Narbonne is a leafy and well-appointed town, initially founded by the Romans in 118 BCE, when it was known then as Narbo. Once a very prosperous port and a major city due to its strategic location, it was in fact Rome’s first colony in Gaul.
A delightful and very interesting circuit of 3hrs, with 460metres of ascent. Most of the route is in forest and offers good protection from a warm autumn sun.
Occupying an enviable location on the Mediterranean coast, between the tidal lagoons or étangs, surrounded by pink salt fields, the ancient circular fishing village of Gruissan lies in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Narbonne and the Mediterranean
A circular 3h 15 mins walk with approx. 380 metres of ascent. Starts with descent to Montner and then ascent to Força Réal, with final descent to Col del Bou via Le Sentier Botanique.
Walk La Serre de Vingrau A 3h 30m – circular walk of 9 km Impressive cliffs in view on the ascent, internationally renowned with around 400 climbing routes. Views across Roussillon from the summit.
This enjoyable walk follows mainly forestry tracks under the lofty summit of the Cambre D’Ase, with wonderful views over the Cerdagne and Capcir plateaux
Originally created in the 70s as a reservoir to supply local agriculture, the lake at Villeneuve-de-la-Raho quickly became a leisure area for sailing, fishing and sunbathing, attracting growing numbers of locals and tourists alike because of its easy access.
While visiting the Grand Hotel, the old village of Molitg should not be ignored. At its medieval centre is the 12th century church against which leans the 14th or 15th century Chateau de Molitg.
A 2 hour straightforward walk over the hills from Le Perthus, with lots of historical interest. Some footpaths and a lot of forest road. One for a day when you fancy a nice walk but not a big climb!
Canigó, the sacred mountain, sits majestically on the horizon of Catalonia. For centuries, she has born witness to bloody battles between men, the rise and fall of kingdoms and of course, the development and evolution of ecosystems.