Itineray type : Foot

Description :

A short and straightforward loop hike, in the shade of the plane-trees on the bank of the river Orbieu, with a few features which are part of the village’s heritage and are related to the water for your enjoyment: an ancient mill, a water tower with a fresco pertaining to local life and an old turbine-powered hydro-electric pump-storage system on the bank of the Orbieu.

Descriptif détaillé :

At the edge of the village, in the direction of Ornaisons, take the rue de la République till you reach the cemetery. At the fork in the road, turn right and walk by the cemetery wall then enter the leisure area.
The shady path then follows the river Orbieu. You’ll pass behind a building.
Several options are open here (1)
Either you turn right and walk by the water catchment building, then, past the transformer (5), turn right and walk along the gardens and return to the leisure area.
Or you can follow the Orbieu and cross a little bridge over the stream.
The river is shaped like an elbow. After having walked past a particular looking plane-tree, you’ll enter a vineyard area. View of the windmills of Luc-sur-Orbieu.
We then leave the bank and head towards a small copse of pine trees.
Here you can (2)
Either turn left on the small road which transforms into a path and goes through the vineyard. View on Mont Alaric, the Pyrenees and, closer by, the plain made up of vineyards.
At the intersection (3) with another track, turn right and head back towards the village and landmark (4).
Or you can walk alongside the pine wood copse on the small road to the right and at the next intersection turn right towards the village.
At the crossroads (4) with a stone cross, turn right, walk past the mill (without sails) and, if you wish to, take a short break on one of the benches. Walk back to the river. You’ll take the path you took earlier on to the left for about 100 m then turn left (picnic table). The path gently climbs somewhat then turns to the right. We are back at the transformer (5) and return towards the leisure area.

N° d'urgence depuis un portable : 112

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