Vermilion Coast Tracks

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The Vermilion Coast Tracks follow the mediterranean coastline of the Pyrenees from Argelès-sur-Mer to Cerbère the border town with Spain. Passing through several types of forest, and vineyards, this tracks often provides excellent views over the sea. It is classified as one of Pyrénées-Orientales's Great Hikes, and is located in the Massane Forest Natural Reserve.[1]

Hiking on the Vermilion Coast[edit]

The trailheads are at Cerbère, and Argelès, on the southern and northern edges of the Vermilion coast respectively. Most people take 1 to 2 days to complete the trails.

The trails passes through several areas of private land, and touches the edge of the Cerbère-Banyuls Natural Marine Reserve where a special scuba diving underwater trail is open to the public in the summer.[2]

View of the Vermilion Coast from the Madeloc Tower. Overlooking Argelès-sur-Mer, Collioure, Port-Vendres and Banyuls-sur-Mer.

Cerbère to Banyuls by the Torre de Querroig[edit]

Argelès to Banyuls by the Littoral Trail[edit]

This trail can be done back and forth, in any direction, and takes a day of walk. The cliffs can be dangerous if it is windy, and the wind can be extremely strong at Béar Cape's Lighthouse.

The Madeloc Tower[edit]

Start at the "Gascons Pass", on the crest road in Banyuls. Take the direction of the "Baillaury Pass", "La Serre Pass", and Madeloc tower.

The Ultrera Castle[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Forêt de la Massane - RESERVES NATURELLES DE FRANCE". Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 6, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2009. 

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