Argelès-sur-Mer is not only a spectacular location in the South of France, on the border of Spain, but it is also home to our most adrenaline-filled school watersports programme.
Key stage 3 - 4
May - July
Take to the water on this adrenaline filled watersports school trip
At Argelès we offer a flexible comprehensive school water sports programme in a safe environment, delivered by our team of fully qualified Voyager instructors. Our school adventure watersports programme includes sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft-building, snorkelling, kneeboarding, water skiing and wakeboarding making it an adrenaline-filled trip of a lifetime. And, unlike some other school adventure trips, our team deliver a full day of watersports activities followed by a varied programme evening entertainment, keeping your students occupied from dawn to dusk.
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 thrilling activities such as a man-made canyoning park and tree-tops activity park in Argelès itself, plus a number of local water parks. At the end of your trip, we will provide the school group leader with video of your trip for your students to keep as a permanent memento of their adventure.
Sample 8-day itinerary
We offer a flexible programme, so get in touch to create a bespoke itinerary.
Arrive in Argelès-sur-Mer
Meet our team of instructors
Orientation and fire drill
Full day at TSJ Wakepark
Day trip to Barcelona
Camp Nou tour
La Sagrada Familia
Morning at leisure
Arrive back at school
Nestled on the French side of the Pyrenees in the South of France, and sheltered by the Alberes Mountains, Argelès-sur-Mer is a stunning residential adventure trip destination for UK schools. Argelès-sur-Mer town and beach is just a short drive or tourist train ride away from our school accommodation.
Voyager School Travel has its own self-contained villages within the four-star Taxo Les Pin campsite where students stay in well-appointed 6 berth caravans. The campsite itself is set in wonderful pine woods and has a restaurant and shop as well as a huge variety of sports facilities such as a 5-a-side court, football pitch, basketball courts, gym, table tennis and, of course, petanque! If your students haven’t had enough watery fun, the campsite also has a fabulous swimming pool complex with four pools, a bridged island and water features.
Camp Nou Tour
Your group can get a guided tour of Barcelona FC's home stadium to learn about the past and future of the club. Walk the halls, see the trophies and walk up to the pitch for a great photo opportunity! This is definitely a top visit for students who are avid football fans.
La Sagrada Familia
Take your students to marvel at Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece over 130 years in the making. The interior colourful stained glass windows are stunning and a must-see.
Barcelona's Gothic Quarter contains Roman ruins, gothic architecture and plenty of shopping and local delicacies. Make sure you visit the cathedral and the winding and narrow streets around it.
Walk along the most iconic street in the city, lined with trees and stretching almost a mile. It is particularly popular wth tourists and has become more commercialised with kiosks, souvenir shops, street traders, cafes and street entertainers.
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona has one of the world’s largest collections of Pablo Picasso’s art – a staggering 4,250 pieces. Although Picasso was born in Malagá, he considered Barcelona and Catalonia his true home and the Catalan culture heavily influenced his work.
Figueres Dalí Theatre-Museum
The lively town of Figueres is the birthplace of artist Salvador Dalí. The museum itself was designed by Dalí and as such is as mind-boggling as the artwork inside it! We recommend this as a great day trip for our groups.
Professionally instructed watersports and adventure activities
A fun programme of evening activities (led in French if required) by our own highly trained team of French-native animateurs
All off-site cultural excursions and activities
Full board and lodging with cooked meals and snacks
Free teacher to student ratio of 1:8 for coach trips and 1:10 for air groups
24-hour emergency back-up service
Teacher evening wind-down activities such as cheese and wine tasting evening
Your choice of return travel; coach travel, with ferry crossing, applicable tolls and taxes included, or return flights and overseas transfers
Coach to take your group off-site for visits
Comprehensive travel insurance
Subsidised centre inspection visit for you and a colleague
Please note that activity days are subject to change according to operational requirements
Extras to budget for
Meals on journeys
School to airport transfers (if required)
Visa charges, collective passports
Supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults
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