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The "Aude en Pyrénées” area, centrally situated between the Mediterranean, the Corbières and the Pyrénées, is an ideal place for hiking in unspoilt and varied landscapes, with the freedom to discover and learn, imagine and dream, meditate and travel...
The Cathar Trail
Experience towering fortresses built on high peaks!Following the Cathar Trail which runs from the western Mediterranean Sea to the “Pog de Montségur", the remains of medieval castles, the bells of small churches, chapels and oratories, all reveal the very ancient history of the area, which has now become legendary. The fragrances of the Mediterranean landscapes abruptly meet the heavier scents of fir forests and mountainous pastures, just above Quillan.
More information: www.lesentiercathare.org
The GR7Crossing the Pyrenean chain via the GR7 path from the Montagne Noire, our region reveals another character: high summits and lakes, where the Cathar and Catalan countries meet and open the door to a gentle journey towards Andorra and Spain.
More information: www.ffrp.carcassonne.net
The Hiking mapA hiking map detailing all the paths in the area with a short description of each is available free-of-charge at the Tourist Office or by clicking on the link below. It’s indispensable for hiking in "Aude en Pyrénées" area, and all around Quillan !
Download the "Aude en Pyrénées" hiking map, and hiking plans.
See the "brochures and information" page.
Festivals not to be missed :
Clubs and guides for hiking in the area as well as accomodation
More information...La Fédération Française de Randonnée Pédestre (French Hiking Federation): www.ffrandonnee.fr
Le Comité Départemental de Randonnée Pédestre (The Aude Hiking Committee): www.auderando.fr