Distance: 6 km
Duration (average) : 02h
Level: Medium
Elevation: 240 D +
Departure: PADERN
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This route quickly gains height and offers views of Grau de Padern, arrives at Pas de la Goutine where the panorama is magnificent over the plain of Tuchan and the cliffs of Vingrau. You will also discover the Témézou valley and pass Le Pas de la Serre (480 m) before descending to the village.


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 left from the church, Rue Sainte Cécile then continue on Faubourg Sire de Vic to cross the village.

Step 2

At the crow's feet, leave the street which goes down to the left and take the path which goes up. The climb is gradual and the view emerges on the Grau de Padern.

Step 3

Leave the path which climbs steeply to the right and continue straight on the main path. You arrive at Pas de la Goutine, balcony with a magnificent view over a deep ravine, the cliffs of Vingrau and the plain of Tuchan.

Step 4

You are now entering the Témézou valley. At the wide crossroads, take the path that goes up opposite. You will then leave it for the single-track path which goes to the right and takes you to Pas de la Serre (480 m).

Step 5

Admire the panorama, a superb view of the Verdouble and Torgan valleys, the village of Padern, the Tuchan plain and the Vingrau greenhouse. The path begins the descent, steep at first, then more gentle when arriving at the crossroads of the path leading to the castle.

Step 6

Leave the castle on the left and take the return to the village on the right. The path descends to the junction with the path you took on the outward journey, you follow it to 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!


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