Argelès-sur-Mer Adventure - Activity School Trips

Argelès-sur-Mer is not only a spectacular location, but it is also home to our most adrenalin filled watersports programme. White Water Rafting and Hydrospeeding in the Pyrenees compliment Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding on the Med. And if that is not enough, Argelès also boasts the world's only man-made Canyoning park! Special Small Group Prices Available.

Special 4 & 5 day trips. By Air, from £395pp* 20th May, 3rd & 10th June, 1st July 2017

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  • Mastering the art of water skiing

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  • Tombstoning

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  • Relax on the beach

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  • Shooting the rapids

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  • Slacklining on the beach

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Argelès-sur-Mer, a spectacular location for exciting watersports & excursions

Nestled on the French side of the Pyrenees and sheltered by the Alberes Mountains, Argelès-sur-Mer is a stunning adventure destination for UK schools.

The town itself ideally fits our specification of being large enough to keep your students entertained, but small enough for you to keep control. Free time attractions include markets, fun fair, bustling shopping areas,  and plenty of cafes. For more information visit www.argeles-sur-mer.com.

At Argelès we offer a comprehensive water sports programme in a safe environment, delivered by our team of fully qualified Voyager instructors. Like all our watersports centres, Argelès was selected because of the ability to deliver a full day of watersports activities. Our team also deliver a full programme of evening entertainments, keeping your students occupied from dawn to dusk.

Our watersports programme includes sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft-building and snorkelling, plus a Pyrenees river descent involving a White Water Rafting descent and one Hydrospeeding descent! Our half day sessions ensure your students get more than a taster.

Call 01273 827 327 for more details - or drop us a line and we'll call you!

 

Read all about it in our CASE STUDY

What really is the Voyager Difference?

Ross Allen, Party Leader at Aberdeen Grammar School explains why the school is back with our Adventure team in Argelès-sur-Mer for the 7th year in succession.

'Our yearly trip to Argelès with Voyager Adventure is by far the most popular school trip in school, with students and teachers alike.'

'The product gets better and better every year, the staff are excellent, everybody is safe and the students always have a great time.'

Thanks to its great location, Argelès also boasts a superb selection of local excursions, including the Dalí museum in Figueres and all the attractions of Barcelona, plus adrenalin led excursions such as the  man-made canyoning park and tree-tops activity park in Argelès itself, plus a number of local water parks.

Voyager offers a choice of accommodation in Argelès, to suit different budgets and requirements. We have two school villages in the Taxo Les Pins caravan park which has a variety of on-site facilities including swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, football pitches, restaurant and shop. We also offer accommodation in well appointed 2 star hotels and local aparthotels.

Finally, because of its excellent links to the continental motorway system, Calais is only 17 hours away and for those who prefer to fly, Argelès is particularly well served by low cost airlines flying into Gerona, Perpignan, Carcassonne, Montpellier and Barcelona.

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Our Accommodation at Taxo Les Pins

Voyager has 2 self-contained school villages on this well equipped 4* caravan park, a short drive or resort train ride from the beach and main resort. Park facilities include a fabulous swimming pool complex along with all kinds of sports facilities, a bar and dining room. Students are accommodated in well appointed 6 berth caravans.

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. As you delve deeper into the campsite you will find a 5 a side court, football pitch, gym and table tennis and of course, petanque!

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The Team

Our team of Voyager instructors are there to make sure your group has a fabulous, memorable time. All activity sessions are led by staff fully qualified in the activity they are teaching. Where the sport has no obvious National Governing Body (NGB), staff with relevant qualifications are used.

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Sample excursions

Canyoning

Canyoning & Tree-tops

Have a crack at the world's only man-made Canyoning park, 2 mins down the road from your accommodation. Try this adrenalin pumping sport in a safe, purpose built environment, with fully qualified instruction. Fully risk assessed by us and AdventureMark, this fabulous activity is often voted the highlight of the trip by students. Watch the video. On the same site your group can also try their world class Tree-top adventure.


La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona

Capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a cultural and sporting mecca, with tours of the Nou Camp and the Olympic stadium, plus Las Ramblas, La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Aquarium, the Gothic Quarter and the Picasso Museum.


Waterworld

Waterworld

One of Europe's leading water parks with slides, pools and much more.

www.waterworld.es


Figueres

Figueres and Dalí museum

The birthplace of Salvador Dali, with a museum dedicated to the artist.

www.salvador-dali.org


The Valley of Tortoises

The Valley of Tortoises

Beautiful botanical gardens containing 35 species of tortoise.

www.lavalleedestortues.com

Evening Entertainment & Activities

Evening Entertainment & Activities

Argeles adventure slacklining

We run a full programme of evening activities that we are very proud of.  Every year our evening ents programme evolves with fresh ideas from the team and the introduction of whatever new exciting activities we can find in the world of adventure. 

One of the most recent additions to the evening programme has been slacklining. Our operations manager stumbled upon the sport of slacklining a year ago when visiting friends in the Ardèche and after a few goes he was hooked. As soon as he got back to the UK he found a supplier, did a risk assessment, and started writing the Ops procedure. Needless to say we now have slacklines in all our adventure centres and its going down a storm with all our groups.


Other activities include: 

  • Awards Night and Video – During the week our team will make notes on those they’ve found to be the most helpful and willing. The best of the bunch will receive prizes and the whole group will get to see all of the action caught on film in our End of Week Video. 
  • Catapult Warfare – This is a fantastic team game that requires a lot of cooperation to succeed. After learning some knots and lashing techniques, teams have to construct a catapult capable of accurately firing wet sponges and targets, other teams, and instructors! 
  • Capture the Flag - Believe it or not, Capture the Flag originated on the battlefield of some of the most deadly wars in history. In fact, that was exactly how all the soldiers knew when a battle was over. This is a fantastic activity involves the whole group at the same time. Very loud! 
  • Town Trip – Argeles has a great tourist/shopping area on the seafront with three parallel streets making it easy to navigate and very safe. 
  • Egg Drop – This ‘quiz with a twist’ has been a staple of our ents programme since day one and gets better every year. Between every question round is an activity where one or two members of each team will have to come up on stage and perform various challenges. We wont give too much away but it gets messy! 
  • Initiative Games – This is another great evening for pushing team work, leadership and problem solving. Small teams will have to navigate the Night Line, Spiders Web, Centipede Trail and Flood Gates.

 

We also have a host of Sports Tournaments and Pool Games, a long with a huge variety of entertainments provided by the French campsite team.

Sample tour

8 days by Coach: sample itinerary

Day 1

  • Depart School

Day 2

  • Arrive Argelès-sur-Mer

Day 3

  • Windsurfing / Paddle Boarding

Day 4

  • Full day in the Pyrenees - White Water Rafting and Hydrospeeding

Day 5

  • Day to Barcelona

Day 6

  • Sailing / Snorkelling

Day 7

  • Morning at leisure / depart

Day 8

  • Return to school

Accommodation

Taxo Les Pins pool

Taxo Les Pins

We have been based here for 5 years and have built a fantastic relationship with the campsite owners and seasonal staff. The campsite was established back in 1963 by Robert and Marcelle Vaquer and has remained a family run business ever since. 2013 saw the campsite receive its fourth star having enjoyed continual reinvestment to improve the site and its facilities. We have staff on-site daily in reception.

www.taxo-les-pins.com

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"In my twenty years of teaching I’ve done quite a number of school tours with children and can honestly say that this one has offered me by far the best formula so far." Brigitte Ainsworth, Party Leader

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