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Eurovélo 8 (2020) Tranche Argelès-sur-Mer / Sorède

A very varied route combining the seaside with the fields and vineyards of the Albera foothills.


Wildlife, Bike Path, Viewpoint

Respect the highway code carefully. Bring something to hydrate yourself. Please note, the 2 and a half hour journey is only one way.

Follow the cycle path along the D81 on the left, towards Argelès. Pass over the blue bridge of La Riberette and walk along the Le Littoral campsite. At the Luna Park roundabout, continue straight on Route du Littoral.
At the next roundabout, turn left towards Boulevard de la Méditerranée, while staying on the cycle path.
At the end of the boulevard, continue straight on a gravel passage, between two buildings and continue until the seaside promenade. 
Continue to the left on this promenade which runs along the beach, on the left. At 500 m, you will find yourself on the green promenade.
Warning: The area is shared with pedestrians and it is very busy in the summer season!

After the funfair car park (on the right), turn right onto Avenue des Pins. At the Argelès-sur-Mer Tourist Office roundabout, turn left on Avenue des Platanes. 
Then, at the Arrivée roundabout, take the first exit, on the right, and follow the main avenue Charles de Gaulle until the service station where you must turn right, route de la Mer. At the roundabout from the sports complex turn right, avenue Molière.

At the next roundabout, take the third exit, rue des Trabucaires. 
At this level, the cycle path runs along the street, on the right. At the roundabout cross the road towards the sidewalk opposite to follow the track and take the second exit, rue du 14 Juillet. Continue right. You cross a ford. Immediately after, turn right. The cycle path runs along a one-way street, on the left and La Massane on the right. Pass under the bridge and continue under the pines. At this level the track becomes a dirt road.
Warning: Section shared with pedestrians!

Cross the small footbridge at the end of the car park and continue straight on until you reach the Route de Sorède. When you arrive there go left then the first right, rue du Moulin Mars and continue on rue des Micocouliers then on chemin du Roua which passes under the D914. 
You pass in front of the Auberge du Roua. Continue then turn right crossing the river then join the road to Sorède where you will turn left.
Turn on the first street on the right which winds and leads to Chemin des vignes.
Turn right and arrive at Chemin de la Carrerasse. Go right then take the first left. Continue on the path which intersects Chemin de la Pave. 

Arrive at the river level, cross and go on the left onto rue de les Coscolledes. Continue, then cross the river again and arrive on Chemin de Saint-André.
Be careful, you will cross an area with houses and possibly traffic.

Go to the left.
After the houses, take the second street on the right then at the end of the street turn left and take the first right after a hairpin bend. Pass over the “Tassio” river on a ford.
Go back up the road and now cross Route de Palau (D11).
Go right (speed bump for traffic).
Turn left to join the chemin de la petite Gabarre, go left.

Then turn right to join the Gavarra Baixa path. *Correspondence for the Albères loop “Jobs of yesterday and today” from this point.


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