Cycling is a sport with deep roots in Andorra and the country is well known as a biker’s paradise. Some of the best European Cycling events, like Tour de France or Vuelta de España, have discovered Andorra in their mountain stages. The mountains host the best riders worldwide in downhill or cross-country during MTB World Cup organized by UCI.
Andorra is also home for the best international cyclists, which benefit from a high-altitude natural training environment and you will often see them training with their teams or on their own. Over 50 top professional cyclists live here like Purito Rodriguez, Julian Alaphilippe, Simon and Adam Yates, Egan Bernal, Dan Martin, Rohan Dennis, Enric Mas, and many others.
In Andorra there are also three Andorran Bike brands, which design and test bikes in our mountains. Commençal is the most veteran, with offices in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Mexico, but designing their award-winning bikes in the little town of Erts. Their specialty is downhill, enduro and e-bikes, and they sponsor top riders, which have propelled the brand to the top ranks in their class. Kanaola Bikes personalize, design, assemble and test their bikes here and specialize in triathlon, MTB, road and gravel bikes. Finally, Forestal is building its space in the market for e-bikes and is planning to manufacture their bikes in Andorra as master pieces of engineering.
Tough mountain passes, spectacular landscapes and the natural heritage make the country very attractive for cycling. But there are also less challenging routes more suitable for less experienced bikers. Sunny but not too hot weather is a good advantage to enjoy this southern European country in the Pyrenees.
Discover Andorra on two wheels, on mountain bike or road bike, loose yourself and enjoy the nature. We organize group events on bikes staying at bike-friendly hotels and plan guided tours according to your skills and interests. Call or write us today to know more!