Le Tour de France is coming to the P-O for the first time since 2009. Stage 15 on the 11th July 2021 is classed as a mountain stage, starting in our very own Céret and climbing 192km to the finish line in Andorra
After a confined spring indoors, where better to let your hair down outdoors (with care) than the Vallespir?
A stunning 3 hour 6.5km coast walk combined with return via the hills. A reasonable level of fitness is needed as the walk has a number of ascents and descents. Approximately 450m of ascent. The views over land and sea are superb. Walking boots essential and walking poles highly recommended. Much of route is yellow waymarked.
Cycle the region with Leigh and Merry Foster as they travel along the EV8 from Argelès sur Mer to Laroque des Albères
On a clear winter’s day, a drive along the coastal lagoons of Salses and Canet can offer vast skies, wide horizons, bird spotting, oyster eating and windsurfer watching.
E-bikes are economical, ecological and accessible to all fitness levels, allowing you to put in as much, or as little, effort as you wish – and such fun on the many safe and dedicated bike tracks around the P-O
One of the greatest things about winter is that the life of the animals and birds of the mountains is much easier to see and understand thanks to the snow.
Céret-born Martin Fourcade, a 26-year-old non-commissioned officer of the mountain infantry brigade at Chamonix, emerged from the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games as the new star of biathlon, with three medals – two gold and one silver.
For thousands of years, large and cumbersome ‘racket’ snowshoes were absolute necessities to move around in snowy landscapes, to hunt, trap, communicate, discover and survive.
The snow is falling in the Pyrénées and no doubt thoughts are turning to waxing and servicing skis in preparation for the opening of the pistes. But there is another snowy activity to consider : snowshoeing!