521 liO bus service

  • Perpignan
  • Vernet-les-Bains

The 521 "Perpignan - Vernet" liO bus introduces you to the Massif du Canigou, a Catalan icon. A country rich in heritage, tradition and culture.

  • Périod: all year round.
  • Days: Monday to Saturday. No service on bank holidays.
  • Recommended start point from Perpignan: G.R. Bd St Assiscle.


There are 3 liO buses visiting the Canigou Grand Site Occitanie and its attractions:

  • 521 liO Perpignan - Casteil
  • 530 liO Perpignan - Arles-sur-Tech
  • 531 liO Prats de Mollo - Arles-sur-Tech 

Recommended stops  

Places to eat and sleep at each stop.



30 minutes from Perpignan. Stop: Foirail. Millas keeps Catalan traditions alive and is one of those towns that you need to see to believe.

It's a warm and friendly place with its pretty, lofty church and beautiful leafy squares. Find out more.



About 1 hour from Perpignan. Stop: Place de la liberté. Vinça is a Station Verte (Natural Tourist Area) and Station Pêche (Fishing Resort) whose scenery, landmarks and activities will keep you coming back for more.

Welcoming, Vinça, a former royal town, has managed to preserve its ancient center where corbelled houses surround a church that has become a true conservatory of Roussillon baroque art. Find out more.



About 1 hr 15 from Perpignan. Stop: Maison Entreprises. Prades, the capital of the Conflent area, is full of cultural, traditional and foodie experiences at the bottom of Catalan's beloved mountain! Find out more

The series of hiking trails between Millas and Prades is known as the "Balcons du Canigó" and includes a 68km belvedere route with 9 loops linking the 17 villages in the Tet Valley. Find out more.

  • In Prades you will take the liO car 522 connection to reach Vernet-les-Bains.



1.5 hr from Perpignan. Stop: Les Thermes. Nestled in the Canigou foothills deep in the Catalan Pyrenees Regional Nature Park, Vernet-les-Bains is both a spa town and Station Verte.

Soak up the sense of relaxation and tradition as you explore the old town, spa district and footpaths surrounding Vernet-les-Bains. Find out more.



About 1 hr 35 from Perpignan. Stop: Parking. Casteil is famous for St Martin du Canigou Abbey and its rather unusual animal park.

You can start your trek up the Canigou here. NB: it's a real mountain climb and you need to be a seasoned and well-equipped hiker. Find out more.