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    Default Great Mediterranean Coast Hike in Occitanie, France - Day 3

    Hello, everyone! We are a young couple who dedicates themselve to creating photo and video content, as well as our own music. Our content is related to travelling and adventures. We are passionate walkers who love hiking, trekking and camping. Our goal is to promote the healthy lifestyle, to motivate people to walk more and care for nature around.

    We continue to share with you the Mediterranean coast hiking that we did this year. Discover the variety of landscapes and scenic beaches, its flora and fauna, historical places and small villages. These video series is devoted to the Catalonian part of it, starting from the French village Argelès-sur-Mer in Pyrénées-Orientales all the way to the Spanish village of Cadaqués and Cap de Creus cape on the Costa Brava. Immerse yourself in the peaceful holiday mood and we bet you'll find a place to put on your travel bucket list and to visit on your next vacation! Or even dare to do this hike yourself!

    After having a really nice rest the day before in the camping La Pine we woke up to the new day all ready to hit the trail again. We had a really quiet night here listening to nightingales and we liked the camping overall. It is located on different levels with lots of space for the tents and lots of big trees so it almost feels like you're in the forest. And it was nearly empty in that season in the end of May. The morning was quite foggy and humid and it looked like it could be a rainy day which we were really afaraid about because our videocamera is not waterproof and that meant having day off shooting. We had our quinoa and salad for brealfast and were good to go. We weren't in a rush at all because of the weather and by the time we left the camping the sky started to get more clear. So the plan for the day was getting to the outskirts of the town of Cerbere almost on the French-Spanish border where our next camping site was. It was around 10 km but it's really hard to count cause we followed the most curvy route along the seaside. So we walked through the town of Banyuls-sur-Mer with its sandy coloured houses and red roofs and got out to the port area from where we could see the panorama of the whole town. We said goodbye to the town and continued to follow the yellow signed trail heading to Cerbere. It was very convenient without having to check the navigation all the time. Overall the trail is extremely well signed starting from Argeles-sur-Mer to Cerbere so we can't recommend it enough. Right at the beginning we faced an obstacle in the form of the closed gate and sign of the private property on the way. So we couldn't progress further along the coast and had to do a round following the car road. But luckily it wasn't very long and we were back on the trail after a km or so. At that moment the weather was getting overcast and it became harder to breathe. So the air felt very stuffy that made harder to walk. As we continued on we met lots of stunning scenery with the beautiful rocky cliffs and waves crushing into them, the relief was absolutely amazing. The cliffs we were going through were quite steep and high constantly forcing us to go up and down. There were lots of steps as well that were definetely killing our legs. But when you go cliff after cliff and every time it opens up to a different view you merely notice all these difficulties. Sometimes it almost felt like we were at the oceanside, so breathtaking were the places. We took our time to just sit and enjoy the view breathing the fresh salty air and immersing ourselves into this beauty. Also we enjoyed having so much greenery around with the most wonderful multicoloured flowers and plants. The variety of it was incredible. Lots of vineyards were a dominating part of landscape as well. We've noticed that there weren't too much animal variety like we used to have in the mountains, deers for instance and we started to miss them. But we think that's because it wasn't the forest environment and it's just not their habitat. So this day left lots of great memories and was for sure the highlight of the whole hike. At the end of the day a bit tired we were getting to the camping close to Cerbere and we still didn't know what challenge we'll be facing soon...

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    Fresh, breezy, bright, botanical, architectural, cultural,..enlightening. THX so much.

    It looks somewhat like SanFrancisco Bay and California area trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    Fresh, breezy, bright, botanical, architectural, cultural,..enlightening. THX so much.

    It looks somewhat like SanFrancisco Bay and California area trails.
    Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback! It motivates us to create more and better Hope you will enjoy the next episodes in these series too. Interesting to know that it's similar to California area, would be happy to visit those places. Glad to meet you

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    Your site is wonderful.

    How can I learn more about this hike? Is it of your design or is there an actual trail or route called Great Mediterranean Coast Hike or Trail?

    If you ever plan on coming to the U.S. let me know. PM me. Maybe I can assist.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    Your site is wonderful.

    How can I learn more about this hike? Is it of your design or is there an actual trail or route called Great Mediterranean Coast Hike or Trail?

    If you ever plan on coming to the U.S. let me know. PM me. Maybe I can assist.

    Thank you very much.

    There is actually no offcial trail there, we just took the part of the local trails going from town to town and combined them together. The plan was to get from Argeles-sur-Mer to Cadaques hiking as close to the coastline as possible and using the natural paths. And so we were lucky to know that there are actually lots of short trails on the way changing one another. Also we have the Google Earth map in the description box below every video so that you can download it to your computer and study it with more detail.

    Thank you for the invitation, very kind of you, that would be a great adventure we are sure about it.

    We can be in touch on Facebook if you like as well https://www.facebook.com/walkingnatureworld/ There the communication is more instant.

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    You should go to Corsica (Corse in French). They have beautiful trails over there and more challenging. BTW, your backpacks look quite heavy. how many pounds/kilograms you carry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephanD View Post
    You should go to Corsica (Corse in French). They have beautiful trails over there and more challenging. BTW, your backpacks look quite heavy. how many pounds/kilograms you carry?
    Hello, Stephan! Thank you for your suggestion, we may put it on our travel list, we love the challenge. They actually are quite heavy, not going to lie, the big one is around 12 kg and the smaller one is 8 probably. We do work on making them lighter step by step, eventually we'll get there. It is our priority goal right now.

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