Luxury holidays in Encamp

Andorra has something of a go-large reputation, yet there are refined pockets of calm to be found – Encamp among them. This peaceful parish at the heart of the principality may feel overshadowed by the bright lights of Andorra La Vella and party pad Pas de la Casa, but it’s all the finer for it. With more of a village feel than its noisier neighbours, Encamp enjoys easy access to the Grandvalira ski area and makes a bucolic spot from which to pick up walking or cycling trails.

When to go

Like its Pyrenean peers, Encamp is a tale of two seasons, drawing wintersport enthusiasts from December to March and hikers and cyclists between May and September. Efficient snow-making in the Grandvalira ski area has you covered, should the ’flakes prove flakey in winter. And in summer, the region’s high altitude takes the edge off summer heat, ensuring temperatures remain walker-friendly. Higher chances of rain and seasonal closures make the autumn months less appealing.

Getting there

  • Planes

    For Encamp, a Spanish approach is your most direct route into the Pyrenees, via Barcelona or Girona airports, both around three hours from Encamp by road. The drive from Perpignan Airport on the French side takes a similar time but is more mountainous.
  • Automobiles

    The fact that Andorra relies on French and Spanish traffic for its livelihood is reflected in the quality of the roads here, which are well maintained and signposted. Inevitably as you climb towards Encamp, there are twists and turns to navigate.