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Swimming place

The swimming pool of the Ponderach sports complex in Saint Pons de Thomières

The intercommunal swimming pool was completely renovated in 2016. The pools, the beach, the lawn area and the entire reception area, changing rooms, toilets
and surroundings.

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A mini-golf course is available near the pool.
Refreshment bar on the spot with terrace!

Swimming lessons, Aqua-Gym, Aqua-Fitness and Aqua-Seniors courses are also available.
Information and registration with the lifeguard.

LEARN MORE : Opening hours and prices 

Amateur and experienced sportsmen and women can combine a moment of relaxation at the pool with hiking, cycling and running on the Voie Verte, which is located right next to the pools.

Lake of JOUARRES in Olonzac
Lac de Jouarres Olonzac
photo M. Jaubert.

In a natural setting, enjoy a quiet place with its beach and shady pine forest, near Port Minervois (Homps), on the banks of the Canal du Midi.
Grass and pebble beach. Supervised swimming in July and August. Barbecue, picnic area. 
Perfect spot for sunset.
Monitoring of bathing water quality : Logo qualite eau de baignade

RIVER ACCESS: UNSUPERVISED SWIMMING under your responsibility.

For those who prefer to cool off in the river... WARNING: swimming in the river is not supervised.

Since 3 years, the rivers of the Jaur (from Saint-Pons de Thomières to Tarassac) and of the Orb (from Tarassac to Cessenon-sur-Orb) are in good ecological state.

Ceps' Bridge
Well known as a departure point for canoes from Roquebrun, the car park is well signposted. Shade and picnic tables on site. 
Monitoring of bathing water quality : Logo qualite eau de baignade

The Fréjo spring in Olargues
Le Frejo E Brendle
Located near the Voie Verte, not far from Olargues, the Fréjo spring is ideal for refreshing yourself during your bike rides. It is indicated from the Voie Verte. BATHING NOT SUPERVISED.

 Roquebrun's Beach
Plage de Roquebrun
Easy access to the Orb river makes it ideal for children. UNSUPERVISED SWIMMING.
Access to the car park is not free in July and August.

Monitoring of bathing water quality : Logo qualite eau de baignade

Olargues - Le Baous

At the entrance to Olargues on the road around the bridges (RD908), the place is not lacking in coolness along the Jaur. BATHING NOT SUPERVISED.

The Gorges of Héric in Mons
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Along the discovery path that leads to the hamlet of Héric, there are numerous pools for swimming. SWIMMING NOT SUPERVISED. Access to the car park at the entrance to the site is subject to a charge in season.
Monitoring of bathing water quality : Logo qualite eau de baignade

Wilder and less accessible than the Gorges of Héric, they are also ideal for cooling off. 
Monitoring of bathing water quality : Logo qualite eau de baignade

For the well-being of everyone and the protection of the environment, please remember to take your rubbish back after your visit to these natural sites.

On a MTB, a bike or a scooter!

On a bike or a scooter, alone or with a professional, follow the marked routes or the guided routes and enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Haut-Languedoc!

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Discover the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Languedoc differently!

Ride the Caroux, the Somail, the Espinouse and the avant-monts or take a ride on the Voie Verte. In a Mediterranean climate, mountain biking can be enjoyed all year round, whether it is a gentle ride for the family or a sporty activity for those who love sensations.

Our mountain bike area has been certified by the FFC since 2013 Centre N° 217 Caroux en Haut-Languedoc

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The Caroux Mountains, a land of champions for enduro mountain biking!

GR7 Lamalou les bains - Col du Cabaretou


The GR7 is a long route that goes from the Vosges to the Pyrenees almost following the watershed and, therefore, often in a ridge line: on one side, the waters flow towards the Mediterranean sea, on the other side, they flow towards the Atlantic ocean.
On this page, you will find a presentation of a portion of the GR 7 over 47km (29.2miles) from Lamalou les bains to the Col du Cabarétou (above Saint Pons de Thomièresà). This ridge path, most of the time at an altitude of 1,000metres, passes through the most emblematic places of the region: the forest of the fighting writers, the Caroux plateau, the Col de Fontfroide, the Somail and the lake of Vesoles. It marks the northern border of our territory.

Several types of accommodation are available at Les Avels,, Héric, at Refuge des Bourdils.

The Orienteering Race in Saint-Pons

Simple and fun, orienteering is a life-size treasure hunt!
Equipped with a compass and a map, the orienteer strategically plans their route in search of "treasure hunt" style markers.
It can be done alone or in a group, at a free pace, for an original way to discover the area!
To practice, the Tourist Office offers PERMANENT TRAILS accessible to all.

Choose the green, blue or red circuit and set off on an adventure!

See explanations on orienteering: 

See the list of points:


From 7 years old

"L'aventure en chemin" offers an introduction to orienteering every Thursday morning, from 10am to 12pm, in July and August. The objective: to learn the basic principles of orienteering through games, reading a map and orienteering. A short orienteering course will be organised to make the learning process more concrete.
Information and booking required on 06 83 05 57 34.

Supervision by a state orienteering certificate holder and a BP rando, accessible to all.
12€ adult - 10€ child up to 12 years old.
Meet at the Ponderach swimming pool.


Treasure Hunts!

Solve riddles, develop your sense of direction and use your imagination...
In the heart of wonderful landscapes.
Get ready to travel back in time!

 GR77  Vesoles - Alaric


The GR77 leaves the GR7 at the Saut de Vesoles, in the Hérault (Altitude: 965m). It goes down by the "chemin des 1000 marches" (the 1,000 steps trail), in the direction of Prémian, with a passage through the typical hamlet of Langlade.
In Prémian (244m), a former agricultural town, you cross the Voie Verte Passa Païs and the Jaur by a magnificent bridge - Possibility of a stopover at the Camping des terrasses du Jaur.

Then you climb up to Notre Dame de Trédos (590m) which remains an important place of pilgrimage.
During the descent towards the Col de Rodoumouls, you cross the municipalities of Pardailhan and Ferrieres Poussarou. Then, begin the lands of the Minervois, another warmly coloured landscape covered with vineyards, olive trees, fig trees and umbrella pines.
For long-distance hikers, from the Saut de Vesoles to the Signal d'Alaric (Aude), plan a hike of 96km (59.6miles).


Seuls les partenaires de l'office du tourisme figurent sur le site. Une liste exhaustive peut être fournie sur demande. Les prix et descriptifs sont donnés à titre indicatif sur la base des informations fournies par les prestataires.

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