Distance: 13,9 km
Duration (average) : 04h
Level: Easy
Elevation: 399 D +
Yellow and green PR
Departure from the Place des Ancien écoles, behind the town hall. La Roca Dansaïra stands on the banks of the Pech Musié, overlooking the Nielle river, the Bourdichou and Carla sheepfolds, as well as the stone quarry of the Delbourg family, still active in the last century. When you are near her, at the slightest breath of air, she lets out a slight rustle, it looks like she is singing. Its name comes from a legend that says that every year, on December 24, she rolls to the river to take a bath and quench her thirst, after which she dances on the banks before returning to her promontory. The ancients will tell you that this story is very real.


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IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 East, IGN 2447 OT


Step 1

Follow rue d'en Jacou then rue de las Ieras. Continue to the left on the yellow PR footpath after the cemetery. At the intersection of the three paths, go straight on the "Montée de France" (turn around to admire the most beautiful viewpoint on Saint Laurent). Continue straight ahead on the "chemin de l'Arcade". Leave the PR on the left and the climb to Pech Musié on the right (orientation table sign). We find on a few meters the yellow markings.

Step 2

In a bend, to the left, take a few steps under an Aleppo pine to discover the ruins of a sheepfold. Continue straight ahead, admire the "Roca Dansaïra" (La Roche Danseuse) and pass in front of the sheepfold called "Hermitage of Carla". The path turns to the left and climbs. Pass between 2 sheepfolds and climb to the plateau.

Step 3

At the crossroads of the 4 paths, turn left between the cypresses (viewpoints in front and to the left on Mont Saint Victor). The path runs along the edge of the plateau.

Step 4

At the intersection, continue on the track to the left. After 250 m, at the next intersection, continue to the right.

Step 5

About 250 m later, continue to the right in a bend (be careful: steep descent) and continue on the main track (landscape to the left and successive ravines and viewpoint over Jonquières).

Step 6

Take the D323 road on the right (a path on the right avoids the tar for a few meters). Cross the village to find the wash house and the sign for “la Ronde au cœur des Corbières”. Continue on the Talairan road for a few meters then on the small road to the left along the reservoir.

Step 7

At the fork, leave the markings of the yellow loop and continue to the right, the small road parallel to that of Talairan that we can guess below.

Step 8

About 900 m later, continue on the road to the right then turn left 50 m later. After the low wall surmounted by a cypress hedge, continue straight on the sometimes cemented path, which rises among the scrubland and pines and enters the Serre de Lacamp. Ignore all the paths to the right.

Step 9

At the fork, leave the path leading to the permanent hunting ground uphill to the left and continue straight ahead, then at the next fork, take the path on the left. It describes a pin downhill and narrows. The area is gullied. At the Soulane stream, walk in the bed on the right for a few meters then climb the embankment on the right to follow the river a little and descend the embankment to take the bed of a stream opposite for a few meters (note: sometimes there is has a basin at this point, go around to the right and climb the embankment by the steps.

Step 10

Take the path to the left (it is sometimes gullied). Walk along some vestiges of dry stone walls of careful construction on the cart track (traces of wear of the stones due to the wheels). We follow a stream; the path is sometimes covered with limestone slabs;

Step 11

Just below a ruined sheepfold, the path turns to the right. Further on, you can see the Albas mill on the ridge. At the level of an old gray clay quarry, the path rises and in a few bends, reaches the pass. The mill is on the left (It still has central millstones centered on the ground floor and a ruined stone vault. Above the door, a "fenestrou").

Step 12

Walk along the ruined house, and switch to the left on the track towards Albas which can be seen at the bottom (view of the Corbières). The track describes a few bends and joins the D 40 road. Go left, along the cemetery. (on the right, itinerary for Quintillan). Continue straight on towards the village and the Chasseurs square (sign for “la Ronde au cœur des Corbières”) in its center.

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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