Village Catalan, the paradise of the Pyrenees

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View towards Corneilla and Village Catalan in Vernet-les-Bains, from one of the beautiful lookout points on the local route

4 or 7 days of biking adventures, France and Spain beyond the tourist routes

Experience Europe's largest wilderness area off the beaten track, on two wheels, in a pleasant Mediterranean climate, in company of likeminded people. We have created and tested some of the best itineraries for you. Day-trips in the Fenouilledes and Canigou regions of the French Pyrenees, with picnic lunch in the wild, and comfortable accommodation in individual village gites at Le Village Catalan the "Paradise of the Pyrenees". The 1-week program takes another dimension, as we cross the Pyrenees into Spain on the secret, medieval smuggler routes...

4-day program:
Day 1: We pick you up at Perpignan airport or bus or railway station (only with hire bike)
If you arrive with your own bike: ride to Vernet-les-Bains. Briefing and planning for the next days.
recent team photo from a tour through the Galamus gorge in the Fenouilledes Day 2: Introduction to mountain motorbiking. Local itinerary in the foothills of Canigou, a soft start 50-100 km Partly off-road (Optional and depending on type of bike),
Day 3: The Fenouilledes tour, low route, 160 km
Day 4: The mountain route Mount Madres tour, 155 km
Day 5: Departure, transfer to airport.
1-week program:
Day 5: The Conflent, the Vallespir and Spain, 250 km
Day 6: At leisure. Climb the Canigou (2785 m), visit the hot springs or a market town.
Day 7: Departure, transfer to airport.

This tour is available as a self-guided your with your own motorbike, or with a rental bike from Fenouilledes Motos.

From 200 Euros per person, 2 persons sharing, self-catering gite mid-season
Please conatct us for quote if you need transport for your own bike.

Details of selected excursions:

  • The Fenouilledes tour
  • The Mount Madres tour
    Destination slideshows:
  • Slides from the Canigou area
  • Village Catalan Slideshow

    Environmental awareness note: Light motorbikes have low CO2 emissions and low impact on the environment.


    Any period between April and October, subject to availability.
    Prices per person in Euros, self-catering only, self-guided tour using your own bike:
    1 week mid season: from 200 to 300 Euros. 1 week high season from 250 to 350 Euros. Including utilities at the gite. Tourist tax 1 Euro per day.

    Self-guided tour with rented motorbike:
    For Prices and conditions see Fenouilledes Motos.
    What is included: Motorbike hire including 200 km/day, 3rd party insurance, accommodation in 1 and 2 bedroom self catering gites in Village Catalan with utilities, tourist tax and linen included, escort rider on first tour.
    Not included: Flight. Meals, we recommend 20-30 Euros per day towards a foot kitty for breakfast, lunches and some evening meals prepared by the group, not including optional retaurant meals. Petrol, average 10 Euros per excursion. Personal travel insurance, personal spending money.
    Conditions: 25% deposit with booking, the balance 60 days before departure. Security deposit for motorbike: 1200 Euros by cheque or bank transfer.
    Motorikes: Provided by Fenouilledes Motos
    How to get here: The nearest international airports are Perpignan and Girona (Barcelona). By road: A9 to Perpignan, N116 to Villefranche-de-Conflent, then 4 kms to Vernet-les-Bains. Detailed directions and pre-departure information will be sent to you after booking.
    Contact form

    Limited availability - early booking highly recommended
    Please click here to make your reservation or post a question.
    Or telephone: UK Freephone: 0800 652 1255 - Spain (0034) 933 906 166 -
    Denmark: (0045) 46 963 963 - France: 0033 (0)4 6805 6571 - International: 0044 709 227 2402

    The adventure is a joint venture between Globetrotters Club, Fenouilledes Motos (motorbikes) and Le Village Catalan ApS (accommodation).
    Globetrotters membership required. First year membership included in tour.

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    Globetrotters was originally founded in Farsoe, Denmark in 1973 as an ecotourism & adventure travel club, a pioneer in alternative tourism.
    Also registered in France, as Destination Pyrenees in 2004 at Le Village Catalan, F-66820 Vernet-les-Bains, France with the same management. Liaison office: Le Village Catalan, F-66820 Vernet-les-Bains, France. Registered in Denmark CVR 32931170 at Norrevej 51, DK-6340 Krusaa.

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