Best Short Walks: Sentier de Roubials

In Maury, the Sentier d’interprétation botanique de Roubials provides a wonderful way to discover the surrounding garrigue, learn about the origins of the Fenouillèdes, and to enjoy great view across the Agly valley and to the eroded Karst mountains of the Corbières and the Cathare castle of Quéribus topping one of the cliffs. Family-Friendly „Sentier“ The circuit takes roughly two hours. You can park your car at the Maison du Terroir and add a litte tour of the winegrower’s village famous also for its murals (37 kms) or start at the aire du picnique (rest area) along the D19 on the right hand side after a small bridge. Even though it…

Best Short Walks: Sentier des Hauts de Taïchac

Saint-Martin-de-Fenouillet is one of those agricultural villages that is typical of my region: lost in the middle of vineyards, surrounding by a beautiful, and yet very diverse landscape: chalky cliffs, bold granite, wide heathland, sudden gorges, undulating hills and magnificent views of the holy Catalan peak, the Pic du Canigou. The kaleidoscope of landscapes is rooted in the area’s geology: here, the African shelf hits the European shelf. Sentier des Hauts de Taïchac: follow the yellow signs In front of the Auberge Taïchac, the village’s sole and only place to eat and sleep (sorry, only during the season, i.e. Easter to October, local fare and 33 beds), you will find direction and a maps…