Distance: 64 km
Level: Difficult
Elevation: 1250 D +
Departure: LAROQUE-DE-FA
These small roads in Hautes-Corbières lead through gorges and alpine meadows to the castles of Termes and Arques, pole sites of the Cathar Country.

By bike

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  • MTB-FFCT sites
  • Vignobles et Découvertes

Your itinerary


Step 1

- From the picnic area, take the D613 on the left. - at the intersection, at the Col de Bedos (486m), turn left on the D40 towards Vignevieille, Termes. Col de Termes (516m). Col de Caroun (471m). - 9,5 km. Terms. Château de Termes (site of the Cathar Country). - Continue on the D40, crossing the Terminet gorges. - At the crossroads turn left on the D212 towards Vignevieille, Montjoie. - 16 km. Vignevieille. Cross the village by the Orbieu road. Continue on the D212. - 20,5 km. Montjoi. In the bend, leave the D212 and continue to the right on the D70 towards Bouisse. - 26 km. Bouisse. Cross the village staying on the D70. Just after leaving the village, you can take a break near the lake. - at the intersection, on the right D70 direction Villardebelle, Limoux. - 500m further, continue to the left on the D70 towards Valmigere, Arques. Cross a few areas staying on the D70. - At the intersection, turn left on the D54 to Arques. - 39 km. Arques. Drive towards the center of the village, until the intersection with the D613. - Castle of Arques. Turn right onto the D613 towards Couiza and follow the road to the castle. Return to the center of the village. - Continue on the D613 towards Albières, Mouthoumet. Pass of paradise (627m). - 51 km. Pass near Albières continuing on the D613. - Stay on the D613 towards Mouthoumet, Laroque-de-Fa. -53,5 km. At the intersection, possibility of making a detour via Lanet where the fish farm-restaurant of the new mill is located as well as bicycle accommodation. - 60 km. Mouthoumet. Continue on the D163 to reach Laroque-de-Fa. Col des Fourches (570m) - 64 km. Laroque-de-Fa. Join the starting point. Several tasting breaks are possible in the estates and cellars that have signed our bicycle charter (to be found by checking the cycle tourism tab). Find all the cycling services on our site: Bicycle rental and repair, as well as accommodation, cellars, estates and local shops, signatories of the Corbières Minervois Tourist Country cycling charter. Openrunner ID 4282092

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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