LE SENTIER DU LITTORAL (COASTAL PATH)« Where the Albera Massif meets the Mediterranean »
Explore the Côte Vermeille with your guide. Take in the coves and schisty cliffs of the Pyrenean foothills. Smell the maquis shrubland in the air and enjoy the amazing sight of the land plunging into the Mediterranean Sea.
Period: July and August Departure: Wednesday at 9am from the Tourist Office, Argelès-Plage Duration: 2h30 / Distance: 4 km (2.5 miles)
MAS LARRIEU COASTAL NATURE RESERVE« Unspoilt, thriving nature »
Your guide will take you to this pristine part of the Roussillon coast with dunes, pastures, wetlands and the Mediterranean coastal Tech River nearby. Enjoy the wealth of flora in this sensitive unspoilt area.
Period: April to September Departure: Thursday at 9am from the Tourist Office, Argelès-Plage. Duration: 1h30 / Distance: 2.6 km (1.6 miles)
NATURAL VALMY« The delights of the Albera Massif’s piedmont plateau »
Follow your guide on an intimate walk where the scent of the maquis shrubland melds with that given off by the cork oak trees. Take in the Cova de l’Alarb dolmen, vineyards and the municipal park with the Roussillon plain and the Catalan Sea as a backdrop.
Period: April to September Departure: Tuesday at 9am from the Pôle Sport Nature, Valmy Park Duration: 2 h / Distance: 4 km (2.5 miles)
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
Guided walking tour with a nature guide for already constituted groups of 5 people minimum.
Further details from Tourist Office or Pôle Sport Nature of Valmy Municipal Park.
FREEVALMY MUNICIPAL PARK« A balcony over Argelès-sur-Mer »
This is the most beautiful viewpoint over the area and Pyrénées-Orientales landscapes by the Mediterranean Sea. Visit this romantic green 12-acre setting and enjoy having a picnic and relaxing in the shade of the forest. There is also a playground. Discover a route marked out by original signs combining natural heritage and local people’s history.
Pôle Sport Nature is a hub with useful information about the variety of outdoor activities you can do in Argelès-surMer. There will be something for you here, whether you love watersports (kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, diving, etc.), the flat (cycling, walking, jogging, etc.), or the mountains (hiking, trail running, mountain biking, etc.).
Period : From April to October, Monday to Friday from 2pm to 5pm