gorges de pereille

Overseas
Many walks are currently closed due to COVID-19. Please,
  • check the walk's official website to confirm if the track is open
  • turn back if it looks like the track is too busy when you get there

This is a walk of two halves in the gorges de pereille, just outside Lavelanet, Ariege, France. To begin you follow a well formed track which is the old access road for a mine in the gorge. The return journey is along the other bank of the river which flows through the gorge, and involves following animal tracks and some scrambling up steep sides of the gorge.

Bird Watching
Scrambling or Climbing
579m
Maximum Elevation
71m
Total Climb

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk? take the D117 from Lavelanet towards Foix or vice versa. Coming from Lavelanet, the turn to take is on the right heading towards Foix. It is immediately after a building signed as a boucherie( butchers). Drive along this very narrow road until you reach the beginning of the walk- the road is blocked off. You will know you are on the right road because the river will be on your left. Incidentally, there is quite an extensive cave on your right, with a stream flowing into the river. Pretty cool to investigate if you have a torch.

Maps

Which maps cover the area? IGN Montsegur map available in most supermarkets and newsagents in area.

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk! from the beginning of the walk, follow the well formed former mine acess road which goes up the gorge, well treed, lots of bird life with the chance to see eagles hovering above the gorge. Eventually you reach a bridge that takes you over the river. At this point you can keep walking up the gorge, but I decided to do some free style walking along the other bank, back to the car. Generally it is pretty easyy, but there are places where you will have to scramble up fairly steep slopes to get around areas where there is no flat area next to riverbank. eventually you will reach a disused concrete bridge which you cross and retrace your path back to your car. A very pleasant walk.

Permits/Costs

Do you need any permits? What's the cost?Nil

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books? There is a good walk brochure available in the tourist information offices in the area.

Comments

Nobody has commented on this walk yet. If you've done it then tick it off and add a comment.

Where

Click here to load this map.

Nearby Walks

Done this walk?

Nobody has ticked this walk yet...

Aussie Bushwalking can keep track of your bushwalks.

Login/signup to tick this walk off.

Tick walks to keep track of where you've been. You must Login to tick walks. Accounts are 100% free so sign up if you don't have one.