Soldeu and El Tarter lie in the parish (administrative division) of Canillo some 17km NE of the capital of Andorra between Andorra La Vella and the French border at Pas de la Casa (2085m). Arguably the best known area in Andorra for skiing, Soldeu and El Tarter (neighbour villages) are lively, good value for money, modern and friendly, with great skiing and snowboarding facilities. In summer, Soldeu is popular with walkers and golfers who make the most of the beautiful scenery. In winter the Soldeu weather conditions change dramatically with excellent snow conditions providing excellent terrain for skiing and snowboarding.
Take the CG1 direction Soldeu, Pas de la Casa and France. There is no train service in Andorra, so to get to Soldeu you need to drive or take a bus. If you are travelling by plane the closest airports serving Andorra are Barcelona, Girona and Toulouse. There are limited flights to Lleida.
Once at the airport you can hire a car, take a taxi/minibus or use a shared transfer. The transfer time is approximately 3.75 hours from Barcelona or Girona, and approximately 3 hours from Toulouse.
The national bus service runs through Soldeu both in the direction of Pas de la Casa and the French border, and in the direction of Andorra la Vella (the capital city of Andorra) where there are frequent connections nationally and internationally. There isn't a train service in Andorra and there is no airport, the closest being La Seu d'Urgell in Spain, although this is very small.
There isn't a taxi rank in Soldeu, the nearest being in Andorra la Vella.
Wonderful scenery and skiing at these resorts.
The skiing in Soldeu is good for all levels, and there are some advanced descents for the more experienced skier through the powder fields below Pic d'Encampadana.
For snowboarders, Soldeu’s half pipe and an additional natural half-pipe makes the resort a popular choice. Also has an excellent bumps stadium for the advanced skier.
Outside of the ski season there is some great hiking to be had in the mountains surrounding this area. It is an ideal place for starting off from.
The traditional local food is Catalan so is very hearty 'mountain' food of which one of the most popular is a blood sausage with pale beans. Outside of the local food, Soldeu restaurants cater for the tourist trade therefore there is a wide selection of flavours and influences from around the world.
Hotels in Soldeu and El Tarter.
- [dead link] Hotel Del Tarter, ☎ .
- Hotel Euro Ski, +376 673 6666. or maybe +376 736 666
- Sport, +376 870 600.
- Hotel Austria, +376 735 555
- Hotel Naudi, +376 739300
- Parador Canaro, Carretera General Incles-Soldeu, Soldeu AD100, Andorra, ☎ .
- [dead link] Hotel Bruxelles, Careterra Generale AD 100 Soldeu, Andorra, ☎ .
- Hotel Roc de Sant Miquel, ☎ .
- Himalaia Soldeu, Ctra. Canillo Soldeu, s.n, Soldeu AD100, Andorra, ☎ . Check-in: From 13:00, check-out: Until 12:00.