Le Sentier des Casots
By following this hike, you will discover the casots or huts. These stone shelters which bear witness to life in the Albères of yesteryear.
From the Sorède Tourist Office, follow the D2 towards Argelès-sur-Mer.
On the right, notice the sundial with its impressive 12m red mast.
Cross the bridge on the left, then turn right (rue du Campet) towards Notre-Dame du Château.
At Christ, turn left and continue straight ahead until the end of the paved road (rue de ND d'Ultrera).
Continue the DFCI AL33 track to the first bend (oratory) then take the path itself, opposite, which runs along a stream. You will discover huts all along the route (beware, difficult passages).
Retrace your steps to the oratory. Go up on the dirt track on the right, then take the path towards Notre-Dame du Château. This path is, in fact, the old way of the cross taken by the Soredians at Easter. On the way pass another oratory.
25m further, climb to the right to discover a small enclosure, then a casot. Then continue the path up the path which is behind the casot.
Find the path of ND du Château which you have to take for 10m to see a new casot and the associated tallat. Continue the path until the sign “Font del Pardal”.
Go up on the right of the path to discover a new casot, then return to the sign, and go down to the right of the path of ND du Château towards the "Font del Pardal".
Observe a new casot, then return to the motorable track.
On the other side of the track there is another casot below. Return to the track and go down it to a wooden barrier on the right which you must pass to reach the next casot.
Follow the yellow markings until the next junction. Following the path on the right, arrive at a casot resembling an igloo. Retrace your steps, then take the path on the right which runs along a low wall. Note on the left the last casot on this hike.
Continuing the path, find the vehicle track. Go down to the right to reach the village.
After passing in front of Christ, a path appears on the left.
It plunges towards the river and the Tassio footbridge. Take it and reach the Sorède Tourist Office.