Ironman announces dates and courses for Andorra Multisport Festival

Picture: Roger Peña (Actua Invest in Andorra)

Announced in July, 2020, the new Andorra Multisport Festival is now kicking into gear: dates and courses have now been set. The festival will include five unique events: two triathlons, one road cycling stage race, one mountain bike stage race and one trail running event. The first event is scheduled for March 19, 2021, with the final 70.3 race taking place on July 4, 2021.

The races will take place all around the country that’s situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountain range. It will take in locations such as Andorra La Vella, Ordino, La Massana and Sant Julià de Lòria. The main athlete village will be set in Parc Central in Andorra la Vella.

From March 19-21, 2021, taking place in Sant Julià de Lòria and nestled in the Naturlandia adventure park, the World Triathlon Winter Championship Andorra includes three disciplines: running, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. The courses will be surrounded by forests and mountains. It is the only event of the Andorra Multisport Festival held in winter and offers an opportunity to explore a new side of the alpine destination.

From June 21 to June 26, 2021 the Andorra 21 Ports road bike stage race sends athletes on a journey over three stages and a total distance of 295 km (183 miles). Starting and finishing in Parc Central in Andorra La Vella, riders will enjoy the landscape of Andorra while riding on the same roads that have seen riders from two of the world’s most famous Grand Tours.

Taking place in Ordino from June 24 to June 27, the Trail 100 Andorra-Pyrenees invites adventurous trail runners to (re-)discover the mighty Pyrenees on courses ranging from 7.5 km (4.6 miles) to 125 km (77.5 miles) and “push the boundaries of their limits while exploring the rich cultural heritage of Andorra and its mountain ranges.”

It wouldn’t be Andorra if there weren’t more mountains involved. Starting in La Massana, the Andorra MTB Classic-Pyrenees is an exclusive four-day stage race by the organizers of the Epic Series of mountain bike events.

Ironman 70.3 Andorra is scheduled to be held on July 4, 2021. It includes a 1.9 km (1.2-mile) swim course in one of Europe’s highest lakes, followed by a 90.1 km (56-mile) bike course that leads to the top of the legendary Coll de la Gallina and the La Peguera passes. Throw in a fast three-loop run course near the Valira River into the mix and the result is “a race that will quickly become a mainstay on the European circuit.”