Le Sentier Cathare

Leisure - Sports -  Mountain walks - Snow-shoe walks - Hiking - Walking
Le Sentier Cathare

Château d'Aguilar


Le Sentier Cathare - Port-la-Nouvelle - Foix

Château de Quéribus


Les Gorges de Galamus
Through the department of Aude and through, enables the Cathar Trail hike (or bike) combining the beauty of the landscape, visiting several Cathar castles and athletic relaxation.

  • From Port-La-Nouvelle to Foix
  • Length : 220,5 km
  • Landscapes : Lagoons, sloping vineyards, scrublands, forests, valleys, gorges et peaks…
  • Heritage : Castles of Aguilar, Padern, Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, Hermitage Saint-Antoine de Galamus, Puilaurens, Puivert, Montségur, …
  • Number of legs : 15
  • Length of legs : From 3H30 to 7H15

  • Les Gorges du Verdouble - Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse

    History and Geography are two inseparable matters when it comes to the Cathar Trail.

    Put your foot on the Cathar Trail, and you'll be transported 8 centuries ago, in a rich History environment, without the use of a time machine, just by using your feet!

    The success of the book and movie of the Da Vinci Code has fed a new awakening of interest in the Languedoc and its fabulous Cathar castles. These 'Castles in the Sky', perched on their vertiginous rock pinnacles, are some of the last remnants of the ill-fated Cathar 'heretics' and the legends that linked them to the Holy Grail...
      Leg 1: Port-La-Nouvelle/Durban-Corbières - 29km/600m altitude difference+/ 6h45
    Leg 2: Durban-Corbières/Tuchan - 28km/800m altitude difference+/7h
    Leg 3: Tuchan/Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse - 23,5km/750m altitude difference+/6h30
    Leg 4: Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse/Camps-sur-Agly - 20km/850m altitude difference+/5h15
    Leg 5: Camps-sur-Agly/Aigues-Bonnes Puilaurens - 25,5km/700m altitude difference+/7h15
    Leg 5bis: Camps-sur-Agly/Bugarach - 12km/500m altitude difference+/3h45
    Leg 6: Aigues-Bonnes Puilaurens/Labeau - 26,5km/550m altitude difference+/6h40
    Leg 6bis: Bugarach/Quillan - 24,5km/700m altitude difference+/6h30
    Leg 7: Labeau/Puivert - 27,5km/800m altitude difference+/7h15 Leg
    7bis: Quillan/Puivert - 20,5km/700m altitude difference+/5h45
    Leg 8: Puivert/Espezel-Belvis - 17km/600m difference+/4h30
    Leg 9: Espezel-Belvis/Comus - 20km/500m altitude difference+/5h15
    Leg10: Comus/Montségur - 14,5km/500m altitude difference+/3h30
    Leg11: Montségur/Roquefixade - 17km/550m altitude difference+/4h15
    Leg12: Roquefixade/Foix - 18km/500m altitude difference+/4h50


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    Château de Puilaurens

    Château de Puivert

    Gorges de Saint-Georges

    Le Sentier Cathare - Port-la-Nouvelle
    - Distance
    - 220,5 km
    - Mini Altitude
    - 5 meter
    - Departure
    - Chemin du Calvaire
    - Type
    - Linéaire
    a - Max Altitude
    - 1355 meter
    - Vertical drop
    - 6275 meter
    - Duration
    - 15 Days
    - Markup
    - Yes
    - IGN reference
    - 2546OT
    - Difficulty
    - Difficult
    - Coordinates
    - 42.91554,
    - Download GPS Track


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    Opening Le Sentier Cathare - Port-la-Nouvelle >>> Foix:

    - 01 january to 31 december 

    Qualité Tourisme Qualité Sud de France Le Pays Cathare Aude Tourisme Office de Tourisme Port-La Nouvelle

    Les Pyrénées Axat Tourisme Office de Tourisme Aude en Pyrénées Trésors 66 en Pyrénées-Orientales Pyrénées-Orientales

    Ariège Pyrénées Pays d'Olmes Vallée de l'aude et des pyrénées audoises Le pays d'Axat à pied, les Pyrénées audoises, Aude Pays Touristiques de Corbières en Minervois

    Port la Nouvelle

    Port la Nouvelle

    Château de Peyrepertuse

    Château de Peyrepertuse




    A.O.C. Corbières

    The Corbières is one of the wildest areas of France with one of the lowest population densities. It is picturesque with wine growing areas alternating with garigue and mountainous countryside. It is located mainly in the Aude département and partly in the Pyrénées-Orientales département. The River Aude borders the Corbières to the west and north. To the south is the River Agly and to the east the the Mediterranean Sea. The name Corbières comes from "cor" a pre-Celtic word meaning "rock" and "berre" from the River Berre which runs through Durban. The eastern part of the Corbières with its Etangs, borders the the Mediterranean Sea and is called the Corbières maritimes. It has its own distinctive climate and characteristic vegetation known as thermomediterranean vegetation...

    Vin de Pays d’Oc,
    Vin de Pays de l’Aude

    Vin de Pays d’Oc, Vin de Pays de l’Aude

    Vin de Pays means 'country wine' to the French, but to outsiders it can mean New World with a French accent. These are the wines which the French authorities unreservedly allow to be labelled with the grape variety from which they were made. It is difficult to over-estimate the importance of this large and growing category of wines for the future of the French wine trade. The French themselves may have tended to see any Vin de Pays as distinctly inferior to any appellation contrôlée wine, whereas many of their customers abroad see the better Vins de Pays as good-value, user-friendly, sometimes high-quality non-conformist emissaries from the world's most revered wine producer....

      Le Sentier Cathare
    Leisure - Sports - Mountain walks - Snow-shoe walks - Hiking - Walking
    Chemin du Calvaire
    11210 Port-la-Nouvelle

    Aude Pays Cathare
    Phone +33
    Fax +33
    Email -
    documentation @audetourisme.com

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    Cap du Roc

    Campsite Cap du Roc - Port-La-Nouvelle

    Situated at 3 km from the harbor ‘La Nouvelle’ and next to Palma, the campsite ‘Le Cap du Roc’ is protected against wind by the presence rocky coast. It gives you the possibility to enjoy the calm and the beautiful landscapes of our region Languedoc-Roussillon. Near our camp-site you can find a grocery, a horse farm, tennis courts, surfing possibilities and kyte Surf. The campsite proposes various entertainment to the holiday-makers, such as swimming pool, grounds of pétanque, dances, karaokés, as well as various entertainment. Guaranteed joy and entertainment! The campsite has a playing field for children....

    la Peirière

    Campsite la Peirière - Tuchan

    Campsite la Peirière, a green oasis in the heart of the cathare countryside. In the heart of the cathare countryside, between the sea and the mountains, amidst palm trees and other preserved vegetation you will experience the pleasure of this small peaceful corner hidden away in one of the sunniest areas of France. You may want to benefit from the many activities provided in the area such as horse riding, walking, cycling, mountain climbing, parapenting, etc... taste the local food and wine, or visit some of the many historical sites - roman vestiges, cathares castles, museums, the famous old city of Carcassonne, etc... And of course you can always relax beside the swimming pool with a cool refreshing drink and bask in the glorious sunshine.. A dream cocktail for an unforgettable holiday....

    Le Maurynate

    Campsite Le Maurynate - Maury

    “Le Maurynate”, which was entirely renovated in 2009, will welcome you and will help you to organize your stay taking into account your priorities. We always take the time to give you tips and we will be delighted to map out your trips and make sure they’re adapted to your own wishes. Our middle-sized camp-site where we take the time to look after our clients, is situated at the entrance of the village of Maury and comprises of 26 fields separated by hedgerows and shielded from the sun by ancient olive trees. You’re privacy will be respected and you’ll be comfortably installed on pitches of between 70 and 140 square meters, 24 of which are connected to the mains. You are welcome to come with your tent, caravan or camper from the first of April till the end of August...


    Esprit-Pyrénées - Belvianes-et-Cavirac

    The passionate heart of Cathar country guides have come together to offer the best of their magnificent country! Peaks of the enchanted forests, rapids rushing to abseiling, Patrick and his team will make you discover paths and meandering river diverted, re region rich in beauty. Sports enthusiasts can afford a top, families will marvel at a sanctuary of marmots, while others ascend history. Of snowshoeing to downhill mountain biking, rafting, canyoning, Spirit Pyrenees find your emotion!

    Campsite Municipal
    la Sapinette

    Campsite Municipal la Sapinette - Quillan

    Campsite Municipal la Sapinette is a rural, leafy green holiday resort right in the heart of a managed pine forest. Well-equipped pitches are available for caravans and camper-vans. Tent pitches marked out by hedges are also available. This is a peaceful, rural site that is well-shaded. Rentals are available. On-site pool, common room, TV room, and children's games area. Parking at the entrance. The site is minutes on foot from all shops and from the town centre.....

    Campsite Le Fontaulié Sud

    Campsite Le Fontaulié Sud - Nebias

    In the heart of Cathar Country, the Fontaulié Sud Campsite will give you a very confortable stay at 600m altitude. The mediteraneen climate, the panoramic view on the Pyrénées and the Corbières mountains as well as the warm friendly welcome from the campsite owners, make it a very ideal site for your holidays. The site will offer you space, tranquillity, with its well delimited 69 pitches on 30 000 m2 Welcome to riders and ramblers....

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