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Departure

Departure takes place at the port of Argelès-sur-Mer, nestled at the foot of the Albères mountains, where the Pyrenées plunge into the Mediterranean sea.

As soon as we leave the port, an unusual place on the Catalan coastline catches our eye : the small village of Le Racou (“the corner” in Catalan) with its small houses on the sand. The very last sandy beach before the rocky coast.

Sailing along this coastline, we pass in front of Collioure, a royal historical city, whose reputation is not to be made any more. Pearl of the Côte Vermeille, it conceals exceptional architectural treasures whose charm has remained intact. No wonder  that Matisse, Derain and Picasso planted their easels there.

Then, crossing Cap Béar, dominated by its lighthouse, its semaphore and vestiges of the world war. Below, the cave of the smugglers…

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Heading for the classified site of the Anse de Paulilles

A trip to a listed site, steeped in history, in a breathtaking panorama.

Practical information: The outing is best done in the afternoon because of the specificities of the site which always offers a sheltered place to practice stand-up paddle boarding (this outing can also be proposed in the morning depending on the schedule or weather conditions).

Arrival in the calm waters of the classified site of Anse de Paulilles, once a dynamite factory, a bay with a rich past, superbly rehabilitated. The place is ideal for stand-up paddle boarding thanks to its small coves sheltered from the wind and the swell. It’s now time to  enjoy our first gliding sensations on these crystal clear waters, equipped with our stand-up paddle board!

Practice is supervised by a qualified instructor. It is also possible to enjoy the setting from the boat, lounging on the sundeck, or under the surface with mask and snorkel.

The return trip will have a new dynamic : more speed and further out to sea to admire the coastline from a completely different point of view. And if we’re lucky enough, we may sight  dolphins or a sunfish…

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Heading for the Natural Marine Reserve, Banyuls-sur-Mer

An outing in a wild and protected environment where marine life can express itself freely.

Practical information: the outing is best done in the morning because the sea is calm and more suitable for teaching stand up paddle boarding.

We then cross the bay of the classified site of Anse de Paulilles to reach the small eden of the underwater life in Banyuls-sur-Mer. A paradise for swimmers and divers, this protected natural area is the first Marine Nature Reserve in France. It is part of the very select club of ten marine areas in the world that have obtained the prestigious GLORES label, committed to a strict process of protecting the oceans.

The boat is moored to a buoy in compliance with the regulations and for the protection of the environment. We are here in a wild site, preserved from any human pollution, a site difficult to access where few people have the privilege to stand-up paddleboard.  .  It’s now time to  enjoy our first gliding sensations on these crystal clear waters, equipped with our stand-up paddle board!

Practice is supervised by a qualified instructor. It is also possible to enjoy the setting from the boat, lounging on the sundeck, or under the surface with mask and snorkel.

The return trip will have a new dynamic : more speed and further out to sea to admire the coastline from a completely different point of view. And if we’re lucky enough, we may sight  dolphins or a sunfish…

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Heading for Sunset in the bay of Paulilles

The low light of the sunset touches the rock with its reflections, it is  when the name of “Côte Vermeille” takes all its meaning…The perfect opportunity for a cool SUP outing to the bay of Paulilles

Arrival in the calm waters of the classified site of Anse de Paulilles, once a dynamite factory, a bay with a rich past, superbly rehabilitated. The place is ideal for stand-up paddle boarding thanks to its small coves sheltered from the wind and the swell.  It’s now time to  enjoy our first gliding sensations on these crystal clear waters, equipped with our stand-up paddle board!

The practice is supervised by a state-qualified instructor. It is also possible to enjoy the show, comfortably installed on the boat, or under water with mask and snorkel. Perfect time also to take beautiful pictures.

On the way back, the sunset behind the Canigou, « the holy mountain of the Catalans », takes center stage. The navigation is done in a new dynamic: more speed and further out to sea to admire the coastline from a completely different point of view… And if we’re lucky enough, we may sight dolphins or a sunfish…

We reach at last the lively port of Argelès-sur-mer, where many terraces are waiting for you for a drink or a good local meal !

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Privatize your SUP trip

Enjoy freedom of movement and private SUP lessons by privatizing your outing.

You are a business manager and on the occasion of a seminar or an incentive day, you want to please your team, re-bond by all together sharing a privileged and unforgettable moment. Bleu Loisirs is for you!

The “Decathlon” Perpignan, “Decathlon” Claira stores and the “Studio Caractère” communications agency loved their release.

Custom quote on request.

You are a group of friends, a family, a couple or for a bachelorette party.

Privatizing the outing is a good way to enjoy personalized service that meets your requirements.

Indicative price (based on 8 people):

  • Half-day privatization: 550 € (9:30 am to 12:30 pm)
  • Full day privatization: € 960 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Sunset: € 400 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

(Depending on the instructor’s approval and depending on the weather and security)