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Eco-gestures adventurers

Eco-gestures: the 10 commandments of adventurers 🥾

Whether you prefer to switch on the hiking mode or gaze into the blue, your stay in Argelès-sur-Mer is sure to be an adventure. A few simple gestures are all you need to do to discover our nature-painting territory. Collect your garbage, support local agriculture or follow the marked trails… Discover our 10 commandments to become a true adventurer!

 1 - Leave the car, take the bike

From the coast to the mountains, there’s no shortage of cycling routes in Argelès-sur-Mer. It’s the perfect opportunity to use soft mobility to get around. The advantage? Less CO2 emissions, for greater communion with nature. Not to mention the steel calves!

Going for a spin? From the Vélittorale to mountain bike tours, rent your bike and discover all our bike circuits to criss-cross the region in slow mode.

 2 - Buy local, help the economy

Benvingut* in the South! Here, a taste for tradition and authentic flavors are an integral part of our culture. From markets to local producers, Argelès-sur-Mer is bursting with good places to fill your basket with fresh, sun-kissed organic produce. The key? Meeting new people and sharing stories.

Want to organize a picnic with a local flavour? From Domaine Saint-Thomas to Domaine de la Mer Blanche, find what you’re looking for from our local producers.


 3 - Thou shalt not venture off the beaten track

In Argelès-sur-Mer, all roads lead to hiking… or almost! From the Tour de la Massane to the Sentier du Littoral, our hiking trails are open to all. As long as you stay on the right path. Venturing closer to nature also means respecting its limits. And touching with your eyes!

Are you more the type to follow the beaten track? Starting out from the Parc de Valmy, choose your itinerary in the fresh air and become an unrivalled walker!

 4 - Don't throw your garbage into nature

Whether on a hike or by the water, there are a thousand and one ways to enjoy the Argelès-sur-Mer landscape. And to take care of it! Picnics and strolls are the order of the day here, but that doesn’t mean littering. Cigarette butts, empty bottles and used packaging have no place on the sand or grass. Please be vigilant!

 5 - Stroll the streets, don't visit the locals

From the village to the beach, the area invites you to stroll at your own pace. In the old town, the colorful facades make you want to lose yourself in the narrow streets. And don’t forget the sandy houses of Le Racou, which make visitors fall in love. Be careful, however, to respect local homes.

 6 - Watch your consumption, protect the planet

On vacation, and all year round, it’s important to keep an eye on your water and electricity consumption. Whether you’re camping, staying in a hotel or a guest house, remember to use showers rather than baths, and don’t leave lights on in the middle of the day. These gestures may seem trivial to you, but they are vitally important!

 7 - Discover the off-season

Summer on the Catalan coast is all about excitement, buzz and crowds. While the summer season lends itself perfectly to a vacation in Argelès-sur-Mer, it’s also worth opting for other periods. Autumn, winter or spring: the region reveals its many facets throughout the year. A good excuse to discover them all!

 8 - Respect biodiversity and protect the marine park

The Mediterranean hides a biodiversity as exceptional as it is fragile. Argelès-sur-Mer is home to the Gulf of Lion Natural Marine Park, France’s third largest. To protect our waters, there are a few simple things you can do. When you’re diving or snorkeling in the sea, be sure to paddle gently and respect organized anchorages. On the beach, remember to apply environmentally-friendly sunscreen. Small gestures, big impact!

 9 - Thou shalt avoid single-use packaging

As well as being polluting, plastic is anything but practical. In Argelès-sur-Mer we prefer to swap the water bottle for a reusable gourd. Whether you’re refreshing yourself at the water’s edge or out hiking, it’s a must-have for your vacations. And don’t forget the tote bag or wicker basket for shopping. Even better if they carry the local colors!

 10 - Touching preserved places with your eyes

The region abounds in nature reserves. Starting with Mas Larrieu, which stretches along both sides of the River Tech. Between dunes, marshes and forests, the area is home to incredible biodiversity. A wild site to be explored with caution and moderation!

Fancy a guided tour? Consider the option of a guided nature walk. It’s an opportunity to discover the reserve from a different angle, accompanied by an expert who will help you learn more about its preservation.