The various cycling routes cross a variety of landscapes on very different types of terrain, all under mostly bright, clear skies, with a warm, dry climate in summer and mild in winter. All these elements contribute to a wide range of cycling activities in favourable climatic conditions.
Whether in town as a means of transport, on the main routes to discover sites of cultural and natural interest, or by mountain bike for a more sporting activity on the slopes of the Albères massif; these multiple facets of the Argelès region offer a wide range of cycling activities in a pleasant setting.
Argelès-sur-Mer is at the crossroads of two major routes :
- The Vélittorale, a cycle route named after the Pyrénées-Orientales and which corresponds to a section of the Mediterranean by bike (EuroVelo 8), linking Athens to Cadiz.
- The Voie Verte Pyrénées-Méditerranée, a 15-kilometre route between Argelès-sur-Mer and Le Boulou, which should eventually lead to the Catalan coastal town of Sant-Feliu-de-Guixols, via Le Perthus or Vallespir.
A Véloroute is a pleasant itinerary, with low gradients and running as much as possible on dedicated facilities and small quiet roads.
In the municipality, the Vélittorale links the Mas Larrieu National Nature Reserve to the coves between Racou and Collioure.