Initiation Geocaching (Quillan)
Let's go for this walk taking you to the top of Couïrou's peak, where a nice panoramic view on Quillan and the surroundings is waiting for you.
I will guide you through a world treasure hunt called Geocaching on the way, a fun way to discover the history of the ancient blacksmith shop in Quillan.
What's Geocaching ? The purpose of the game is to find "geocaches", some boxes (sometimes with "treasures" inside) hidden by other gamers at a precise location that you have to reach.
Bring a small object (pin, key ring, figurine, sticker...) so that you can exchange it with one of the "treasures".
This walk is achievable by everyone and children love it ! The path winds in the wood in a gentle slope and two options are possible to go back down (return via the same path or via a more technical one).
What if you decide to go for the unknown, just for a few hours ?
Let yourself be carried away by this off the beaten tracks walk. It's a fairly easy one, but it requires to thread your way through the forest sometimes and some creek crossings and walk on rocks are involved.
Be rewarded by a magic and calm place to enjoy, and why not to take a dip ? But I don't want to say too much...
The only promise to fulfill is to keep the secret of this preserved place... Shh, this a secret...
Belvédère du Diable (Belvianes)
This walk to the "belvédère du Diable" offers a stunning view on the Pierre Lys gorges that used to be impassable before a path was dug into the rock to open up the area.
We will walk in the alleys of Cavirac, cross the river Aude, reach Belvianes and then follow a trail to the entrance of the gorges. From up there, we might see raftings floating on rapids, climbers on the impressive cliff "Echine du Diable" or griffon vultures living in the area.
This walk is accessible to many and combines walk on the villages' alleys and on a gravel path : some short stretches are uphill but nothing difficult.
Difficult way (optional) : An optional loop in the forest is possible to get an even more exceptional panorama and access the lookout by the top. This path is technical and exposed to heights in some areas, the ascent is quite long and the descent is steep and rugged. Add about half an hour, 1,5 kms and 200m of positive/negative elevation if you choose this option.
Falaises de Campagne
Campagne sur Aude is a small village known for his templar fort (circular castle still visible) and for his important paleontological site.
We will walk in a few streets of the village and then head towards the overlooking cliffs, goal of our expedition.
Once up there, the view is very nice and the walk on the grassy plateau easy, sometimes a bit windy. Going back down, we will view those beautiful cliffs from the bottom and walk along them for a while, before returning to the starting point.
A nice and non technical walk with only the first part uphill, quickly forgotten once up there !
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