Build your own walking programme in the Conflent by combining it with the train timetable* and have a nice cool day in the forests of the upper Tet valley, between altitudes 1500m and 1100m
The latest in the series of walks with a meal – this time dinner instead of lunch.
The walk is a steady climb up an unmetalled forest tack to the beautifully restored Chapelle de St. Laurent followed by a loop of footpaths through cork oak woods, taking in 2 ruined Mas before returning to the start
Having passed the Mas Fourcade on your left, carry straight on, crossing the bridge over the motorway.
This is a moderately easy walk up to and round a circuit in the wooded hills above Valmy Chateau. The views back down to Argelès and over the plain are beautiful, and the cork-oak forests are peaceful and full of birdsong as you follow the winding footpath.
This is an energetic first part climb to the ridge between Port Vendres and Collioure for a spectacular view followed by drop down into Collioure and back along the Corniche road. It is well worth the physical demands.
This is a very pretty circular walk above the charming Albères village of Montesquieu, which anyone interested in the flora of this delightful region should enjoy. It follows a well-marked trail with some lovely views from Canigou to the coast. It is about 6km long and takes about 2 hours. Some of the climbs are a bit steep and overall it is a medium level walk, so good boots and sticks are recommended.
The emblematic cape symbolises the oriental “finisterre” of the Pyrenees. It gives its name to the whole peninsula classified as a Natural Park since 1998.
The mineral intensity, omnipresence of the sea, deserted land, flowering broom and cists and the spectacular contrasts in relief and colours display a fascinating atmosphere of wild beauty.
A one and a half hour circuit in the footsteps of the French and Spanish soldiers who fought in the bloody battle of Le Boulou, it is a historical eye opener. Stunning views over the Albères, Roussillon plain as far as the Med and across to Mount Canigo, are a stark contrast to the bloody tableau of wounded and dying, which once stained this peaceful landscape.
This walk also takes in the marina, the commercial port and then on out beyond the headland overlooking the harbour wall lighthouse ‘Feu de Mole’ (dating from 1848) and then touches the wild and rugged garrigue of Cap Bear.