Distance: 17,6 km
Level: Difficult
Elevation: 435 D +
Departure: TALAIRAN
During the course you will be able to read the history of the postman's tour by following his track in the Métairies of Cantéric, Razès, Olivières, Tréviac-Bas and Haut, St Eugène and Borio de Yo. This circuit includes some "pushes", but they will quickly be forgotten by the small singles and the wild landscapes. Vines, scrubland, sunken lanes, pine groves, streams, ravines, remarkable trees, the diversity of landscapes and reliefs give this circuit all its charm. Circuit 20 of Espace VTT-FFC 198 To see: Talairan: the village in the round and its petal basin; orchards and plantations. Viewpoints: Above the Cabanes, place called Traverses, viewpoint over the Corbières.

By mountain bike

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  • Vignobles et Découvertes

Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 West Capendu, IGN 2447 OT Tuchan


Step 1

Discover daily life in the town of Talairan when the postman roamed the countryside. All along this route, interpretive panels invite you to meet Lapinet, Emile and Emilie, Narcisse Péchar and Papillon. Turn left on the D613, take the D323 towards Jonquières, don't miss the petal basin and continue to the left uphill along the Chemin des Moulins à vent. We walk along a plantation of holm oaks and descend to the Chemin du Pech which we take to the left. After the ford of the Cayrolle stream, turn right. Crossing the Fourques stream, continue by a partly tarred path, cross an area of ​​vines, continue by a sunken path, pass in front of a grove of pines and arrive in front of the Cantéric farm. Take the track on the left. At the Cabane de Loulou (old sheepfold on the left), go right along a vine towards a remarkable holm oak. Go around it, and at the end of the vineyard area, enter the scrubland via a path. We find the vines and we go around the smallholding of Razès. Cross the D323 and continue opposite uphill towards Les Cabanes. At the top, viewpoint over the Corbières; On this ledge, turn right and follow the firebreak which goes down to the small asphalt road. Take it to the left for about 120m. After the small bridge turn right onto a path; after crossing the Fourques stream, you come to a tarmac section. Turn left: the track runs along the Fourques stream for approximately 950m; after 2 successive fords, turn right on a path bordered by arbutus and boxwood; you come out into an almond orchard; Walk along it on the left then walk along a vineyard on the right. Take the track to the left and descend to the renovated Olivières sheepfold. Cross the stream and climb along a vineyard. Arrival on a shoulder. Crossing a stream on rock, ravines, ravines (! Markings, numerous changes of direction) in the scrubland. Arrival in front of a vineyard. Walk along it on 2 sides to the right. The path is lined with almond trees before reaching the Tréviac-Bas estate (remains of a medieval tower). Go around on the left and go up towards the sheepfold of Tréviac-Haut (known as Boutes) by the road then the track and finally a path in the scrubland. Go past the sheepfold and first continue due north, leaving the tarmac access path to the St Eugène farm on the left. At the next junction, turn left, pass in front of the other path leading to St Eugène, cross an area of ​​vines by the track, then through paths, an area of ​​successive plateaus (! markup) of scrubland and ravines, in the bed of streams, often dry. Pass in front of the ruined Borio de Yo sheepfold and join a track. Go to the right and after a hairpin bend, continue on the small road. Crossing the wine-growing plain dotted with meadows.

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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