Hikes & Train:The Cornice from Luzenac

Walks and hikes at Luzenac

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15.9 km
Walks and hikes
5h
Medium
  • The circuits Hikes & Trains will lead you to the discovery of the villages of the high valley of the Ariège and the "Corniche" by walking on the roads formerly used by the villagers to go from one village to the other. You will discover many vestiges of the life of the peasants and from the life of the villagers: fountains, washhouses, culture terraces, mills, Romanesque churches ...

    DEPARTURE: Train station of Luzenac Garanou (600m).
    From Luzenac-Garanou station, take the road on the left and then turn right towards Garanou. Cross the bridge over the Ariège river and reach the top of the village until a fountain. Follow the direction of
    Vernaux which climbs by path and by road; you pass in front of the Romanesque chapel of Vernaux built in stone of tuff. In Vernaux, take the direction of Lordat and the ruins of its medieval castle.

    At Lordat the route leads you through a shaded path in the heart of the village of Axiat, where you can discover the charming Romanesque chapel by going right on the D20 for 500m. Returning to the edge of the trail, climb up into the village towards Appy, which is reached by a succession of paths on the mountainside (Route de la Corniche). Continue, always on the flank until the villages of Caychax and then
    Senconac.

    At Senconac, leave the road by climbing into the village and then find the path leading to Verdun, first on the flank and then by a long descent. In Verdun, go down the village by the road to reach the Ariège river that you cross before arriving at the village of Les Cabannes. In the main street, turn right, pass the shops and turn right to find the station.
  • Difference in height
    640.42 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
640 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 584 m
  • End altitude : 544 m
  • Maximum altitude : 958 m
  • Minimum altitude : 536 m
  • Total positive elevation : 640 m
  • Total negative elevation : -681 m
  • Max positive elevation : 129 m
  • Min positive elevation : -165 m
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