Hiking in Pyrénées-Orientales

Do you want to enjoy nature and the great outdoors during your stay at the campsite in the Pyrénées-Orientales ? Ideally located for enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, the region has something to delight holidaymakers who wish to explore the hiking trails. With more than 3,500 km of marked trails – including 50 possible hiking routes – you will have the chance to discover every corner of this department located between sea and mountains. In addition to sheltering a superb palette of landscapes, it adapts perfectly to the desires of hiking, cycling or horseback riding . Camping de la Vallée takes you on a discovery of the most beautiful hikes in the Pyrénées-Orientales .

Hiking in the Regional Natural Park of the Catalan Pyrenees

While hiking in the region, take advantage of the superb Regional Natural Park of the Catalan Pyrenees . Located a little over an hour from our campsite in the Pyrénées-Orientales , hiking enthusiasts will be delighted! There are trails for all levels of difficulty and those who wish can even opt for an experienced guide given the size of the park.

Among the most beautiful hiking trails is that of Pic Carlit and its summit which culminates at 2,921 meters above sea level. One of the trails is for seasoned hikers for a duration of 5h30 over 13km. While those looking for a more accessible path, can take the loop of the nine ponds of Carlit over a period of 1h30.

Another path that is worth the detour, that of the Carança gorges . Over 17 km, the most athletic hikers will find rope bridges, cornice passages, not to mention breathtaking landscapes!

Take the GR10 in the Pyrénées Orientales

Experienced hikers will probably opt for the GR10 which connects Banyuls sur Mer to Vernet on the section of the Pyrénées-Orientales.

Hike to the Pic du Canigou

For a beautiful ascent of the Pyrenees, try the ascent of the Pic du Canigou ! You don’t need to go around the world to enjoy the beauty of places offered by nature. In addition, near the Pic du Canigou is also La cascade des Anglais which is much more accessible. On the way, you will enjoy the forest and its shaded paths and can even enjoy swimming. Count 1 hour of walking.

Discover the hikes in the Pyrénées-Orientales near the Vallée campsite

About thirty kilometers from the Vallée campsite, don’t miss a pleasant hike to the Tour de la Massane . Appreciated for its panoramas on the Vermeille coast and the plain of Roussillon, it is nonetheless difficult. Count 4h30 of hiking. In Céret , you will also be able to take the Chemin de Fontfrède . While those who go to Arles-sur-Tech , less than 30 minutes from the Vallée campsite, can take one of the five hiking trails.

Where to see marmots in the Pyrénées-Orientales?

The marmot disappeared from the Pyrenees at the end of the last ice age, but it has been successfully reintroduced to the Pyrenees since 1948. Today, the marmot inhabits the valleys of all the Pyrenees. Being able to observe them should therefore not be a problem for hikers who wish to do so.

They can be found in Font-Romeu in particular, from where hikes dedicated to the observation of marmots are organised. Added to this is Le Madres, which rises to 2469 meters above sea level and dominates the northern slope of Conflent Canigó, Conflent Canigó. This hike offers 360 degree views of the territory, encounters with chamois, eagles and marmots and wild landscapes along the Castellane river await you.

Les Angles animal park

To go further, hikers who wish to observe wildlife can also go to the Animal Park Les Angles . The animal park allows you to observe animals from the region during a pleasant family walk. Three routes more or less fast are proposed. On site, you can observe large enclosures for bears, wolves, marmots , deer, deer, bison, etc. In addition, it takes a little over two hours to complete the long route. In addition, picnic tables are also available on site.