Package Minervois en toute saison hiking

A selection of the hiking possibilities:

Day 1, around La Maison Chabbert

You start from La Maison Chabbert and explore the village and its immediate surroundings. Possibility of a few kilometers up to 16.5 and several distances in between.

Day 2, La Malvoisine, 6 km, start in Minerve

You can combine this walk with a visit to the beautiful Minerve, where you will discover the history of the Cathars and the siege of the village in 1210.

Minerve is also known for its special geographical location, as it is surrounded by the river gorges of the Cesse and the Brian. There are two impressive bridges or tunnels, dug naturally by the Cesse. Part of the year the river is dry above ground and you can walk into the tunnels.

Font Galine, 11 km, start in Cesseras

During the hike you will get breathtaking views over the gorges of the Cesse and the cliffs. In these wild and peaceful surroundings, vineyards, garrigue, pine forests and meadows alternate.

Le Causse, 14 km, start in La Caunette

The hike Le Causse takes you along paths bordering limestone cliffs. You will discover the beautiful landscapes of the causses (limestone plateaus) of the Minervois. In clear weather, the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean can be seen in the background.

Day 3, L’Écluse de l’Aiguille, 12 km, start in Puichéric

This day a very different, flatter walk around the Canal du Midi, which is on the Unesco World Heritage list.

From Puichéric you walk towards the canal where you will come across a pont-canal (aqueduct) and the double lock of Aiguille. It’s always fun to watch the boats lock and there is also a special, funny exhibition of iron sculptures made by the lock keeper.

The walk then goes on to the drained lake of Marseillette, which has given way to vineyards, apple orchards and rice fields!

The last part of the walk takes you along the Canal du Midi.

L’Épanchoir et les Douze Ponts, 15.5 km, starts at La Redorte-Port de la Fabrique.

This hike consists of two loops: 3.2 km and 12.3 km, both starting in the formerly so important port of La Redorte.

Especially during the small loop you’ll see several ingenious constructions of the Canal du Midi, such as the Épanchoir which automatically evacuates the excess water of the canal into the river l’Argent Double, which runs underneath.


It is often wise to bring food and drinks. We are happy to give you the opportunity to prepare your packed lunch at breakfast for an additional charge of € 5.00 p.p.

We can drop you off and/or pick you up at a certain place, where you want to start or finish a walk. For example, you could walk part of the GR77.

In 2019 Beaufort became an official stage of the southernmost of the four pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostella, the Chemin d’Arles or Via Tolosana. In the first semester of 2020 the signs for this new variant will be marked on the Montpellier – Carcassonne route, which joins the GR78 trail.