Destinations

Travel diary: the Pyrenees in a motorhome

Do you want to visit the Pyrénées-Orientales in a motorhome, discover its mountains, Canigou and its Catalan city? So, rent your vehicle at the Avis Car Away agency in Toulouse, Occitanie. Follow our travel diary and leave Haute-Garonne in a motorhome to take the southern motorway. A magnificent 3-day motorhome tour in the Pyrenees awaits you, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees mountains.

Day 1: Perpignan la Catalane and the Mediterranean coast

In your motorhome, leave the A9 motorway to enter the city of the Kings of Mallorca. We recommend that you park in the Mas Balande car parkif you only want to visit the city center. Do not miss :

  • The magnificent Castillet, an Aragonese work, built in red bricks.
  • The Palace of the Kings of Mallorca, in whose main courtyard Cali, the singer from the Pyrénées-Orientales, had shot a music video.

Then take the road again to walk along the seaside. Visiting the Pyrénées-Orientales in a motorhome means discovering the majestic mountains that extend into the Albères and plunge into the Mediterranean. Go through Argelès-sur-Mer and take full advantage of the beach.

• Our favorite: Racou beach and its authentic district, with its pine trees and its scents.

Continue your circuit in the Pyrenees in a motorhome, passing through Collioure. Discover its colorful port and its royal castle.

• Our motorhome driver's tip: stay with a locals in the Pyrénées-Orientales with HomeCamper.

Day 2: the Pyrénées-Orientales in a motorhome, conquering the summits

In the early morning, take the road again to climb the peaks of the Pyrenees in a motorhome, passing through Céret. Did you know that tradition dictates that the first cherries from Céret are sent to the President of the Republic each year?

Visit this atypical village, very popular with artists like Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Chagall, Miro and many others. Its modern art museum is known the world over.

Park in motorhome areas in the Pyrenees, using the Park4night app.

The following day, go to Font-Romeu, the ski resort frequented by top athletes. Bring warm clothes, as rain and cool nights are common here. In addition, new legislation, the Mountain Law 2021, regulates the mountain equipment to be owned in a motorhome during the winter period.

Sleep in a motorhome in the Pyrenees, at the Huttopia campsite in Font-Romeu

Day 3: discover the Bouillouses lake in a motorhome

At the foot of the Carlit massif, at an altitude of 2,000 meters, enjoy the magnificent high mountain landscapes and Lac des Bouillouses, a listed natural site. To go there :

Visiting the Pyrenees in a motorhome means enjoying the landscapes and colors of the South, and shivering in the mountains at nightfall. Experience this tour aboard your motorhome or van rented from Avis Car-Away.