Distance: 7,3 km
Duration (average) : 01h
Level: Easy
Elevation: 106 D +
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Departure: FERRALS-LES-CORBIERES
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Departure in front of the Cellier d'Orfée (formerly Graffan). A small ampelographic loop that will allow you to go back in time when Mediterranean fruit trees (almond trees, fig trees), small plots of vines and olive trees offered a complement to the breeding of ewes, before supplanting it. The contemporary vineyard which occupies the space today, makes it possible to measure the road traveled since that time. Beautiful point of view at the orientation table.

Walking

Your itinerary

FERRALS-LES-CORBIERES

IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 Est Ferrals les Corbières - blue series

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Step 1

Cross the bridge, take the 1st street on the left then the rue de la Robine on the right and continue on the avenue des Vignerons (D 161).
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Step 2

Turn right onto rue de la Pinède and exit the village. After the subdivision, the view opens onto the hillside vineyards and the Ferrals hills in the background. At the fork, go left and climb the hill. View on the right on the basin of the Prade, planted with vines, easily flooded, with its island of scrubland in the middle and some ruined sheepfolds.
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Step 3

At the top, take the path lined with almond trees on the left. It turns right and meanders on the Lauza plateau (orientation table accessible by the path on the left). A few islets of scrubland, pine forest, olive trees, holm oaks, stone walls alternate with the hillside vineyard. A sheepfold has kept its sloping roof (protection against the Cers, prevailing wind).
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Step 4

Turn left, walk along the low wall and go down to the ruined sheepfold of La Martine.
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Step 5

The return of the loop is made by turning to the left. Go down on the dirt track then go up on the small road which crosses the pine wood. We walk along dry stone walls and terraces, wild or cultivated fruit trees and vines. At the D161 turn left to find the cooperative cellar and the village. Do not miss the beautiful washhouse facing the town hall.

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!

Reviews

Sebastien the Cathare The 21 July 2021
Nice loop in the vines with detailed explanations on the grape varieties, super interesting. I hooked up to the orientation table, it's worth it.

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