Distance: 3 km
Duration (average) : 01 hours
Level: Very easy
Elevation: 50 D +
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Starting point for boules, rue de Tracastel. La Nielle, Nigella, of its Latin name, takes place over 12 km with a slope of 8%. Close to the village, it borders the gardens. Along its course, erosion has formed an invasion of reed beds and canes from Provence. To contemplate without limit… (!) Following a rainy episode, the level of the Nielle is likely to vary: the path then risks being submerged, and therefore impracticable. Sign indicating the loops in front of the Town Hall.


Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 East, IGN 2446 West


Step 1

Continue along rue de Trascastel then rue d'En Jacou, rue de las Ieras, then turn left into rue de la Beurada. At the end of the street, descend along the Nielle by a balcony path, then into the bed of the river. There are two possibilities:

Step 2

Here, you have 2 options: either follow the bed of the Nielle to the Turbine mill (continued at point 3), or you opt, on the left, for the bed of the d'en Janet stream. A few meters further, steps on the right give access to the path which climbs briskly among the cypress trees. It soon emerges into a vineyard. Go to the right and walk along the Planal vines until you reach the main path (continued at point 4).

Step 3

Here again, you will have two possibilities: either return to the previous point by the same path (allow 15 minutes for the round trip), or by a more “sporty” variant, in front of the mill, take the path to the left which passes to the above the turbine and climbs steeply before gaining a foothold on the Planal. Walk along the agricultural lands of Planal.

Step 4

Continue on the main path and reach the small road which returns to the left towards 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!


Sebastien the Cathare The 22 July 2021
The first part along the Nielle is the area I prefer, the return by tarred paths in the vineyards is of little interest but the walk is nice all the same.

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