Distance: 12,9 km
Duration (average) : 04h
Level: Medium
Elevation: 495 D +
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Discovering the Serre de Blanes, among the scrubland and forests of the Rouanel valley and Hauts de Blanes. Halfway along, the highest point of Mont Major (542m) offers a panoramic view of the Corbières.


Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 West Capendu


Step 1

Cross the D 212 and go up the rue du Roc for a few meters. Fork to the left on the caladé path known as “Migraniers” (thousand grains in reference to pomegranate). Continue for about 40m to the right.

Step 2

Turn left onto Chemin de Blanes. He soon enters a wood.

Step 3

At the crossroads, continue opposite (south-east) on the path, about 170m. Leave the private property on your right and continue opposite in the woods, following the dry stone walls. Walk along the vine to the right. The path leads to the road (Chemin des Oliviers). Go to the right and go up the road to the hamlet of Joffres. Turn left to cross the hamlet.

Step 4

Go south on the small road alongside crops and a stone wall. 700m further on, in a left turn, the road becomes a track.

Step 5

About 260m further on, at the start of a large curve to the right, take the path to the left, facing south. At first sparse, the vegetation thickens in the woods. A bit technical passage (steep drop). About 600m further, after crossing the Font Marane stream (tuffs waterfall), the path turns north. About 300m further, it joins a tarmac path. In front of you, the Rode hill. Go up to the right, towards the south. Partly follow the markings for the GR36A. Leave the junction of the Soulane property on the right. Crossing of a cultivated area.

Step 6

At the Pas de l'Anesse crossroads, go up to the left on Serre de Blanes to the highest point, Mont Major (altitude 542 m, 360 ° viewpoint on Alaric, Canigou, Mont Tauch, the sea ). Follow the ridge towards the east for about 350m.

Step 7

At the pass, leave the GR36A and go down to the left to the track. Take it to the right for about 1600m, ignoring the paths to the right and to the left. The path turns north.

Step 8

Blanes crossroads. Follow the track to the left. After the metal chain, continue on the ridge, heading north-west. About 700m further on, leave the track on the left which climbs to Mont Redon.

Step 9

Go down to the right on the small path (north direction). Some passages are caladé. Soon lead to a track. Leave the access to the Millane property on the right and go down. Cross the Blanes stream. On the road, leave the access to the Peyrens property on the right and go left for about 100m.

Step 10

Take a path on the right between 2 vines. Walk along the vineyard to the left and cross the Bois du Périé (north direction). Continue along a few vines and the Blanes stream and come out on a path. Leave the access to a property on the left and continue to the right. Cross the ford on the Rouanel stream. Take the road to the left. Pass in front of the Font du Frêne and continue the road 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!


Barrel 22st June 2021

Beautiful walk with small paths and track. Discovery of pretty dry stone walls. Highest point (Mont Major) with view of the Pyrenees (Canigou), as well as of L'Alaric and Mont Tauch.
marsero 10st June 2021

Very beautiful hike to discover absolutely. The climb is a bit tough but the 360 ​​view is worth it. View of the Corbieres, Lagrasse, Alaric, Villerouge Termenes… to do

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