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by anupamvaid Online Now Dec 29, 2010 at 3:54 AM

We are visiting Andorra - Spain in Feb & are interested in winter sport activities like skiing, dog sledding etc & want to know if this possible in Andorra also how maany nights would you recommend for a stay 2 / 3 nights.
Further we are Vegetarians from India - would we get veg food in andorra i.e. without eggs, fish & meat.
We will be coming from Nice - France, what is the best way to reach Andorra from Nice - is there a suitable train?
Which are the recommended hotels for honeymooners?

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    Re: visiting andorra

    by 64novpt Online Now Dec 29, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Due to the mountainous nature of Andorra, there is only one road entering Andorra from France, and only one road entering Andorra from Spain. There are no train lines or stations in Andorra.
    To go from Nice to Andorra by train you have to go to Toulouse - Ax les Thermes or l'Hospitalet and then connection by bus to Andorra or to Perpignan-la Tour de Carol and then connection by bus to Andorra.
    SNCF, operates a bus service (TER Midi-Pyrénées line 22 Toulouse/Foix/Latour-de-Carol) connecting the train station of L'Hospitalet to the first town after the Andorran border, Pas de la Casa, from where it's possible to take frequent buses to Andorra-la-Vella.
    Alternatively, Hispano-Andorrana bus company runs services from the L'Hospitalet train station directly to Andorra-la-Vella.
    From France there is a coach service, Novatel from Toulouse downtown at the bus station.
    In recent years the resorts have all joined together. As a result there are now just two areas known as Vallnord and Grandvalira.
    February is High season so you'll be able to do all that you want (weather permiting).
    We always go for 5 or 7 nights with a half-board skying package so don't know that many restaurants.
    At Andorra La Vella there is the famous Caldea which is a spa/swimming pool complex it's very popular. You cannot miss it because it has a large glass spire structure visible from almost everywhere in Andorra La Vella.

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    by 64novpt Online Now Dec 30, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    If you have good connecting flights with Barcelona, it's an option (only 200km away from Andorra and with the NOVATEL bus transfers from the airport).
    If you choose a resort like Soldeu you'll be close to the slopes and you'll have ski schools with beginners level classes or private instructors if that's your option.

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