With nature as rich as it is diverse, particularly with the Catalan emblem of the Canigou and its sunny location, Conflent celebrates this wealth of nature through events which have become highlights of the region's events calendar.
And this year ? What's up?
24th hiking festival in Prades
Sunday 09 April 2017
Organized by the French Hiking Federation of the Pyrénées-Orientales. The hike for all! 5 hiking tours for all levels, supervised by a federal animator. The black circuit is accessible to persons with disabilities. Departure of the various excursions from 7.15 am from the Halle des Sports de Prades.
The moutain party
24 & 25 june
It celebrates the mountains, inviting everyone to discover more about them and the activities that one can do here. With family, friends or on one's own, the Mountain Celebration is an unforgettable experience in our mountains!
Until the departmental programme is finalised, you can consult the Fête de la Montagne website for further information.
The Canigou championship
Sunday 6 of August
Indisputably a nature event par excellence, the Canigou Championship forms part of the history of Conflent, owing its origins to the courageous inhabitants of Vernet, who departed in search of blocks of ice at high altitudes, which they brought down the mountain on their backs, running, in order to refresh those in search of cures at the luxury spa hotels. Today, competitors no longer search for ice but rather the betterment of self, and each first Sunday in August this famous course unites both runners, with or without a load, and hikers (on the Saturday).
Imagine departing from Vernet-les-Bains and crossing our fabulous landscapes up to the Canigou summit, then recuperating on the descent. 32 km and 2,180 metres of altitude, it’s an unforgettable experience!
Prades, step village of the Vuelta
21 August 2017
The stars of cycling Nairo Quintana, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador will set foot in the Pyrénées-Orientales! It will not be with the Tour de France next July, but with the Tour of Spain, at the end of August! This is a great first for the department. Prades, will be city-departure from the third stage, Monday, August 21, towards Andorra.
100 Miles Race SUD DE FRANCE
From 06 to 08 October 2017
The 100 Miles South of France is a unique opportunity to connect physically and in a single race, the mountain and the sea. The crossing of the department of the Pyrenees Orientales, on the border of Spain, constitutes an exceptional challenge of a little More than 160 kms and 8000 m of D +. The departure will be given more than 1800 meters above sea level in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Catalan Pyrenees to arrive at the foot of the chain of Albères, near the natural reserve of Massane and the marine reserve of the Catalan coastline. After having taken great pleasure in organizing the 3rd edition of the 100 Miles Sud de France, the Organizing Committee officially announces the launch of the 2017 vintage. The Pyrénées Méditerranée trail will take place between 6 and 8 October and will take place Always according to 3 formats of 75, 112 and 165 kms.We appoint you on January 29, 2017 for the opening of the registrations.
You can consult the course and register on www.100miles-suddefrance.fr