Rambling: from the tracks around Vivès with views to the sea, the walk to the Hermitage of St Ferréol, to the more adventurous routes around Mount Canigou.
Beaches: a wide viariety to choose from, between the bathing lake of Saint-Jean (water sports, pedalos etc) to the nearest Mediterranean beach at Le Racou (25 minutes away)
The hilltop village of Castelnou (one of the “Plus beaux villages de France”) with its castle and creative community, full of craft shops. Take a trip around the castle, which dominates the surrounding landscape.
The beauty of the upper Vallespir: the stunning Gorges de la Fou, claiming to be the narrowest in the world, the fortified town of Prats de Mollo with its cafés and shops, the hanging valley above Arles sur Tech with lovely Montferrer and Corsavy.
See the local vineyards and taste the wines: there are 3 Wine Trails locally. This plan shows them. The nearest, the Aspres Trail, can be joined at Le Boulou, just 8 km away.
Visit Collioure, a fortified old town, art galleries and seaside resort with beach. Beware: this can get busy in high season.
Perpignan City Centre: with its riverside boulevards and cafés, the Palais des Rois de Majorque, the museums and quirky shops of the old quarter.
The Côte Rocheuse: originally only accessible by boat or train, now the picturesque winding coastal route takes you all the way into Spain, passing beautiful towns, little fishing villages and beaches along the way. In Banyuls-sur-mer you can take the ‘Petit train de la côte vermeille’: get lost amongst the vineyards, chapels and coastal scenery.
From the upper Vallespir, the ‘lost mountain pass’ leads into Spain: via St Laurent de Cerdans with its Espadrille factory, exhibitions, and remote, mountain-top Coustouges is right on the border
Then there is the Charles Rennie Mackintosh trail ... and so much more besides ...