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:
INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTEERING
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.
Solve riddles, develop your sense of direction and use your imagination...
In the heart of wonderful landscapes.
Get ready to travel back in time!
Many characters, discoveries, ideas and values to be transmitted, including 3 essential ones: cooperation, diversity and development of the imagination:
Cooperation: through the courses and activities, each person puts their strengths at the service of the group and shares his or her knowledge, skills and experiences.
Girls, boys, adults, seniors, sportsmen and women... The variety of activities, tools and cooperation means that everyone participates and brings their strengths to the rest of the group.
Development of the imagination: each treasure hunt appeals to the imagination of young and old alike. Putting yourself in the shoes of a character, solving a riddle, looking for treasure, travelling through time!
Mister Aventure à Minerve
Follow in the footsteps of the Cathars. From the calades to the catapult, from the gorges of the Brian to the Candela, discover Minerve by digging your brains out and, above all, by having fun!
Earn your investigator's diploma by solving the enigma!
Estimated distance and duration: 1.2km (0.7miles) (1h15 to 1h45).
Mister Aventure à Félines-Minervois
Discover the typical village of Félines while having fun.
From the marble path to the church and the castle, be a real adventurer!
Learn and discover our Minervois heritage with your family or friends, take up the challenge!
Estimated distance and duration: 1.3km (0.8miles) (1h15 to 1h45).
How to go on an adventure?
Tempted by the adventure in Minerve and/or Félines-Minervois? Nothing could be easier:
Go to the Minerve Tourist Office to discover our two adventurer packs directly in the shop!
Price: 15 euros.
Randoland, St-Pons' treasure hunt!
Come and travel through time in the marble city and discover its secrets!
Aim of the game: Have fun visiting! Discover Saint Pons while playing as a family.
Where to find the cards?
Depending on the age of your children, find the randoland, map and drawing sheets at the Saint Pons Tourist Office.
Then come back to collect your gifts with the right answers!
The cards are offered to you! Ready to play with your family?
The site of Saint-Pons de Thomières was inhabited from quite early on, and a "Saintponian" civilisation existed from the end of the Neolithic period (see the Museum of Regional Prehistory).
Then men left the caves to settle near the source of the Jaur and founded Thomières on the right bank.
The Romans, the barbarians, Visigoths and Saracens in turn invaded the town. In 936, Raymond Pons, Count of Toulouse, set up a Benedictine abbey on the other bank of the Jaur, around which a town was built.
Saint-Pons was born!