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Itinerary - From Ax to Petches

Walks and hikes at Ax-les-Thermes

6.5 km
Walks and hikes
2h
Easy
  • Go and reach the little hamlet of Petches (950m of altitude) through an old little path in the forest that is picturesque and without any cars.

    Departure from the tourist office : In front and on the right take the Couzillou bridge to join the market place and the cable car station. Here, take left toward the Virgin Mary Rock. In front avec the sign "Chemin Saint Roch", go up on the street on the right. After the last building, continue straight forward on the trail. The trail continue on a little road in tarmac that lead to a bigger road called the "RN2020" that you will cross a few meters futher down on the left.
    0h25. Go up on the little road in front that becomes a path towards Petches. You can visit this hamlet (altitude 950m)
    1h05. For the way back, you can take the same path or go on the nice road called "D222".
  • Difference in height
    307.67 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
2 Virgin Mary Rock
Above Ax-les-Thermes, the Virgin Mary Rock dominates the thermal city !
308 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 734 m
  • End altitude : 734 m
  • Maximum altitude : 950 m
  • Minimum altitude : 724 m
  • Total positive elevation : 308 m
  • Total negative elevation : -308 m
  • Max positive elevation : 165 m
  • Min positive elevation : -65 m
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  • Pas mal pour un footing musclé

    Le retour par la route offre de beaux panoramas. La montée grimpe dur mais les rochers moussus et la terre souple adoucissent son ascension.