10 NIGHTS I 7 DAYS RIDING
MINT CHICKS SNOWBOARD TOURS
Destinations Spanish & Andorran Pyrenees and Barcelona
Join the Mint Chicks in Europe next February for a road trip through the Spanish & Andorran Pyrenees filled with Snowboarding, Pintxos & Vino Tinto! Along the way you’ll progress your snowboarding skills, make new friends, enjoy traditional cuisine, sample local red’s and rub shoulders with the locals. Your guides are on-hand every day to select terrain suitable for the group to ride. We want you to enjoy your snowboarding in a relaxed and fun environment. There is always time for coffee breaks, hot chocolates and selfies. If you’d like some one-on-one coaching, you’ve got the option to join lessons or freeride coaching sessions. For ladies looking for a powder fix, we’ll have some of the most affordable heli-ski options in Europe on offer. This fully inclusive tour is running at the peak of the snow season, allowing us to make the most of the best snow conditions. We travel in style in a private van throughout the tour, and it is fully hosted and guided by Mint Tours.
5 NIGHTS & 4 DAYS RIDING IN VALLNORD, ANDORRA
We kick off our tour with four days riding in the famous Vallnord region made up of the resorts Pal, Arinsal, and Arcalis. Being located among rugged mountain ranges close to the Mediterranean, this beautiful part of the world is blessed with abundant snowfall. The north facing slopes receive almost as much snow as Japan! There is terrain here for every level of rider, with long leg-burning groomed runs, easy access to off-piste areas, gullies, trees and and perfectly crafted snow parks with a multitude of features for all riding abilities. The interconnecting resort gondola enables easy transitions between Arinsal and Pal, meaning less time catching lifts and more time riding! Staying in the remote northern-valley of Andorra, Arcalis, we’ll enjoy traditional cuisine and local red’s, and rub shoulders with the locals. See what Riding in Vallnord is like, WATCH HERE
4 NIGHTS & 3 DAYS RIDING IN BAQUIERA, SPAIN
We then head across the border into Spain to ride their largest and best known ski resort; Baqueria. This vast terrain extends across four valleys, offering countless freeriding, off-piste, and side-country options. Whether it’s mellow groomers your seeking, or perfectly-spaced tree runs, Baqueira caters to all riders and is bound to offer some memorable powder runs. We stay in the small village of Valle de Aran, which is a perfect location for riding in Baqueira and the best place to explore the historic Catalan Pyrenees town.
See what riding in Baquiera is like, WATCH HERE & HERE
CITY STOPOVER IN BARCELONA
We start and finish this tour in Barcelona, one of our favourite cities in Europe. We spend our final night staying in the Gothic Quarter in the city centre. Step outside your hotel and you can have your pick of what you’d like to do; culture, historic architecture, world-class drinking and dining scene, museums, it’s all on our doorstep. Take a stroll through the laneways of the Gothic quarter, past plazas and 14th-century cathedrals. In other parts of town view the sculptural masterpieces, the creations by Gaudí and his Catalan architectural contemporaries. Barcelona has also long inspired artists, including Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, whose works are on display in the city’s museums. The night holds limitless possibilities in Barcelona. Start with sunset drinks from a panoramic terrace or at a rustic beachside chiringuito. As darkness falls, live music transforms the city: with everything from flamenco to rock at concert halls. Towards midnight the bars fill. Take your pick from old-school taverns adorned with 19th-century murals, plush lounges in medieval chambers or boisterous cava bars. If you’re still standing at 3am, hit the clubs and explore Barcelona’s wild side.