Andorra-bordercircuit: for the tough ones

Jerry Whitmarsh – a Pyrenees-mountainwalker by heart- recently asked me if one could walk around Andorra along its borderline. He did the HRP in 2015 and found that Andorra had “the potential for some interesting walks”. If I could help him? Well let’s try.

To start: there is already a circular walk in Andorra – the GRP – but it remains inside its borderlines:

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So I designed a circular borderwalk around Andorra, using existing trails and trying to stick to the borderline. It visits everything you need to visit: both tripoints, bordermarkers 426 and 427, Pas de la Casa with its changing borderline and the pene-enclave Os de Civis.

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But it’s a tough trip in a rough landscape: an estimated 10 days of hiking, distance 147km, total elevation of 22910m. Maximum altitude = 2899m, minimum altitude = 829m, average altitude = 2102m (statistics by Google Earth elevation profile).

Have a closer look on a fullscreen interactive map with this link
and/or download the .kml-file or the gpx.file.

3 thoughts on “Andorra-bordercircuit: for the tough ones

  1. Peter Hering

    Fantastic idea! Being a “mountain goat” myself, I wouldn’t,t mind participating at all – BUT, due to my age I will have to stay – and cry – at home. Pls keep all of us informed! Good luck!

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  2. Jerry Whitmarsh

    Eef, I am honoured .. but now I will have to finish the circuit! I intend to start from l’Hospitalet pres l’Andorre on 5 July and I will follow the route you have kindly drawn, unless I find places where it seems I can keep even closer to the border ridges.
    The initial blog post is here and I will do an update soon”

    kind regards

    Jerry

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  3. Barry Arnold

    Well what an interesting challenge. You have an amazing talent to come up with very appealing routes. One for the future. 🙂

    Best wishes

    Barry

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