Starting point : geolocation and name of the town : Maureillas
Explore Vallespir by bike ! By cycling the greenway road and portions of the Espace cyclosport, treat yourself to a few hours of relaxation at the Saint Jean Pla de Corts lakes, walk in the footsteps of Picasso in the famous mecca of cubism, pedal on the famous bridge de Reynès, and meet the local producers who will introduce you to many unique flavours.
Description of the trip: Circular loop taking 3 days / 2 nights
- Day 1 : Admire the landscapes by bike, on foot and in the water ! – distance : 10.92km
You have safely arrived in Vallespir ! From the village of Maureillas, cycle along the vineyards and orchards, then along the Le Tech river to your first stop in Saint Jean Pla de Corts. Here swap your bike pedals for your walking shoes and set off for a medium difficulty 2.5 hour hike towards the picturesque village of Vivès. Discover remarkable vegetation. Look out for the footprints of wild animals, but also for marks of the presence of Man with the many crops grown here, especially vines. Stop for a few moments at la table d’orientation to enjoy the view of all the surrounding peaks. Along the way, call in on a local producer at his farm for a cheese tasting. Does it give you an appetite?
On your return to Saint Jean Pla de Corts, sit by the lake for a picnic or around a table in one of the restaurants. Dedicate the afternoon to relaxation … stretch out on the banks or take the opportunity to discover all the activities on offer here : paddle board, pedal boat, ski lift, AquaJump, tree climbing. The lake has everything you could possibly want ! After a first day filled with such feeling and sensations, gather around a table of delicious Catalan flavours and spend the night in one of the available accommodation options suited to your needs.
If you fancy giving an electric bike a go and want to enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Catalan backdrop while doing so, we recommend you do this either on the first day instead of or after the hike; or on the second day over the course of the whole day. A very difficult 80km route on the Cyclosport area from Maureillas takes you to the heart of Vallespir, passing through Céret, Amélie-Les-Bains, Taillet, Oms and back to Saint Jean Pla de Corts for the night. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information on this alternative.