Distance: 5,6 km
Duration (average) : 02h30
Level: Medium
Elevation: 265 D +
4 reviews

Yellow PR
Departure from the commemorative stele of Francis Lastenouse. This path developed by "Friends of the Francis Lastenouse Trail" offers viewpoints, garrigue landscapes and red lands, as well as a few surprises for the walker. Leaving the village is possible (allow around 35 minutes and 2,1 km round trip): rue du Pont on the right (in front of the square: parking). Cross the footbridge and continue straight on. Cross the rue du Château and continue straight on the small road (sign indicating the path). We arrive at the stele in memory of Francis Lastenouse. Pass between the stele and the raised stone.


Ranking & labels

  • Vignobles et Découvertes

Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 West


Step 1

Before the footbridge, take the left track, the path disappears under the pine forest. It evolves on scree on the hillside between pine forest and fragrant scrubland. It goes around the valley from the top and reaches an intersection. At the geological sign, turn right. Continue on the hillside. > The path on the left leads to the lime kilns (15 min round trip).

Step 2

The path serves a capitelle and leads to the sheepfold of La Jasse (in winter, possibility of hearing the sound of a waterfall which reappears in small pools fed by a source captured a few hundred meters upstream; picnic area- nique). > After the Jasse sheepfold, the path on the left leads to a well, then leads to a clearing (representation of local fauna) and to the orientation table (viewpoint over the plain).

Step 3

Follow the path that goes down to the Terre Rouge farm and continues north.

Step 4

Take the path that climbs gently on the Crès plateau on the edge of the Roumanissa stream, then climb between the Aleppo pines. Cross the plateau towards the south-east (remarkable point of view in a wild landscape). Cut the forest track.

Step 5

Go down (handrail) in the valley of Caunes-Hautes ("Caunas" in Occitan means "caves", cave visible under the first ledge; place sheltered from the north wind: particularly rich and diverse flora, enhanced by a botanical path also evoking the fauna which takes refuge there). Walk along the Caunes stream (possibility of taking the Roche Trouée route on the left; orientation table and view of the village and the Pyrenees; 5 km, 1 h 45) and reach the starting point of the loop by along the stream.

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!


mascilongo 30 May 2022

I had the chance to do this walk with a member of the association, thank you for all the explanations and to the volunteers who perfectly maintain the path, the points of view are very beautiful. thank you again for this very beautiful cover I highly recommend.
Margail The 12 November 2021

Wonderful work done by the association bravo It is absolutely necessary to achieve it you will not be disappointed I intend to do it again later thank you the association
denis beatrice The 22 July 2021
great hike very pleasant with in addition the loop of the hole rock trail very well maintained a treat simply thank you for this route
Seb The 22 July 2021
What a great discovery this Francis trail! The red earth and the vegetation create a unique place. The trail is perfectly maintained, I have never seen better. The explanatory panels are welcome and perfectly explain the geology of the land. The cave at the end of the course is a great discovery. Kudos for creating this loop. Don't hesitate, go for it!

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