Distance: 5,3 km
Duration (average) : 01h45
Level: Easy
Elevation: 306 D +
1 reviews

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Departure in front of the town hall. A short walk loop to discover, from the heights where the statue of the Virgin of Récaoufa rises, the peaks of Corbières and the surrounding villages.


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  • Vignobles et Découvertes

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IGN map reference (s): IGN 2547 OT Durban-Corbieres, Leucate


Step 1

Next to the fountain, take the rue Pech-de-Grill which goes up towards La Blaquière.

Step 2

In the large curve, go down to the left by the path, leaving the Balansa sheepfold on the left. Continue to the right.

Step 3

On the way up, take the small path on the left, between the vineyard and the low wall. Continue along the path that climbs through the scrubland, leaving the rock of Récaoufa on the left. It leads to the ridge facing the tower and the Virgin of the same name.

Step 4

Take the track on the left to make a short round trip at the foot of the tower (panorama towards Mont Alaric, Mont Saint-Victor, Durban and its castle, Villesèque, Villeneuve and Cascastel; to the west, Mont Tauch) .

Step 5

Leave the track for the path on the left. It descends under holm oaks and boxwood then into a scree (viewpoints). At the crossroads, continue opposite on the old municipal road from Villeneuve to Fraïssé-des-Corbières. She goes back down to the sheepfold.

Step 6

By the route used on the outward journey, 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!


Rakhal Turcotte The 29 July 2021
Great short hike! The 360 ​​° view from the top is beautiful! The trail is very well marked and we didn't have any trouble following it. The way back down can be a little slippery so take it slow. There's a good natural wine winery on the trail (Domaine Balansa) so if you call ahead you could do a tasting after the hike.

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