The Pyrénées Orientales are a mountain Biking paradise – and one of the best-kept secrets in the mountain bike world.
For those of us in the know there is an unfathomable amount of mountain biking potential here. Between the summits and the sea you can ride to your heart’s content on trails suited to all abilities, thousands of kilometres of waymarked and non-waymarked trails.

If you’re a fan of thrills and spills, (and we wish you more of the first and less of the second bien sûr!), you won’t be able to resist a visit to this ‘téléski’ in Port Barcarès, to try out, practice or perfect your water-ski and boarding skills. Wakeboard, waterskiing and kneeboard await – maybe with a few ’Air Tricks’ once you’ve become a bit of a pro

The very nature of the Pyrenees Orientales between sea and mountains means that every imaginable type of fishing can be found in the region. From fast flowing torrents in the mountains to slow relaxing rivers in the plains, from high altitude lakes to salt water lakes on the coast, from shore fishing and surf casting to deep sea fishing, the region really offers a challenging and varied days fishing for the keen angler.

Growing up between the game reserves in South Africa and the wilderness of the Australian outback, Ian Pendry discovered a love for nature early on in life. At university in Sheffield he met Angela, an international mountain bike racer and skilled ski mountaineer. The rest, as they say, is history.

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