Perfect for the thrill-seekers among you, this 7-night action-packed family adventure holiday in a mobile home within a 4” campsite in Argelès-sur-Mer is a delight. Our lively watersports programme includes windsurfing, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and white water rafting. Argelès-sur-Mer is located in the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, just a short drive away from the Spanish border. Seven kilometres of wide sandy beach, numerous rocky coves and a diverse mountain range make it the perfect location for a watersports adventure holiday.
Our Mediterranean watersports holiday in Argelès-sur-Mer
Our Mediterranean beach club is located in Argelès-sur-Mer, at the 4* Taxo Les Pins campsite, a magnificent seaside resort in the Pyrénées-Orientales.
The campsite itself is set in wonderful pine woods and offers a huge variety of facilities and activities. On entering the site you are greeted by tennis courts and a huge swimming complex with four pools, a bridged island and many water features. You will also find a multi-sports field, table tennis and of course, petanque!
The weeks' activity programme is organised and supervised by our qualified Family Adventure Team, you will be expertly guided through high octane activities including white water rafting, sailing and more! If you'd rather take a breather, you can relax on our private area of the beach and watch the activities unfold around you, or disappear and enjoy the surrounding area which also offers a multitude of local places to visit and a wonderful long promenade set amongst pine trees and full of cafes, restaurants and boutique shops.
Fun continues back in the campsite, with evening entertainment such as French discos and the much-loved foam party. Our own FAH team host 2 evening BBQs and a wine and cheese evening and can often be found playing on a slackline, encouraging the children to walk along a suspended length of flat webbing tied between 2 trees.
A small welcome parcel greets you on arrival which includes wine, beer, juice, crisps and some other essentials.
If you love being by, on or in the sea, then there is no better way for you to spend a week than this.
3 Bed Mobile Home
Our mobile homes are within a dedicated area of Taxo Les Pins campsite, we have been based here for 8 years and have built a fantastic relationship with the campsite owners and staff.
Our mobile homes are equipped with one double and two twin rooms. They are basic with a hob, dining area, shower, toilet and a terrace area to enjoy the summer evenings.
On-site facilities include a launderette, restaurant, bar, grocery shop and chargeable Wifi.
Linen is provided but you will need to bring your own towels.
Our programme is jam-packed with watersports, from our beach club at the Plage des Pins you can sail, kayak, windsurf and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) with the Pyrenees Mountains providing a most stunning backdrop. From there the adventure heads into the Albères for white water rafting to navigate the gorges and rapids of the River Aude. The programme has been designed to offer activities for the whole family, with action and adventure every day but, of course, nothing is compulsory. Should you wish to adopt a slightly slower pace our team can advise of alternate activities such as wine tasting trips to the local town of Banyuls, cultural visits in Collioure, or even shopping trips to the frontier town of La Jonguera.
This holiday is best suited for families with children of 8 years and above. This is because depending on the weather conditions, some of the scheduled beach sessions may not be appropriate for younger kids. However, where conditions allow, we will always make every effort to get younger children on the water with a parent, instructor or both.
Argelès sur Mer and the local area is a mecca for windsurfers due to the prevailing winds known as the Tramontane and the Marin. During the summer months, these winds provide fantastic conditions for learning with very light winds in the morning that fill in throughout the afternoon. Our base in Argelès has a huge range of windsurf boards and sails to accommodate any level of ability. The ratio of guests to instructor is kept to a minimum for this activity to allow individuals to progress at their own pace.
The whole family will be welcomed down to the water's edge to receive a briefing before heading out onto the water with a great view of the Pyrenees in the distance. After some tuition from our qualified instructors, the session will move on to a variety of games to help perfect your paddling technique.
Stand-up paddleboarding has, in less than ten years, spread from surf beaches to nearly every other type of watercourse. The BIC 11’4 boards we have are perfect for beginners to hone their skills and provide a great platform for games. Our instructors will teach you how to balance, paddle and turn, through a variety of games and drills.
Again the local winds provide a fantastic environment for novice sailors. Our fleet of funboats (RS Zest's and LaserPico's) provide the perfect platform for those new to sailing or for those that want to try a solo sail for the first time.
Giant paddleboarding is a different experience to traditional paddleboarding with around 8 people standing on one board. Be prepared to laugh, paddle and swim in our morning session of tuition, followed by games and races.
White water rafting
Our thrilling white water rafting trip takes place on the River Aude in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The route takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery with the sheer cliffs of the gorge winding their way through the valley and its villages. Very few flat sections mean this route is a non-stop adrenaline rush. With our professional guides at the helm and issuing the instructions; you will have to ‘paddle left!’ & ‘paddle right!’ to navigate the rapids and avoid the fast approaching obstacles.
Find us at Taxo Les Pins, Route de Taxo à la mer, 66700 Argelès-sur-Mer, France
Our Mediterranean Beach Club is a self-drive adventure holiday that requires you to drive to some activities. All other transport in the resort is provided by the Petit Train shuttle service which can take you all over Argèles-sur-Mer and the surrounding area.
Most of our families opt to self-drive via a ferry channel crossing or Eurotunnel but you can also fly. We've listed the top travel options.
Calais to Taxo Les Pins is approximately 1,160 km and will take around 11 hours to drive.
There are a number of airports within a short drive from Taxo Les Pins:
Perpignan - about 45 minutes to resort
Girona - about 1.5 hours to resort
Beziers - about 1.5 hours to resort
Montpellier - about 2 hours to resort
Toulouse and Barcelona - about 2.5 hours to resort
Nearly all families hire a car if they have not travelled with their own.
2020 Holiday weeks 18 July - 25 July / 25 July - 1 August / 1 - 8 August / 8 - 15 August / 15 - 22 August
Adult (16+ yrs)
Family of 4 in mobile home
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Mobile home with air conditioning
Total family price + £150
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Family of 3
Total family price + £225
Family of 2
Total family price + £425
Our Mediterranean beach holiday includes accommodation, 3 picnics and 2 evening BBQs.
7 nights’ basic accommodation in a 3 bedroom mobile home.
Fantastic 5-day programme of exhilarating water sports activities including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, giant stand-up paddleboarding and white water rafting, all led by our highly qualified instructors.
Holiday is best suited for families with children of 8 years and above (due to the weather conditions, some of the scheduled beach sessions may not be appropriate for younger children). Where conditions allow we always make every effort to get younger children on the water with a parent, instructor or both.
On-site facilities include a launderette, restaurant, bar, chargeable WiFi, grocery shop, some evening entertainment and a petit train (shuttle service into Argeles-sur-Mer beach and town).
Fully comprehensive travel insurance at £25 per person.
Extras to budget for
Travel to Argelès-sur-Mer, channel crossings and tolls.
Meals when not provided.
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Adult price based on full board & activities for family of 4
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