Haut des Forts – Le petit parcours
Walk above Collioure attacking the forts. Viewpoints, mill, old stones and olive trees are waiting for you.
Leave Saint-Vincent beach towards the royal castle, follow the sea along the beach and the typical “le faubourg” district. Go up to the modern art museum of Collioure in the direction of the Cortina mill.
Turn left before climbing the stairs surrounded by olive trees that lead to the Cortina mill. You arrive at the Glorieta, with a magnificent view over the bay of Collioure. Continue straight on towards Fort Saint-Elme.
At the post of the Pams hill, go back and forth to the Moulin (no markings in the Pams gardens), climb on the path which leads to Fort St-Elme which rises in front of you. Continue on this path which passes under the fort, until the first crossing, continue straight. At the second crossroads, turn left, go up the bitumen path that runs alongside the forts. Take this old road, which passes to the left of Fort Dugommier.
Arrived at the Col d'en Raixat (200m), take the dirt path which is on your left. magnificent view of the other side of the forts of Collioure. Follow this path which goes around the Puig de les Daines (333m). Magnificent panorama over Port-Vendres, Banyuls sur mer in the distance, Fort Béar and the Madeloc tower. At the ﬁrst crossroads, take the path which rises on your right, then go down towards the Col de Mollo (231m) by the very steep path in the middle of the vegetation at the next change of direction (diﬃcult passage).
Arrived at the Col de Mollo (231m), take the first road on your right which goes down towards Collioure. Follow this road which seems to plunge towards the sea through the vineyards, until arriving in the heart of the city.
Take the direction of the stadium by the asphalt road which rises, skirt the stadium then take on your right. Arrival on the Fort Carré trail. Follow the path to the fort. Continue on the path on the other side which leads to the round fort.
Go back down to the road, take on your right to reach the old road which goes down to the beach. Follow this one to reach the beach of Ouille.
Arrived at the beach of Ouille, take the stairs which rises in the cliff on your right (diﬃcult passage). Arrival on the coastal path which runs along the sea. Proceed towards Collioure, seeing Fort Miradou. Take the path on your right to return to the road.
Take the road along the stadium to go down to the town of Collioure. Turn left at the first roundabout and walk along Fort Miradou to reach the old streets of Collioure.
Go down towards the Saint-Vincent church and its bell tower through the small streets. Once you have reached Saint-Vincent beach, return to the royal castle.
This circuit can be done by trail in 1h45 (8km/h on average). Points 7, 8 and 9 are located on a parcel of the coastal conservatory. This space is not managed or marked by the CC-ACVI.