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Guided Nature Walking Tours

Guided Nature Walking Tours

The highly experienced guides of Argelès-sur-Mer will help you better understand and discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of our town.

You should bring your own vehicle
Prices : 4 €
Free of charge for child under 13 accompanied by an adult

Coastal Path “Where the Albera Massif meets the Mediterranean”

You will be accompanied by your guide and you will discover the Côte Vermeille. The trail passes through rocky coves and schistose sea cliffs that have been delineated the Pyrenean foothills. You will enjoy the persistent scent of the ‘maquis’ and the extraordinary views of the land plunging into the Mediterranean sea.

Period: July and August.
Start point: Tourist Office, Argelès-Plage,
Wednesdays at 9am.
Duration: 2h30 / Distance: 4km.
You should bring your own vehicle.


Coastal Nature Reserve of Mas Larrieu “A genuine, living nature”

Your guide will accompany you in this wild site along the Roussillon coastline revealing a number of sceneries: dunes, meadows, wetlands, close proximity of the Tech river – a Mediterranean coastal river. You will enjoy the numerous, rich plants of this sensitive area which is synonymous with escape.

Period: April to September.
Start point: Tourist Office, Argelès-Plage, Thursdays 9am.
Duration: 1h30 / Distance: 2.6km.
You should bring your own vehicle.

Walking Tour & Local Product Tasting

The fascinating panoramic views of the coastal path serve as the backdrop of your guide’s expert commentaries. The walking tour highlights the agricultural riches of local products at the stand of the “Paysans de la Mer et de la Terre”.

Period: June and September.
Start point: Tourist Office, Argelès-Plage, Tuesdays 9am.
Duration: 3h / Distance: 4km.
You should bring your own vehicle.

Audio Guided Walking Tour from Valmy to the Chapel of St-Laurent-du-Mont “Listen & See…, Stories of L’Albera”

Listen with background music to elders’ confidences and writers’ words in the heart of the Albera Massif. The waymarked walking tour includes 11 stopovers. This unique
outdoor activity initiative 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 213m.
The 11 stopovers can be downloaded free of charge
MP3 is lent free of charge: “Pôle Sport Nature” of Valmy Municipal Park.
Guided walking tour with a nature guide for already constituted groups of 5 people minimum.
Further details from Tourist Office or Pôle Sport Nature.

Municipal Park

of Valmy
Pôle sport nature

Useful information available at Pôle Sport Nature regarding a wide range of outdoor activities in Argelès-sur-Mer. Whether you prefer the sea (sea kayak, paddle, skin diving),
the plain (walking, footing, mountain-biking,…), the mountain (trekking, trail, hybrid biking,…), you’ll be spoilt for choice.

“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 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).

Opening dates in 2019:
• 9 February to 10 March, daily 10am-6pm
• 11 March to 5 April, Wednesdays and weekends 10am-6pm
• 6 to 30 April, daily 10am-6pm
• 1 May to 30 September, daily 10am-7pm
• 1 to 18 October, Wednesdays and weekends 10am-6pm
• 19 October to 3 November, daily 10am-6pm
• Closed 4 November to the beginning of February French school holidays 2020
• The Park is closed during the “Déferlantes” Festival (July)

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