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Distance: 8,7 km
Elevation: 139 D +
Elevation: 134 D-
Departure: SAINT-QUENTIN-DE-CAPLONG
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Walking

Strolling along Duration: 2h Difficulty : Average

From the village, the starting point of the hike, the circuit follows rural paths in undergrowth of oaks, hornbeams and beeches to descend to Soulège, a small river that winds along some limestone hillsides.

Along the way, the path meets several points of interest, witnesses of human occupations at different times: wash house, stone bridge, wind or water mills, mission cross, ...

The rest of the route alternates between vineyards and woods, with several viewpoints over the surrounding villages and hamlets, before returning to the village of Saint-Quentin-de-Caplong.

A free booklet, published by the municipality of Saint-Quentin-de-Caplong, is available at the town hall and at the Pays Foyen tourist office.

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  • Animals accepted: yes

Points of interest

Mairie

Town hall

Eglise

Church

Ancien pont

Old bridge

Moulin d'Andreau

Lavoir de Liret

Liret washhouse

Mission cross

Old windmill

Your itinerary

SAINT-QUENTIN-DE-CAPLONG

From the village, the starting point of the hike, the circuit follows rural paths in undergrowth of oaks, hornbeams and beeches to descend to Soulège, a small river that winds along some limestone hillsides.

Along the way, the path meets several points of interest, witnesses of human occupations at different times: wash house, stone bridge, wind or water mills, mission cross, ...

The rest of the route alternates between vineyards and woods, with several viewpoints over the surrounding villages and hamlets, before returning to the village of Saint-Quentin-de-Caplong.

A free booklet, published by the municipality of Saint-Quentin-de-Caplong, is available at the town hall and at the Pays Foyen tourist office.
1

Start date

Parking in the village, in front of the town hall. Near the communal grocery store, you will find the first sign of the hike. Then continue on the path which descends straight on a slight slope.
2

Until Soulège

At the end of the path, turn right without following the tarmac road: again to the right, a second path follows the field on its right. Then continue to the right of the grove of trees, then straight ahead to follow the undergrowth to Soulèges and the small stone bridge. Do not cross, continue straight along the Soulège.
3

Up to the mill

When you get to the field, follow the path to the right alongside the field, then take the path that goes up to a small hamlet. Continue straight ahead, then turn left onto the tarmac road. Just before the bridge, turn right between a house and the river. Beware of the Dog. The Andreau mill and its waterfall are on your left.
4

From the mill to the wash house

Continue on the uphill path on your right, then straight ahead. Then follow to the right towards the hamlet of Liret. At the entrance to the hamlet, the old washhouse is on your left. Continue straight ahead, then turn right at the cross into the village. At the crossroads, turn left and follow straight ahead in the direction of the Tuilerie, then left.
5

From the Tuilerie to the mission cross

At the Tuilerie, go right along the hedge, just before the entrance to the houses. A little further on, go left to go down again into the woods. Be careful, the slope is steep and the ground can be slippery in the event of rain. After the descent, take the path on the right. Continue straight through the undergrowth, then turn right again. Continue straight ahead for a while, then go left to the asphalt road. A little further on, a path leads along the vines, on your right. Take it and go straight ahead. At the end of the path, turn left, then right at the end of the row of vines. Go straight ahead, pass a farm building and come back to the road. At the crossroads, turn right. Continue straight on to the hamlet of gourds.
6

Check-in

At the gourds, the path continues on your left before the cross, here you cross the route of the ladies' wood hike. Follow straight through the houses, the vines, then into the woods and out. In the hamlet, turn left on the main road, then the first path on your right. Follow straight ahead. At the end of the vines, go right, follow the stream straight ahead. At the fork, do not cross but continue on your right, then straight ahead on a slight slope. At the end of the climb, turn left. Cross a road: on your right is an old windmill. Take the path in front of you which then joins the main road, straight on to the village and the parking lot.