Distance: 9 km
Duration (average) : 04h00
Level: Means
Elevation: 316 D +
1 opinions

Departure: ALBAS
Yellow PR
Departure from the lake parking lot on the D106, direction Cascastel. A geological wonder of the Corbières, not to be missed! From the start, you are invited to read in the folds of the rock of the Serre de Ginouffre and understand why the source of Pintrou (1) is at its feet. After crossing a small body of water, climb the hill with red lands and dive with delight in the Valley of Paradise to learn that in Albas, deposits of dinosaur eggs (2) were discovered in the 1960s. Then cross the successive layers of a syncline (3) which deepens towards Fontjoncouse and deserves some enlightened explanations. Along the way, look up at the village looming in the background. Here we are ! You cross this small Languedoc village of character. Visit it on the way back. You valiantly attack the climb to the windmill located on the ridge line. Panorama guaranteed. The track and your path continue in dir


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  • Vineyards and Discoveries

Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2447 OT


Step 1

Cross the D 106, descend, go around the lake and climb the hill by a few steps. Head towards the village using paths and footpaths. At the entrance to the village, continue straight on until the D 40.> Possibility of visiting the village on the right (set of interpretation panels in the square in front of the town hall).

Step 2

Take the D 40 to the left in the direction of Villerouge-Termenès (yellow-green markings for "La Ronde").

Step 3

Go up the narrow track, cross the ridge (ruins of the mill) and go straight down into the valley alongside the stream.

Step 4

Cross the stream on the right (leave the yellow-green route of "La Ronde"), climb the secondary valley and pass north of the Serre d'Azeu by a roller coaster path.

Step 5

Leave the track for the path to the left (east) towards Roucadeu. It crosses the ridge (a short round trip leads to a 360 ° point of view). Continue by the path through the wasteland (ruined sheepfold on the left). It widens and begins the descent.

Step 6

Leave the path for the path on the right, in the scrubland. Go down and come out into the vineyards. Take the D 40 on the right for 50 m and, after the culvert, turn left and cross the Prat stream on the footbridge. Continue to the right in the scrubland along the stream before crossing it again on the concrete bridge.

Step 7

Go left into the gardens. > Possibility of accessing the Fount-Fresco source. Go down the road on the left for 400 m, take the path to the right and find the path to go. Via the D 106, join the car park.

Please note, the fire risk is currently high and may lead to the closures of flowerbeds. Find out before you go to consulting the fire risk map for outdoor activities.
Fires strictly prohibited.
Do not smoke or throw cigarette ends into the environment. Fires are numerous and catastrophic in our region.
In case of 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 away all your waste.
Close fences and keep dogs on a leash in pasture areas, villages and protected areas. Thank you and have a good walk!


Sebastien the Cathare The 21 July 2021
September 2020. Superb hike, what an original geology: red earth, syncline, etc ... The hike is perfectly signposted and the place is really nice, I made a deviation to climb to the Grand Duke of Albas, another curiosity of the corner.A must do

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