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 delightful and very interesting circuit of 3 hours, with 460 metres of ascent. Most of the route is in forest and offers good protection from the sun.
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
St Ferréol hermitage where the view changes around every corner of its tree-filled grounds. Walk one way and you’ll see the Pyrenees melt into a Matisse-blue sea, go through the old stone gateway and Mount Canigou and entourage wearing their capes of early snow dominate the mountainscape.
If you want to discover wild landscapes, full of delights, with a rich and diverse flora and fauna, look no further than the Nyer Reserve.
A circular 21/4 hour walk from Collioure with good paths and lovely views. For those who know the area a lot of variations are possible in order to make a longer/slightly different walk. 333m of ascent.
We pass evocatively named places busy with history; Besalú, St Jaume de Llierca, Castellfollit de la Roca before entering Olot and the Parc Natural de la Zona Volcanica de la Garrotxa abundant with fascinating conical and sometimes symmetrical hills.
Exploring the rocky plateaux of the Corbières at Caves, a circular walk at low level with 200m of gentle ascent on rocky paths.
Canalettes & Fontrabiouse. Sometimes, in the height of summer, we just need a little cool. And where better to find it than underground?
A 3hrs – 3hrs.30 circular walk starting in Laroque des Albères and up into the hills with 450 metres of ascent, which is all in the first half of the walk.