La chapelle de Notre Dame de Vie (VTT)
The two chapels
(Red mountain bike markings n°7)
Start by descending towards the "Les Mimosas" campsite to take the Route de la Massane. Keep in the fast lane on the right. Do not take under the bridge.
At the next crossing, go down the track to the left (green barrier) on the road to the Ermitage Notre Dame de Vie. This road goes up through the oak forest to the two chapels. Enjoy the panorama of the Roussillon plain before descending. Take the DFCI-AL 29 runway.
After a few meters, use the DFCI-N°36 track which enters the cork oak forest and crosses the meadows of Mas Torrenaps and Platjatorta.
At the intersection, take the small paved road on your left (Mas Coq, private property). Be careful, for a few meters it is a real wall that will face you. Then take the DFCI track n°28 on the left and gradually climb up the mountain. Several flat areas allow you to catch your breath and take in an exceptional panorama between Mount Canigou, the plain of Roussillon and the Mediterranean Sea.
Stay on this track where the forest is home to different species of oaks and which is crossed by streams. At cistern no. 372, descend to the left towards Valmy. Be careful to control your speed in this space shared between hikers and potentially a few vehicles near homes.