Walking holiday in Cathar Country
Cathar Trail: Carcassonne - Quillan - Montségur H79 - plus
This walk is available as:
Selfguided moving on walking trip in the Pyrénées in South of FranceFor the whole trail (from the Med in the East to the West) surf to the H80-webpages.
Cathar Castles of the Pyrenees : From Carcassonne or Quillan to Montségur and Foix
From the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees Ariegeoises in the heart of
the sun blessed Corbières region, or between Quillan and Montségur is
where you can find the secret trails and castles of the Chateaux Cathares.
Imposing stone castles built high up in rocky crags of pogs. These fortresses
are the symbol of a tragic, political intrigue and drama that shook
the South of France. This walking holiday combines a historical interest
that stirs the imagination as well as some memorable walking through
lush unspoilt mountains and valleys.
|H79 - plus||Plus
|Basic rate in € p.p. - double room sharing.
Bags transfer maps and written route instructions included
|202 3||BnB's||Dinners||Basic rate p.p.||Supplement
|6 days||5||5||€ 6 4 9||€ 6||€ 1 71|
|7 days||6||5||€ 75 3||€ 6||€ 2 39|
|8 days||7||7||€ 8 84||€ 6||€ 2 43|
|9 days||8||7||€ 9 90||€ 6||€ 311|
|Extra nights||BnB||Dinner||Rate p.p. 2 p sharing room||Supplement
Aragon *** hotel BnB
|yes||no||€ 7 9||€ 0||€ 60|
** Ch. d'Hôtes Le Pélerin
|yes||yes||€ 67||€ 0||€ 42|
*** Hotel la Chaumière
|yes||yes||€ 75||€ 5||€ 42|
The price includes: the moving on of baggage between hotels, the dossier containing your maps, route notes and all necessary details needed for your holiday.
The price does not : Drinks, picnics, entrance fees, additional transfers, travelling from Carcassonne to Quillan, Travelling from Montségur and holiday insurance.Discount p.p. for small groups and families See terms and conditions of group discounts
6 - 9 days toursParties of 3 persons : 7 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 11 % p.p.
Parties of 5 persons : 1 3 % p.p.
Parties of 6 persons : 1 1 % p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 1 3 % p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 1 4 % p.p.
|Transfer at the end:
In Montségur you need a transfer back to Quillan (and bus to Carcassonne), to Carcassonne or to Foix for a train to Toulouse.
Walk H79-plus Cathar walk. Carcassonne-Quillan-Foix. Plus**/*** Packages
|Start in Carcassonne first night||Day 1||Day 1||Carcassonne
*** BnB Hotel Aragon
|Start in Quillan, Hotel la Chaumière, first night||Day 1||Day 1||Quillan
*** hotel Chaumière
|Quillan (transfer from Carcassonne at the end of the day)||Day 2||Day 2||Quillan
*** hotel Chaumière
|Walk Quillan to Puivert|
20,5 km. 5h45.
Elevation gains: 200m.
|Day 2||Day 3||Day 2||Day 3||Camurac **|
|Walk from Puivert to Belvis.
15,8 km. 4h15
Elevation gains: 400m.
||Day 4||Day 3||Day 4
|Walk from Belvis to Camurac.
Elevation gains: 270m.
||Day 5||Day 4||Day 5
|Walk from Camurac to Montségur.|
14,5 km. 3h30.
Elevation gains: -400m +200.
|Day 5||Day 6||Day 5
|Walk from Montségur to Roquefixade.
17,0 km. 4h15.
Elevation gains: -160m.
|Day 6||Day 7||Roquefixade **
|Walk from Roquefixade to Foix.
18 km. 4h50.
Elevation gains: -300m.
|Day 7||Day 8||Foix ***
|End of the package after breakfast
Option: transfer to Carcassonne, Foix or Toulouse
||Day 8||Day 9|
|You can book this package here|
WALKING STAGES DAY BY DAY
Day 1: From Quillan to Puivert
Transfer from Puivert to Camurac.
Day 2: Walk from Puivert to Belvis. Transfer from Camurac to Puivert
to the start of the walk.
Transfer from Belvis to Camurac.
Day 3: Walk from Belvis to Camurac. Transfer from Camurac to Belvis
to the start of the walk.
Transfer to Belvis.
Day 4: From Camurac/Comus to Montségur
The castle of Montségur balancing high on the pog, a high mountain pinnacle is a very emblematic symbol. Built between 1204 and 1211 at the request of the local Cathare clergy, this site was to become during the first part of the XIII century the religious capital of the Cathare church. You will find here, a place and atmosphere out of the ordinary.
Night and evening meal in Chambre d'Hôtes at Montségur
Day X: Walk Around Montségur
Night and evening meal in Chambre d'Hôtes Montségur.
Day 6: From Roquefixade to Foix
Night and evening meal in a hotel at Foix.
Day 7 Last visit of Foix
The program is an example of the itinerary we aim to adhere. If due to situations beyond our control the itinerary may be modified.
|About Us||Planning a trip||Contact|
You will carry a small backpack only with a water bottle, camera, picnic and wind jacket.
The main luggage will be transported by taxis between the different hotels.
HOW TO GET THERE
- From Toulouse it is 105 km by motorway to Carcassonne.
- By Train :
- by Air:
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