Mediterranean self-guided walking holidays in the Languedoc

Feuilla is connected to a vast network of walking trails...

Whether you want to hike up hills or amble along coastal tracks and boardwalks around the lagoons, this unspoilt area offers a wonderful variety of waymarked tracks and trails, with walking for all ages and levels of fitness!

With an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, walking is a year-round activity (although mid-June to mid-September can be a bit hot!). Spring is a particularly nice time of year with carpets of wild flowers and plenty of birdsong to accompany you on your walk!

The scrubby vegetation typical of this mediterranean limestone countryside is known as "garrigue", and is made up mostly of aromatic shrubs including juniper, rosemary, thyme, cistus and holly oak. As you walk, you are surrounded by the wonderful aromas of thyme and rosemary, a feature of all the best Mediterranean walking holidays.

La Rassada eco B&B is a great base for a walking holiday in France and we can provide maps, walking poles and picnic lunches by arrangement, as well as advice and guidance about walks, and even drop you off or pick you up from a walk to increase your options. We can also arrange a tailor-made self-guided walking holiday for parties of 4 to 8.

Special Offer Spring 2017:
"Self-guided Mediterranean walking holiday in the Coastal Corbières"
:
• 225€ per person for a group of 4
• Includes 5 nights B&B, a 3 course welcome dinner and 1 picnic each
• Valid in March and April 2017
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The Feuilla to Roquefort des Corbières trail connects Feuilla to the Cathar Way and to hundreds more kilometres of walking tracks.

The new GRP des Corbières Maritimes waymarked track/trail, is a magnificent 30km circular loop Feuilla - Caves - Fitou - Feuilla. We can drop you off/pick you up so that you can walk this track in stages!

And below are just a few examples of shorter walks to do nearby.

W1

Discover the Plateau de Leucate
1-2 hours easy walking

Classified as a nature conservation area under the Natura 2000 scheme, the plateau above Leucate was once mostly cultivated. Still scattered with a few vineyards, it is home to a wide variety of interesting birds and plants at various times of year, and offers a grandstand view of birds migrating north in the spring as they fly up the narrow spit of land between the sea and the coastal lagoons. I have seen great spotted cuckoo, various members of the shrike family, dwarf iris, wild narcissi, various orchids and other limestone loving plants.

W2

Coastal cliff walk from Leucate to La Franqui
1-2 hours easy walking

This walk takes you from the Lighthouse above the beach resort of Leucate Plage, along the coastal cliffs past the television relay tower and the coast guard station to the seaside resort of La Franqui. On your way, if the wind is in the right direction you may well see people paragliding on the thermal currents that rise up from the cliffs. You also get great views as you arrive above La Franqui looking north along the Coussoules beach to Port La Nouvelle. This walk can either be one-way, return or combined with W1 to make up a longer walk.

W3

Périllos to Feuilla
2-3 hours easy walking

After a quick exploration around the abandoned, but now partially restored village of Périllos, you follow an old shepherd's track across a flattish plateau. Then there is a gentle climb, at the top of which, you get spectacular views down into Feuilla and beyond to the deep blue of the Mediterranean. You then zig-zag down into the Gaumagne valley and follow a track back into the village. You can also take a small diversion to visit the ancient Tour des Hortoux - a square built stone tower with no windows and no apparent access!

W4

Coastal Lagoon walk at Peyriac de Mer
short option = 1 hour easy walking
longer option = 2-3 hours easy walking

This walk has a shorter, lower option on the boardwalks around the old salt pans of Peyriac or a longer, higher option around the ridge above the Etang de Doule. The ridgeline walk offers great views north to the pretty village of Bages and back across the old salt pans to Peyriac itself. Flocks of coots congregate here in the spring, as do the flamingoes and other salt water birds. Plenty of woodcock orchids in the spring.

W5

The Cathar Way from Roquefort des Corbières to Durban
4-5 hours moderate walking

An interesting and varied walk offering an interesting range of scenery. The flattish track that leads out of Roquefort (not the one of blue cheese fame!) gives you a good chance to warm up before the track starts winding its way up amongst the pine trees, and in and out of a series of small combs as you make your way up onto and across a large plateau with scrub oak and a few pines. Good eagle spotting country. The track then drops drop down an escarpment and you wend your way across the rolling hills to Durban.

GRP Corbières Maritimes

GRP and Feuilla - Roquefort track shown in red and yellow, shorter walks around Feuilla marked in yellow.