Andorra

Driving through Port d´Envalira

Driving through the highest Pyrenees road pass

Petr Liška
Wrote 1965 articles and follows him / her 149 travelers
(1 rating)
Driving through Port d´Envalira
Inserted: 01.11.2017
© gigaplaces.com
They been there:

The road leading through the highest Pyrenees road pass Port d´Envalira (2,408 m above sea level) is the only connection between Andorra and France. You may be surprised that you will only pass 8 turns to such a high pass. The road practically still leads through the valley. Mountain lovers may be a little disappointed, as there is a large ski and shopping center near the pass, so the landscape here is not really unspoiled.

Riding Andorra
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Riding Andorra

When driving Andorra, you will feel like it is one big petrol station. You can meet them here every hundred meters. The valley itself is quite narrow, surrounded by steep mountain slopes.

View of Andorra la Vella

The capital of Andorra – Andorra la Vella (1,080 m above sea level) is the highest capital of the European state. Basically, the whole stretches along the main road.

View of Andorra la Vella
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Horses in the pass

It is only 28 kilometers from the capital to the Port d´Envalira.

Horses in the pass
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Looking back to Andorra

From this point of view, it is beautiful to see almost the entire valley through which you climbed the pass. A few serpentines are at the very end, just before the pass.

Looking back to Andorra
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

View of El Pas de la Casa

Right on the border with France is the huge shopping and ski resort El Pas de la Casa (2,090 m above sea level) always besieged by French buyers here cheap hard alcohol, cigarettes and gasoline.

View of El Pas de la Casa
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Mountains around the pass

The mountains around the pass reach about 2,800 meters above sea level and you can go hiking both south and north from the pass.

Mountains around the pass
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Panorama from the viewpoint

If you do not have time for a regular hike, then it pays to climb at least to the view of the restaurant, just above the pass.

Panorama from the viewpoint
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
Applaud the author of the article!
Share it on:

Practical information

Part of itienary

Article: Trip to Andorra

As a small state sandwiched between Spain and France, Andorra offers, thanks to its location, mainly mountain hiking and skiing… continue reading

Trip to Andorra
Thanks!

Have you been there? Write a review of this place

Already rated by 1 traveler

Have you been there? Write a review of this place

You must be logged in to post a review or