100% Natural Guided Walking Tours
Booking: Tourist Office, Argelès-Plage: 04 68 81 15 85
Prices: 4 € - Free of charge for child under 13 accompanied by an adult. We recommend you to bring your own vehicle.Coastal Path “Where the Albera Massif meets the Mediterranean”
This strip fitting closely to the Rocky Coast has been converted for hiking activities.
It passes through the natural site of Le Racou - a site listed as a coastal conservation area - which is famous for its rocky coves and schistose sea cliffs marking the beginning of the Côte Vermeille. You will enjoy the luminous light, persistent scent of the ‘maquis’, the extraordinary views of the land plunging into the sea.
Period: April to September. Start point: Tourist Office, Argelès-Plage, Wednesdays at 9am. Duration: 2h30 / Distance: 4kmCoastal Nature Reserve of Mas Larrieu “A genuine, living nature”
A total immersion in a wild environment along the Roussillon coastline and revealing a number of sceneries: dunes, meadows, wetlands,… with the close proximity of the Tech river - a Mediterranean coastal river. The guide will make you explore the numerous faces of this sensitive area which is synonymous with escape.
Period: April to September
Start point: Tourist Office, Argelès-Plage, Thursday at 9am.
Duration: 1h30 / Distance: 2.6kmSkipping School to the Hermitage of Notre-Dame-de-Vie “An unusual family excursion to discover Argelès hinterland”
The guide will offer an excursion off the beaten track and you will have the opportunity to enjoy the hidden scents of the ‘maquis’ combined with those of the underbrush. You will reach the Hermitage of Notre Dame de Vie from which views of Roussillon and the Mediterranean are magnificent.
Period: July and August
Start point: Small square in front of Townhall (Village), Fridays at 9am
Duration: 2h30 / Distance : 4kmAudio Guided Walking Tour from Valmy to the Chapel of St-Laurent-du-Mont“Listen & See…Stories of L’Albera”
Locals whisper in visitors’ ears. Listen with background music to elders’ confidences and writers’ words. The waymarked walking tour includes 11 stopovers. This unique initiative of outdoor activity is available in 5 languages (French, Catalan, Spanish, English and German).
Period: all year.
Start point: Valmy car-park.
Distance: 5km (3h round trip)
Yellow waymark sign: Chapelle St-Laurent (Sant Lorenç) PR ARG4
Height gain of 213mThe 11 stopovers are available to download for free
MP3 is lent free of charge: reception desk of Tourist Office (ID or passport compulsory)Municipal Park of Valmy FREE OF CHARGE“Overlooking Argelès-sur-Mer”
It provides the most beautiful views of the town and sceneries of the department of the Pyrenees-Orientales bordered by the Mediterranean. This 5ha romantic, verdant environment offers the perfect setting of the shady forest to have a picnic or relax (kids’ small play area available). Explore a circuit with unusual notice boards which help discover
both the natural heritage and history of the people of this region.
Situation: Exit 12 of D 914 (park your vehicle at car-park).
04 68 95 34 28
Opening dates in 2017:
• 4 February to 5 March, daily 10am-6pm
• 6 to 31 March, Wednesdays and weekends 10am-6pm
• 1 to 30 April, daily 10am-6pm
• 1 May to 30 September, daily 10am-7pm
• 1 to 20 October, Wednesdays and weekends 10am-6pm
• 21 October to 5 November, daily 10am-6pm
• Closed 6 November to the beginning of February French school holidays 2018
• The Park is closed during the “Déferlantes” Festival (July)