The gorges and caves of the Pyrénées Orientales
Swimming, white water sports, hiking, caving: For your camping trip in the Eastern Pyrenees, discover our selection of the most beautiful gorges and caves in 66.
Gorges de Galamus, Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet
The Galamus gorges are located north of the Pyrénées-Orientales, at the gateway to the Aude, between the Cathar and Catalan countries. This classified site ideal for rafting and canyoning descents is home to superb limestone walls. Several hiking and mountain biking trails await you in this exceptional setting.
Gorges de la Fou, Corsavy
About fifteen kilometers south-east of the peak of Canigou, near the D115 which leads to the Col d’Ares which separates France and Spain, the Gorges de la Fou are one of the most beautiful natural sites in the Pyrenees . They are known to be the narrowest in the world. Ravines, footbridges built between the rock, tales and legends: you will embark on a magical journey 100% nature.
Gorges de la Carança, Thuès-Entre-Valls
Direction the regional natural park of the Catalan Pyrenees for a very nice hike to the Carança gorges. The 18 km loop circuit takes about 9 hours. It starts from Canaveilles and requires good physical condition because you will face a drop of 1,600 m. The view from the highest point of the walk (1,800 m) will reward your efforts.
Gorges du Gouleyrous, Tautavel
As you set off towards the Gouleyrous gorges in Tautavel, you will have a rendezvous with history. A 350,000-year-old human skull was discovered there in 1971. The gorges are nestled under the Arago Caune. A pebble beach facilitates swimming on this beautiful stretch of nearly 100 m long of the Verdouble river.
The Fontrabiouse cave near Formiguères is accessible by the yellow train (Cerdagne line) which connects Vernet-les-Bains and Latour-de-Carol. A one-kilometer course on two levels allows you to approach stalactites, stalagmites, aragonites and other concretions.
Cave Les Fouilles, Tautavel
Return to Tautavel to explore another remarkable cave, the Cave Les Fouilles, better known as the Caune de l’Arago. From the village, allow about twenty minutes to walk to reach its entrance (3 km). The path is steep but the view is superb, with the Verdouble plain below.
Cave of the Canalettes, Villefranche-de-Conflent
Welcome to one of the most beautiful villages in France. You can combine a visit to the Canalettes cave, which has an astonishing network of underground lakes, with that of Fort Liberia and the Saint-Jacques church.
Montou cave, Corbère-les-Cabanes
The Montou cave, 15 km west of Perpignan, cannot be visited because its access is not secure. You can photograph its entrance, but above all, do not enter it! However, take advantage of the tranquility of the place and the beauty of the landscapes, and go hiking in the heart of the Tet valley.