Pic del Coma Pedrosa: Hiking in Andorra

The highest peak of Andorra is Coma Pedrosa. The name is so awesome, that only this can turn anyone into a mountain-lover.

 Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Information about Pic del Coma Pedrosa

Altitude: 2942 m

Altitude difference: ~1400 m

Time needed:  ~6 h in summer

Best time to climb: May – October

Distance: 15 km

Level: Medium

Departure: Arinsal. Accessible by the bus from Andorra la Vella. A refuge on the midway offering a couchette and a meal

About Ascension

First, it was amazingly beautiful. This will not surprise anyone, I think, since what mountains in the world are NOT beautiful? Ascension, which on some sources is marked as “very difficult” or “difficult” isn’t that hard, actually. Considering, that we are not crazy hikers spending every weekend in the mountains. As for me, it was my second hiking experience after Hoverla (2061 m) in Ukraine, so for Coma Pedrosa I needed just a bit more than 6 hours, considering my demands to make a pause every kilometre, lol. As far as your physical form can be characterized as “okay”, you can do it without being afraid of the vultures circling above you. Be careful with the clothes you choose, because in the mountains you never know objectively what exactly you need – a sweater or to take off your skin. :)

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra
Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Several words about the refuge

As our ascension happened in a “relaxed” way, we had to spend a night in the refuge. It’s a relatively big house (its capacity is 60 persons), very clean with a very friendly guard. It was an aged (all-language-speaking) lady, who looked so young and harmonious with the fantastic mountain landscape and horses peacefully grazing, that we can imagine her easily a main character of a novel. The meals served were also tasty and of good quality (let’s not forget that we are talking about mountain refuge). However, a disappointing point was the price. Spending one night on a quite hard metal couchette, dinner and breakfast cost us 85€, which definitely wasn’t the amount we expected.

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

One word about the summit: Breathtaking.

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra
Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

Hiking in the Pyrenees, Andorra

And after all this all…

We had muscle pain for the whole week that followed our greatest mountain ascension! I reckon Everest won’t be a big deal after all. :) Don’t forget to award yourself with a stay in one of Andorra’s luxury hotels – they have unbelievable discounts out of the skiing season!

 

Andorra hotel
Andorra

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Hiking in Andorra

2017-05-13T13:14:17+00:00 March 14th, 2016|