Walks near Vernet-les-Bains and to Canigou

VERNET - SAHORRE

1 - THE START (Place République). We descend a stone staircase, and we follow red-and-yellow waymarks...We cross the river ('Pont Kipling'). We go to the right, then to the left (Rue du Temple), and then to the right...We climb towards a campsite ('Les Cerisiers').

2 - Campsite entrance (on the left). We go straight ahead and we follow a path which enters a forest...At a bifurcation we go straight ahead....At the second bifurcation we go to the right (sign for 'Sahorre').

3 - Junction of the path and a track. We go to the left, along the track... We follow a footpath (short-cut)... It passes the entrance to a former mine... Junction with the track...We go to the right, along the track... We see a pylon, on the right.

4 - Crossing of tracks. We go to the right, below the pylon... Crossing of tracks. We go straight ahead... The track descends in zig-zags.

5 - Crossing of tracks. We go to the left.

6 - Bifurcation (track and path). We go straight ahead, on the path... We pass some former mine buildings.

7 - Road (D27). We go to the left and we follow the road towards Sahorre.

8 - Sahorre. We go to the right and we cross the centre of the village.

9 - Bridge over the River Rotja. We cross the bridge. Here we leave the red-and-yellow waymarks. We stay on the road and we descend towards a cemetery.

10 - Cemetery and bifurcation. We go to the right and we follow a former railway line ('Chemin des Mines')... This track crosses the river on a bridge.

11 - Crossing of tracks. We go straight ahead and we stay on the former railway line.

12 - Crossing of tracks (with a tunnel on the right). We go straight ahead... The track climbs in zig-zags.

13 - Crossing of tracks. We go to the left.

14 - Bifurcation (track and path). We go to the right, on the path... We follow yellow waymarks towards Vernet-les-Bains, passing a former horse-riding centre.