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The Catalan Mountain, the Pyrenees in 3 countries!
Ideally located, L’Escapade campsite will be perfect for exploring the region and discovering its outdoor activities.

Cerdanya, a mountain country just a step away from Spain and Andorra
Estavar, a mountain village named “the Cerdan Nice”

Estavar en Pays Catalan, a mountain French village at the heart of Cerdanya

With a privileged situation at an altitude of 1200 meters (4000 ft) and his microclimate, Estavar’s nickname is “Nice Cerdan”. Estavar is at 1 km (0.6 mile) from the Spanish enclave of Llivia – historical curiosity -, at 3 km (1.8 miles) from Spain, at 11 km (7 miles) from Font-Romeu and at 40 km (25 miles) from Andorra. Estavar is surrounded of the ski resorts of “Neiges Catalanes”.

Crossroads between France, Spain and Andorra, the French and Catalan mountain benefits from an exceptional period of sunshine. She is rich of a cultural and an historical heritage, from prehistoric times to modernity, from megalithic to solar furnace. Some naturals treasures, hot springs, caves, lakes, rivers, mountains… At L’Escapade campsite, nature and wide open spaces rule. In summer and in winter, explore the snow-covered slopes of the Catalan mountains on skis or snowshoes. In the summer, you can enjoy hiking, horse-riding, mountain biking, canyoning, rock climbing or fishing and you can even go for a hot air balloon ride.

Walk in Estavar en Pays Catalan: walking trails and outing, the Catalan mountain is the paradise of ramblers
Merens horses at the lake of asset, in Porté-Puymorens

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Natural warm water

In the Catalan Pyrenees, the countryside provides water in various forms. Snow, waterfalls, and natural thermal springs add to the benefits you can enjoy from the pure mountain air and Mediterranean sun. Whether you’re in the sun or the snow, you can enjoy a wonderfully relaxing time in the outdoor pools of Cerdanya naturally warm thermal springs. Relax and enjoy the benefits of the thermal springs of Dorres and Llo, closed to L’Escapade.

Outdoor pools of Cerdanya naturally warm thermal springs, in Llo and Dorres
Local shop Ah! La Laiterie: Find the diversity of local products: meat, cold meats, cheeses, wines, fruits, vegetables, honey, pastry

Ah ! La laiterie

The health in your plate. Find the diversity offered by the local producers: meat, cold meats, cheeses, wines, fruits, vegetables, honey, pastry… About fifty farmers propose you the best of their products resting on three criteria, the taste, the freshness and the mode of production and processing. This convenience store generates a “responsible” consumption which respects the seasons, the environment, favors the circular economy, the sustainable development and, certainly the main thing, protects the future of our farmers.

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Your rich sensations

And people who enjoy more active pastimes are in for a great holiday: mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering, rafting and even caving will give them their adrenaline buzz !

Aventure Pyrénéenne sport nature Outdoor activities and sport in Pyrenees Mountain

Aventure Pyrénéenne

Aventure Pyrénéenne is an agency specialized in outdoor activities, based in the Pyrenees Catalanes.

« Our job: to share with you our passion for nature and outdoor sports. We offer you outings supervised by professionals selected for services quality and ethic.

Our goal: to help you create your next adventure story.

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Zipline Tyrovol

Tyrovol is an major activity if you are in Cerdanya. Take a big breath of fresh air by flying above the Lake of Passet. The most audacious can also make the Big Jump at the foot of its dam.

Located next to Porté-Puymorens, Tyrovol proposes you an exciting route of 12 ziplines. Open from April to October.

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Tyrovol proposes you an exciting route of 12 ziplines, next to Porte-Puymorens
Canyoning Experience: Jumps, slides, abseiling in the canyons of the Pyrenees Orientales

Canyoning Experience

Jumps, slides, abseiling … In family or between friends, let guide in the canyons of the Pyrénées-Orientales!

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Adventure Park Roc Line

Roc Line is an atypical adventure park built on the side of a cliff located in the valley of St Martin in Angoustrine Villeneuve les Escaldes, near the chapel of Saint Martin.
Several ascending courses are proposed for the whole family. They allow a fun and accessible approach to mountain activities such as climbing or via ferrata.
Furthermore, there’s a slackline of 30 m lenth and 6 m hight that you can use safely. Sensations and adrenaline guaranteed by the sequence of several giant zip lines.

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Rocline Climbing: Slackline and climb by differents ways, back down by doffents long ziplines, in Angoustrine
Hot-air balloon in the sky of Cerdanya Valley, throughout the year

Hot air balloon

Since summer 1994 we propose hot air balloon rides in Cerdanya Valley throughout the year. We take-off just as the sun rises taking advantage of the Cerdanya’s calm airs of the morning who will walk-us during one hour in peace and freedom in the air. Proud of our kind of working we offer you the possibility to participate and share the pleasure of a free balloon flight.

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Paragliding VOL’AIME

The oldest man’s dream : fly ! Come and discover the Cerdan’s sky, for the greatest pleasure of the enthusiasts of adventure.

The school of paragliding Vol’Aime proposes discovering, long or prestige flights, of course accompanied with professional instructors.
Reachable to every people from 7 to 77 years old, three different options are possible with more or less long flying time.

Flights by reservation from Monday to Sunday included (except winter), usually on the morning or mid day in Targasonne. Possibility of individual formation in the form of training courses (from initiation to competition).
An unforgettable memory of your Pyrenean holidays in France.

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Paragliding Volaime: Discover the Cerdan’s sky, flights in paragliding for the enthusiasts of adventure

On holidays, we have fun !

Aquatic area in Err: outdoor pools with heated water, big slide, waves pool, jacuzzi, baby pool, water fountains

Aquatic area in Err

Outdoor pools with heated water, big slide, waves pool, jacuzzi, baby pool, water fountains, play area with water games for children. Snack-bar restaurant – Picnic area. From juny to september.

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Biathlon, rackets, fat bike, nordic skiing, electric mountain bike, orienteering game Tousazimut, aquatic activities, a wide choice of activities for all the ages, all year long, with restaurant on the spot !

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Les Angles Aventure – High wire treetop adventure in the Matte Forest, near Les Angles, rope-bridges, walkways, and zip-lines

Les Angles Aventure - High Wire Treetop Adventure

Treetop fun. Leave the earth below you and become a great adventurer. The treetop adventure course, in the Matte Forest at the foot of the resort, has over 70 elements to tackle, divided into 11 different levels for all ages – and with its rope-bridges, walkways, and zip-lines there are thrills and sensations guaranteed for all budding athletes.

Budding athletes or thrill seekers: Fun guaranteed!

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Matemale Lake Outdoor Activities Centre

Windsurfers, sailing dinghies and catamarans in the middle of the Pyrenees ? It is possible, with the nautical base of the lake of Matemale. Just a short drive away from the campsite, both young and old will love places like this one, with pedalo, kayak, canoe, paddle and sailing.

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Outdoor activities Matemale Les Angles: Windsurfers, sailing dinghies and catamarans, pedalo, kayak, canoe, and paddle by the lake of Matemale Les Angles

Breathe, you are in mountain

The Capcir and the Cerdagne are great for walkers: up on a high pass, on the top of a mountain or on the shores of a lake, you can come and enjoy the clean air of the open spaces and the panoramic views of the Eastern Pyrenees. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or someone who enjoys walking on holiday, you’ll find just what you need in the Cerdagne.

With their thematic trips, the professionals of the mountain accompany you towards new knowledge, fauna, flora, heritage, gastronomy or rurality.

Loved by hikers, the French & Catalan Pyrenees are made up of a multitude of high-altitude lakes with crystal clear water, which include the Etang du Lanoux, one of the largest stretches of water in the Eastern Pyrenees, the Lac des Bouillouses and the Etangs du Carlit.

Puigmal Pyrénées Cerdagne, outdoor activities space, trail, Nordic walking, ski hiking and mountain biking

Puigmal Pyrénées-Cerdagne

Marked trail, Nordic walking, ski hiking and mountain biking are waiting for you, no matter what your level, in this 4 seasons outdoor activities space!

Mountain guides – Transpyr66 Font-Romeu

Transpyr66 Mountain guide Storyteller

On foot or on snowshoes, discover the Cerdanya with a Mountain Storyteller Guide !
Survival-bushcraft course, ascent of summits, altitude lakes, bivouacs, nights in a refuge, trek over several days, storytelling hikes, mushroom picking, trout fishing, gourmet walks, wildlife observation, use of wild plants, animal tracks, nights in igloo…, between France, Spain and Andorra.

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Transpyr'66: thematics walkings in Cerdanya Capcir with a storyteller mountain guide
Cavall Nature: Sustainable riding through short rides or several days rides for the most experimented

Cavall Nature

Cavall-Nature invites you to discover “the sustainable riding” through short rides for the initiation or through several days rides for the most experimented, or by apprenticeship and improvement training course.

This activity is adapted at the level of each and framed by State-certified people, it can be practised by a wide public: child, adult, public handicapped person.

Sustainable riding: A not invasive approach of Equidae based on the mutual trust and not on the domination, by using natural and not binding method, respecting the ethological rules.

Opened from may to september, by reservation.

Caminar i Coneixer

Do you want to discover the most special places in the spanish Cerdanya? We guide you, trips in the morning, trips for all of the day, choose yourself.

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Caminar i coneixer, area and outdoor activities in Pyrenees: Mountain walkings in Spain

Skiing and snow games

In winter, explore the snow-covered slopes of the Catalan mountains, on alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing, on the slopes of the Catalan Snows and the Spanish and Andorran resorts.

Catalonia’s Nordic skiing areas provide all sorts of marked skiing trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as loads of other activities for families to enjoy: walking, snowshoeing, Nordic walking, a play area for children, dog sledding, biathlon, snow kiting, fat bike, horse riding and more.

You can enjoy the peace of the large snow-covered areas at the Nordic areas of Matemale, Cambre d’Aze, Porté-Puymorens, La Quillane, Formiguères, Puyvalador, Les Angles and Font-Romeu Pyrénées 2000 as well as Lles, Aransa, Guils-Fontanera, La Molina Masella, Gran Valira in Spain and Andorra.

Les Traîneaux du Cambre. Sled dogs husky and samoyedes
Area and outdoor activities: Skiing, walking, snowshoeing, Nordic walking, dog sledding, biathlon, snow kiting, fat bike, horse riding in Pyrenees Cerdagne Capcir
Snake-gliss: hurtle down the lanes of ski in tied sledges

History, heritage, knowledge

Between Andorra, Spain and France, the Pyrenees have a strong identity of their own, with their own striking history. The archaeological remains of the village of Eyne, the old Roman baths at Dorres, the historical centre of Puigcerdà, or the stonecutters’ museum: you can find out all about the remains of civilisations and cultures which succeeded one another.

La Maison de la Vallée d’Eyne

La Maison de la Vallée d’Eyne: An area of welcome, discovery and interpretation of the exceptional Pyrenean Natural heritage situated at the heart of the regional Natural reserve of French Catalan Pyrenees, near the national Nature reserve of the Valley of Eyne.

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Maison de la Vallée d’Eyne: Interpretation of the exceptional Pyrenean Natural heritage in the national Nature reserve of the Valley of Eyne
The Museum of Cerdanya: The border’s history, the Treaty of the Pyrenees, the rural life, the local citadels Vauban, in Sainte Léocadie

The Museum of Cerdanya

The border’s history, the Treaty of the Pyrenees, the rural life, the local citadels Vauban, the flora and fauna, the Cerdanya Museum located a former historic farm of the XVIIIth century welcomes you in a magnificent space and proposes concerts, conferences, guides tours and workshops for all ages.

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The solar furnaces in Mont-Louis and Odeillo

The Cerdagne also means sun : two solar furnaces have been installed here at the optimum altitude and in a place where there is an exceptional amount of sun !
Mont-Louis solar furnace : enjoy an unforgettable experience, observing the power of the sun, from mid-April to the end of October.
Odeillo solar furnace : visible from the outside with explanatory panels.

The solar furnaces in Mont-Louis,Targassonne and Odeillo. Cerdanya Valley also means sun
Solar power plant Themis

Thémis Solaire Innovation

Dedicated to the development of new technologies allowing the production of energy of solar origin, the site offers a set of fun and scientific activities aimed at raising public awareness of the energy transition and understanding of solar energy.

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The little yellow train

Come and discover the Cerdagne on board the “Canari”, the bright yellow little train.

This railway line, which is one of Europe’s oldest and one of the highest in the world, connects the Massif of Cerdanya from Enveitg-Latour de Carol with the Roussillon plain to Villefranche de Conflent. From it you’ll discover the spectacular scenery of the Pyrenean mountains and the Vauban fortifications, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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Area and outdoor activities: Discover the Cerdanya Valley on board of the little yellow train, from Latour de Carol to Villefranche de Conflent

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