Distance: 6,3 km
Duration (average) : 02h
Level: Easy-to-use
Elevation: 140 D +
Yellow PR
Departure from the Place de l'école. When the sheep grazed on the plateau, the fox was on the prowl. The shepherd, distracted by his contemplation of the Alaric and the Black Mountain, sometimes allowed himself to be surprised by the fleeing movements of his flock. Was Maître Goupil hiding in the hollows of the rock bearing his name today?


Ranking & labels

  • Vignobles et Découvertes

Points of interest

Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 West


Step 1

Take rue Jean-Moulin which borders the municipal foyer on the left, then avenue des Corbières (D 165) on the right. In the bend, cross the Lacoste subdivision straight ahead.

Step 2

Climb opposite by the path in the pine forest. It turns left and climbs up the flank before reaching the Pierre-Drete plateau through very fragrant vegetation.

Step 3

Take the forest track on the right. It follows the ridge which rises to 200 m (opposite, view of the Alaric).

Step 4

Fork to the left. The path winds over the plateau (formerly occupied by huge herds of sheep) and, facing south, arrives at the coast of Fontcouverte. Go along the path on the right on the edge of the plateau and reach the Rocher du Renard (this limestone cornice dominates the entire Aude plain as far as Alaric which blocks the horizon).

Step 5

Continue along the rocky ridge towards the west by the forest track (breathtaking view of the Minervois plain and the Montagne Noire).

Step 6

Leave the track for the path on the left. Cross the Terme ravine, then emerge into the Baden ravine and take the path to the left.

Step 7

Take the track on the right. It leads to the village through the vineyards. Continue by boulevard des Pins on the left, then rue du Château on the right, go up to the left towards the pumping station, high point of the village (view) and by a small path go down again towards the foot of the church and regain the point starting point.

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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