Distance: 4,7 km
Duration (average) : 01h
Level: Easy
Elevation: 194 D +
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Departure: COUSTOUGE
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Departure from the Place de l'Eglise. At the top of Devès, “Les Trois Quilles” of stones, built by the shepherds of yesteryear, dominate the village. On the way back, admire the restored old windmill.


Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 East


Step 1

Go down the small street in front of the square to the fountain. Fill up with fresh water and climb the small path on the right. It will take you around a villa in the Devès pine forest. The path winds its way through the freshness of the Aleppo pines that the inhabitants of Coustouge have seen grow for over sixty years.

Step 2

At the top of Devès, “Les Trois Quilles” of stones, then built by the shepherds of yesteryear, dominate the village. Retrace your steps a little.

Step 3

Fork south to the left to exit the pine forest. Go down into the scrubland. Cross the Roubine stream and join the D 106 which connects Coustouge to Albas. (From there, the less courageous can return to the village on the departmental 106 on the right.) Otherwise, take the road on the left for 100 m.

Step 4

Bifurcate to the right while climbing on the Brezeil by a small paved road in laces which one leaves for a path on the right which climbs on the ridge. From up there you have a nice view of the village from a different perspective. Take advantage of this moment of rest before starting the descent on a large slab of crumbly and unstable rock (!).

Step 5

Take the D323 on the left, towards Jonquières.

Step 6

Leave it soon in a bend for a path to the right which will bring you back to the village. You can admire the architecture of the retaining walls of the vines. And when you arrive at the village of Coustouge (villa CUSTODIA mentioned for the first time in 834), contemplate the old restored windmill. ¦

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!


Rakhal The 21 September 2023

Pretty trail around the village. Hiked it clockwise, the first part was the hardest. Most of the hike is on trails. A lot of gravel parts and I recommend hiking poles for the downhill portions. Good exercise finished in about two hours.

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