The Cathar Trail in france is a hiking trail that extends 250 km and offers the opportunity to discover many of the castles of the valley of the Aude. It takes at least 12 days of walking for travel in a dozen steps. But nothing prevents you , starting at the campsite Le Moulin du Pont d’Aliès, Axat make some steps several times, for some it will take half a day and other day …
The trail can dive into the characteristic landscapes of this beautiful region , garrigue and vineyards will Durban Tuchan and can be done within a week.
The trail is recognized Port New to Foix. The highest point at 1,230 meters above sea level is Bugarach , made famous by the legend that this mountain would be preserved at the time of the Apocalypse . These tours take you back eight centuries back, the medieval time when inaccessible castles protected the kingdom of France.
For hikers , this trail is a must journeys.
You’ll find beacons to guide you in blue and orange and yellow and red Ariege. We must follow the GR36 in the Corbières and Fenolheda GR7 and for parts of the Pyrenees. In some places you will follow signs ” Cathar Way .”
Finally be aware that there are several variants of the Cathar trail which favors a rather walk north or south instead .
Whatever you choose , places to go are equally admirable.
The set does not present major difficulties, but it is nevertheless necessary to provide walking shoes and water , we become dehydrated quickly when walking .
Finally think of the hat to ward off the sun with you and Happy trails to all.
Example of a hiking trail the Cathar trail
26 KMS / 600 M DÉNIVELÉ/6H45
To visit the Castle of Aguilar
TUCHAN / DHUILAC
A visit Castles Queribus and Peyrepertuse
DHUILAC / CAMPS Sur l’ AGLYS
20KMS/850M / 5H5
CAMPS Sur l’ AGLYS / PUILAURENS
A visit Galamus Gorge and Castle Puilaurens
PUILAURENS / BURDARACH
To visit The Pech Burdarach
BURDARACH / QUILLAN
QUILLAN / PUIVERT
To visit the castle of Puivert
PUIVERT / ESPEZEL
ESPEZL / COMUS
COMUS / MONTSEGUR
A visit Gorges de la Frau and the castle of Montsegur
MONTSEGUR / ROQUEFIXADE
To visit the castle of Roquefixade
ROQUEFIXADE / Foix
To visit the castle of Foix
Alternatives exist , campsite le Moulin du Pont d’Aliès referred to the official website of the Cathar trail but you can inspire many other sites.