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The Ares Pass

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Quérigut
5.0 km
1h
Very easy
  • This charming, easy, family-friendly itinerary allows you to discover the many
    Donezan's heritage. Indeed, the milestones engraved
    along the route reveal a remarkable historical heritage.

  • Road access: From the Ax-les-Thermes valley, take the Col de Pailhères (check it's open) via the D25, then head for Mijanès. After the bridge, follow signs for Quérigut. In Quérigut, follow the main road and, at a square, continue straight on towards Mont-Louis. Pass the gendarmerie and continue for 3.5km. Park at the entrance to the Bosc Nègre forest road.
  • Guidebook with maps/step-by-step
    (D) - From the parking lot, descend along the road for 500 metres, then turn left onto the track leading to the water catchments. Go through the wicket gate and continue along the path up into the forest.

    10min - Reach a forest track. Continue on the opposite path. Remember to close the pastoral fence behind you. Continue along the main path and skirt a clearing with a superb view of Donezan. At the next gate, before crossing it, you can go slightly to the right to see an example of a stone engraved with a lily (yellow markings). Cross the gate and arrive at the Col des Hares.

    (A) 35min - Return by the same route (1h00).
  • Departure
    Quérigut
  • Difference in height
    175 m
  • Road access: From the Ax-les-Thermes valley, take the Col de Pailhères (check it's open) via the D25, then head for Mijanès. After the bridge, follow signs for Quérigut. In Quérigut, follow the main road and, at a square, continue straight on towards Mont-Louis. Pass the gendarmerie and continue for 3.5km. Park at the entrance to the Bosc Nègre forest road.
  • Environment
    • Forest location
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
175 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1608 m
  • Minimum altitude : 1447 m
  • Total positive elevation : 175 m
  • Total negative elevation : -173 m
  • Max positive elevation : 147 m
  • Min positive elevation : -40 m
Services
  • Equipment
    • Car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Pets allowed on leash only.
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