THROUGH THE CASTLE GATE TO THE PLATEAU

At VILLESEQUE-DES-CORBIERES

Itineray type : Foot

Season : Autumn

Descriptif détaillé :

Take the rue de la Couverte, cross the higher section of the village and leave it by way of the rue Cabaïrido. At the end of the street, cross the small bridge and turn right on the track suitable for motor vehicles next to the stream.
150 m after the bridge, turn left (1) on a path with a low wall alongside it. You’ll soon turn right on a narrow path lined with dry-stone walls, in the shade of some trees. This leads to a small road. Walk uphill next to the vineyards for about 600 m. At the end of the last vineyard, turn right on a small path bordered by a low wall.
The chemin de la Cabaïrido, lined with box trees and Phoenicean junipers, winds on uphill and is swallowed by a rocky formation on either side, called “la Porte du Château” (“the Castle Gate”).
At the edge of the plateau, there are the remains of a sheep barn with a single-sloped roof (protection against the wind). Meet up with a track (3) you’ll follow to the right for about 500 m. The plateau is occupied by garrigue, the typical scrubland vegetation, and some rocky meadows.
Turn right at the first crossroads. Up ahead in the distance, you’ll notice the wind turbines of the Lastours estate. To the right, you have a nice view on the Mont Saint-Victor massif and the Corbières range.
You’ll walk past the wind farm. At the fork in the road, continue on the path to the right alongside the edge of the plateau.
At the curve in the track, turn right and take the narrow path (4) along the power line going downhill into the valley. This is a nice hard track (former cart track) overlooking the landscape and a sheep farm.
You’ll reach a vineyard. Take the small road which continues downhill.
Nice panoramic view on the village of Villesèque nestled in a v-shaped indentation planted with pine trees on either side. The yellow markers of the loop hike overlap the orange markers of a horse trail. You’ll reach the D50. Turn right and head back towards the village. You’ll walk past a former plastering factory on your right hand side.

N° d'urgence depuis un portable : 112

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