La Presqu'île du Barcarès
VISIT THE PYRÉNÉES-ORIENTALES
Are you looking for an attractive holiday destination for your entire family? Do you want to be able to combine total relaxation and sport without neglecting fun times with family and friends? This region between the sea and the mountains offers a wide range of activities with something to please every holidaymaker. The Pyrenees-Orientales region is the answer to all your questions!
300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE PER YEAR
Between Spain and the Mediterranean, the Pyrénées-Orientales region is a perfect mix of sunshine, picturesque villages, ancient history, mountainous terrain and Mediterranean coastline. This Catalan country and its distinctive accent invites you to relax completely and explore the tourist sites which make it so fascinating: Mont Canigou, châteaux, vineyards, beaches, fishing ports… It’s also one of the few departments to offer ski resorts within an hour of the beaches!
COLLIOURE, JEWEL OF THE ROCKY COAST
Just 40 km from La Presqu’ile campsite and 26 km from the Spanish border, on the rocky coast, Collioure is a typical Catalan village. Come and immerse yourself in well-being under the bright sun, surrounded by the port, sheltered by a cove, sandy beaches and the remains of the Château Royal.
ARGELÈS-SUR-MER, NATURE DESINATION
Just 35 km from the La Presqu’île campsite, at the foot of the Albera Massif, Argelès-sur-Mer is full of treasures: a seaside resort with a long beach, rocky coastline, pine woods, marina, nature reserves, typical village… It’s a joy to walk through its colourful streets. On foot, by boat or in the water, Argelès-sur-Mer, known as “La Naturelle”, will delight you with its undeniable assets!
THE BEST BEACHES OF THE PYRÉNÉES-ORIENTALES
If you prefer a quieter and more relaxed holiday, no worries! The coastline has something to please everyone. No less than 40 km of long fine sandy beaches and 20 km of rocky, sandy or pebbly coves with undeniable charm, are available for you to spend the day doing as little as possible. For the slightly more active, the area’s beaches are great for a simple stroll with family or friends. This is the opportunity to discover the unmissable nature reserves of Mas Larrieu in Argelès sur Mer, Cerbère-Balyuls, or a nature park such as the Parc des Dosses in Barcarès!
THE WIDE VARIETY OF WATER SPORTS
For the more athletic, manywater sports await you. Discover the various water-based activities in which the coast abounds. Sailing, surfing, sand yachting, kitesurfing, jet skiing, fly boarding, paddleboarding and waterskiing will carry you to the rhythm of the waves and winds, offering a thrill-packed experience. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete looking for high-quality spots, or you want to try out these water sports for the first time, Port-Barcarès is the ideal resort.
From the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees, you’re sure to be attracted by our hiking trails. More than 3,500 km of marked trails, including 50 walking trails to explore either on your own or accompanied. You may be a beginner or an experienced hiker, but with your family or friends, our itineraries will lead you to discover unique landscapes: in the heart of the immense Regional Park of the Catalan Pyrenees, the Canigou, 11 nature reserves, the coastal path, the Anse de Paulilles Recreational Park combining vineyards and coves…
Whether you’re athletic or meditative, each hike gives you the chance to explore the amazing unspoilt environment. Choose guided treks where your guide will share the history of the Pyrénées-Orientales and its traditions with you. A sharing of enthusiasm in perfect harmony with nature. Everyone will find their own pace.
31 must-do walking routes:
- Les hauts de Collioure, 2.5 hrs
- L’Etang de Lanoux, 6 hrs
- The Tech Valley, 8 hrs.
- The Jujols Reserve, 3 hrs
- The Madeloc Tower, 3 hrs
- Le Canigou via the Mariailles refuge, 3.5 hrs / 4 hr climb
THE PYRÉNÉES ORIENTALES REGIONAL NATURE PARK
The Regional Nature Park of the Pyrénées-Orientales and its 11 natural resources will dazzle you with their beauty. You can also visit the wildlife parks and military fortifications designed by the famous military engineer Vauban, the Canigou, a listed French site, the hot springs in Saint-Thomas, the Dorres and Llo thermal baths and the marine nature reserve of Cerbère-Banyuls where you can go scuba diving.
SPAIN AND THE COSTA BRAVA
Just 1 hour from the campsite, the proximity of Spain means you can take a quick trip to the Costa Brava! Visit the beautiful natural parks (Cap de Creus, Aiguamolls de l’Empordà and Montgri) and amazing places like the Bay of Roses, the botanical gardens and the Lake of Banyoles. It is in the region’s big cities, like Barcelona that you will feel closest to Catalan culture, its great painters and customs. Stroll down La Rambla and enjoy some tapas on a café terrace then visit the beautiful Palau Güell.
VISIT THE AUDE
You can also take advantage of your holiday at La Presqu’île campsite to explore the Aude, the Cathar Country with its castles and abbeys, or take a wonderful walk along the cliffs at Leucate, only 8 km from the campsite! Take the opportunity to explore the city of Carcassonne and Roman Narbonne.
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