Hike Les Massif des Alberes and the Vermeille Coast in a Nutshell

The Albéres is a small mountain massif sitting right on the Mediterranean coast in the south of France. Sitting at the far eastern side of the Pyrenees, it borders with Spain and its mountains tumble down to the beaches of the clear blue waters of the med. Covered in Forests and vine yards, with medieval tours dotting the skyline, this is really a beautiful, unknown and unspoilt part of France. Big Smile Adventures hiking holiday here is a perfect one-week get away with great hiking and the chance everyday to swim in the sea and relax on the beach after the days hiking. This is a Bed and Breakfast holiday package based in a local hotel in the village of Argeles sur Mer. Each day we head to the local hills for some really beautiful walking, before returning back to finish your day on the beaches. There are a plethora of restaurants’ to choose from each night, Super markets and local shops for snacks and such, and the area is famous for its wines.

What more could you ask for Mountains, beaches, warm seas, great food and wine all in one holiday.

  • Sitting on the Mediterranean Coast line
  • Far eastern end of the Pyrenees mountain chain
  • Borders with Spain
  • Deep traditions due to the Catalonia influence
  • Ancient French vine yards
  • Beautiful wooded mountain massif and unspoiled trails
  • Guided with highly professional and fully qualified english speaking International Mountain Leaders


Things to consider: This is rated a moderate fitness level of hiking holiday, ideal for people that are regular hikers. The terrain underfoot is rocky and dirt paths with about 500 – 600 mtrs of ascent/descent on each day but with two of the days that have an Ascent/descent of 800 mtrs plus. The distances range from 10.5 – 15 km on each day.

Price: €1632 per person

Dates and Availability 

Please note that all of our dates for the summer 2020 have been cancelled because of the Covid-19 situation. Dates for summer 2021 will be up for viewing as soon as we know that the situation has stabilised and we can confidently offer trips. Thank you for your understanding.


  • 8 Days
  • 7 nights hotel based on B&B Twin shared accommodation
  • 6 days Hiking
  • Breakfast each day
  • Picnic lunch on all hiking days
  • 3 dinners – Arrival night (Saturday)/ Tuesday/ Last night (Friday)
  • Fully qualified International Mountain Leader (English and French speaking)

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Transfers from and to Airport from Argeles sur Mer
  • Insurance – Travel and hiking insurance inc Rescue & Repatriation plus helicopter rescue
  • 4 dinners – Sunday/Monday/Wednesday/Thursday
  • Drinks/Snacks
  • Tips

Now. Why to choose us.

Because we love our job and we know exactly what we do.

Because we work professionally and safely.

Because we know the areas where we are taking you.

Because your needs are our priority.

Because you will live a True and Emotional Experience..