Distance: 68 km
Level: Difficult
Elevation: 1175 D +
Cross the heart of the wild Corbières, kingdom of the wild boar and the holm oak, before reaching the mountain pastures, then descending towards the Verdouble valley, the course of which will accompany you to Padern, passing at the foot of the castles of Peyrepertuse and Quéribus , pole sites of the Cathar Country.

By bike

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Step 1

- From the town hall, turn right. In the bend, continue on the left (D410). - At the crossroads, on the left D510 direction Dernacueillette, Massac. - 5 km. Last collection. At the crossroads, turn left on the D10 towards Massac, Soulatge. Continue on the D10. - 8,5 km. Massac. Continue until you reach a crossroads. Turn right onto the D1610 Direction Laroque-de-Fa, Mouthoumet. Col de Cascagne (631m). - 14,5 km. Laroque-de-Fa. At the crossroads, turn left D613 direction Mouthoumet. Col des Fourches (570m). - 18 km. Mouthoumet. Continue on the D613 for 3,4km. - Cross the Pont d'Orbieu and turn left on the D212 towards Auriac, Soulatge. - In the hamlet of Savignan turn left towards Auriac, Soulatge (D212). - 29 km. Auriac. Cross the village (remains of the castle) and continue on the D612. Col de Redoulade (705m). - At the intersection continue to the right D10 direction Soulatgé, Cubières. - 39,5 km. Soulatgé. At the intersection, turn left D14 direction Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse. - at the intersection, continue on the D14 direction Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse. Col de Grès (406m) and Col de la Croix Dessus (403m). - 48 km. Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse. - Château de Peyrepertuse, pole site of the Cathar Country: beware, the climb is steep (8km return / return, D + 400m). To reach the castle, follow the signs to the right. Go back down to the D14 and take it to the right. - Plan d'eau du Moulin de Ribaute: just after leaving the village, go down the small road on the left to reach Le Verdouble. Supervised swimming in season. Return to the D14. - Continue on the D14 towards Cucugnan. Col du Triby (344m). - 52 km. Cucugnan. - Château de Quéribus, site of the Cathare Country: beware, the climb is steep (7km return, D + 302m). To do this, turn right at the crossroads at the entrance to Cucugnan, then right towards the castle (follow the signs). Come back to the crossroads at the entrance of the village. - Achille Mir theater and Moulin d'Omer (restored): go up into the village by the small road on the left. Return to the D14. - Continue on the D14 towards Padern. - 57 km. Padern. When entering Padern, turn left onto the D123 towards Davejean, Dernacueillette. - At the crossroads, continue left on the D410 towards Dernacueillette, Montgaillard. - At the next intersection, turn left onto the D410 to join Montgaillard. Several tasting breaks are possible in the estates and cellars that have signed our bicycle charter (to be found by checking the cycle tourism tab). Find all the bicycle services on our site: bicycle rental and repair, as well as accommodation, cellars, estates and local shops, signatories of the Corbières Minervois Tourist Country cycling charter. Openrunner ID 4282123

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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