Walking Holidays in Languedoc-Roussillon
Blessed with a warm, sunny climate and a diversity of landscapes, cultures and attractions, Languedoc-Roussillon is an ideal walking holiday destination. From forested gorges and unspoilt mountain peaks to picturesque Mediterranean coastline and welcoming, traditional towns, a walking holiday here is the perfect way to relax and take in all that this scenic region has to offer.
Languedoc’s proximity to the Pyrenees, and thus northern Spain, has resulted in a tangible Catalonian influence, particularly along the Mediterranean coast. Simple fishing villages and traditional ports line the seafront of the region’s eastern coastline, while such destinations as Llança and Cadaques across the border offer a mixture of cultures that are certain to intrigue. The Catalan language is also prominent throughout Languedoc-Roussillon, having replaced Occitan during the 20th century. All this gives a noticeably cosmopolitan feel that is sure to enrich a walking tour there.
Located between the Cevennes mountains and the Mediterranean coast, the city of Nîmes is a fascinating place to discover the history of Languedoc-Roussillon on a walking tour. Founded by the ancient Romans, it is inextricably linked to the era of the Empire’s rule. Some of the finest and most extensive Roman remains in all of Europe can be found here; the first century arena with its two-storey façade is among the prime attractions. On a walking tour through the city, more recent sights include the Gothic cathedral and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes, both of which have particular cultural significance.
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Cathar Castles - Stage 1
Trek of the Cathar Castles from Tuchan-Quéribus to Quillan
Trek through the foothills of the Pyrenees past ancient Cathar Castles, through beautiful and changing landscapes from craggy rocks to lush green meadows. You’ll stay half-board in friendly chambre d’hôtes and small hotels where you’ll...
Cathar Castles - Stage 2
Continue from Quillan to Foix via Montségur
Discover the unique history, wonderful food and elegant wine of this fascinating region, with its lush meadows, vineyards, and distant snow-capped peaks. Follow ancient trails to the precariously perched ruins of Cathar castles, and stay in...