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Cathars’ Trail, French section

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Duration

5 days and 4 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

The Cathar's Trail is a unique route crossing the Pyrenees, which was used for the mythical Catharian community on their flight from the Inquisition. The trail leaves from Foix (France) and ends in Berga, although we give you the option to do it in the opposite direction as well. During... More

The Cathar’s Trail is a unique route crossing the Pyrenees, which was used for the mythical Catharian community on their flight from the Inquisition. The trail leaves from Foix (France) and ends in Berga, although we give you the option to do it in the opposite direction as well.

During this journey, you will be combining long and hard stages with lighter ones, while enjoying spectacular views and culture all along your way.  This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a few days of pure nature and adventure!

With this package, we propose you do the French part of the journey, from Foix to Porta.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cathars, history, Foix, Montségur

Itinerary

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Stage 0: Foix

Arrival in Foix by yout own means (you can get there by train or by car). Dinner and accomodation. We suggest you visit the Castle and take a walk around the Old Town, you won't be disappointed!

Stage 1: Foix – Montségur – Comus

Distance: 16,10 km.
Breakfast. Transport to Montségur in order to start the first stage therefrom. This one is a short stage, but its reduced lenght doesn't make it less hard. You will head towards Comus through the Gorges de la Frau, an exceptional place. Arrival in Comus, dinner and accomodation.

Stage 2: Comus – Ascou

Distance: 20,86 km.
Breakfast. We'll be leaving Comus towards Montaillou and Coll de Balaguès, passing through the village of Prades. From the town of Coll de Balaguès we will go to Chioula and Coll d'Ijou, wherefrom we will descend to Sorgeat and then go on until we reach Ascou. During all the stage, you'll fall in love with the colourful landscape. Dinner and accomodation.

Stage 3: Ascou – Mérens-les-Vals

Distance: 19,98 km.
Breakfast. We'll leave Ascou heading towards Orgeix and then climb to Coll de Joux. Therefrom, we'll descend to the huts of Coual to reach, after them, Mérens. Dinner and accomodation.

Stage 4: Mérens-les-Vals – Porta

Distance: 21,91 km.
Breakfast. From Mérens-Les-Vals, skirting the Ariège river, we'll get to l'Hospitalet. Then we'll ascend to the Col de Puymorens mountain pass, wherefrom we'll go down to Porta.
End of route. Optional accomodation in Porta.

Included/Excluded

  • 4 nights accomodation on a Half-Board basis.
  • Road book "El Camí dels Bons Homes" (Cathars' Trail).
  • Route passport (T-shirt, map, cap, and route card).
  • 24 hours Telephone Assistance.
  • Anything NOT DESCRIBED in the "This package includes" section.
  • Travel insurance and/or Cancellation Insurance (available in the "Extra" section).
  • Luggage transport (available in the "Extra" section).
  • Extra night lodging at the end of the route (available in the "Extra section").

Tour's Location

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Extras
  • Accomodation overnight in Porta at the end of the journey(€64,00)
  • Cancellation and accident insurance(€55,00)
  • Luggage transport(€290,00)
  • Picnics(€48,00)
  • Transfer from Porta back to Foix(€170,00)

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