Pech de Bugarach

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Pech de Bugarach

40 reviews
Very good

Tampere, Finland116 contributions
On the peak of pech de bugarach👍🏿
May 2017 • Friends
I have been in bugarach 4 times and I have always wanted to visit peach de burgarach now my dream came true. I climbed to the top on Wednesday. It's looks very easy when you look at the pictures but it took us 4 hrs to get to the peak. At some point it was very hard but if you have done abit of exercise you can manage quit well . You must have the right kind of shoes because at some point there a loose stones and shape edges . Take enough water 2 l are not enough I had 2 l but I had finished it by the time I hit the peak. And avoid rushing take your time and think about safety never look behind.
Written May 26, 2017
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Bern, Switzerland284 contributions
nice drive from limoux to Peyrepertuse
Jul 2016 • Couples
We took the road over the pass near Bugarach to go from Limoux to the cathare castle ruins of Peyrepertuse and Quéribus. It's a lovely drive over the plateau near the the mountain of Bugarach.
Written August 28, 2016
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Aix-en-Provence, France55 contributions
Great views
Mar 2016 • Family
I had heard about Bugarach after seeing it on Tv prior to 21/12/2012 and the supposed end of the world prophecy. As I'm interested in the Cathars we thought we'd visit it too as it was nearby.
What can I say?! I've walked (I'm not really a great hiker) on many mountains in France and around the world and it had to be Bugarach where somehow we got lost. Was it the aliens, the pixies or Agartha that influenced us??!!! Yes we got to the top (almost) but not by the normal route - the last hour on hand and foot along really steep slopes, too steep to turn back thinking to start with it was merely a short cut but then the path just disappeared and feeling like a terribly irresponsible parent. Don't ask me how we managed to get up and down (we slid most of the way down as it was too steep to stand up safely) without a tear or deep scratch on any of us or our clothes (we're a family of five with three teenage children). One of those mysteries linked to Bugarach I suppose! The view at the top was impressive.
We'd taken the Linas route from the village - (not much to see - a typical quiet village like hundreds in France) which wasn't very well explained and we had to ask. You drive out of the village for about five km (don't turn at the intersection once out of the village) and you'll see lots of cars parked. The Linas route is supposedly easier because less steep but slightly longer. You follow the yellow markings. That means when you see a yellow cross on the left it's where you MUSTN'T go. You only follow the small yellow lines and don't do like us.
It's supposed to take about 3 hours in all I think. Just don't take our route. You might not be so lucky!
Written April 1, 2016
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Melbourne, Australia70 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
A lovely little village and a great place to stay and see rural France. The area is alive with Cathar history and Knight's Templar ruins.
Written September 18, 2015
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Liege, Belgium173 contributions
3 footpaths
Jul 2014 • Friends
This fascinating peak attracts the sight from allover the Corbières. It looks completely different form sides to sides. I have been immensely enjoying trekking around it, partly on the Cathare Trail. Over the years, I have climbed it five times, once alone, four times with friends. To go to the top, there are three ways:

1. The easiest is from the "Linas", on the North. If you are by car, you can park on the right side of the road going from Bugarach village to Linas village. You can also walk the one hour trail going out of Bugarach village from the "Faubourg". The Linas path is climbing slowly in the forest, getting steeper at the end, before arriving on the plateau beside the summit. Everybody can walk it, including children. Allow about one and a half hour average. I confirm as another revewer mentions: it is most of the time very windy up there and a windproof jacket is welcome.

2. The shortest is from the "fenêtre", on the South, so called window because of a hole in a rock on the side of the path. It is a steep climb from foot to top, mainly in the rocks, dont forget your sunhat. Allow about one and a half hour average as well, plus one hour walking from the village, along the lake and further.

3. The third one is not well known, I discovered it following yellow marks departing from the top, eight year ago. The path follows the crests all along the mountain towards "Pechines" to the East. It goes up and down and one part is climbing (in my case going down) a small cliff, rather scary to me who is used to footpaths. I came back to the campside along the foot of the peak, it is a nice walk and I recommand it if you are sporty. I do not remember how long it took.

About campside, I take this opportunity to recommand the "Maison de la Nature et de la Randonnée" wich is situated at the foot of the peak, just before the lake. The price is very cheap: 6 euros per person per night, 4 euros from the third person on. The toilet and shower are very clean and a kitchen hut is available, including all cooking facilities and a frige, close to a terrace along the river. If you do not like to camp, you can also sleep in rooms (prices starting at 18 euros pppn) at the gite or even rent a mobilhome. A stable is provided for your horse or donkey, and a parking for your car. HItch hiking is popular and easy on the road from Couiza to Bugarach, especially during the touristic season.
To get to the "Maison de la Nature et de la Randonnée", follow the road leaving the main one on the right handside before the end of the village, same road that leads to the excellent restaurant "Ferme de Janou", just follow it until the end instead of turning right to the restaurant.
Written October 20, 2014
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