Summer in the Vallespir
After confinement and restrictions over the past year, where better to let your hair down outdoors (with care) than the Vallespir? Hiking, biking, canyoning, tree climbing, teleski, paddle, canoe, paragliding are just some of the activities on offer.
An amalgamation of balader (to stroll) and ludique (fun)… albeit spelt with the funky, digital ‘k’ rather than the standard, boring (!!) ‘que’, discover the very first digital trail : “In the footsteps of Galipan’s ancestors”!
Jump on your bikes and follow Galipan, the Vallespir mascot, as he retraces the footsteps of his ancestors along the Voie verte cycle route.
Get out and about, get active, enjoy the fresh air and, best of all, explore the history of Céret by solving clues and missions along the way.
Don’t let a lack of equipment stop you! You can hire bikes from the Office de Tourisme, who can also provide you with a magnetic mount to hold your smartphone safe and secure as you navigate the trail. Just ask!
|Start : Office de Tourisme Intercommuncal de Vallespir, Céret|
Finish : Lacs de Saint Jean Pla de Corts
How it works
- Download the Baludik app onto your smartphone. Available for Apple and Android devices.
- Scan the QR code below to access the Vallespir trail
- Enjoy the ride!
Find out more here.
Le marché des créateurs
Céret has long been a source of inspiration for artists, including greats such as Dali, Matisse and Picasso.
On Tuesday evenings throughout July and August, take a stroll through the town’s historic boulevards during the art & artisan market, le marché des créateurs.
With unique pieces crafted with passion by talented local creators, you can treat a loved one, or yourself!
Tour de France
Stage 15 of this year’s Tour will kick off in the P-O’s very own Céret on the 11th July! This marks the first return to the Pyrénées-Orientales since 2009, so is well worth celebrating!
Find out more here or request the detailed programme from the reception of the Office Office de Tourisme.
Whether you’re a certified Céretan or a know-nothing newbie, the guided tours in English are a great way to (re)discover the magic of the town.
Visits take place in strict compliance with health regulations.
Friday 30th July at 11am
Friday 27th August at 11am
Adult 5€ / Reduced 3€ / FREE – 12 ans
For more information or to book your place, contact the Office de Tourisme
Last year, players had to find a different object each week, hidden in one of the 10 communes of Vallespir. A riddle was published every Friday, Saturday and Sunday on social media to point you in the right direction.
This year, the concept has changed! The clues will be in photo form, published Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10am on the Facebook page. As the days go by, the photos will give an increasingly clear view of the site.
To be the lucky winner, you have to take a photo of yourself in front of the site in question and be the first to post the photo as a comment on the publication pinned to the game.
The game will take place every week in a different Vallespir town from 1st July to 4th September.
As well as getting out and about, there is an amazing range of prizes up for grabs, including cameras, hampers and vouchers for local businesses.
Find out more here.
Everybody loves a market…
CÉRET: Sat am (Night market every Tuesday in July and August)
LE BOULOU: Thurs & Sun am
LE PERTHUS: Thurs am (Food market)
MAUREILLAS-LAS ILLAS: Thurs am
SAINT-JEAN-PLA-DE-CORTS: Tues am
The Vallespir Tourist Office team is here for you…
We’re happy to help and answer any questions to make your visit to the Vallespir even better.
Tel: 04 68 87 00 53
Address: 5 rue Saint Ferréol 66400 Céret
For more info
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DON’T WORRY… BE HAPPY
Your visit is important to us – so is your safety.
All activities, restaurants, galleries, museums, shops and tradespeople will look after you with the strictest respect for the sanitary measures put in place against the spread of the corona virus.
Fancy watching a few videos before your visit to remind you why everyone loves the Vallespir? Check out our OTI Vallespir Youtube channel.