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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.


History, Mountain, Refuge

You enjoy nature, you love it, take care of it... You are taking a hiking trail along which regular household waste collection points are made available to you. Out of respect for this exceptional space used each month by several tens of thousands of hikers and walkers, we invite you to drop off all your waste (glass, paper, leftover food, etc.) and any that you may unfortunately discover during your walk. Thanks to these simple but essential gestures, let's keep this site clean, as nature has graciously offered it to us.

From the Sorède Tourist Information Office, follow the D2 towards Argelès-sur-Mer.
On your right you can see the sundial with its impressive 12m red mast.
Cross the bridge on your 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 your 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 your way you pass another oratory.
25m further, go up on your right to discover a small enclosure, then a casot. Then continue your way up the path which is behind the casot.
You find the path of ND du Château which you climb for 10m to see a new casot and the associated tallat. Continue along the path until you see the “Font del Pardal” sign.
You go up on the right of the path to discover a new casot, you come back to the sign, then you go down to the right of the path of ND du Château towards the "Font del Pardal".
You will see a new casot, then you will find the carriageway.
On the other side of the track there is another casot below. You return to the track and go down it to a wooden barrier on your right which you pass to reach the next casot
Follow the yellow markings until the next junction. Following the path to your right, you come to an igloo-like casot. Retrace your steps, then take the path on your right which runs along a low wall. You will see on your left the last casot on this hike.
Continuing the path, you will find the track suitable for vehicles. Go down to the right to reach the village
After passing in front of the Christ, a path appears on your left. It plunges towards the river and the Tassio footbridge. Take it and join the Sorède BIT.

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