Among the wide range of possibilities offered by the snowy mountains to enjoy outdoor adventure sports, snowmobile rides have become one of the greatest claims for all types of customers.
If you are looking for adrenaline and excitement during this winter season, do not hesitate to practice all kinds of outdoor sports activities in the snow. But don’t think that only skiing and snowboarding are popular in the mountains. There are a wide variety of options with which to enjoy the natural environment without having to do it on a board or on skis.
These include mushing, snowshoe excursion, snowmobiles or even building an authentic igloo in the snow, which is one of the favorite activities for families or business groups who choose to visit Andorra and do team-building activities. Snowmobiles have become a real attraction in the mountains for all kinds of customers looking to enjoy the most frenetic experience in the snow and feel the sensation of speed as they travel along hidden trails surrounded by an incomparable natural environment.
Snowmobiling in the Pyrenees
Andorra is the perfect setting for the practice of this discipline and the offer for this service is becoming more and more extensive. From the Grau-Roig base at the foot of the Grandvalira ski resort, at RocRoi we offer the possibility of contracting this service for all kinds of trips in the snow for groups of friends, couples or individuals.
These routes last around half an hour or an hour, and the longest ones can last up to two hours, in which you can go through imposing black pine forests and enjoy the spectacular fauna of the area.
Grandvalira is the most common destination for this activity as it has the largest snowmobile rental service in Andorra. However, it is not the only place in the Principality where RocRoi offers this activity. From the Ordino Arcalís center, located at the gateway to the Arcalís sector of Grandvalira, in an area that has been declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the excursions go around the valley on a circuit in the La Coma area.
Romantic experience and night walks surrounded by the immensity of the mountains
Beyond the daytime activity, one of the great attractions of this type of service is being able to experience snowmobiling at night. The solitude and immensity of the mountain increases even more when daylight falls, which is why more and more people want to experience first-hand the emotion of the starry nights of the Pyrenees. Especially couples looking to live an exclusive experience.
But what are these excursions like? They consist of routes lasting half an hour, 40 minutes or at most an hour, and are usually accompanied by a gastronomic experience in the ski resort’s own restaurant. “The most exclusive package in demand is the snowmobile tour package accompanied by a romantic dinner,” explains Albert Panicello, director of RocRoi’s snow vertical. This experience includes accompaniment by professional guides so that the excursion is safe and you can reach your destination: a mountain restaurant.
Grau-Roig: where to eat mountain cuisine
To regain your strength after a day of outdoor adventure sports, be sure to visit the Tres Estanys Restaurant, which has a terrace and an indoor restaurant service with options to suit all budgets. Its fireplace, the views of the Pessons forest and the fact that it is located at the foot of the slopes make it one of the most popular options.
The restaurant at the Grau Roig hotel is also a popular option, and if you are looking for an unusual place with a cosy atmosphere, the most popular option for gourmet visitors is the Vodka Bar restaurant, which you can reach by motor or snowshoe. If you’re looking to regain your strength with mountain cuisine, don’t miss the restaurant located in the “Llac de Pessons” mountain hut. We recommend the “escudella”, “trinxat” and grilled meats. And speaking of grilled meats, grab a pen and paper: Restaurante Piolet. Its traditional Andorran cuisine and mountain dishes for lunch are also a winning option.