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55 - From Roquefixade a Foix

Start node info Roquefixade
End node info Foix
Total length 17.4 km
Signals

yellow-blue of the Sentier Cathare, white-red marks of the GR 76 and of GR 107

Maps

Lavelanet 2247 OT, IGN, France

Hours of walk: 3,30
Altitude gain: 600 m
Altitude loss: 850 m
Difficulty level: medium
Food and accommodation

-In Montségur:

Chambres d’hôtes L’Oustal
4 rooms, meal service, 46, Le village, tel. +33 (0)5 61 02 80 70, www.montsegur.org

Gîte d’étape de Montségur
sleeps 17 in dormitory, reading room, lounge, tel. +33 (0)5 61 01 10 24, www.gite-montsegur.com

Other options for food and accommodation can be found in town.
Office de Tourisme de Montségur
104, Le Village, tel. +33 (0) 5 61 03 11 27, www.montsegur.fr

Itinerary

The walk leaves the village from the west, on the track along the hillside which passes by the foot of the castle and reaches the crest on the hillside, with a beautiful view over the valley of the Baure stream. From the col with a marked altitude of m 781, the path goes down towards Leychert, passing near its western hamlet. The track leads down to the Vallée des Goulèses and it then goes up twisting along the hillside through the northern slopes of the Pic de l’Aspre, passing by various cols: the Pas du Falcou and the Col de Touron. You carry on walking on long forest dirt roads, among tall beech trees in the state forest of Pradières. The Col de Porte Pa is passed by and from here the track goes up to the crest of the Pech de Foix, and then goes around its grassy peak (m 860). From the crest there is a view over the valley of the Ariège and over the Pyrenees, where the Pic de St-Barthélemy (m 2348) stands. You descend walking along the ridge and take the impervious unsigned path on the left that leads directly to the Ariège bridge, through which you enter the town of Foix.

 

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