Nature fans and hardcore hikers, come to Pyrénées-Orientales!
If you love the coast, put a swimsuit in your bag and take a memorable walk along Catalonia’s coastal path which follows the rocky shoreline! On the way, you’ll visit Catalonian villages, coves and little fishing ports, and bathe in turquoise waters full of multi-coloured fish... Yes, this is paradise!
For an elevated experience of the Pyrenees, walk up to the Pic du Canigou! No need to travel to the other side of the world to be in total harmony with nature...
When you go hiking in Pyrénées-Orientales, you’ll observe the immensity of the Regional Nature Park of the Catalonian Pyrenees and the fragility of the nature reserves… Don’t hesitate to go with a guide, who will take you on the best itineraries and share a few anecdotes about the mountains of Catalonia!
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Saddle up in Pyrénées-Orientales!
Full gallop on the beach, or a gentle hack through the forest? Whatever the season, you can explore Pyrénées-Orientales from the saddle!
Fancy a long trek across the countryside? For beginners or experienced riders, trekking at a leisurely pace is a great way to fully appreciate the scenery. By the sea, across the plains or on the high plateaus, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
And why not try the bivouac experience, pitching a tent and living like a real cowboy?
While summer is the best season for long hacks, spring and autumn are ideal for riding out to explore this unspoilt land which is reputed for its plentiful sunshine and easy living! In winter, you can defy the freezing temperatures exploring snow-covered landscapes...
Whether you want to ride alone or with friends, hesitate no longer, visit our riding holiday centres!
Our top 5 hiking itineraries in Pyrénées-Orientales!
Every hiking itinerary reveals new features of the natural riches of Pyrénées-Orientales! With more than 3,500 km of signposted itineraries and 50 walking trails, you can visit every corner of the department to discover this unique environment. To find out more about the environment and history of Pyrénées-Orientales, opt for a hiking excursion with a local guide who will show you the best routes and tell you about local traditions.