Anyone looking for a fun filled holiday in southern Europe should pay a visit to La Massana in Andorra. Situated in the Pyrenees between France and Spain La Massana has many exciting things to see and do. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, chalets, cottages and apartments.
The winter months offer some fantastic skiing in La Massana, which is a great resort for families as it includes a snow playground. As well as downhill skiing and snowboarding, visitors can try snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dog sledding. There is plenty to do in the summer too with various driving and quad biking experiences offered here.
There are many interesting hiking trails for holidaymakers to follow as well as places for cycling and horse riding. The mountainous terrain makes this a good destination for climbing and canyoning as well. Other sports available in the area include tennis, fishing and swimming, whilst golf fans will find a couple of courses in the principality.
Tourists can purchase gifts and souvenirs as well as ski wear in a few stores in and around La Massana, although there is more choice in Andorra la Vella. There are also places for self catering holidaymakers to purchase food, drink and other provisions. The numerous bars and restaurants here offer a good selection of dining options mainly influenced by neighbouring France and Spain.
There is a surprising amount for visitors to see in Andorra including impressive buildings and architecture. La Massana has its fair share of great places to visit including Rossel Forge, which was built in 1842 is now an Interpretation Centre for iron. La Massana is also home to the Sant Antoni de la Grella Bridge, which is a medieval structure crossing the Valira Nord River. Visitors may also like to visit one of the churches located here. The principality’s capital city Andorra la Vella is just a 10 minute drive away and has many more places of interest such as the 9th century Church of Santa Coloma and the Casa de la Vall.
The warmest time of the year in Andorra is July and August when the average high temperature is 26 degrees centigrade. The coldest month of the year is January when the average minimum temperature of 1 degree centigrade. May is usually the wettest month of the year with an average of 105mm rainfall, compared to just 34mm in January. However, there is plenty of snowfall during the ski season between December and early April.
Toulouse Airport (TLS) is approximately 123 miles from La Massana. Flights arrive here from various French cities as well as from international airports such as Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Lisbon (LIS), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Munich (MUC) and Rome-Fiumicino (FCO). From Toulouse visitors can hire a car through rental firms located at the airport including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt.