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Natural ES(CAP)ADE in Argelès-sur-Mer

Looking for adventure? Put on your hiking boots and grab your backpack, Argelès-sur-Mer’s infinitely varied natural environment is just waiting for you! Between sea and mountains, young and old alike will marvel at every corner. What’s on the agenda for your 100% nature tour?

Whether you’re conquering the Tour de la Massane on a hike or enjoying a bucolic picnic in the Parc de Valmy, there’s something for everyone in Argelès-sur-Mer. And under the Mediterranean sun, you’re sure to fall in love… Argelésian talk!

Parks and nature reserves at sea and in the mountains, activities for the whole family in white water or on dry land…

What can you do in the heart of nature in Argelès-sur-Mer?

Parks and nature reserves : to explore or not to explore?

For a breath of fresh air, discover Argelès-sur-Mer’s parks and nature reserves!

We’ve got the best of nature in store for you…
Argelès-sur-Mer and nature reserves go hand in hand! Argelès-sur-Mer is the only French destination with two nature reserves, one on the mountain side and the other on the sea: the Réserve naturelle de la forêt de la Massane and the Réserve naturelle du Mas Larrieu. Protecting nature is very important to us. And to preserve it, we stick to the marked trails!

Disconnect in Argelès-sur-Mer
For a bucolic break, head to Parc de Valmy. Just imagine: an elegant setting with a breathtaking view of Argelès-sur-Mer and the Pyrenees, and behind you the Château de Valmy… Here, picnics are chic!

Diving in the Golfe du Lion
On land and in the sea, we have much to be proud of in terms of natural wealth! Posidonia meadows, infralittoral rock, coralligenous… The Gulf of Lion Marine Park supports the preservation of these species and of marine biodiversity in general.

Our 100% nature activities : will you meet all our challenges?

Where there’s nature, there’s… adventure in Argelès-sur-Mer! Whether you’re looking for a thrill or a sensory experience, Argelès-sur-Mer is the place to be.

Argelès-sur-Mer is the place for those with a taste for a challenge! Put your foot in the stirrup on a horseback crossing of the Tech (the river that flows into the sea). The promise of a refreshing ride!

If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, why not test your knowledge of the natural environment around you? Take a guided tour of the Mas Larrieu coastal reserve, the Valmy site or the coastal trail, and explore your surroundings in a fun way!

*it amazes me

Adventurer, yes. But eco-responsible!

A good adventurer is, above all, one who knows eco-gestures inside out! Whether on land or sea, Argelès-sur-Mer respects the environment. To make sure you’re doing the right thing in the heart of Argelès nature, we’ve put our tips here!

Our favorite 💚

Benvigut* in the Bois des Pins, Argelès-sur-Mer’s green lung! On the seafront, 2,000 pine trees have been enjoying the benefits of the sea air for over a hundred years. They seem to be doing just fine!

A breath of fresh air in the Bois des Pins!