Distance: 3,5 km
Duration (average) : 01h
Level: Medium
Elevation: 150 D +
Departure: PADERN
White and red GR
Yellow PR
You evolve in the chicane alleys which climb, towards the Saint Roch chapel then up to the castle of Padern. You enjoy the view of Mont-Tauch, the village below, the plain of Tuchan and in the background, the limestone cliffs of Vingrau.


Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2447 OT


Step 1

From the starting panel located in the center of the village near the sports café, turn right of the church, towards the castle, following the white/red beacons of the Sentier Cathare / GR 367 (+ a few yellow beacons). You move through the chicane alleys that climb, you pass in front of the Saint Roch chapel and take a single-track path that takes you to the castle.

Step 2

Enjoy the view of Mont-Tauch and the village below. To continue the loop, leave the Cathare/GR367 path which goes down on the right, to follow the yellow beacons of the path which climbs, opposite, in the pine forest. This pretty path in the undergrowth takes you to the small pass of Pas de Massac (312 m), after having crossed it you arrive on a path.

Step 3

Take it to the left. You climb gradually and discover the view of the plain of Tuchan and in the background, the cliffs of Vingrau.

Step 4

You arrive at a crossroads, leave the small path that goes to the right, stay on the main path which begins the descent towards the village.

Step 5

Another crossing that you turn left to finish arriving in 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!


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