Distance: 17,2 km
Duration (average) : 01h
Level: Medium
Elevation: 372 D +
1 reviews

Departure: FERRALS-LES-CORBIERES
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Departure from the Town Hall Square. Route mainly traced on forest tracks. In the distance, the Signal, DFCI tower catches the eye. This route is a summary of circuit 9 which you will take for a while, towards Lauza; you will stay in the pine forest to go directly to La Vigie (watchtower: altitude 273m) and go back down towards Ferrals via the Granjeot and the old pond of La Prade. It’s worth a detour, if only for the viewpoint… To see: viewpoint: La Vigie (273m) in the pine forest.

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Your itinerary

FERRALS-LES-CORBIERES

IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 East

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Step 1

Take the avenue des Vignerons. Leave the village by rue de la Pinède, on the right before the cooperative cellar. (1) Small plateau and large pinion are soon necessary to cross a short but strong climb followed by a tumble towards the smallholding of Pujade, so aptly named, (in French: la Montée) that we leave on the left for, a few meters later, (2) take the small asphalt road on the right then the track which rises to the left. At the 1st fork, leave this main uphill track for the left one, which passes over a few vines (3) and in front of a renovated hunter's shelter called “Sylobre”. (4) The uphill track begins a big bend at left and still climbing. One sees successively opposite, the Vigie, the highest point of the pine forest, then on the right Lézignan and the wine-growing plain. The track passes in front of 3 large rocks on the left. We can see the Alaric on the right. (5) At the ledge, junction with a track. (Optional: on the left, you can climb towards La Vigie and the summit of La Pinède: very beautiful viewpoint, outward and return 30 minutes approximately). Turn right until you reach another flat area where many tracks arrive. (6) Go opposite towards the one that goes up and soon begins the descent. Stay on this track until you reach an intersection. (7) Then take the first track on the right, still downhill. Pass in front of a pond on the right. (8) At the first fork, turn left, downhill. The track passes over vines then a ruin called Grangeot on the left. A few meters later, (9) go down the path to the left which passes in front of Grangeot, and go up opposite to the path. Go straight ahead on the flat descending. The route then passes on a concrete road, crosses a stream (10) which widens to the left in a ditch. At the end of a small vine at a point, (11) take a track on the right. It soon bypasses a ruin (12) and joins the tar. Return to the village.

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

Amaury Annequin The 21 July 2021
Hello, It has been several times now that I partly do this track over my various outings; but having gone anyway by all the routes it offers, I decided to give my opinion on it. This track has three difficulties in my view: - First of all, a short climb at the start of the route. - Then, a long climb - with a few moments of respite all the same - which stretches from the Pujade to the Vigie at the top. - Finally, a very short rather technical passage at the Grangeot level. For the rest of the course, it is mainly downhill or flat. Thus, this track remains pleasant to do for beginners in mountain biking but remains complicated for a family outing in view of these three difficulties. Note that the view of the vines and the pine forest is pleasant. Finally, I noted two errors in the description that I think are important enough that I can afford to correct them. Indeed, if you do the course without stopping, the track will be done in 1h30 and not 2h30. Finally, the altitude difference according to my GPS tells me about 270 meters and not 370 meters. Cordially.

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