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©Randonnées sur les sentiers de Banyuls sur mer|Laurent Lacombe
UnavoidableSentier Littoral

The coastal path

From Banyuls sur mer, the coastal path allows access either to the north of Paulilles – towards Cap Béar and beyond towards Port-Vendres – or to the south, towards Cerbère towards Spain.

Direction cerbère!

In the heart of the garrigue

The coastal path towards Cerbère goes along the port by the Allées Maillol, the esplanade of the Arago Laboratory then winds along the coast in the middle of the garrigue composed of rockrose, rosemary, thyme, heather and broom. It offers magnificent views, crosses beautiful coves and beaches to arrive at Puig de Cerbère at the Spanish border.

For more information

Guide du Littoral d’Argelès sur mer à Cerbère on sale at the Maison de la Randonnée and at the Office de Tourisme for 4€.

A not so easy ride…

But so beautiful!

You don’t just jump into the Coastal Trail route like that. It is not a simple stroll, it is a hike. Starting from Argelès-sur-Mer to Cerbère, it is still 32km. But 32km of breathtaking views on the Côte Vermeille!

You can make the choice to do it in several stages, or to do only a part of it:

Itinerary 1: Port-Vendres/Banyuls: 5h – 11km – D+421m – Difficult

Itinerary 2: Crossing Banyuls-sur-Mer: 1h30 – 4km – D+100m – Intermediate – Stroller – Wheelchair

Itinerary 3: Marine Reserve Trail 1: 1h – 2km – D+168m – Intermediate

Which one will you choose?

A little further

From Collioure to Cadaques

The now famous crossing “Collioure-Cadaques” was in 1996 an initiative of the founders of Randonades, original and innovative. For this concept of walking outside of summer between mountain and sea, in these already exotic places, could only emerge in the heads of children of these lands neither French nor Spanish but simply Catalan.

Through a marvelous coastline, we follow ancestral paths left abandoned for centuries and reopened by our care. Between the scrubland and the sea, secret coves, vineyards and fishing ports, colors and smells meet each other. From Collioure, the red village, to the white houses of Cadaquès, you will visit these places that have inspired so many artists, from Matisse to Maillol, from Dali to Pitxot, without forgetting Picasso and Miro.