Plan your route

Tips and recommendations to easily prepare your route safely.

Information before starting

Everything you should know before doing the route and what you’ll need to get started

Information before starting

Before you begin the Coronallacs trail, with the reservation voucher, you should go to the Escaldes-Engordany Tourist Office to pick up your pass. The pass is exclusive to users who have made the reservation through the web, contains:

  • Map of the route (download it here)
  • Route passport. You’ll have to get it stamped at each of the 4 mountain shelters. Before booking, check here the rules for use of the guarded shelters.
  • Optionally, you can get a solar charger for your mobile phone which you’ll have to return after you finish it. You’ll have to leave a deposit for it.

As a Coronallacs user, you can park your vehicle in any parking lot with a barrier for 5 days, in Escaldes-Engordany. You can purchase the parking pass at the time of booking and contracting the route online. You must select the “Parking” option according to the number of vehicles you need to park and finalize the reservation.
It will not be possible to purchase more of these reduced-price parking passes once you arrive in Andorra to start your route.
To access the authorized car parks, go to the Caldea covered car park ticket office, in Escaldes-Engordany. There you can collect your parking card, showing the route reservation voucher and an identification document.
The pass will begin to count from the moment you use it to enter the parking lot.

Aparcament Caldea
Parc de la Mola, sn
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany
T. (+376) 822 886
42.511559880266965, 1.5381613112773012

Now that you have the pass you’re ready to start the Coronallacs route! It starts in Escaldes-Engordany, heading in the direction of the Madriu Valley. The entire hike takes minimum 5 days.

Practically the entire route is signposted with GRP (which stands for Gran Recorrido del País in Spanish) yellow and red marks. Additionally, you’ll find black and light blue signs with the Coronallacs logo along the path that indicate which way to go.

When you have finished it, present your passport with the stamps from the 4 mountain shelters to the Escaldes-Engordany Tourist Office and you’ll receive a free gift of a Coronallacs Buff headband and a certificate for having successfully completed the trail. If you've taken a solar phone charger you can return it and get your deposit back.

Plaça Santa Anna s/n
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany
Phone: +376 890 881
Hours: From dilluns to dissabte from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 7pm. Hours from 9am to 1pm

Recommendations for the hike

Everything you need to do before and during the hike

Recommendations for the hike
  • Plan out your hike based on the difficulty of the route and the physical condition of each person. The route's difficulty level is medium-high, so it helps to be fit.
  • Prepare your trail using the Coronallacs map and always keep it on hand. If you are planning on bringing a GPS device, download the full track beforehand.
  • Stay abreast of weather conditions and developments during the days you are planning on doing it. The weather is very unsteady in the mountains and can change quickly. It's best to start out early in the morning.
  • If possible, do not hike alone and always tell someone about your planned circuit and schedule.
  • Carefully select the materials and gear you’ll take with you, remembering that the weather may vary from one day to the next (head torch, water, warm clothes, etc.). Choose clothing that is breathable, comfortable and water-resistant, as well as hiking shoes or boots.
  • Don’t bring more than you need in your backpack. If it’s too heavy, you’ll tire sooner.
  • Apply sun cream at least 30 minutes before going out in the sun. Both temperature and solar radiation are more intense in the mountains.
  • Drink lots of water. Staying hydrated is essential, as is eating regularly. Avoid drinking from fountains if you’re not sure that the water is drinkable.

In the event of emergency

What to do if you need help

Remember that the emergency number is 112. When you call for help, you’ll be asked for the name and age of the victims, and to describe what happened, as well as the location and as many details as possible: valley, trail, slope, weather, visibility, etc.

Make the victim comfortable and put them where they’ll be visible to emergency services. Remember that raising both arms means you need help and raising just one arm means that everything is OK.

It’s important to know that the emergency helicopter cannot take anything other than the victim.

In the event of emergency

Respecting nature

Having fun while protecting the environment

Respecting nature
  • Take all your rubbish with you that you generate so that no trace of your presence remains on the mountain. Respect nature and the environment.
  • Respect the silence and peacefulness of the place. Remember that you are in the habitat made up of many local plant and animal species.
  • Do not approach or feed any livestock you `come across. They are instinctive animals and may become dangerous if they feel attacked.
  • Consult all the information and recommendations in case you come across livestock during your hiking activity in the mountains.

Coronallacs with a guide

Hiring the services of an experienced guide for your route

If you don't want to worry about anything, you can hire expert mountain guides who will make your hiking experience simpler and more gratifying. They will take care of all of the prior preparations and provide the basic safety measures, so that you can focus only on enjoying the hike.

Mountain conditions are unpredictable and setbacks may occur that only a professional would know how to resolve. Furthermore, along the route you can contemplate the flora and fauna, learn interesting facts about the area and enjoy detailed explanations.

See the directory of mountain guides provided by VisitAndorra and the Andorra Association of Mountain Guides.
In the event of emergency
Weather on the route

Weather on the route

Look into the weather forecast in Andorra for the upcoming days before you make preparations

  The weather