The streams - Les Ruisseaux
Signs: Yellow markings
Departure from the Cayac parking lot in Laviale (Castans). Go up by the tarred road. At the first junction, go down on the right by the stairs, then turn left. We go up gently in the undergrowth.
At the top, under an overhanging house, turn right until you reach the Cloutels stream. Cross it by a bridge made of two imposing stones and turn right at the first junction, then left at the second.
At the next junction (La Goussatiéro), follow the path that gently descends towards La Clamoux to where it receives the stream of Aiguebelle.
Cross the river by a wooden footbridge and go up opposite to the track. Turn right for 300m. Leave it on the right for a path that goes down, passes the ruins of Perga-Bas and joins the Réalpo stream.
Cross the stone bridge and carry on for 800m, then take a small path on the right which descends for 100m and goes up on the left to Quintaine. In the hamlet, turn right onto a paved path that runs down along a garden, crosses the road and continues to Lafargue. Take the road on the left to cross the hamlet and cross the river.
Go up on the other bank, cross the road and climb up in front of the chapel.
Continue on the grassy path that joins the road. Take it on the right and cross the hamlet of Laviale passing in front of the fountain-lavoir and its strange calvary, then up past the town hall. After the inn, go up to the right to find the parking lot.
- Departure : CASTANS – Parking lot of Cayac in the hamlet Laviale
- Arrival : CASTANS – Parking lot of Cayac in the hamlet Laviale
- Towns crossed : Castans
Pleasant for a family outting especially in summer to find the freshness of water and undergrowth.
Tourist Information Center - Caunes Minervois
Ruelle du Monestier, 11160 Caunes-Minervois
04 68 76 34 74
Access and parking
D112 – D9. From Carcassonne by Villeneuve-Minervois and Cabrespine ; From Mazamet by Pradelles-Cabardès.
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