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[Cyclo-Sport] Boucle Albères-Côte Vermeille-Illibéris

Discovering our typical villages and the sumptuous Côte Vermeille.


Flora, History, Mountain, Viewpoint, Summit

This course is reserved for people in good physical condition. Respect the rules of the road. Some passages are narrow. Some areas have a steep drop. Remember to stay well hydrated.

From the Château de Valmy car park, reach Camping des Mimosas below on the left and take Chemin de la Massane opposite the campsite. Follow the expressway and at the river, turn right onto Chemin de la Cérigue.

At the crossroads continue opposite Route de Sorède. You will pass over a bridge over the river "La Massana" then over another bridge over the expressway and arrive at a roundabout.
Go straight and continue on the road to Sorède (D2) until Sorède.
Arriving in the village of Sorède, you are on the road to Argelès. After the bridge, turn right, you will pass the Tourist Office. Then take the third left at the roundabout. You will pass in front of the church and arrive at the village square which you will have to go around to take the right road to Laroque.

Arrive in Laroque, avenue de la Côte Vermeille and turn right towards the shops rue Pierre and Michel Soler. Turn right at the bottom.
After the bridge turn left and stay on avenue du Vallespir which will take you to Villelongue-dels-Monts.

In Villelongue you are on the Ruta de la roca. After Plaçia d'en Damia, turn right and immediately after the first left where you can admire the church. After the Place de la République, continue on the ruta de Montesquieu then straight on the D11 to Montesquieu.

Go past Place de l'houm and Place del Correou then turn right onto Grand rue. Continue straight ahead passing in front of the church and its enfeu.
Arrived at the roundabout, take the third exit, road from the roundabout to the end. After passing the two roundabouts (under the expressway) turn left onto avenue de la mer to the Lycée Sauvy in Villelongue-dels-Monts.

Continue on the cycle path to Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines. 
At the end of Chemin des Vignerons, turn left towards Brouilla, pass under the expressway bridge and go straight on. Pass over the river "Le tech" At Brouilla retrace your steps.

Turn right at the fork after the sandpit. Do not hesitate to make a detour to the Chapel of Cabanes in its green setting. Follow the Ortaffa path to Palau-del-Vidre.
Go left on avenue Joliot Curie to see the center with the church and the glassmakers. Return to the post office and leave on the Sorède road on the left.
Go through the two roundabouts and continue straight ahead. At the next roundabout, turn left on Chemin de Villeclare and pass in front of the college.

Continue on rue Saint Michel and at the end turn left. Cross Saint-André (take a detour through the church) and go straight.
At the last roundabout of Saint-André go straight towards Argelès.
At this point turn right onto avenue de Montgat and at the end right onto the D114, avenue de l'Hürth. Pass over the river "La Massana" and cross straight into the center of Argelès.

At the Évadés de France roundabout take the second exit, route de Collioure and at the next roundabout take the second exit again to continue on the route de Collioure.
At this point continue on the D114 and pass in front of the Caves Reno.
Arrive in Collioure at the Creu de la Força roundabout and take the first right onto Route de la Madeloc and at the next roundabout take the third left (D86).

At this point continue straight and at the next junction, turn left (D86). There are several hairpin bends.
Turn right at the Col de Mollo on the Route des Crêtes (D86).
Admire the view and notice the old Casernement du Center on the left then continue on the Route des Crêtes.
Be careful at this point, stay well left on the Route des Crêtes.

Admire the view of the coast at the Col de La Llagostera and continue your route on the D86 to Banyuls-sur-mer.
At the roundabout take avenue de Guy Malpompe Malé then at the end turn left on avenue du Général de Gaulle which you will follow to the end, along part of the river "La Baillaury".
At the roundabout, turn left onto avenue du Général Koenig to exit Banyuls, then at the next roundabout onto avenue Alain Gerbault. You will pass by Elmes beach.

Stay on the D914 towards Port-Vendres and pass by the Paulilles site. 
Leave the D914 to enter Port-Vendres on the road to Banyuls.
At the roundabout, take the first exit, Quai Lambert Battle then at the next roundabout the second on the left, Quai François Joly and, going around the port, Quai Pierre Forgas.
Continue rue Jules Pams and pass Place de l'Obélisque then Avenue Jean-Jacques Vila. At the roundabout take the D114, route de Port-Vendres to go to Collioure.

Arrive in the center, you will pass through the typical district of Faubourg, observe the splendid bay of Collioure, then at the next roundabout go opposite on the road to Argelès where the anchovy factory "Roque" is located. Arrive at the roundabout (point 18) and head towards Argelès on the same road as on the outward journey (D114). Go back to the roundabout (point 17), continue on the D114, route de Collioure.
At the next roundabout take the third exit and go straight to the Valmy car park.


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