Sentier Cathare

Description

    SC
  1. Name Sentier Cathare (SC)
  2. Length of trail 221 km, 137 miles
  3. Length in days 11 days
  4. Start of trail Port-la-Nouvelle
  5. End of trail Foix
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Sentier Cathare

From De Port-la-Nouvelle (Mediterranean), to Montségur (Ariège), 14 days

The Cathars were a Christian Religious sect in the middle and late Medieval period. Their popularity in modern times is reflected in the fact that a long distance path is called after them, the Sentier Cathare. This trail is on the northern flanks of the Pyrenees, visiting the historic places figuring in the myths and history of this culture.

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Sentier Cathare
.Sentier Cathare 01 : Port-la-Nouvelle - Durban-Corbières, 27km
.SC 02 : Durban-Corbières - Tuchan, 28km
.Sentier Cathare 3 : Tuchan - Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, 22km
SC 04N : Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse - Cubières-sur-Cinoble, 1km
.SC 04C : Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse - Moulin de Cubières, 12km
.SC 05N : Cubières-sur-Cinoble - Bugarach, 15km
.SC 06N : Bugarach - Quillan, 23km
SC 07N : Quillan - Puivert, 6.9km
.SC 07C : Coudons - Puivert, 13km
.SC 04S : Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse - Prugnanes, 8.8km
.SC 05S : Prugnanes - Puilaurens, 18km
.SC 06S : Puilaurens - Quirbajou, 24km
.SC 07S : Quirbajou - Puivert, 8.5km
.SC 08 : Puivert - Espezel, 17km
.SC 09 : Espezel - Comus, 20km
.SC 10 : Comus - Montségur, 13km
.SC 11 : Montségur - Roquefixade, 16km
.SC 12 : Roquefixade - Foix, 17km

Map

Map of Sentier Cathare

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Cathar Way
  • A guidebook to walking the Cathar Way, a waymarked trail through France's southwest, linking historic castles associated with the ill-fated 13th-century Cathar heresy. This 250km (2-week) route runs through the foothills of the Pyrenees in the Languedoc region of southern France, from the Mediterranean to Foix. Beautiful and historic area. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Cathar Way
  • The Cathar Way is Alan Mattingly’s Cicerone guide to the popular trail that links some of the most famous Cathar castles of southern France, associated with the 13th century Cathar ‘heretics’. The 250km trail runs from the Mediterranean coast westward to the historic town of Foix, traversing the dramatic foothills of the Pyrenees and can... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids The Cathar Way | Cicerone
  • A guidebook to walking the Cathar Way, a waymarked trail through France's southwest, linking historic castles associated with the ill-fated 13th-century Cathar heresy. This 250km (two-week) route runs through the foothills of the Pyrenees in the Languedoc region of southern France, from the Mediterranean to Foix. Beautiful and historic area.... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walks in the Cathar Region
  • Guide to over 30 walking routes around the Cathar castles of south-west France, reminders of religious turmoil from 1000 to 1250. Routes from 16 centres, including Béziers, Minerve, Lastours, Foix, Roquefixade, Lordat, Montailloe, Puivert, Montségur, Usson, Puilaurens, and Rennes. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Cathar Region Walking
  • Walks in the Cathar Region is Alan Mattingly’s Cicerone guides to the walking possibilities in this historic and beautiful corner of France. The guide covers walks throughout the Cathar region, from Carcassonne to the foothills of the eastern Pyrenees and the shores of the Mediterranean. The area is best known for the series of Cathar... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Walks in the Cathar Region | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. The Cathar castles are the visible remains of the long religious rebellions from 1000-1250. Guide has over 30 routes from 16 centres, including Béziers, Minerve, Lastours, Foix, Roquefixade,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • GR36/36A: Traversée de l`Aude - Pays Cathare FFRP Topo-guide No. 360
  • Traversée de l`Aude - Pays Cathare, FFRP topoguide Ref. No.360, covering the 150km long GR360 across the department of Aude in south-western France from the Montaigne Noire via Carcassonne to St-Paul-de-Fenouillet in the Pyrenees. Several variants from the southern half of the route offer possibilities for shorter local tours. Current edition... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids 360 Traversée de l'Aude - Pays Cathare GR36 - GR36A | FFRP
  • Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. De gids bevat een lijst met overnachtingsadressen inclusief telefoonnummers. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans nederlandse... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Le Sentier Cathare - Queribus - Peyrepertuse Rando Editions 9
  • The Cathare region in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, between Foix and the Mediterranean coast, on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Rando Editions with topographic base provided by the IGN, highlighting the Sentier Cathare and other long-distance or local hiking and equestrian trails, etc. The area is presented on two... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 09 Le Sentier Cathare | Rando Editions
  • Topografische wandelkaart van de prachtige Katharenroute door de Franse Pyreneeën. Met hoogtelijnen, hutten, toeristische infomatie en met ingetekende wandelpaden waaronder de Katharenroute tussen Foix en Port-la-Nouvelle aan de kust, diverse Grande Randonnee wandelroutes zoals GR-36, GR-7A, GR-7B en vele korte regionale wandelroutes om in een... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Pyreneeën & Languedoc
  • Uniek gelegen camping in de Pyreneeën nabij het beroemde Katharendorpje Montaillou en de brede vallei van het Pays de Sault. Een kleinschalige en vriendelijke locatie met prima sanitair. En uiteraard stilte en rust, niet voor niets heet het hier 'Silence du Midi'. Verken het oude dorpje Comus tegenover je safaritent en geniet van de... Read more
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Forum

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  • stu 2017-01-28 21:17:48
  • Route suggestions and accommodation
  • We are travelling to Quillan in early May and have ten days of hiking on and around the Cathar Trail. We would like to travel to Foix, from where we will eventually take a train back to Toulouse.

    Can anyone suggest a good route and where are we more likely to find accommodation.
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  • stu 2017-01-28 21:17:44
  • Route suggestions and accommodation
  • We are travelling to Quillan in early May and have ten days of hiking on and around the Cathar Trail. We would like to travel to Foix, from where we will eventually take a train back to Toulouse.

    Can anyone suggest a good route and where are we more likely to find accommodation.
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