What better place to take part in exhilarating adventure sports, than in Europe's largest wilderness - the Pyrenees.
In small groups of 6-10 persons, under the safe and competent leadership of certified mountain guide Marco Rollot, you can enjoy an unusual action holiday in a spectacular nature area, combined with comfortable accommodation and excellent food. Canyoning, hiking, caving and climbing, ... to expand your limits.
Day to day programme
Waking up to the fresh mountain air, spectacular scenery and the sound of abundant birdlife (spring) is an unforgettable experience. The hike to the top of the Canigou is not technically difficult, yet it is a challenge for most. It is about 4 hours walk to the top. Weather permitting, we can have lunch on or near the top, where on clear days you can see far into Catalunya, both on the Spanish and the French side, the Mediterranean coast and into the Pyrenees. We return to Village Catalan via a different route to arrive late afternoon, time to relax and enjoy a well deserved 3-course dinner with wine in the evening.
Half-day speleology, caving . Equipped with headlamps and ropes we venture into stalagmite caves where conventional tourist would ever go. Optionally a half-day canyoning. Afternoon at lesiure, dinner at restaurant Les Temps de Cerises.
The day of the grand canyoning adventure has arrived. Down the Llech gorge, a true exploration of raw nature, the challenge of overcoming the obstacles of canyoning. Experience unspoilt natural beauty, the rockpools, waterfalls, abseiling, the thrill, the happiness...Click here to let the photos tell the story....
Energizing picnic lunch. Return to Village Catalan late afternoon. 3-course dinner at the restaurant. To participate you should be in good shape, be a good swimmer and not afraid of water. Wetsuit, helmet and other equipment are supplied.
At leisure. It is market day in Vernet-les-Bains 8 AM to 1 PM and a good day to soak in the atmosphere at the local cafe. A few suggestions: there is just an hour hike to two beautiful waterfalls above the village, or take swim in the pleasant thermal baths nearby, or just relax and enjoy the views from your own terrace in Village Catalan. We meet for another excellent evening meal at 8 PM.
Climbing is on the programme, but realizing this may not be for everyone, there are optional activities., this is an opportunity to discover the pleasures of mountaineering; our qualified instructor will teach you the techniques if you have no climbing experience. Any experienced climbers will form another group and should find a degree of challenge on a 150 metres climb to the top of a granite rock. Climing is in small groups of 2-5 persons. Optional activities include hores-riding or mouintain-biking. Farewell dinner in Vernet-les-Bains at 8 PM.
Morning at leisure. Saturday is another market day in Vernet. Transfer to Perpignan Airport for your return flight (..unless you are staying at Village Catalan for a second week ).
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"The adventure programme is organised by Marco Rollot for Action Adventures / Association Destination-Pyrenees and available when pre-booked only and subject to minimum 5 participants. The day-to day programme may vary, depending on local weather conditions. Certain activities may alternatively be available on an individual basis, i.e. without the need to book the entire programme.
If you create your own group of 6-10 participants this package can be arranged for any period outside the main season.
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