Just for you, we’ve selected 10 activities in Cap d’Agde and the surrounding area for you to enjoy for free and to your heart’s content.
Because holidays may be meant for letting go, but you never completely let go of your purse strings!
A holiday isn’t the easiest time to save money. Temptation is everywhere, from restaurants and festivities to excursions and nights out with friends. Luckily, there’s no shortage of free activities in Cap d’Agde, so you can make the most of your holiday without breaking the budget!

1: You can never get enough of the Canal du Midi!

On foot or by bike, the Canal du Midi is THE place to be in Occitanie. This truly sublime route between Toulouse and the Mediterranean conceals some rare structures that are found nowhere else in the world and simply have to be seen.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just enjoy exploring, the Canal won’t disappoint you! Pass by the lock of Portiragne and the river Libron structures in Vias to fully appreciate the technical prowess behind this site that’s unique in France. 

Prefer cycling to walking? No problem, the Canal du Midi grants your wishes! Generous, don’t you think? Pedal along the banks of the Canal and stop to picnic under a tree… We guarantee you’ll want to do it again!

Discover 4 ways to explore along the Canal du Midi

©Henri Comte

2: Geocaching with the family

Occitanie is known for much more than just sandy beaches… History and culture also feature heavily in the Cap d’Agde area!

Want to have fun while exploring? Organise a geocaching session, for a walk like none you’ve ever experienced! Install the ‘Baludik’ app on your smartphone and let the GPS guide you to unveil the hidden secrets and anecdotes of Agde, Montagnac, Pézenas, Portiragnes or Vias.
This activity puts your sense of direction to the test!

©Natacha Durrieu

3: Land of art and nature trail 

Are you an art fan? A wine enthusiast? Near Cap d’Agde, you can combine these two passions!

Prepare for an original hiking experience that begins at the Montagnac Domitienne wine-growers’ cooperative and takes you exploring among the vines. Hidden along the route are 14 statues inspired by the vineyards and the work of the winemakers … Will you be able to find them all?

This breath of fresh air in the great outdoors will delight children and adults alike, so don’t hesitate to bring the whole family. The kids will love seeing these big, beautiful statues and letting off steam in the countryside.

©Natacha Durrieu

4: A sporty afternoon at the Domaine de Bessilles

Come and get your body moving during an afternoon at the Domaine de Bessilles in Montagnac!

This Department-owned park features a number of free facilities that invite you to enjoy some healthy exercise: fitness trail, hiking itinerary, MTB trails and much more… There’s something for everyone from seasoned athletes to Sunday joggers.

Don’t hesitate to return to the Bessilles park to try other activities!

©Natacha Durrieu

5: Photo safari in a nature reserve

There are plenty of nature reserves around Cap d’Agde. They are home to some of nature’s immense diversity of hidden wonders. Armed with your camera or smartphone, head off for a breath of fresh air on your photo safari in the great outdoors.

Be as quiet as you can to observe various birds, rare reptiles and the multiple species that take refuge in these protected areas. Keep your eyes open and capture the moment to take your best souvenirs home with you.

This is also an ideal family outing that helps children become more aware of the need to preserve nature.

©Natacha Durrieu

6: Beach volleyball with friends

Ball games are great for building relationships! With old friends or new ones made on holiday, organise a beach volleyball match! In a spirit of friendship, fits of laughter guaranteed!
With the beach volleyball pitches at your disposal on one of the beaches of Cap d’Agde, all you need is a ball to enjoy this sport. May the best team win! Go for it! 

©Natacha Durrieu

7: Photo session on the volcanic cliffs

Ready to look like a star? Alone with your tripod or among friends with their smartphones, a photo session is the best way to capture forever those happy holiday moments.

Stroll along the volcanic clifftops of Cap d’Agde to enjoy a stunning view over the Mediterranean Sea. Between turquoise waters and skies of blue, you’ll take photos worthy of Hollywood stars!

©Laurence Roque

8: Bike ride through the villages around Cap d’Agde

Jump on your bike for a physical challenge that takes you through the villages around Cap d’Agde!

Cycle from Agde to Pézenas, Molière’s town, around Thau Lagoon via Marseillan, and on to Sète to sample some tielles for example.

There’s something for everyone, from the MTB trails inland to the quieter coastal paths of Vias and Portiragnes. The small villages around Cap d’Agde have a few surprises in store and are well worth visiting.

©Natacha Durrieu

9: Walks on Grande Conque beach in Cap d’Agde

This beach is exceptionally beautiful at any time of day. Its black volcanic sand makes it a very special place.

Come and walk along the beach of Grande Conque in Cap d’Agde and gaze out at the sea… As the sun rises early in the morning, or when it sets in the evening, you’ll be dazzled by the unforgettable colours of the dawn and the dusk.

If you’re on holiday with your partner, these walks offer some lovely romantic moments.

©Natacha Durrieu

10: Oenorando, a walk behind the scenes of wine-growing!

Wander among the vineyards on this walking route designed by Pomerols town council. Along the way you can visit a winegrowers’ cooperative, Les Costières de Pomerols which produces wines under the Picpoul de Pinet PDO and various PGI wines from the Pomerols vineyard. On this adventure, you’re bound to fall in love with the superb landscape of the Thau Lagoon that unfurls before your eyes.

By bike or on foot, explore Occitanie through this behind-the-scenes look at the wine-growing activity around Cap d’Agde.

©Rémi Cateau

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