Distance: 80 km
Level: Difficult
Elevation: 970 D +
Departure: TALAIRAN
A sporting trip through the characteristic landscapes of the Corbières: red lands, vineyards, gorges and limestone defiles. It also allows you to discover Lagrasse as well as the church of Albas which houses the Haute Lisse tapestry.

By bike

Ranking & labels

  • MTB-FFCT sites
  • Vignobles et Découvertes

Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 Est Ferrals les Corbières - blue series, IGN 2446 Ouest Capendu, IGN 2447 OT Tuchan, IGN 2547 OT Durban-Corbières, Leucate


Step 1

- Departure from the “Les Terroirs du Vertige” cooperative cellar. Return to the main road (D613). Turn left, then immediately right, then left again. Continue on this street. Do not miss the washhouse on the right. - Notre-Dame-de-l'Aire chapel: turn left into rue du Pech. Come back to the road and turn right. - Continue towards Jonquières (D323). - 10 km. Jonquieres. Continue on the D323 to Coustouges. - 12,5 km. Coustouges. At the intersection, turn left on the D106 towards Saint-Laurent. - At the next crossroads turn right onto the D323 towards Fontjoncouse. - 16,5 km. Fontjoncouse. Cross the village towards Narbonne (avenue Saint Victor then La Reclause (D323). - 17,7 km. At the intersection, continue left on the D123 towards Thézan, Ripaud. - 21 km. At the crossroads, turn right onto the D611 towards Ripaud, Portel-des-Corbières, Sigean for 2,5 km (! caution frequented axis). - At the crossroads, turn right towards Durban-Corbières (D611). Stay on this road. - 30 km. Durban-Corbieres. Join the center of the village. - At the intersection, turn right D40 towards Albas, Coustouge. Cross the bridge. Continue towards Albas. Col de l'Escassie (290m). - 40,5 km. Albas. Church and high-smooth tapestry (in the church): go up to the left in the village (rue des trois places). Go back down to the D40. - Continue towards Villerouge-Termenez, D40. Col de Prat (368m). - 50,5 km. Go back to the castle of Villerouge (site of the Cathar Country): at the intersection on the left D613 direction Villerouge-Termenès. In the village, take the 4th right to go down towards the castle. Then take the D613 to the left towards Talairan. Col de Villerouge (407m). - 56,2 km. Turn left on the D23 towards Saint-Pierre-des-Champs, Lagrasse. - 61 km. At the crossroads, turn right onto the D212 towards Lagrasse. - Take the 1st on the left D42 direction Caununits-en-Val, Mayronnes. - Take the 1st right. Follow this small tarmac road (D41) which joins Lagrasse via the left bank of the Orbieu. - 66 km. Lagrasse. Sainte-Marie-de-l'Orbieu Abbey (left bank), medieval village (market halls, etc., right bank). - On the other side of the Orbieu, turn right onto Boulevard de la Promenade. - at the intersection, straight ahead, D3 direction Tournissan, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse for about 3 km. - at the intersection, still on the left on the D3 towards Tournissan, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse. - 73,5 km. Tournissan. - Saint Roch Chapel: turn left on rue des lavoirs, then after the bridge on the left to the chapel. Come back to the main road and take it to the left. - Take the D323 on the right towards Talairan. Follow this small road to Talairan. - 79,5 km. Talairan. At the crossroads turn left, then the 1st left to get back to the starting point. Several tasting breaks are possible in the estates and cellars that have signed our bicycle charter (to be found on by checking the cycle tourism tab). Find all the cycling services on www.tourisme-corbieres-minervois.com: bicycle rental and repair as well as accommodation, cellars, estates and local shops which have signed the Corbières Minervois Tourist Country cycling charter.

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 or throw cigarette ends into the environment. Fires are numerous and catastrophic in our region.
In case of 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 away all your waste.
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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