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A bicycle escape in Argelès-sur-Mer

Whether you’re a weekend cyclist or a real mountain bike expert, get on your bike in Argelès-sur-Mer! From the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees, our sun-drenched circuits and itineraries have a taste of freedom… From the village to the mountains, you’ll enjoy exceptional landscapes while pedaling with your nose to the wind. It’s not for nothing that we love cycling the trails of Argelès-sur-Mer!

Saddle up?

4 good reasons cycling in Argelès-sur-Mer

🏛 Discover a new facet of Argelès-sur-Mer as you explore the town’s natural and cultural sites.

🌊 Pedal with your hair in the wind along the Mediterranean coastline

⛰ Challenge your friends on mountain bike trails in the Pyrenees

😍 A thrilling family adventure

👀 To see the country (and even another country!)

Cycling in Argelès-sur-Mer: the right plan for all seasons

Warm and dry in summer, mild in winter, Argelès-sur-Mer’s climate is ideal for cycling, whatever the season! Here, you can cool off to your heart’s content, taking a breath of iodized air along the Mediterranean or in the shade of the oak trees in the Albères mountains. All you have to do is find your favorite tour in Argelès-sur-Mer!

Woodpeckers and woodpeckers and... By bike

Fancy warming up your calves? Then head to the Pyrenees to ride your mountain bike down the vertiginous slopes of the Albères massif! It’s the perfect place to get some height and set off on the Voie Verte Pyrénées-Méditerranée on your mountain bike.

From Argelès-sur-Mer to Le Boulou, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of landscapes, from bucolic Vallespir panoramas to beaches… With new sporting challenges at every turn of the handlebars!

🏰 Good to know: The Valmy site is the place to be if you want to take your bike to the starting line! From the estate, set off along the coast to the creeks of Collioure.

Our favourite itineraries (and pedal!):

For a cycling trip that combines culture and nature, opt for the loop from the dolmens to the chapel of Saint-Laurent! Every pedal stroke brings you a little closer to our destination’s heritage wonders, such as the Valmy castle, the airmen’s stele and the Sant Pere dels Forquets dolmen.

Beach & bike : the best combo

The cry of the seagulls, the iodized scent of the Mediterranean, the view over the blue expanse… How about treating yourself to this sensory journey during a bike ride in Argelès-sur-Mer?

On the Vélittorale, it’s possible! This cycling itinerary is part of the Mediterranean by Bike (EuroVelo 8), which runs from Athens to Cadiz. But there’s no need to pedal that far to admire some superb seascapes! Cycle this route from the Mas Larrieu nature reserve to the coves between Racou and Collioure. Perfect for a dip between two escapes!

Has the Catalan ambience of Argelès-sur-Mer made your mouth water? From the Domaine de Valmy, mount your trusty two-wheeled steed and cycle along the Mediterranean towards the village of Sorède on the Spanish border. On your way, olive groves and vineyards follow one another to your delight!

Cycling in the village of Argelès-sur-Mer

Old stones and shiny bicycles go hand in hand in Argelès-sur-Mer! Take a loop from the village to the beach, and combine beautiful panoramas with cultural discoveries. The latter are mainly to be found in the village, along its cobbled streets. Put your foot down and meet our tour guides at the Casa de l’Albera, or the church of Notre Dame del Prat, with its crenellated towers.

Saddle up on the Eurovélo!

Our favorite (and pedal-powered!) itineraries:

Looking for a 100% nature trail through vineyards and cork oaks? Set off with your head on the cork trail in Argelès-sur-Mer!

The right gestures in Argelès-sur-Mer

  • Bring a first-aid kit.
  • Bring water and refreshments.
  • Know the route in advance.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Respect the highway code.
  • Ride on marked trails or paths open to the public.
  • Respect nature and the environment.

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Frequently asked questions about bicycles in Argelès-sur-Mer

  • Where is Argelès-sur-Mer?

    Argelès-sur-Mer is located in south-eastern France, in the Pyrénées-Orientales department. The town is close to Perpignan and Collioure.

  • How fit do you need to be to cycle in Argelès-sur-Mer?

    From the Albères massif in the Pyrenees to the shores of the Mediterranean, Argelès-sur-Mer has itineraries to suit all tastes and abilities. You don’t need to be in top physical condition to enjoy the many cycling and mountain biking trails here, just opt for a suitable ride.

    If you’re new to cycling, you’ll want to choose the green and blue routes, while intermediate cyclists will prefer the red routes. Cyclists in the best physical condition, meanwhile, can set off on cycle routes marked out in black.

  • How can I rent a bike in Argelès-sur-Mer?

    Would you like to go cycle touring in Argelès-sur-Mer without your own bikes? You can rent bikes from our partners!

  • What are the best cycling routes in Argelès-sur-Mer?

    Looking for a place to saddle up here? Here’s our roundup of the best cycling routes in Argelès-sur-Mer :

    • The cycling loop around Argelès-sur-Mer
    • The route from the dolmens to the Saint-Laurent chapel
    • The Argelès-sur-Mer balconies bike ride
    • The cork trail
    • Cycling from Valmy to the creeks of Collioure
    • Sorède along the EuroVelo trail
    • The Notre-Dame de Vie chapel circuit
    • The Mas loop
    • The great Roussillon garden walk
    • Saint Cyprien via the EuroVelo 8 trail
    • The route from Argelès-sur-Mer to Tour Madeloc
    • The road bike route from Argelès-sur-Mer to Banyuls-sur-Mer