Distance: 10 km
Duration (average) : 03h
Level: Easy-to-use
Elevation: 147 D +
Yellow PR
This trail takes you to discover the Combe Française (La Coma Francesa) and offers beautiful views of the pond and the Albères. Vineyards, orchards and almond trees punctuate the route. Be careful, the landscapes of this hike have been very impacted by the fire of 2022


Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2547 West


Step 1

Leave the car park on the left of the cooperative. A communal panel indicates the direction of the Fort de Salses which must be followed. Cross under the railway line through the tunnel. Turn right at the exit: you will then see the fort of Salses-le-Château rise majestically.

Step 2

Continue this path along the railway line on the right. Gradually, the path deviates from the railway line, follow it to the passage under the A9 motorway

Step 3

Pass in front of a cistern and reach a crossroads in several directions.

Step 4

Take the path to the left in the orchards, it sinks into the Coma Francesca to the South-West. We pass in front of a mini replica of a metal beach hut to further arrive at a crossroads, be careful the panel is on the ground, burnt! Take the path on the right which climbs in the pine forest and reach a passage in the limestone rock. We can see the ponds.

Step 5

Turn left, a little further take the path on the right which descends, you can see a ruined orris on the left and further on an old quarry. Signs tell you "the small or the big loop" follow it on the right, you bypass the camping du bois des pins.

Step 6

Go ahead on the PR® path, marked with yellow markings, which goes straight into the forest. Continue straight on at all the junctions encountered. Join "La Bergerie", on the right of the path.

Step 7

By the path through the vineyards, reach a road parallel to the A9. Go right, then left 20m further to pass under the highway. Continue on the D5B or Route d'Opoul, taking care of car traffic. We leave it in the direction of the Arnaud de Villeneuve cellar on the left. Go along the railway line, reach the passage, pass under it and join the car park.

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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