Distance: 0,8 km
Duration (average) : 00h30
Level: Very easy
Elevation: 10 D +
Departure: FABREZAN
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This walk surrounds the Notre-Dame-de-Consolation chapel and offers from the promontory exceptional views of the Pyrenees, the Corbières, Mont Alaric and the wine-growing plain. Relatively short, it puts us in the presence of the five natural elements: wood, fire, metal, earth, air and water in their natural or transformed form. Wood is everywhere present, the earth also, the metal is shown in the form of the rock, which is modeled by the runoff water; the fire is solar and the air is present everywhere, at the slightest breath. You have to come here in a strong Cers wind to grasp its full force.


Points of interest

Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 West Capendu


Step 1

Take the path that goes around the chapel to climb to the plateau and follow the trail on the edge of the east side of the plateau (viewpoints over the plain and the pine forest) first in the open then in an undergrowth of pines and oaks -green. Cross the eroded rocky area (views of the Alaric, the Pyrenees and the villages of Camplong and Ribaute)

Step 2

Return to the chapel on the west side, along the natural garden of cypresses, holm oaks, junipers, pines, associated with garrigue plants, then the garden planted with cacti and flowered with irises and almond trees. Arrive at the parking lot.

Step 3

Walk along the car park to the right (west), then use the path, first in the open then in the undergrowth and go around the grove (remarkable views, both on the village of Fabrezan and on the surroundings). Go down northwards and, by a few steps, find the wide access path. Go up to the left to reach the car park.

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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