Outdoor Sports à l’honneur in Argelès
As a dream destination for thousands of holiday makers each year, Argelès-sur-Mer is best known for its 7km sandy beach. Its rich cultural programme, ranging from Les Déferlantes in summer to the Christmas Markets in winter, and entertains hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world.
What people maybe don’t know is that Argelès is also a Mecca for outdoor sports fans, professional and amateur alike. With two nature reserves (Mas Larrieu and La Forêt de la Massane) and a mountain summit towering at 1156m (Pic des 4 Termes), the town boasts an inexhaustible playground for hikers, cyclists and swimrunners!
Sunday 8th April
Fête de la Randonnée – 1500 walkers of all ages and abilities will meet at Valmy to walk together through the beautiful scenery (different circuits available).
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April
Argelès Nature Trail – the largest trail running event in the P-O with races from 5km to 36km. New in 2018, the Massane Express: 1 vertical kilometer against the clock.
Sunday 27th May
500 Triathlon – 500 of the strongest athletes will take part in this challenge of speed and endurance, swimming, cycling and running through the beautiful scenery.
Saturday 23rd June
SwimRun Event – a rising phenomenon in the sporting world with participants running and swimming their way along the beautiful coast. Various start locations all finish in Argelès.
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October
100 Miles Sud de la France – a real test of mettle with competitors running 100 miles from the high altitude start line way up in the Pyrenees all the way down to the beach.
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October
Salon de la Rando et du VTT – information, equipment, guides: all you need to prepare your next hiking/biking adventure.
Saturday 2nd December
Ultrero Trail – a brand new event making its debut in 2018, this ultra trail (40km) will see runners traversing the villages between Montesquieu and Argelès.