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MONTESQUIEU DES ALBERES

[Cyclo-Sport] La Plaine du Roussillon

A wide visual on the plain of Roussillon passing through the villages of Albères.

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Cycle Path, Plain

Given the length of the course, you must be in good physical condition. Don't forget to hydrate.

From the Valmy car park, go down towards Argèles, crossing the bridge over the expressway. At the roundabout, take the third exit and go to the Evades de France roundabout.
Take the third exit rue Pierre Bourdan. Go to the end and turn right on Chemin de la Cérigue. Arrived at the roundabout take the second exit route de Sorède.
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 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.
Arrive at the roundabout, take the fourth exit, roundabout road D51 to the end. After passing the two roundabouts (under the expressway) go left on avenue de la mer to the Lycée Sauvy de Villelongue-dels-Monts.

Go towards the roundabout on the right and join the Route du Boulou which goes towards Villelongue-dels-Monts and Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines. 
In the village of Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines, at the crossroads, turn left then go straight ahead passing under the bridge of the expressway towards Brouilla.

Turn right on the D40 and at the roundabout take the third exit, direction Saint-Jean-Lasseille. Cross the village and go on the D2.
At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the D37a then the first left (D2) to Villemolaque. Cross this village on the avenue des Pyrénées then at the second roundabout, take the third exit, route de Passa (D2). Visit the Monastir del Camp (closed on Tuesdays).
After Monastir del Camp, take the first right (D2).

Before arriving at Fourques, you will be able to see the remains of the Saint-Vincent Chapel on the right. In the village turn right after the pharmacy and go straight on the D615 to terrats. 
In the village, observe the gate of the old ramparts and turn right onto avenue des Corbières. Continue and turn left towards Cave Terrassous. Leave the village in the direction of Thuir on the D18.

Arrive on avenue de l'Aspre then on avenue de Sainte Colombe and Boulevard Frédéric Mistral. At the end, turn left to the roundabout. Take the second exit, avenue Louis Noguères then turn left on avenue Fauvelle then avenue de Castelnou.
At the roundabout, turn right and follow the D48 to the Route des Corbières (D615). Turn left and follow the D615.
At the roundabout take the first right onto the D16. At the Camping "Le pont d'Espagne" roundabout, take the third exit onto the D16, route de Corbère.
At the fork, turn left onto avenue de las aires. 
At this point turn left at Saint-Feliu-d'Avall towards rue de la Côte, leave the dead end and take the next left, Carrer del Boulouna then the second left on rue du Ribéral. Then turn right onto avenue du Canigou (D916). At the roundabout take the second exit, avenue du Languedoc.

At Soler, you will cross the river "Le Castelnou" then after a roundabout, continue straight on Avenue Victor Hugo.
At the roundabout take the first exit onto the D39. Keep going straight. Cross a railway line then over the river "La Bassa".

Arrive in Toulouges, go straight after the roundabout on Route du Soler then Avenue de la Tramontane. At the end, turn left on Avenue Jean Jaurès and continue on Avenue Aristide Maillol then Avenue du Stade. Pass the two roundabouts and go straight on the D39.
At Canohès, at this point, turn left and follow the river.

Continue your route and turn left on Chemin du Mas Passama. You will pass over the highway. Arriving in Perpignan in the "Catalunya" district, turn right to reach the "roundabout of combatants in North Africa" ​​and take the first exit.
At the next roundabout take the first exit towards Villeneuve-de-la-Raho on the D91 then on the D39. You cross the river “Le Réart”. Observe the Villeneuve-de-la-Raho lake and the magnificent view. Cross Villeneuve-de-la-Raho.

At the Mas Sauvy roundabout take the first exit. Then go straight to Montescot.
At the Intermarché roundabout, take the third exit on Avenue de la Méditerranée, cross Montescot. Before arriving in Elne, the Swiss Maternity Hospital is located on the right. Stay on the Route de Bages (you can take a detour to visit the cloister, the cathedral and the Terrus museum) then continue on Avenue du Général de Gaulle.

Turn right on Paul Reig Avenue. You will pass in front of the Tropic of the Butterfly. Go straight ahead and turn at the junction for Palau on the road to Elne. Cross Palau by avenue Joliot Curie (visit the church and the glassmakers of Palau). 
Pass the two roundabouts and head towards Saint-André.
You will pass near the Collège de Saint-André, then at the next roundabout take the left exit towards the center of Saint-André which you will cross to head towards Argelès.

At the last roundabout in Saint-André take the San Père crossing and at the next roundabout turn left to enter Argelès via the Route de Sorède where you passed on the way out.

At the roundabout, turn left and go under the bridge. Take rue du repos and at the roundabout turn right, you will pass the SNCF station. Go back down rue Marivaux and turn right on the opposite sidewalk until you reach the roundabout.
Go straight on Route de Collioure and at the roundabout take the first exit to arrive at the Valmy car park.

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