Distance: 71 km
Level: Medium
Elevation: 1060 D +
This route crosses the vineyards of Haut-Fitou. From village to village, the small road follows the Torgan gorges then joins the Grau de Padern. The Château d'Aguilar offers a “heritage” break before returning to the starting point.

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Step 1

- From Les Maîtres vignerons de Cascastel cellar, take the D106 on the left towards the village. - at the intersection, follow direction Albas, Quintillan. - at the next intersection, follow the D123 towards Quintillan, Palairac. - 7,5 km. Quintillan. Continue towards Palairac, Tuchan. Col d'Amiel (376m). Col de la Gineste (420m). - 15,5 km. Palairac. Church of Saint Saturnin de Palairac. - Cross the village and continue on the D123. - at the crossroads, turn right towards Félines-Termenez, Maisons (D39). - at the Ferréol pass (434m), turn left towards Maisons (D123). - 22,5 km. Houses. At the crossroads, turn right towards Davejean (D410). Continue on this road. Col d'en Gleizes (430m). - At the crossroads, turn left towards Dernacueillette (D10). Col des Bancs (441m). - 32 km. Last collection. - Just before the village, on the left D510 direction Montgaillard. You walk along the Torgan. - 35,3 km. At the intersection, continue towards Maisons, Padern (D410). - 36 km. At the intersection, turn right D123 towards Padern. - 43,5 km. Padern. Cross the Verdouble. - At the crossroads, turn left D14. Cross the village of Padern, overlooked by its castle. Continue towards Tuchan along the Verdouble and cross the Grau de Padern. - At the roundabout, 2nd exit towards Tuchan (D611). - 51,5 km. Tuchan. At the crossroads, turn right towards Durban (D611). Continue on the D611 towards Durban (! Caution, busy axis). - Château d'Aguilar (Pays Cathare pole site): approximately 600m after leaving Tuchan, follow the sign indicating Château d'Aguilar to the right. Come back to the intersection and take a right. - 68,3 km: at the intersection, continue opposite towards Villeuneuve-les-Corbières, Durban. - 69 km. Villeuneuve-les-Corbières. Stay on the main road until the crossroads. - Turn left on the D106 towards Cascastel, Albas, Quintillan. - 71 km. Cascastel-des-Corbières. Arrival. Several tasting breaks are possible in the estates and cellars that have signed our bicycle charter. Find all the cycling services on www.tourisme-corbieres-minervois.com by checking the cycle tourism tab: bicycle rental and repair, as well as accommodation, cellars, estates and local shops, signatories of the Corbières Minervois Tourist Country cycling charter. Openrunner ID 4282080

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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