Hiking on the Sentier Cathare

From Languedoc to Pyrénées visiting the Cathar Castles

7 days / 6 nights - 13 days / 12 nights - 5 days / 4 nights

 

Departing from the Corbières (South of Carcassonne) to the Pyrenees mountains, the Cathar path is a link between Languedoc and Pyrennes. This route unveils different kind of sceneries such as garrigues, plateau, forests, gorges and mountians. This area was also the place where strong and tragic moments of the History took place when the Cathar people turned their back to the French Kingdom in Queribus, Peyreperthuse or Montségur are some of the castles remaining from this period.

Along these 7 stages, you walk surrounded by an amazing natural environnement on a path bordered by Cathar fortified castles. This superb hike takes you back to the medieval languedocian past.

PROGRAM: 

7 days tour

 

Day 1 : 23,5 km - difference in height: +727 / - 429 meters

Day 2 : 21 km - difference in height :+ 863 / -684 meters

Day 3 : 12 km - difference in height :+ 482 / - 537 meters

Day 4 : 23 km - difference in height :+ 610 / - 785 meters

Day 5 : 20,5 km - difference in height :+704 / - 504 meters

Day 6 : 17 km - difference in height :+587/ - 147 meters

Day 7 : 23 km - difference in height :+: 494 / - 249 meters
 

 

12 days tour

 

Day 1 : 28 km - elevation : + 610 m

Day 2 : 26 km - elevation : + 1050 m

Day 3 : 22 km - elevation : + 730 m

Day 4 : 21,5 km - elevation : + 905 m

Day 5 : 15,5 km - elevation : + 990 m

Day 6 : 24 km - elevation : + 700 m

Day 7 : 20 km - elevation : + 700 m

Day 8 : 16,5 km - elevation : + 535 m

Day 9 : 19 km - elevation : + 685 m

Day 10 : 14,5 km - elevation : + 710 m

Day 11 : 15,5 km - elevation : + 715 m

Day 12 : 17 km - elevation : + 605 m

 

Hike in loop

 

We can also organize a loop over 4 days (with south variant) 

 

Day 1 : 18,5 km - elevation : 1150 m

Day 2 : 22 km - elevation : 995 m

Day 3 : 18 km - elevation : 695 m

Day 4 : 20 km - elevation : 985 m

 

 

Linear hiking

7 days / 6 nights * ou 13 days / 12 nights

from 585 € */ pers

Loop hiking

5 days / 4 nights * ou  7 days / 6 nights

from 365 € */ pers

 

* base 6 pers

 

The price will vary according to the number of people, the duration of the stay and the selected itinerary & options. Please fill in the form accordingly.

 

Contact tél : 04 67 45 00 67 Mail : fred-faby@languedoc-nature.com

 

 

PERIODS

 

April from November

 

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS: 

 

- Accommodation in gites for groups and in guest houses
- Breakfast, packed lunch and typical dinner are included

TYPE OF TRIP: 

 

- Guided hike* : A qualified guide provides his services and presents the region, the natural sites and the local heritage.

 

- Self guided hike : We provide the maps and the road book. We reserve your accommodation and your meals.

* group : From 4 personnes

LEVEL: 

 

This hike requires a good physical shape and a fair resistance due to the length of the stages and the difference in height.
Like every activity lasting few days, you should prepare yourself by walking everyday at least 30mn. Going to the gym or jogging would bring some benefit to prepare this stay.

The rate includes

• Accommodation in gite for groups or iin B&B.

• Breakfasts, packed lunches and dinners.

• The road book and the maps in the self guided trip

• The transfer by mini-van at the end of the ride.

The rate doesn't include

• Personal expenditure

• Cancellation and comprehensive insurance (4,5%)

• The transfer of the luggage