Distance: 29,1 km
Level: Easy
Elevation: 785 D +
Blue MTB
Climbs and descents, crossing the villages: Jonquières, Coustouge, Fontjoncouse, land of shepherds in the past (there are a few left). After the ruins of Poursan, descent to Thézan; the flat too, crossing the wine estates and châteaux of La Grangette and Caraguilhes. (! pay attention to the markings, in vineyard areas). We liked the climbs to the Pech de La Garrigue and the Plateau de Poursan, the descent on the trail to Coustouge. Circuit 1 of Espace VTT-FFC 198 To see: St Laurent: Roca Dansaïra, the Escargot district. Jonquières: wash house, feudal castle, restored mill (private). Coustouge: Prehistory and Paleolithic museum, old village in circulation. Points of view: La Roca Dansaïra, Pech de la Garrigue, Serre du Bosc. In Poursan: La Pistolette.

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IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 East


Step 1

After the cemetery, climb (sometimes rough) to the plateau then descend to the D323, direction Jonquières. Rue du Moulin, go up the track. Then downhill trail to Coustouge. Direction Fontjoncouse. At the end of the 1st straight line, after the bridge, turn left on the track; climb and series of laces before leading to a ledge. After the ruin of Poursan, take the second path on the left, direction Thézan, to the building of the Community of Communes. Leave the village by the rue du Moulin à Vent; pass the Grangette and the Chemin de Caraguilhes; join the D611, direction Saint Laurent de la Cabrerisse. Turn left on the D106 (direction Coustouge) and on the right, after the Chemin de la Sabine, turn on the second path on the right (! Be careful of the markings) (vineyard area) until the D613. Go left towards Saint Laurent. Opinion of the mountain biker: we liked the climbs towards the Pech de La Garrigue and the Plateau de Poursan, the descent on the trail towards Coustouge.

Please note, the fire risk is currently high and may lead to the closures of flowerbeds. Find out before you go to 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. Thank you and have a good walk!


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