France - Cathar Castles trail - Hike on the tracks of the Cathar. (part 2)

France - Cathar Castles trail - Hike on the tracks of the Cathar. (part 2)

the Cathar trail - from Quillan to Foix. 

Along the foothill of the Pyrenees between The Medieval City of

Day 1

Arrive Quillan. Night in ***Hotel, B&B.

Day 2

QUILLAN - PUIVERT - 22 km – 6h00 - +700 m
From that stage the mediterranean influences fade away to make way to the Quercorb area, a region of small isolated mountains arising from the plain.The Nebias plateau and the Puivert Castle. In Puivert you will find a medieval museum.

Day 3

PUIVERT - ESPEZEL - 17.5 km – 5h30
Keep you eyes open : this stage is a transition from the olive-tree of the mediterranean vegetation to the fir and beech forest. Higher trees and green landscape.

Day 4

ESPEZEL - COMUS - 20.5 km – 5h30 - + 300m
The walk follows a footpath crossing the open pastures area and the beautiful beech forest to finally end in the mountain village of Comus which stands at 1200 m above the sea level.

Day 5

COMUS - MONTSEGUR 15 km – 4h00 -
Today the walk first crosses the bottonm of the Frau Gorges and then arrives at Montségur where the Castle is the terrible witness of the Cathar History.(+1200 m)

Day 6

MONTSEGUR - ROQUEFIXADE 17.5 km – 4h30 - +550 m
The Pays d'Olmes and its green landscape takes you to the Castle of Roque fixade that offers an icredible point of viex over the Ariège Pyrenees.

Day 7

ROQUEFIXADE - FOIX 18.4 km – 5h00 - +500 m
A beautiful walk on the ridges up to the Gaston Febus city of Foix, capital of the Ariege, proud of its medieval castle overlooking the city.

Day 8

FOIX
End of the tour after breakfast. If you could not visit the castle yesterday, take the time to enjoy a guided visit.Departure after breakfast.

titre 1

Self guided WALKING
Level
CATHAR CASTLES
Duration :
8 Days
From :
670 €

Included : see details in Dates and Prices section

Guest houses, 2 and 3 star hotels

Half board (dinners)

The luggage transfers from hotel to hotel

A road book and a map

Phone and email English speaking assistance

 

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Access : Toulouse - Carcassonne. Train station

Starts in : Quillan

Ends in : Foix.

 

Information 

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone : +33 558 48 71 65

 

See also : Cathar Castles from Tuchan to Quillan


How to reserve ? see details in Dates and prices section

How to Pay ?

Secure online payment - Credit Card

Highlights 

.Gorgeous scenery with distant snow capped peaks.

.Wonderful food and wine.

.Charming villages.