Distance: 4,9 km
Duration (average) : 01h
Level: Easy-to-use
Elevation: 82 D +
Yellow PR
Departure in front of the stadium (sign) Take the paths in the pine forest and the scrubland with a view as far as the Montagne Noire!


Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2445 West


Step 1

Walk along the cloakroom building and take the road to the cemetery (via rue de la Font Vieille), inside which rise the ruins of the Romanesque chapel of St Vincent (XNUMXth and XNUMXth century). Oral tradition considers the site to be the site of the primitive village of Castelnau. Walk along the walls of the cemetery and the chapel. At the fork, leave the mountain bike markings.

Step 2

Take the road to the right in the direction of Le Bosquet. The road evolves through the vines.

Step 3

After passing a small vineyard on the left, turn left in the path that follows and go up towards the wood. Leave this path after a few meters to go deep into the pine wood by a succession of more or less wide paths. Enjoy the charm of the pine forest. You overlook the vineyard and in the background the village perched on the hill. In the distance the horizon is blocked by the Black Mountain. You walk along a motocross ground, all on your left. You pass under an electric line with 3 wires then immediately after, you go down the embankment on the left. At the bottom of the slope, do not take the widest path but follow it along a path that starts just before a small low dry stone wall. The path goes up a little above the vines (Markings). You cross an area of ​​pyramidal cypress trees. Take a wider path on the left which is partly paved. Go down and walk along the last cypress trees and a piece of vines on your left.

Step 4

Go right on a grassy path which leads to a path. Turn left for a few meters to immediately turn right on a partially concreted portion, uphill, on the hill of Teulières. Superb area of ​​holm oaks and pines. Before the path begins to descend, turn left on a path (Markings) which winds through the scrubland. There is a clear view of the plain landscape. Presence of some white oaks. The path widens in this area of ​​wasteland and scrubland overlooking the plain. Admirable view of the village. Let yourself be guided by the markings to the foot of 2 vines on either side of the path and continue the path downhill towards the road that can be seen in the distance. Before the road, take a path on the left which goes up in the scrubland and leads to a path that you take to the right. Follow it until the D 127 which one goes up to the left towards the village. At the entrance to the village, pass the stream and the small bridge.

Step 5

Take a right uphill towards the old village, walk along it without entering it by a balcony path on the plain. A few meters later, turn left onto a path that climbs along a cypress hedge towards the pines. Pass them, continue the path to the right, on a hillock between the plain on the right and the village on the left. Opposite, the Gaudière power plant catches the eye. Go down along the subdivision towards the D 527.

Step 6

Go left towards the village by avenue du Paradis. Via the rue du Commerce, enter the old, formerly fortified village, the surrounding walls of which can be seen in the layout; cross the Place de la Liberté, pass under a "covered" and turn left into the rue Haute where an alleged former relay of St Jacques de Compostela displays its legendary shell on the lintel of one of its windows. (Excluding itinerary: On the right, a return trip to the summit of Pech (viewpoint); only the bases of the disappeared castle and the medieval cistern remain, the vault of which has partially collapsed). Continue the route to the left via the Calade de Perilhou, cross the avenue du Minervois and find the path to the stadium opposite.

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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