Distance: 6,4 km
Duration (average) : 01h
Level: Easy
Elevation: 27 D +
Departure: HOMPS
Yellow PR
At the water's edge
Departure from the quai des Tonneliers The lake, a 100 ha landscaped body of water, allows you to practice a multitude of nautical activities (swimming, sailing school, etc.) and hiking.


Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2445 East, IGN 2445 West Peyriac Minervois


Step 1

Pass in front of the Maison du Port en Minervois (Tourist Information Point), cross the footbridge over the Canal du Midi and follow the bank to the left (west) towards Jouarres le Vieux, La Redorte.

Step 2

Leave the Canal at the pumping station and go up to the right (north) towards the lake. Walk along the lake to the left (west), pass in front of the Jouarres l'Etang property. The path sometimes wanders a little from the shore to pass the olive groves.

Step 3

Cross the Vidal stream on a footbridge (! Caution). Continue along an olive grove then turn right into the Marquisat wood. The route continues under the pines, above the equipped beach, then crosses the car park.

Step 4

Then take the small road to the right, again along the lake under the dike.

Step 5

Head left towards a small body of water. Go around it on the right in its southern part, continue on a beautiful straight alley, cross the route of the outward journey, cross the footbridge and reach the port.

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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