The Chemin des Amoureux

The Chemin des Amoureux (Lovers' Path) takes you up the Laudot valley toward Cammazes. You return on the GR7.

Technical sheet
A Sorèze walk posted on 02/02/16 by Gandalf81. Update : 16/07/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h35[?]
Distance Distance : 7.01km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 254m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 250m
Highest point Highest point : 611m
Lowest point Lowest point : 361m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Massif central, Montagne noire
Location Location : Sorèze (81540)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.434615° / E 2.040017°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 2344OT
Download : -

Description

Start from the car park at the bottom of the Lac de Saint-Ferréol, at the Hermitage.

(D/A) With your back to the lake, follow the variant of the GR7 southeast.

(1) On the hairpin bend, leave the GR and take the little path opposite that's closed by large rocks. This is the Chemin des Amoureux that you'll follow on a gentle slope.

(2) Descend and cross the stream that's often dry. Ignore the small path that climbs up to the right and continue straight on.

(3) At an esplanade with the stream that has just flowed into the Laudot, turn to the right before crossing the stream. A path climbs up to the plateau.

(4) As you come out onto the plateau, follow the path that joins the forest a hundred or so metres further on. At the following intersection, turn right.

(5) Turn left as you come out of the forest toward the esplanade. Ignore the path that leads to the stream.

(6) Turn right and continue to rejoin the GR.

(7) You are now on the GR7 that you descend to your right and which leads you back to the car park (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.97 - alt. km 0.97 - Start of the Chemin des Amoureux
2 : km 2.18 - alt. km 2.18 - Cross the stream
3 : km 3.16 - alt. km 3.16 - Esplanade with a stream
4 : km 3.8 - alt. km 3.8 - Come out onto a plateau
5 : km 4.17 - alt. km 4.17 - Exit the forest and turn left
6 : km 4.24 - alt. km 4.24 - Turn right
7 : km 4.47 - alt. km 4.47 - GR7 Intersection
D/A : km 7.01 - alt. km 7.01

Useful Information

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 2344OT.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.07/5
Number of opinions : 19
Description quality : 4.11/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4.11/5


Walker
on Thu 24 May 2018 20:25:14 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 18/05/18
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Great walk, well in excess of 7km. Dry streams and many of the paths were flooded. The description in the 2nd half is fuzzy. Still very enjoyable

Other walks in the area

La Montagne Noire via Cubserviès
distance 15.98km Vertical gain +662m Vertical drop -661m duration 6h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Roquefère - 11 - Aude

Exploring La Montagne Noire and one of the highest waterfalls in Europe.

For more walks, use our search engine.

The GPS track and description are the property of the author.