Andorra opens the Canillo Tibetan Bridge, one of the most impressive tourist attractions in the Pyrenees. This is another reason why Andorra has so much more to offer besides skiing and snowboarding as well as some of the best ski resorts in Europe.
The minimalist structure, at 1,875 meters above sea level, is one of the longest and most spectacular suspension bridges for pedestrians on the planet at 603 meters in length.
The walkway, which flies over the River Valley (Vall del Riu) at a height of 158 meters from the ground, is located in one of the
most impressive natural landscapes of the country of the Pyrenees!
Andorra defies heights with the construction of the Canillo Tibetan Bridge, a minimalist footbridge located at an altitude of 1,875 meters that flies over one of the most impressive natural landscapes in the country of the Pyrenees: the River Valley.
The Canillo Tibetan Bridge opens to the public this Thursday and becomes the second longest in the world with a length of 603 meters. The unique midair walkway links the two ends of the valley with a one-meter-wide pedestrian-only walkway that soars above the river and the ground from a dizzying height of up to 158 meters.
The Tibetan Bridge in Andorra is 603 meters long
The Canillo Tibetan Bridge will open to the public from Thursday. Visitors will also have to book their ticket through the website or at the Parish Tourist Office.
Starting next Saturday, June 11, the River Valley walkway will be paid for, as will the Roc del Quer viewpoint (viewpoint with a cantilevered platform 500 meters from the ground). Each ticket costs 12 euros and 5 euros respectively, with a 50% discount if the purchase package of the Tibetan Bridge and the Roc del Quer viewpoint is purchased.
The influx forecast in the first six months of opening of the Canillo Tibetan Bridge is around 75,000 visitors (from June to November). The bridge has a load capacity of 600 people simultaneously, although it is estimated that up to a maximum of 165 users per hour cross the bridge (about 60 at the same time). In this way, it is sought that visitors enjoy the experience in the best conditions.
To access the Valle del Río walkway, it is essential to use the bus service with departure and arrival from the town of Canillo.
The impressive walkway from the Valle del Río aims to position itself as a pole of attraction in Andorra and in the Pyrenees during the months outside the ski season.
The Comú de Canillo has invested a total of 4.6 million euros in the project.
The Tibetan Bridge of Canillo in figures:
• Bridge length: 603 m.
• Armiana side altitude: 1,875 m.
• Altitude next to the Cauba pass: 1,884 m.
• Bridge width: 1 m. / Width at the railings: 1.7 m.
• Maximum height above the ground: 158 m.
• Maximum work load: 100 kg/m²/600 people.
• Total weight: 200 Tm.
• Carrier cables: 4/ Nominal diameter: 72 mm.
• Lateral cables in the wind: 2 / Nominal diameter: 44 mm.