Distance: 4 km
Duration (average) : 01 hours
Level: Very easy
Elevation: 152 D +
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Departure: JONQUIERES
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Departure from the Place du lavoir. Hike with panoramic views! This loop allows you to contemplate the Gimbouls hole, the different panoramas on the Corbières, Pyrenees, Montagne Noire and Narbonnais as well as the well-represented Mediterranean flora.

Walking

Ranking & labels

  • Vignobles et Découvertes

Your itinerary

JONQUIERE

IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 East

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Step 1

Leave the village by the D 323 to the south, fork onto the left road, then climb the road to the left again. It rises in laces then becomes a path bordered by laurel trees which plunges into the valley of Coumasse. Arrive on the Gimbouls plateau (observe the changes in vegetation: pines, oaks, boxwood…; view of the village and the different massifs: the chain of the Pyrenees, the Alaric and the Montagne Noire).
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Step 2

Leave on the left (for your safety, keep back, the hole being hidden by abundant vegetation) the Gimbouls hole (sinkhole or collapse of a ground in an underground cavity; this one is particularly spectacular by its regularity and its funnel shape). The track serves isolated plots of vines.
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Step 3

Leave the main path, turn right then enter the wood of holm oaks on the left (a place of freshness and possible stopover; this place is a paradise for botanical enthusiasts: they can discover pistachio, black locust, buckthorn, junipers,… further away, a little sheltered, sarsaparilla, rosemary, iris and Celsus tulip, in bloom in spring). At the edge of the woods, lead to a large plot of vines.
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Step 4

Go up the path on the left towards La Courbatière. Stay on the main path.
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Step 5

Take the second path on the right.
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Step 6

At the crossroads, take the path on the right. It overlooks the Courbatière gorges (spectacular east-facing canyon; in good weather, view of La Clape and the sea), crosses vineyards, then descends to the right into a grove.
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Step 7

Fork onto the left path. He hurtles down the slope in the undergrowth. Take the track on the left. It passes near an old windmill and leads back 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 or throw cigarette ends into the environment. Fires are numerous and catastrophic in our region.
In case of 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 away all your waste.
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!

Reviews

Rakhal Turcotte The 21 July 2021
Great little hike! Very well marked. Lots of interesting plants and wildflowers. Very quiet. Pretty views from the top.

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