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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lloret de Mar to Andorra

  Just 4-5 hours drive from Lloret de Mar is the principality of Andorra in a delightful setting almost 3,000 mts above sea level in the Pyrenees mountains separating Spain and France.

 As well as being a favourite destination for the winters sports fans it is also a year round shoppers paradise for duty free goods with top designer names found in many of the stores, also cost of cigarettes, tobacco and bottles of spirits are much cheaper than Spain or France but be warned as the amount that you are allowed to import into Spain is limited. 
 In the centre of Andorra you can visit the Ferrari store which has a replica F1 car in the window!

For those who like to get out and about away from the shops the scenery in the mountains is beautiful. There are numerous little villages with hostels, hotels and spas with prices to suit every pocket, we stayed at the Hotel Montane in Arinsal. This lovely hotel is run by Fiona who made us very welcome, and I'm not surprised it gets great reviews on all travel accommodation sites.

You will find every type of sport you could ever wish to to take part in, with skiing of course being the most popular as well as horse riding, mountain biking, archery, mountain climbing, go karts, fishing, golf, hiking, bungee jumping and the list goes on and on! It is possible to take a day trip to Andorra from Lloret de Mar with Laietana Tours, at the moment the cost is €52.50 leaving Lloret at approx 7.30am every Wednesday. 

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