality, well maintained and usually current season. You’ll find loads of brands including, of course, our sponsors Santa Cruz; the famous company are really pushing locally and seem to be taking over the town! We have a hire page elsewhere on the site for the hire partner with whom we work if you want to arrange a shiny carbon Bronson or other models for your visit too..

Another benefit of La Massana is that you can jump on a very cheap bus almost outside the hotel and be in the capital city – La Vella – in less than 10 minutes. The city is famous as one of the premium duty-free shopping destinations in the world. There are hundreds and hundreds of shops, from big-name brands to department stores…even bike shops! Prices are quite a bit cheaper than the UK – and you will find that the dozens of electrical stores will even let you haggle if you need a new gadget. Also in the city you will find Europe’s largest Spa baths (The Caldea) which are enormous, great fun and are always well-loved by everyone who visits them – it’s not “just for girls” – we couldn’t get the boys from Dirt to leave!

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 9E (£6), main meals in most places start from around 10E (£7) 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 (£19)!

Spending a week in Andorra really does not mean spending a lot of money – you will be very hard pushed to find a better value-for-money riding destination anywhere in Western Europe! You will probably spend half as much money here as you would compared with the Alps…unless you go into the bike shops and get excited, of course…

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!

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7 Night Price Short Break Price Single Supplement Special Offers

– Daily Uplift Supported

– Fully Guided
– Budget Hotel
– Simple Breakfasts
– Simple Bike Store
– Choice of transfers

Not Available 2023




4 night break, 3 days riding


£140 – week
£100 – short break

NEW FOR 2022 MORE UPLIFT! // Early Season, Uplift-Supported Weeks

FOR 2022 WE WILL NOW FEATURE SOME FORM OF UPLIFT EVERY DAY! These early-season weeks are before the lifts are open fully, and in previous years there were days where we rode circular routes without lift-support. From 2021 we will now use we be lift-assisted daily – this means we will use vehicle uplift for high start/ low finish rides (or the lift at Vallnord) EVERY DAY.

Please be aware that in low-season weeks, even WITH van support there is more climbing than in July, August and September, as these weeks are before the opening of the gondola at Soldeu – but we do make alterations to our route choices to reflect the extra effort, and we always climb at a gentle pace with plenty of stops! 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 avoided in higher priced weeks, but usually no areas or major descents are inaccesable. For example, “Jordi’s Way” & “Ridgeliner” are accessed via van uplift followed by around an extra 350m 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!

– Daily/ Max Uplift Support

– Fully Guided
– Budget Hotel
– Simple Breakfasts
– Simple Bike Store
– Choice of transfers

Not Available 2023




4 night break, 3 days riding


£140 – week
£100 – short break

NEW FOR 2022 MORE UPLIFT! // Mid Season, DAILY and 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.

NEW FOR 2022 – 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

– Fully Guided
– Budget Hotel
– Simple Breakfasts
– Simple Bike Store
– Choice of transfers

Not Available 2023




4 night break, 3 days riding


£140 – week
£100 – short break

NEW FOR 2022 – 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 FOR 2022 – EXTRA DESCENTS! We trialled some tweaks to our format recently, and we are rolling it out fully in 2022; 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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