Randonnée Voie Verte et Lac de Montbel - Chalabre

Leisure - Sports -  Mountain walks - Snow-shoe walks - Hiking - Walking
Randonnée Voie Verte et
Lac de Montbel

Randonnée Voie Verte et Lac de Montbel - Chalabre

Randonnée Voie Verte et Lac de Montbel - Chalabre

Randonnée Voie Verte et Lac de Montbel - Chalabre

Randonnée Voie Verte et Lac de Montbel - Chalabre

Randonnée Voie Verte et Lac de Montbel - Chalabre
Randonnée Voie Verte et Lac de Montbel - Chalabre

Lac de Montbel covers 570 hectares and is fed by the clear water of the Hers. It is a favourite spot for migratory birds and a good place to watch other wildlife. With its forest surroundings and equipped beaches, this is a lovely place to unwind, while it also offers water-based recreational activities such as fishing, canoeing and kayaking, pedalo, boating and, of course, swimming!

This route (difficulty average) starts at the old Chalabre station on the railway from Mirepoix to Lavelanet, now known as Voie Verte. The walk takes you along the L'Hers, you passing Lac de Montbel, go through two dams returns through the woods to the old station of Chalabre. It offers views of the Pyrenees and Lac de Montbel.

Departure in front of the old station of Chalabre.
Take the Voie Verte to the south. At the end of Chalabre, cross the old bridge over the l'Hers. Follow the Voie Verte and cross over another small bridge over the Hers. At the place called la Forge leaving the Voie Verte and take right towards Centre d'Art contemporain follow through La Croix d'Ourjac to Sainte-Colombe de l'Hers. Go right at Rue de la Yere later called Rue de Tilleuls, turn left at Rue de l'Ecole to immediately turn right to go into Rue Petit and cross over the bridge of l'Hers, then go left to take Chemin de la Chaussee .
  Follow this road until Le Peyrat, then go right into Chemin de la Plaine. At Quartier de la Coume go straight pass a farm and through a forest path you will come again at the Quartier de la Coume, turn right, the road turns into Mireval Quartier d'en Haut. After 100 meters after Mireval Quartier d'en Bas take the first left, then right after 100 meters, then at T-junction turn right and immediately left, continue to follow this long road to En Serrat then keep sharp left then 300 meters further turn right to keep on the D28a. Follow this main road to the left (northwest) for about 200 meters, then turn right towards the hamlet Baylards. On leaving the village, turn right on GR7B. Cross the first dam of Lac de Montbel and the second dam is a little further and continue on the GR to the D28b. Turn left and after about twenty meters, then turn right towards Montbel. Follow GR7B through the hamlet. At the junction, turn right at Montbel d'en Haut and continue to the entrance of the Centre de Vacance passing left, about 80m down the GR leaves to take the path to the right. Follow the path to the junction with the D18. Turn left, go over the bridge to return to the old Chalabre station.


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Randonnée Voie Verte et Lac de Montbel - Chalabre

Randonnée Voie Verte et Lac de Montbel - Chalabre

Randonnée Voie Verte et Lac de Montbel - Chalabre

Randonnée Voie Verte et Lac de Montbel - Chalabre
- Distance
- 21 km
- Mini Altitude
- 380 meter
- Departure
- Ancienne gare de Chalabre,
- Type
- Loop
a - Max Altitude
- 520 meter
- Vertical drop
- 174 meter
- Duration
- 6 Hours
- Markup
- Yes
- IGN reference
- 2247OT
- Difficulty
- Average
- Coordinates
- 42.96903,
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