Outdoor microadventure in Cathar Country
Outdoor microadventure in Cathar Country

Outdoor microadventure in Cathar Country

A day walk between Quéribus and Peyrepertuse

  • Quéribus & Peyrepertuse royal citadels
  • Local guide specialising in Cathar Country
  • Prepared picnic bag for participants
  • Hiking on the Cathar Trail
  • Carfree microadventure

Set off on a microadventure on the Cathar Trail by following our local guide from Quéribus to Peyrepertuse, the best preserved citadel of vertigo in the Cathar country. A moderately sporty hike for lovers of historical outings.

Price from 95,- €

Outdoor microadventure in Cathar Country

Guided tour, 1 day

Difficulty level


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Morning day 1: Quéribus - Cucugnan

Participants meet at the Château de Quéribus car park at 9:30am. They can also be picked up at the Quillan / Maury SNCF Bus stop at 9:08am.

After a short climb up to the Château de Quéribus perched at 728m, your local guide, Djamila, will tell you the history of this site which was home to many Cathars and came off relatively unscathed during the Crusade against the Albigensians. On a clear day you can see the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean.

The group then descend to Cucugnan following a steep stony path, ending with an ample picnic.

Afternoon day 1: From Cucugnan to Peyrepertuse

Participants continue on from Cucugnan, the ancient Castrum that once belonged to the Count of Razès who protected fleeing Cathars. At the end of the village of Duilhac sous Peyrepertuse, your guide will take a steep path uphill (+400 m of gradient - about a 30 min walk) through holm oaks, boxwoods and pines leading to the Fortress (off the Cathar Trail). The site of Peyrepertuse is made up of three parts: lower enclosure, middle enclosure and Sant Jordy dungeon. The site also offers a breathtaking view of the Corbières.

Walking time: 4hrs 30min - distance covered: 8 km - difference in altitude: 350 m

Return to the car park, marking the end of the microadventure (people coming by coach will be taken back to the Bus-SNCF stop at Maury or Quillan).

Travel dates

  • Sep 02nd, 22 – Oct 31st, 22
  • From 95,- €
  • open for reservation
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Indicated pricing per person

Departures every Monday, Weekends also if the minimum number of participants (6 people) is reached.


Included in the price

Accompaniment with a local guide, the copious picnic, entrance to the castles and visit of the facilities, food for the walk.

Guaranteed departure

Guaranteed departure from 6 persons upwards (16 participants max.)
The tour operator reserves the right to cancel this trip up until 48 hours prior to departure.

Not suitable for persons with reduced mobility

Level of Difficulty: Intermediary

This micro-adventure is suitable for all in good shape. Good hiking experience is necessary (average or advanced level).

The guide

Your qualified guide specialises in the geography and history of the Aude region. She will take you to symbolic places and hiking trails that she knows like the back of her hand. Please note that she only speaks French.

How to get there

We recommend travelling Quéribus by car. It is 45 minutes from Perpignan. Possibility of pick-up and carpooling depending on the number of places available at the Bus-station: Maury (Roundtrip)

From Perpignan or Quillan : 1 €, 1 hour journey by Bus-SNCF.

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