Join Alain, an UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader, on this 7-day hiking program around the mythical Canigou mountain, in the French Pyrenees, close to the Spanish border.
If you are longing for sunshine, beautiful paths and the sound of cicadas I have the perfect plan for you! Join me next summer on a 7-day hiking tour around the Canigou (2786m), a mythical mountain in the French Pyrenees, in southern France, near the border with Spain and Catalonia.
The Canigou is located only 50 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea, north of Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste, in the Pyrénées-Orientales department. On clear days, it is even visible from the Mediterranean coast and beyond. The Canigou has a symbolical significance for Catalan people. Every year, on 23 June, on Saint John’s Eve, they built a bonfire at the mountaintop and keep a vigil during the night.
We will meet in Prats-de-Mollo-La Preste, at the Camping Saint Martin. This small village, located just 13 kilometers from the Spanish border, is part of Northern Catalonia and belongs to the historical comarca of Vallespir.
In the afternoon, we will set up our tents, enjoy an aperitif and an evening meal. Next morning, our hiking adventure begins! We will be hiking for 5 to 7 hours every day, spending every night in a different cottage. Please note you need a good physical condition, as to hike about 20 kilometers on each stage.
If you’d like to join me on this beautiful hike in southern France, just send me a request. Check the date below and book your trip! We will spend a great time hiking around the mythical Canigou.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
The price includes 2 nights at the campsite, 5 nights at lodge with half-board meals + picnic, guiding fee and organization.
We take the road and arrive at the campsite in the late afternoon. We set up our tents, then we enjoy an aperitif and an evening meal.
From Thursday to Tuesday, we will hike with a light backpack, carrying our belongings, spending every night in a different cottage, with half-board meals included and a picnic lunch every day. We spend the last night at a campsite.
After taking down the tents at the campsite, we get ready to get back home.
EQUIPMENT Gtex, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking boots, sandals, spare clothes, sheet, cover, light sleeping bag, toilet bag, some cash for incidentals.
Camping St Martin à Prats de Mollo-La Preste
I have been in love with nature, hiking and orientation for more than 30 years. I like human contact very much and I truly enjoy what life offers us every day.
I’m an International Mountain Leader (IML) certified by UIMLA and I'm the President of UPMM (The Belgian Association Member of UIMLA). I used to work for the Belgian army as a Lieutenant-Colonel Commando-Paratrooper and I’m a member of the Belgian Alpine Club (CAB).
Together with my wife Didi, we organize hiking tours with a few donkeys that we own. Join us with your family or your friends, for a half-day, a full day or even several days. These hikes are unique and accessible to everyone.
It will be my great pleasure to guide you around some of the most beautiful spots in Belgium or in the mountains, all year around, hiking or snowshoeing. Please contact me via the programs I propose and let’s start planning together!
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Journée en famille à tous points merveilleuse : activité adaptée à tout le monde, personne PMR et chiens de la famille plus ou moins sages... Dès l'accueil, nous avions compris que la balade s'annonçait au mieux. Alain et son épouse Didi sont didactiques, très relax tout en restant attentifs à chacun et s'adaptent parfaitement à leur public. Le pique-nique très soigneusement préparé par leurs soins était juste plus que parfait et savoureux. Nos petits-enfants, plein d'énergie, ont profité de chaque arrêt pour grimper, sauter, explorer, jouer à cache-cache, tout cela sous le regard bienveillant des adultes. Très belle expérience que nous recommandons sans hésiter !
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