De l’Eurovélo 8 au Mas del Ca
Enough to allow you to discover the heart of the village of Sorède, the Mas del Ca, the Valley of the Turtles or the Four Solaire from the Eurovélo 8 cycle path.
Leave Eurovélo 8 from the crossroads at the entrance to Sorède, taking the direction of the village.
At the roundabout take the second exit towards the center of the village.
At the next roundabout, take the second exit towards Laroque-des-Albères. You will follow, over a hundred meters overhanging, the town hall of Sorède. This section of road is one-way but in shared traffic space. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Albères massif in front of you.
Arriving on the square a few meters after the church, turn left at the “Ma Maison” restaurant and take the road which goes straight up.
At the next crossroads keep right and leave the Hotel St-Jacques on your left. Continue on this path which will allow you to reach the heights of the village. Continue on rue du Moulin Cassanyes for about 800m.
Just before the roundabout, take the cycle path on your left until you reach the “Les Valbères” retirement home. From this point you will be on a lane differentiated from car traffic for your safety.
A brand new track will take you to the entrance of Mas del Ca. From there you can reach the Turtle Valley animal park, learn how the Solar Oven works, discover the health and orientation trails and or simply enjoy the viewpoint which overlooks the Roussillon plain.
To return, take Avenue de la Vallée Heureuse to the crossroads with Route de Laroque. Cross straight and at the next intersection turn right onto rue du Canigou until the next intersection.
At the stop sign, turn left onto rue de la Gabarre and leave the village.
After a few hundred meters the road winds between the vineyards. Be careful to find the Eurovélo 8 cycle path on your right about 500m after the last house.
Set off again from the cycle path towards Argelès-sur-Mer to complete this loop.