Distance: 3,9 km
Duration (average) : 02h
Level: Easy
Elevation: 98 D +
Yellow PR
Departure between the youth center and the town hall. Imagine the millstones turning and grinding in the hubbub of the captured water... freshness guaranteed! The 1-year-old cade, visible on the course, won the XNUMXst prize in the "L'arbre de l'Aude" competition.


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IGN map reference (s): IGN 2547 West


Step 1

In front of the Town Hall, take the direction of the D40 (route d'Albas) which you cross to take the Chemin du Moulin de la Cascade opposite. It runs along a young olive grove on the right and on the left, the Ravine de la Pinède. Keep going straight. Near the first limestone rocks, the path becomes a path that leads quickly to the waterfall (dry in summer) and the mill of Crabié which used the driving force of the water as evidenced by the numerous testimonies present. on the site: a grindstone and its base which plunges into the water inlet channel.

Step 2

The path rises above the mill where we still find the bypass channel which allowed the water to be diverted from the waterfall to the mill, thus allowing the millstone to grind thanks to the power / flow ratio delivered by the waterfall. water). Continue on the uphill trail. We have beautiful views of Durban and its castle. Arrival on a track that we take to the right downhill.

Step 3

When fording, the spring and its beneficial freshness are worth a little detour. Continue the track. Shortly after, a sign indicates a tercentenary. A return trip allows you to admire this cade juniper which has become an old tree three hundred years old. Return to the track.

Step 4

Cross the D 40 and continue opposite on the track for a few meters.

Step 5

Take the Belvédère path on the right. It passes along the pine trees of Roque en Bac and joins the road. Turn left, in the middle of the subdivision, in the rue de la Garrigue. Walk past the swimming pool. Join the Town Hall.

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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