Put on your hiking boots and go for 2 hours of walking and exploring with the family!
Along your route, you will discover the exceptional heritage with buildings steeped in history as well as breath-taking views of Vallespir, the Albères massif, the Canigou and Spain.
This is indeed a great family hike combining the opportunities to discover local heritage, to partake in a sports activity, and to connect with the flora and fauna of Vallespir!
Firstly, you will come across the resting place of Madame! This is a Castellan hut, dating from 1752, built to serve as a resting place for the wife of the Marquis de Castellane, governor of Bellegarde. Following this, you will come across three restored military fountains: “la Font del Colomer”, “la Font de Pedres Blanques” , and “la Font dels Miquelets”. Finally, you will reach the ruins of the Col de Panissars dating from Roman times and a series of border markers which delineate the border between France and Spain.
Here are some useful things before you go out:
Distance: 6.5 km / Markings: yellow / Elevation 300 m / Difficulty: 2 footprints / Starting point: Parking P2 in the village of Le Perthus
Enjoy your hike!