‘Up’ is the direction most frequented by anyone remotely sports
orientated in this region. Whether by foot, horse, mountain bike
(VTT), quad or 4WD, the paths and trails that criss-cross the
Pyrénées from the coast to the high inland peaks are well worn.
Offering another perspective on life, these chemins lead their
intrepid adventurers from the villages and towns of the plains of
Roussillon to a place where the everyday fades away – the peaks
where birds of prey soar on currents, and the auto-route into Spain
is a faint hum below, as eyes are lifted to admire layer upon layer
of mountains, melting into the horizon.