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Mountain ES(CAP)ADE in Argelès-sur-Mer

For a breath of fresh air, Argelès-sur-Mer invites you to head for the mountains. A timely idea! Here, swap your beach bag for your backpack and set off on an adventure along our hiking trails.

Incredible but true: just a few kilometers from the beach and the sea, the Argelès-sur-Mer mountain range stretches proudly. With your head in the clouds and your feet in your hiking boots, you can enjoy the peace and quiet, disturbed only by the chirping of the birds. They wish you Benvingut*, as we say back home!

For Argelésiens, the Pyrenees are synonymous with a breath of fresh air. In the shade of the oak trees, you can discover the town from a bird’s eye view. Perfect for admiring the town from another angle.

Whether you’re discovering history, hiking, biking or taking a guided tour, the mountains of Argelès-sur-Mer are sure to keep you coming back for more!



Taking the plunge with the Albères massif

In Argelès-sur-Mer, climbing and sneakers go hand in hand. Here, it’s best to have a good pair when venturing into the Albères massif!

Pic et pic et col…

The Albères mountain range is the pride of Argelès, dominating the beach and the village. To say that we think big for our visitors is not just a figure of speech: the peaks of the mountain barrier rise to over 1000 meters. Awe-inspiring!

100% Mediterranean vegetation

Being close to the water to soak up the Mediterranean? What an idea! In the Albères massif, the lapping of the waves gives way to the creaking of branches beneath our feet, while the iodized scent of the sea replaces that of the olive trees. A veritable festival of sensations! Garrigues, rockroses and gorse: discover essences that smell of the south.

A truly surprising encounter

In Argelès-sur-Mer, “tough love” is more than just an expression. When summer rolls around, the Massanese cows are pampered by being sent to graze in the green pastures of the Albères massif. A real return to basics for this semi-wild cattle breed!

Take a little tour horizon

From its 800 metre altitude, the Tour de la Massane watches over you. Take a hike to meet it! Once there, the view is well worth the effort: an exceptional panorama of the Roussillon plain and the Mediterranean coast. Want a tour?

Climb the towers: visiting Argelès-sur-Mer without climbing the Tour de la Massane is a bit like preparing ouillade without dry-cured ham: unthinkable! Rendezvous at the Château de Valmy for a 14-kilometre loop.

Combining culture and nature

The heights of Argelès-sur-Mer are full of surprises! To fill up on historical discoveries, but also to challenge yourself during your walk, climb the mountain from chapel to chapel. From Saint-Laurent-du-Mont to Notre-Dame-de-Vie, reaching these old buildings is a promise of sumptuous views over the Roussillon plain, the village, the Mediterranean and the port.

Enjoy the combo hiking and biking

To warm up the calves and work the cardio, the Argelès-sur-Mer mountain is the pro!

3 kilometers on foot…
Starting from the Château de Valmy, young and old alike can set off along the marked trails of the Pyrenees. Here, each season has its own pretty palette, from colorful flowers in spring to flamboyant leaves in autumn. Let’s get moving?

A beautiful escape
To go further and faster, get on your mountain bike in Argelès-sur-Mer! From loops to circuits, pedal to the rhythm of the breathtaking scenery. And why not take it up a gear all the way to Collioure?

Let us guide you…
Want to be a little more axurit* in the heart of nature? Floral essences, the scent of maquis and cork oaks… Listen to the stories told by our experienced guides on a guided tour of the Pyrenees!