ACTIVE DAYS OUT
At the heart of 700 hectares of unspoiled nature, you can enjoy trails, a beach, a fabulous lake and many organised land activites and water activities - a lot of which are free to access.
For free : As soon as you arrive, on the forecourt , at the reception of the site , there is a bowl for skateboarders, BMX , roller skating, and there are also street basketball sessions . Test the minigolf course , the downhill mountain biking trails , the chairlift and the Cap'Découverte shuttle. On the beach: sports fields on sand - table tennis and pétanque. For the youngest: a kindergarten with mini kart , trampoline, kid`s adventure and inflatable games. The beach and in the water: Relax on the beach or take a swim - supervised by a team of lifeguards. You can then try your hand at the mini pedalo , paddle , pentaglisse and water games .
The free activities are available every day from July 1 to August 31.
A la carte activities are chargeable and accessible every day from July 1 to August 31 see the Cap'Découverte website . The site team will accompany you on activities such as summer tobogganing , water ski lift , Wakeboard initiation or aqualude . To take advantage of tarred tracks of the park as well as its paths Cap'Découverte offers you the rental of scooters , electric bikes , mountain bikes and hybrid bikes .
Cap'Découverte -also hosts music concerts in the summer with many well known bands.
View of the chair lift, lake and beach below
huge mining equipment to see
A huge adventure park and beach in the site of an old mining crater at Le Garric near Carmaux in the Tarn Occitaine region
BEACHES, SWIMMING, LAKES , SAILING, CANOE, KAYAK AND GENTLE WALKS
20 minutes away is a damn and lake (Retenue de la Roucarie) at Canitrot (near Monestiés) that is great for sailing, pedloe and canoeing, there is also a beach, and you can walk right round the lake (around 2 1/2hrs,) cycle and even go fishing at the fishery. Just an hour away you could take a day out to the lake of Villefranche de Panat which is a huge lake with a beach, swimming, boat rides, walking and cycling routes. There are many walks in beautiful countryside around us - you may choose to walk around the Lac de Fontbonne (by Les Farguettes just 15 minutes drive from us) the walk takes around 1hr on a small pathway/track and is a good place for a quiet walk (no swimming).
A lovely lake at Canitrot near Monestiés that you can walk or cycle all the way round (walk in around 2 1/2 hrs)
A huge lake for sunbathing, swimming, cycling & more
showing the marked circular walking route
For golf enthusiasts Albi has the highly acclaimed course Golf d'Albi Labordes.
Five minutes from the city center of Albi this beautiful golf course sits in a rural setting. Regularly classified "Most beautiful course of Midi Pyrenees" and in the 20 best of France. Bordered by the Tarn on its lower part and looked on by the cathedral Sainte-Cécile on its upper part. Also here is the building of the Château de Lasbordes
LARGE WALKING/RUNNING EVENTS: Labastide Gabausse hosts the "Trail Pigeonniers" in June, 13/25km
LARGE CYCLING EVENTS: Carmaux hosts the "Route de Sud - Occitanie" in June, 168km.
(Albi hosted the international cycling event "UCI Gran Fondo World Championships" in 2017 so look out for further cycling events.)
TOUR DE FRANCE: Free to spectate! often passes just 10 minutes from our house - see our Tour de France page for info.