Distance: 6,6 km
Duration (average) : 02h
Level: Easy
Elevation: 165 D +
Yellow PR
Departure from La Pinède campsite. Hike in the shade of the pines of the capital of Corbières! The pine forest has always been frequented because its paths linked the surrounding villages. The arid climate marked the history of the men who erected a cross to Saint Suzanne to implore the rain.


Ranking & labels

  • Vignobles et Découvertes

Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2445 East


Step 1

Take the small passage between the tennis courts, then follow rue Gaston-Bonheur on the left. It serves the Patacou subdivision then rises in the pine woods and leads to the entrance to the Saint-Jaumes pine forest (start of the VITA course and the fitted orientation course).

Step 2

In the bend, take the large track on the left. It leads to Plô de Moureau (start of the botanical trail).

Step 3

Follow the road to the right and, in the bend, continue straight on the track, then fork onto the one on the right.

Step 4

Leave the track for the small path on the right. It descends into the combe Saint-Jaume on the flank then in the thalweg of the stream and goes up to the right on the Saint-Jaume plateau.

Step 5

Dive left into the ravine using the passageway. The path then dominates the gorges (often dry stream in summer) and leads to a safety barrier (viewpoint).

Step 6

Continue on the path, first slightly downhill then on a level curve. Take the forest track on the right and arrive at the cross of Sainte-Suzanne.

Step 7

The track passes between the vines. Via the path to the right and the VITA route, find the pine forest and the bend on the way out. Take the road back down and return to the starting point.

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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