"Encamp" Encamp by PeteG

Encamp Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 21 photos

The great outdoors

I didn't spend anytime in Encamp, but more in the area around Encamp. It is so pretty.

We spent out time out on the mountain bikes, and although there are some brilliant downhills to fully test your brakes and nerves, I would recommend the purpose built track up by the lake/reservoir in the mountains above Encamp. The track is completely flat (which is a first in Andorra!) and has been cut into the mountain side. Drive up to the car park and go from there!

There are a couple of cafe / restaurants at the reservoir were you can relax with a drink, ice cream, or lunch.

Tobacco

What little flat land there is in the area is quite often planted with tobacco plants. These are only small fields and are tended and harvested by hand.

As Andorra is tax free and buying cigarettes is cheap there, the Andorran government have done deals with the makers that they will only allow their goods into the country if they will buy Andorran grown tobacco. It isn't brilliant quality apparently and this law is changing in 2008 which is widely expected to end tobacco growing in Andorra.

Climbing

There is a fantastic looking climbing wall by the main road in Encamp. It is in the shape of a shard or very tall stretched triangle. It looks spectacular!

In fact there are lots of opportunities in the area to climb whether you are a novice or expert.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Amazing countryside, great biking and climbing
  • Cons:Small village with limited facilities
  • Last visit to Encamp: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated Oct 7, 2007
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