Distance: 8,9 km
Duration (average) : 03h30
Level: Medium
Elevation: 295 D +
Yellow PR
At the water's edge
Departure from the car park of the refreshment bar, D613, south-west exit of the village What uses did the ancients make of stone? The Libre gorges are dug in limestone terrain. The abundant limestone was exploited to be transformed into quicklime. There are some old houses built with lime. With the exploitation of iron ore, the art of blacksmithing was developed at Félines Termenès for a long time. The old station at the exit of the village testifies to a dense network of railways in the XNUMXth century: the Compagnie des Tramways de l'Aude.


Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2447 West


Step 1

From the car park, go back towards the village on the D 613 and turn left onto the Chemin du Pla de Ferriol.

Step 2

Go up in the direction of the antennas then to the Pla de Ferriol. Cross this pasture area. We walk along some rocky bars.

Step 3

Arrival at the Col des Tartuyes (alt. 507 m). Go down to an intersection and turn right. The path soon rises to a small summit (alt. 452m). Go down a little bit.

Step 4

Do not miss on the left alt. (447m) a slightly uphill path, crossing the Porteille area (alt. 475 m). It then descends in the Bois Menou (passage near a cave) to a track.

Step 5

Take the track to the right, along the Libre. We cross the gorges, we can see the Moulin Neuf nearby, on the other bank.

Step 6

Go past the access bridge to the Moulin Neuf. The path passes over the Cabirol stream bridge, then in front of a source. On your right, a "Caune" (rock shelter). We enter the village by the Chemin du Libre.

Be careful, the fire risk is often high, especially in summer, and can lead to flower bed closures. Find out before you go consulting the fire risk map for outdoor activities.
Fires strictly prohibited. Do not smoke and never throw cigarette butts in nature. Fires are numerous and catastrophic in our region. In the event of a fire or accident: give alert 18 or 112 from a cell phone.
Protect yourself from the sun and take enough water with you.
Avoid picking flowers and plants. Take all your trash. Close fences and keep dogs on a leash in pasture areas, villages and protected areas.

Mountain bike routes: the routes are often shared with hikers or other users (cars, tractors, etc.). Be careful and always anticipate that a pedestrian may be present around a bend to have time to brake if necessary. Pedestrians have priority in principle, slow down at crossings or stop if the configuration of the terrain requires you to do so.
Thank you and happy hiking!


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