Distance: 70 km
Level: Medium
Elevation: 812 D +
Departure: ROUBIA

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IGN map reference (s): IGN 2445 East, IGN 2445 West Peyriac Minervois, IGN 2446 East Ferrals les Corbières - blue series, IGN 2446 West


Step 1

From Roubia, cross the bridge over the canal and join Paraza by following the meanders of the Canal du Midi. Arrived at Paraza, cross the bridge and enter the heart of the village. Then take the road towards Pouzols-Minervois (D167). Climb gently between the vines. At the intersection, turn left in the direction of Roubia. At the bend of a bend opens a wide panorama overlooking the Canal du Midi and covering the plain to the Corbières and Alaric mountains. Go back down to the village. In Roubia, turn right onto rue du 19 mars. Follow the direction "Argens, Olonzac". A little before leaving Roubia, take Chemin des Matelles on your right. This small road which winds between vineyards and pines leads you to Château Tourril. After having climbed the hill, you plunge towards Olonzac and the Minervoise plain with the black mountain as a backdrop. Arrived at the intersection, cross carefully the D11 and continue straight towards Olonzac. In Olonzac, head to the left to reach Homps where you can stop in the shade of the pines of Lac de Jouarres. Then reach the edges of the canal and the port of Homps. Here, the Chai Port Minervois welcomes you to make you discover the different vintages of Minervois. Then head towards the exit of the village by taking the avenue du Languedoc. Carefully cross the D610 and take the small road in the middle of the vines in front of you. Continue straight on then turn left (mountain bike markings) to avoid the busy road. When you get to the road (D611), turn right and just after the bridge crossing the Aude, turn right towards Tourouzelle. Cross the village and continue in the direction of Castelnau-d'Aude, following the apple tree route, the spring bloom of which will enchant you. Then join Escales where you can admire the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint-Martin. Follow the signs indicating "Montbrun, Moux". You leave the village, climb the hill then go back down to the village of Montbrun. Before the village, a small road on the right will lead you to the Notre-Dame-de-Colombier Chapel. The shade of its cypress trees will give you a providential freshness! Then join Montbrun. When you reach the crossroads, follow the small road on your right towards Moux. It will lead you to the entrance of the Château du Roc. Continue on this road to reach Moux. A protected passage will allow you to pass under the National Route 113 and cross it without danger. Continue on your way to Fontcouverte. Follow the sign indicating "Conilhac". Before leaving Fontcouverte, you can make a small detour to the Domaine de Mingraut. Then join Conilhac-Corbières. Just before arriving on the main road, you will pass the Château du Parc. When you reach the traffic lights, cross and take the opposite road to enter the heart of the village. Turn right as soon as possible. You arrive at the Place de l'Horloge. Continue straight on rue du monument. Arrived at the intersection, turn left on the D165 which climbs through the pines and joins Montbrun. After the pass, the point of view will reward you for your efforts. Go back down to the village. From there, return to Escales. When you arrive in the village, go to your right following the sign indicating "Tourouzelle". You come to an intersection. Take the road lined with plane trees to the right. Pass in front of La Bastide enjoying the shade of the pines. Go straight. You arrive at a place called "Sérame". Cross the road (D611) then the bridge which crosses the Aude to join Argens on the edge of the Canal du Midi. Cross the bridge over the canal and turn right to reach Roubia. You can end your walk with an olive oil tasting at the Moulin de la Restanque. These estates, cellars and shops labeled Pays Cathare and Qualité Sud France welcome you by reservation. During the tastings (free or paid), spittoons are at your disposal to be able to get back in the saddle without danger! Possibility of delivery. ROUBIA: Le Moulin de la Restanque 06 75 18 31 61 HOMPS: Le Chai Port Minervois 04 68 91 70 90 MONTBRUN-DES-CORBIÈRES: Château du Roc 04 68 32 84 84 FONTCOUVERTE: Domaine de Mingraut 04 68 43 40 01 Where to eat ?

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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